Colombian escort speaks: That Secret Service agent promised me $800; Update: Three Secret Service supervisors removed from duty

posted at 5:26 pm on April 18, 2012 by Allahpundit

Actually, this appears to have been less a dispute about money than about status.

There was a language gap between the 24-year-old woman, who declined to give her full name, and the American man who sat beside her all night and eventually invited her back to his room. She agreed, stopped on the way to buy condoms but told him he would have to give her a gift. He asked how much. Not knowing he worked for Mr. Obama but figuring he was a well-heeled foreigner, she said she told him $800.

The price alone, she said, indicates that she is an escort, not a prostitute. “You have higher rank,” she said. “An escort is someone who a man can take out to dinner. She can dress nicely, wear nice makeup, speak and act like a lady. That’s me.”

By 6:30 the next morning, after being awoken by a telephone call from the hotel front desk reminding her that, under the hotel’s rules for prostitutes, she had to leave, whatever deal the two had agreed on had broken down. She recalled that the man told her he had been drunk when they discussed the price. He countered with an offer of 50,000 pesos, the equivalent of about $30…

A hotel security officer arrived. Eventually, she lowered her demand to $250, which she said was the amount she has to pay the man who helps find her customers. Eager to resolve the matter fast, the American men eventually gave her a combination of dollars and local currency worth about $225, and she left.

Follow the link and note the lengths to which she goes to explain the difference between an escort and a prostitute in Colombian culture. The former, she says, is more like “a fine rum or a BlackBerry or an iPhone,” i.e. a high-end purchase. The agent may well have been telling the truth about being too drunk to remember the negotiated price and, not knowing the difference between an escort and a prostitute, offered her the going rate for a common streetwalker. Imagine the sense of insult when a “fine rum” was treated as cut-rate booze.

Two other possibilities. One: He knew the negotiated price full well but was trying to beat her on an $800 fare. I can’t understand the logic in that, though. He has way more to lose by starting an argument than she does; remember, prostitution is legal in appropriate “zones” in Colombia so she could — and did — get the police to intervene on her behalf. If this guy knowingly agreed to a much, much bigger fee and then picked a fight over it knowing the unholy scandal that could erupt if he did, he’s the dumbest Secret Service agent who ever lived. (He’s probably the dumbest agent who ever lived regardless.) Two: They agreed on 30 bucks initially and she tried to shake him down afterward by demanding $800. That makes sense if she knew he was Secret Service and presumably couldn’t afford a public argument — but according to her, she didn’t know. Quote: “They never told me they were with Obama. They were very discreet.” Maybe she’s lying about that, but it only stands to reason that they weren’t advertising the fact that they were Secret Service, if only because of the risk to their own careers if they were later found out. (They did, apparently, have copies of Obama’s schedule in their hotel rooms but no one’s claimed — yet — that any “guests” stumbled upon it.) On the other hand, could be that she didn’t know he was Secret Service but tried to shake him down anyway because he was dressed well, seemingly “a well-heeled foreigner” in the NYT’s description. A sudden demand of $800 from a federal agent not used to carrying that kind of money would help answer the momentous question of why these imbeciles simply didn’t pay her whatever she asked before she made a scene and exposed them. Maybe they just didn’t have that kind of cash on them.

Two exit questions for you. First, we’re … not going to find out that cocaine was involved here too, are we? Having the Secret Service bringing unknown people into a secure area is a big enough problem without worrying about them being coked up on duty too. And second, if the agents were as discreet about their jobs as the escort says, where did this ABC story come from claiming that they were boasting about protecting Obama while at the Pley Club? Note that they’ve got two sources for that, a bouncer and a local cop — and they also claim that higher-end prostitutes at the club charge $200, not $800. Maybe the escort who spoke to the NYT is lying about how much she demanded in order to inflate her status? But in that case, why didn’t the agents just pay her on the spot before an argument broke out? Surely they could have scrounged together 200 bucks.

Update: The bad news: They may be another government sex scandal brewing. The good news: No prostitution this time, just old-fashioned adultery and humiliation.

