What I don't get is this. If the praetorians of the Secret Service are supposed to be concerned about anybody potentially being able to ventilate El Presidente Supremo, surely the least important thing about the persons to be screened is whether they're on the "guest list." Isn't it more a matter of the presence or absence of guns, knives, razors, icepicks, bazookas, RPGs, "lasers," panty-bombs, tanks, helicopter gunships, jet fighters, death drones, attack submarines, undercooked chicken, howitzers, tactical nukes, strategic nukes, unsterilized needles, and the like? I mean, given this:
The Secret Service says someone traveling with the Indian delegation was allowed in. The service says this person was screened at the hotel with the rest of the Indian delegation who attended the state dinner.it seems to me that, if the screened person is harmless, shouldn't the matter of whether they're on the guest list be of concern only to the Imperial Social Secretary or somebody? And if the person is carrying a platoon's worth of arms, does he or she become acceptable because of an invitation?
Eh, whatever. As long as the Son of Heaven is safe, all's right with the universe, I suppose.