Indications of the age in which we live. A congressional committee has a hearing scheduled this week to get to the bottom of a question of intense public concern: How did Tareq and Michaele Salahi get into last week’s White House state dinner for the prime minister of India without a formal invitation? Really! The economy’s in the dumper, federal spending is out of control, Iran is close to building a nuclear bomb and the House Homeland Security Committee is pinned down by a couple of party crashers. Maybe we should say “alleged” party crashers, because the Salahis maintain they didn’t pull a Vince Vaughn/Owen Wilson deal to get into the White House shindig. Was there a security breach of epic proportions? Did the Salahis schmooze their way in and if so, who was schmoozed? Why was Vice President Joe Biden grinning from ear to ear when he posed for a party pic with Michaele? Looks like we’ll have to tune into the hearing to find out.