What if a video existed that showed a prominent State Department VIP on the roof of the Republican Palace in Baghdad receiving, um, pleasure of an oral nature from another State Department officer not his wife, or even his journalist mistress of the time? What if that video has been passed around among Marine Security Guards at the Embassy to the point where it is considered “viral” with many copies made? What if the Deputy Chief of Mission, hand in hand with the Diplomatic Security chief (RSO) at the time, decided that the whole thing needed to be swept under the rug and made to go away, at least until some blogger got a hold of it.

Would that count as poor judgement? What if it was published during his oft-delayed Congressional hearings?

Update: Breaking from Norah O’Donnell at CBS: “CBS News has learned 3 USSS supervisors removed. One to retire, a second ‘removed for cause,’ and a third resigned.” Also at CBS, an explanation for why there’s some confusion over whether or not the agents knew the women they picked up were prostitutes. Apparently, they picked them up at “a few different locations, not just one,” and returned to the hotel with them at different points of the night. That is to say, sounds like all of these guys were on the prowl but maybe not quite all of them ended up with paid hookers.


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Every time I hear the story, the price she was “promised” goes up.

At first, it was, what, $45, now it’s $800. Whore inflation, it’s a killer.

Rebar on April 18, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Sitting on a couch in her living room wearing a short jean skirt, high-heeled espadrilles and a tight spandex top with a plunging neckline…

I’ll be in my bunk.

Mark1971 on April 18, 2012 at 5:31 PM

This is a common ruse. Agree on a price and then raise it and find the cops. Then negotiate. These guys should have been smarter than that.
I don’t want them protecting my country.
They should have just pulled a Ted Kennedy and rented a whole bordello.

400lb Gorilla on April 18, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Eventually, she lowered her demand to $250, which she said was the amount she has to pay the man who helps find her customers.

The English translation is pimp.

deadman on April 18, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Offered $800? One-tenth of the per capita income for Colombia for services?

Inflationary price indeed.

coldwarrior on April 18, 2012 at 5:33 PM

If Dubya were still POTUS….whew, can you imagine?

Bishop on April 18, 2012 at 5:33 PM

I know one thing. The price Obama told us he would cost has went waaay up.

arnold ziffel on April 18, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Obamuh’s immigration “reform” and Voter ID platform:

Me like you long time. You want go boom-boom?

Sufficient for citizenship and the right to vote.

OhEssYouCowboys on April 18, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Sitting on a couch in her living room wearing a short jean skirt, high-heeled espadrilles and a tight spandex top with a plunging neckline…

Perfect description of an $800 whore — oops, escort.

deadman on April 18, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Price doesn’t matter at this point.They got caught and cooked.

docflash on April 18, 2012 at 5:34 PM

War on inflation!
SOB offered 30 bucks the next morning!
What happened?

KOOLAID2 on April 18, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Sufficient for citizenship and the right to vote.

Fixed it.

deadman on April 18, 2012 at 5:35 PM

$800 is Spitzer money in NY. A couple of haircuts for Silky. Sounds like she barked up the wrong tree to me.

DanMan on April 18, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Did Fluke just happen to vacation in Argentina recently? Really recently?

OhEssYouCowboys on April 18, 2012 at 5:37 PM

“… at least until some blogger got a hold of it.”

Don’t you just love the new media…?

Seven Percent Solution on April 18, 2012 at 5:38 PM

he’s the dumbest Secret Service agent who ever lived.

Now the most highly trained mall guard.

It was only a matter of time before the dumbest guard ran into the flakiest hooker. $800 for sitting in a club waiting to be picked up?

If he wasn’t surrounded by security this would have been settled by him finding himself slipping and hitting his head on the sidewalk. Several times.

pedestrian on April 18, 2012 at 5:41 PM

I know one thing. The price Obama told us he would cost has went waaay up.

arnold ziffel on April 18, 2012 at 5:33 PM

that will leave a mark

tmitsss on April 18, 2012 at 5:41 PM

They should have just pulled a Ted Kennedy and rented a whole bordello.

And then got them all drunk and drove them into a lake.

eyedoc on April 18, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Colombian escort speaks: That Secret Service agent promised me $800

WOW – Anybody know what the Secret Service agent prostitute per diem is?
How does it compare to that for d-cRAT socialist governors of New York?
Will OBOZO demand that all of the SS agents’ prostitutes world-wide get “free” (i.e., US taxpayer-funded” contraceptives ?
Since nothing goes better with a $47 prostitute than drugs, what was the SS involvement with drugs in this latest escapade? And were the drugs for their own use, or they were continuing to act as OBOZO’s drug mules?

