There may be some truth in faking it till you make it.
A man posing as a congressman made it into a secure area backstage at President Obama's appearance at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation awards dinner September 27, Bloomberg reported.
The man entered backstage during or just after Obama's speech, presumably blending in with as members of Congress gathered to have their pictures taken with the president. He said he was Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. (D., N.J.) and got away with it until a member of White House staff determined he wasn't.
The incident had not previously been made public, and the official that reported it requested anonymity.
This comes after a string of September presidential security breaches, including a fence-jumper bursting into the White House and an ex-convict riding, armed, with Obama in an elevator.