Secrets of the High and Mighty-ish

What do Anna Nicole Smith and Barack Obama have in common? They're both the victims of high-level snooping at the State Department.

Just last week, employees at State were fired for improperly looking at Obama's passport files, and now it seems that Anna Nicole's passport application was looked at after her death – though it's unclear whether the snooping was improper.

Anna and Obama's cases were red-flagged because they're part of a group of several hundred citizens – celebs and pols whose files were afforded extra protection because of their visibility.

(Story thanks to TMZ)