TeaPartyNation on April 18, 2012 at 5:42 PM

New rule :
From now on, SS will carry a contingent of American hookrs with them , on their trips abroad.
Then bring them back with them . I hope Holder can work out a retainer and service agreement pro bono , before SS’s next foreign jaunt with the parasites of White House

burrata on April 18, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Personally, I still tink hte bigger scandal that that of hillary in colombia.

A drunk Hillary partying, dirty dancing and cavorting in Colombia – why, she acted like a $47 prostitute. No wonder “monica-satin” bill kept her around. Yep, she’s DEFINITELY lunatic-left d-cRAT socialist VP material.

Like all lunatic-left d-cRAT socialists, Hillary loses all self-control when spending our tax money. She clearly has low self-esteem (like all lunatic-leftists) and she behaves as just another d-cRAT socialist embarrassment to all respectable, responsible Americans.

America doesn’t need a Secretary of State who is continually auditioning for a Girl’s Gone Wild video. We need someone with dignity and self-respect who will represent the best of America – not the worst.

The only good news here is that, as despicable as her behavior is, Hillary is actually less disgusting than “Bite-Me” biden has been in foreign countries (if you can believe that !)

TeaPartyNation on April 18, 2012 at 5:43 PM

By 6:30 the next morning, after being awoken by a telephone call from the hotel front desk reminding her that, under the hotel’s rules for prostitutes, she had to leave, whatever deal the two had agreed on had broken down.

Apparently, the writers at The New York Times don’t subscribe to her distinction between prostitutes and escorts.

I’m betting that this clown realized he didn’t have the dough and assumed he could stiff her without repercussions. How the heck would he know she’d be able to get the police involved? I’ll bet this guy is on the sh*t list of all his colleagues. They got caught because he was too cheap to pay his fare.

BuckeyeSam on April 18, 2012 at 5:44 PM

OK, now I’m losing respect for this particular Secret Service agent. As I’ve said before….

Pay the whore, dude.

Mitchell Heisman on April 18, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Oh Secret Service agents who until recently were called secret.

8thAirForce on April 18, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Another question: Is there ANY difference between this SS behavior in colombia and the behavior of the SS in Dallas on the night of 21 November 1963?

TeaPartyNation on April 18, 2012 at 5:46 PM

I’m betting that this clown realized he didn’t have the dough and assumed he could stiff her without repercussions.

Someone with that poor critical thinking (and human psychology) skills is seriously not qualified to be in the Secret Service.

Most women, promised $800 for a night of sex, would object to being offered $30 the next morning, and having to beg to finally get $225 — less than her out of pocket expenses.

And I don’t blame her.

Mitchell Heisman on April 18, 2012 at 5:47 PM

just old-fashioned adultery and humiliation.

On the taxpayer’s dime at a taxpayer-funded facility. That’s what a lot of people choose to ignore.

Christien on April 18, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Three Secret Service supervisors removed from duty?

In my former career field…the mere suspicion of consorting with “escorts” while overseas was sufficient to have one’s tour terminated. Being caught? Summary firing. Exempted civil service is like that.

As for the “supervisors?”

Allowed to resign? Retire?

Firing.

Immediate.

Take their badges, cancel all clearances for cause (for the record) and have security escort them out the front door and have the office of security take care of cleaning out their desk, and cleaning out their computer files.

The Secret Service? Thought they had higher standards.

Wonder when The National Geographic Channel is going to do one of those “Inside the Secret Service” television specials on this one?

coldwarrior on April 18, 2012 at 5:47 PM

What the difference between this woman and Obama? Nothing!

Blake on April 18, 2012 at 5:48 PM

an explanation for why there’s some confusion over whether or not the agents knew the women they picked up were prostitutes. Apparently, they picked them up at “a few different locations, not just one,” and returned to the hotel with them at different points of the night.

Yup, they had absolutely no clue that these were prostitutes because you see this is how normal dignified women with a sense of shame , behave in public.

burrata on April 18, 2012 at 5:50 PM

he’s the dumbest Secret Service agent who ever lived.

