All Americans have a stake in the security of a White House and the security of -- of a president. My -- my reaction to this would simply be, preserve and save executive privilege.
STEPHANOPOULOS: Should they have taken the short-term hitting, had Desiree Rogers go up and testify?
NOONAN: Yes, I think that would have been wise. I must say, on the party-crashers, what fascinated me this week is the shock of the party-crashing couple that people had criticized them. They showed up on TV stricken, looking like, "OK, we did this thing. It was bad for security, bad in every way, but we didn't know we'd be criticized."
That's the -- in a way, it's understandable they felt the way they felt, because the line of acceptable behavior keeps moving. These people didn't know where that little sucker was, that little line. You know, it's sort of everybody can do what they want. There's a heedlessness that is sort of out there. And it's fascinating to me.
VANDEN HEUVEL: Well, I mean, I think we have to be worried about egregious security lapses. This president, I believe, has received a record number of death threats. But we need an exit strategy from the story of this crasher-gate. I mean, this -- our media is addicted to (inaudible) I bet if we did a survey of the media this past week, there would be as many references to the crasher-gate as there are to Afghanistan and the president's speech.
STEPHANOPOULOS: I doubt it...
STEPHANOPOULOS: ... we're out of time. This roundtable is going to continue in the green room at abcnews.com.