April 9, 2010
Posted: 05:12 PM ET
By Patrick Gavin & Anne Schroeder Mullins
On Thursday night, Tareq and Michaele Salahi made a rare public appearance at District bar in Adams Morgan for a "Hollywood vs. Bollywood" party hosted by nightlife blogger Kelly Ann Collins. POLITICO had a chance to catch up with the couple, who became household names after they crashed the White House's state dinner in November.
"This is our first public appearance in Washington, D.C., since November," said Tareq Salahi. "We're here to celebrate the America's Polo Cup." The event marked the beginning of polo season and started "the countdown to the USA vs. India match in June," according to an invite. (You'll recall that the state dinner the Salahis crashed was intended to honor the prime minister of India.)
"We have stayed quiet; we have stayed low key," said Tareq. "That's what we committed to do, and we've honored the commitment we've made with ourselves and with our counsel and with others to stay quiet and not discuss things that weren't really necessary to discuss."
Not that they had entirely put the state dinner in the past. In fact, Tareq was sporting White House cufflinks.
We had to ask: Would they do it all over again, given that the crashing stunt made them famous?
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