Now the most highly trained mall guard.

Would you trust your mall to a guy that dumb?

I heard a saying that you can tell a lot about a guy based on how he treats his prostitutes. Be that as it may, this guy can’t be trusted to order pizza. He obviously has no idea how these things work.

Mitchell Heisman on April 18, 2012 at 5:50 PM

What the difference between this woman and Obama? Nothing!

Blake on April 18, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Beg to differ….

We all have been screwed by Obama.

coldwarrior on April 18, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Always take a prostitute to a “short time” hotel so if things get ugly you can get the hell out of there and nobody will be able to track you down. Taking someone to your official quarters was really dumb.

Wigglesworth on April 18, 2012 at 5:52 PM

What if a video existed that showed a prominent State Department VIP on the roof of the Republican Palace in Baghdad receiving, um, pleasure of an oral nature from another State Department officer ….

Oh yeah, that’s going to go over well with the local population. Well done, diplomat.

Mitchell Heisman on April 18, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Could this be Bush’s fault..?

d1carter on April 18, 2012 at 5:55 PM

New rule :
From now on, SS will carry a contingent of American hookrs with them , on their trips abroad….

burrata on April 18, 2012 at 5:42 PM

FYI, a pretty large section in the aft end of Air Force One is already devoted exclusively to the “Press Corps”.

My collie says:

If that is not carrying your own wh*res with you, well then, I don’t know what IS.

CyberCipher on April 18, 2012 at 5:56 PM

I read the dispute was over $47.
My first thought was $47?
What an odd figure.
Why not $45, or $50?
Then it hit me….
The $47 was for all 21 of them.

mrt721 on April 18, 2012 at 5:56 PM

At first, it was, what, $45, now it’s $800. Whore inflation, it’s a killer.

Rebar on April 18, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Not really. I have heard consistently that it was a dispute over about $45 … not that $45 was the price.

crosspatch on April 18, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Imagine if these agents were working for a private employer….how fast would their careers be over then????

KMC1 on April 18, 2012 at 5:58 PM

What if a video existed that showed a prominent State Department VIP on the roof of the Republican Palace in Baghdad receiving, um, pleasure of an oral nature from another State Department officer not his wife, or even his journalist mistress of the time?

So, was Hillary giving or getting the BJ? A little supporting detail here would be helpful.

2ndMAW68 on April 18, 2012 at 6:01 PM

The economy has really gotten bad under Obama if secret agents can no longer afford hookers.

faraway on April 18, 2012 at 6:04 PM

What if the Deputy Chief of Mission, hand in hand with the Diplomatic Security chief (RSO) at the time, decided that the whole thing needed to be swept under the rug and made to go away, at least until some blogger got a hold of it.

Indeed, I really thought we were going to have to wait till Obama was reelected for the sex scandals to hit…..Has Weigle started blogging about it yet?

Dr Evil on April 18, 2012 at 6:04 PM

I still say these guys were doing there job: pre-shopping the market for the pResident If Michelle doesn’t trust him around certain women at the WH, what can happen while he is on the road. The SS is an honorable outfit sometimes forced to pick up the dirty end of the stick for their boss.

KenInIL on April 18, 2012 at 6:09 PM

“We’ve restored America’s standing in the world.”
 
- President Barack H. Obama, 2009

rogerb on April 18, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Drunk, cheap and stupid. New qualifications for the O SS?

katy the mean old lady on April 18, 2012 at 6:10 PM

If 50,000 Colombian pesos are worth about $30, then $800 is over a million pesos.

Maybe the Secret Service guy thought she said a million “besos”, or kisses!

Having the Secret Service bringing unknown people into a secure area is a big enough problem without worrying about them being coked up on duty too. And second, if the agents were as discreet about their jobs as the escort says, where did this ABC story come from claiming that they were boasting about protecting Obama while at the Pley Club?

If Secret Service guys are boasting about protecting Obama, they’re not a very “secret” service! They don’t even want secret sex service!

Steve Z on April 18, 2012 at 6:10 PM

So what if they retire or resign? They’ll usually end up using the revolving door and enter the Federal government at another agency as “security” experts, usually as GS-15s. SS, U.S. Marshall’s service, FBI – they all retire at an earlier age only to get re-hired by their friends in agencies like Homeland Security while drawing a pension from their first job.

iamsaved on April 18, 2012 at 6:14 PM

His defense is “I was too drunk to remember what she charged”?

