The Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh, is being hosted by US President Barack Obama at the first state dinner of his administration.
Note: Emphasis mine.
I’m assuming the reasons were because of protocol issues and not personal issues. Is this a correct assumption? Would her husband have been invited if he was not a former president?
How would protocol change if President Clinton was also invited? How would it affect, say, dinner seating, among other things?
Does this mean Secretary Clinton cannot take her husband along to state events because of the protocol complications it may cause? Or is it because President Clinton might take the limelight away from Secretary Clinton?