The nation's governors skipped the Academy Awards on Sunday night to attend a red-carpet event of their own: a State Dinner at the White House.

I'll resist the temptation to conduct a Joan Rivers-style critique and let you judge for yourselves. I must say, however, that Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius would have fit in just as well at the Oscars in that lovely sky-blue number.

Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius with husband Gary Sebelius   California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger with mother-in-law Eunice Kennedy Shriver Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire with daughter Michelle Gregoire Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour with wife Marsha Barbour Vince Gill and Amy Grant, who provided the evening's entertainment