MAYBE THIS HELPS EXPLAIN WHY OBAMA SPENDS SO MUCH MORE ON STATE DINNERS: Michael Walsh is deputy chief of protocol, a key cog in White House state dinner planning and payment. He’s also a founding partner with Bryan Raffanelli in Raffanelli Event Management, another key cog and one that gets paid. The Washington Post not long ago called this duo the capital’s “new power couple.” The Washington Examiner has questions of a quite different sort about their relationship.