Desiree: New White House Wallflower?

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    White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers from Chicago came under fire last week in the saga of gate-crashers Tareq and Michaele Salahi. On Thursday she was asked to testify before the House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee, but declined.

    Mrs. Hot-to-Trot is hard to spot these days.

    Desiree Rogers, Obama's social secretary and alleged Salahi-enabler, is learning how to not outshine her boss, says insider Beltway gossip.

    “She’s out there looking like a working stiff," said a source to Sandra McElwaine for The Daily Beast. "A fashionable one, but not dolled up like before.”

    Michael Sneed at the Sun-Times is hearing much the same thing.

    Those accounts jive with Rogers' new role as check-in guard at two new White House party checkpoints. She's been seen with clipboard  in hand at recent White House parties.

    Quite a change post-Crashergate.

    In an effort to rehab her image, Washington gossips say Rogers may be planning a humorous mea culpa -- a plan her former husband apparently has a hand in.