Who Went to Dinner at the White House -- and Why?

By Amy Argetsinger and Roxanne Roberts
Wednesday, May 9, 2007

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.


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