At the last White House Correspondents' Association Dinner I was walking towards the ballroom with my guests, Duck Dynasty's Willie and Korie Robertson, when a man dressed in a black suit approached them.
"I'm with the White House and I need you to come with me," he said. Willie and Korie obeyed and quickly disappeared, beard and all, into the crowd.
Some 45 minutes later the two reappeared at CBN's table grinning from ear to ear.
The man in the black suit had whisked them away to President Obama's private pre-dinner reception.
After waiting in line in front of Nicole Kidman and behind entertainer of the night, Conan O'Brien; Willie and Korie greeted President Obama.
"Wow, that's great!" I said. "What did you talk to him about?"
"He said he loves the show and watches it on Air Force One," Willie said.
"I know the Obama's are very particular about what they let their girls watch on TV so if our show is one they find acceptable, that's really great!" Korie said.
After the couple took their seats Korie replaced Willie's cufflinks with the pair he had just received from the commander in chief.