Back in the day, I used to love reading the lists of who attended state dinners at the White House. This was especially fun in the Clinton and Reagan years when all sorts of celebrities and random rich people were invited.
Among his other faults, Bush II has had very few state dinners. And this list from last night's dinner in honor of John Howard is sadly lacking in star power -- Kenny Chesney went with his mother. Is that really the best America has to offer? We can do better.