How’s this for a shocker? Secretary of State Hillary Clinton didn’t invite her boss – who’s the President of the United States, for crying out loud – to daughter Chelsea‘s July 31 wedding! Isn’t that just the height of rudeness?
“I was not invited to the wedding,” President Barack Obama says in a pre-taped segment on ABC’s The View July 29, “because I think Hillary and Bill, properly, want to keep this thing for Chelsea and her soon-to-be husband [Marc Mezvinsky].”
Although our Prez joked about the lack of an invitation, saying, “You don’t want two presidents at one wedding! All the secret service, guests going through (metal detectors), all the gifts being torn apart”, we’re still baffled at how Hillary and former President hubby Bill, failed to invite Obama and his family to the $3 million affair in Rhinebeck, NY.
Several wedding etiquette websites like The Knot say that inviting your boss to the big day is a nice gesture but not necessary. “First of all, keep in mind that you’re never required to invite anyone. It is a nice gesture to invite your respective bosses, especially if you have good relationships with them. And there is always the chance that he won’t come, especially if he doesn’t know you guys very well personally and it’s a large, impersonal office,” the website says.
But if you’re the Secretary of State and your boss (Obama) hand-picked you, well…
We’re going with Bonnie Fuller on this one. HollywoodLife.com’s Editor-in-Chief says, “That’s rude, poor etiquette and shocking!”
At least Barack didn’t look too upset about the snub in the rest of his appearance on The View! He stayed cool as the women asked him some tough, hard-hitting questions and other not-so-serious ones.
“I don’t know who Snooki is,” the President confessed in response to one question about the Jersey Shore. When the women asked him about the Mel Gibson scandal, he replied honestly, “I haven’t seen a Mel Gibson film in many years.” And, perhaps most shockingly (or not), the President revealed, “I do not have Justin Bieber on my iPod, but he’s a very nice young man.”
All joking aside, we’re glad the President answered all questions honestly and openly, but we’re definitely not forgetting about how the Clintons slighted the President!
What do YOU think about it, BFFs?