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.

Sebelius Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius with husband Gary Sebelius

Schwarzenegger_2   California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger with mother-in-law Eunice Kennedy Shriver

Gregoire Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire with daughter Michelle Gregoire Barbour Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour with wife Marsha Barbour

Gillgrant Vince Gill and Amy Grant, who provided the evening's entertainment