Who Went to Dinner at the White House -- and Why?
Didn't score an invite to the White House dinner with Queen Elizabeth II? Wondering who made the cut -- and why? There's the official diplomatic delegation, of course, and the usual administration bigwigs. But here's a bit more info about other VIPs on the 134-person guest list.
Leonore Annenberg: Former United States chief of protocol.
Anne Armstrong: Former U.S. ambassador to Great Britain; last year, Dick Cheney shot Harry Whittington on her Texas ranch.
Lee Bass: Fort Worth oil billionaire, Yale alumnus, raised at least $300,000 for Bush's two presidential campaigns.
Sid Bass: Fort Worth oil billionaire, Yale alumnus.
Calvin Borel: Last-minute invite; he's the jockey who won the Kentucky Derby Saturday.
Katherine Boyd: California interior designer who raised at least $300,000 for Bush's two presidential campaigns.
Elizabeth Cheney and Philip Perry: Daughter and son-in-law of the vice president.
James Click: Arizona auto dealer who raised at least $300,000 for Bush's two presidential campaigns.
John Danilovich: International shipping exec, former ambassador to Costa Rica and Brazil, lived in London for many years.
Rohan De Silva: Pianist who performed with Itzhak Perlman.
Marta Domingo: Wife of opera legend Placido Domingo.