Christmas cards played role in Rogers' release

Then-White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers arrives for a State Dinner hosted by President Barack Obama for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the White House in Washington, in this photo taken Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009. ((AP Photo/Gerald Herbert))

March 16, 2010 1:51:42 PM PDT
New details have been released in why Desiree Rogers, who was placed under the spotlight after party crashers got into President Barack Obama's first state dinner, left the White House.

According to a White House source, some of the president's biggest supporters did not receive Christmas cards last year, which angered some donors. That, along with the party crashers, apparently led the Chicago native to step down from her position as social secretary.