It’s quite obvious what happens when anyone “out glamours” Moochelle. They’re banished to bogeyland. There’s a big wedding in Chicagoland this weekend and one former member of the White House staff and Obama inner circle will be conspicuous by her absence.
The wedding snub is more than social; Rogers watched Jarrett’s daughter grow up.
The snub contains salt; Rogers’ ex-husband and close friend, financial guru John Rogers, has been invited.
The former social diva is also not on the list of African-American royalty — and members of the new Obama social order — gathering Friday night before the wedding for a backyard barbecue at the Kenwood home of attorney/developer Allison Davis; and the get-together at the president’s Kenwood home, where he will stay while entertaining pals Marty Nesbitt and Eric Whitaker.
Royalty? We still have royalty in this country?
Sneed is told approximately 100 people will attend the wedding in Jarrett’s backyard — which is a hop, skip and jump from the president’s house. A contingent from the president’s Cabinet including Attorney General Eric Holder and U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk, as well as Valerie Jarrett’s close friend Susan Sher, have reportedly been invited.
It was Jarrett who gave the blessing to hire Rogers, an elegant fashionista with a business administration degree from Harvard, for the White House job after Obama reportedly was impressed with her social fund-raising skills.
But when Rogers began capturing more press attention than the first lady; garnering praise for being glamorous; and being panned for a security lapse leading to uninvited guests crashing the president’s first state dinner, things changed.
It also didn’t help that the Rogers sizzle was being found on the covers of Vogue and Michigan Avenue as well as in clips and pix in Town & Country, Vanity Fair and Capitol File with clothes and jewelry being flashed in the Wall Street Journal magazine.
“A year after Michelle Obama became first lady, all that changed. There has been a total divorce. The old clique is gone,” a source said.
“Desiree unfortunately became the ‘glamour’ girl when she joined the White House staff—and there was room for only one glamour girl in the White House: Michelle Obama,” the source added.
Obviously the source is too fearful to even put their name to that quote.