That is pretty lame. Was this your first shore leave sonny?

Mord on April 18, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Good picture find Allah.

DanMan on April 18, 2012 at 6:18 PM

What the difference between this woman and Obama? Nothing!

Blake on April 18, 2012 at 5:48 PM

She is less costly and more honorable and trustworthy than Zero.

ghostwalker1 on April 18, 2012 at 6:21 PM

Make no mistake – this is all a distraction – from real issues.

Pork-Chop on April 18, 2012 at 6:24 PM

Assign these guys to Clinton. I’m sure he’d appreciate the help in locating appropriate poontang.

JEM on April 18, 2012 at 6:27 PM

I said this the other day and I’ll say it again.

Watch how this devolves into a racial issue. It will.

Key West Reader on April 18, 2012 at 6:34 PM

This whole sordid affair with the Secret Service,along with the,..

GSA Scandal
Solar Panel Stimulus Loot Bankruptcys
North Carolina GayGate
IMF-Corzine DeBackle
Fast/Furious
and ad nauseem into~,

appears to be another Liberal/Democrat
DejaVu Clinton Third Term Corruption Replay/RePeat!

Its a D*mn Shame that Pelosium,never cleaned up her House of
Corruption,and set a more Disiplined and Ethicical Tone,within
her own Party,

and that goes back to the Staffers having Beer Pong,and it appears
ever since that Beer Party,its been down-hill ever since!!

And,its also a d*mn shame that there are NO ADULTS IN CHARGE!!!!!

Hard-workin’ White House staffers cut loose with beer pong
posted at 9:32 pm on June 7, 2010 by Allahpundit
************************************************

http://hotair.com/archives/2010/06/07/hard-workin-white-house-staffers-cut-loose-with-beer-pong/

canopfor on April 18, 2012 at 6:37 PM

If that is not carrying your own wh*res with you, well then, I don’t know what IS.

CyberCipher on April 18, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Then these presstitutes are not very good wh@rz.
Good wh@rz take their money upfront and never provide services for free.
Our presstitutes work for free .
Not only that, these presstitutes give money to their clients, like the Dem party and Obama .

burrata on April 18, 2012 at 6:39 PM

I’m betting that this clown realized he didn’t have the dough and assumed he could stiff her without repercussions.

Someone with that poor critical thinking (and human psychology) skills is seriously not qualified to be in the Secret Service.

Most women, promised $800 for a night of sex, would object to being offered $30 the next morning, and having to beg to finally get $225 — less than her out of pocket expenses.

And I don’t blame her.

Mitchell Heisman on April 18, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Very sympathetic. Is there something we should know about your past? Like a previous career as a pimp?

tom on April 18, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Very sympathetic. Is there something we should know about your past? Like a previous career as a pimp?

You are so stupid, tom, that you can’t see why a person would think that a woman who had rendered a service should receive the agreed upon price, enough to profit from her services?

Mitchell Heisman on April 18, 2012 at 6:49 PM

“Professional” women will arbitrarily increase the price midway through their duties, but it really doesn’t matter if it was $8,000. Anyone with half a brain would pay the money, rather than having it become an incident.

stacman on April 18, 2012 at 6:50 PM

Very sympathetic. Is there something we should know about your past? Like a previous career as a pimp?

You are so stupid, tom, that you can’t see why a person would think that a woman who had rendered a service should receive the agreed upon price, enough to profit from her services?

Mitchell Heisman on April 18, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Did that really need a sarc tag?

tom on April 18, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Ah, my apology, tom! Carry on.

:P

While it sounds like a great business to own (and run humanely, security and all), I haven’t had the pleasure.

Mitchell Heisman on April 18, 2012 at 6:54 PM

we’re … not going to find out that cocaine was involved here too, are we?

B*tch set me up!

BobMbx on April 18, 2012 at 6:55 PM

So is this escort any more believable than the chambermaid that accused the French IMF contender, whatever his name is?

Maybe the agent was too drunk or even drugged, deliberately or inadvertently. What I mean by the latter is that in some cultures the drinks are doctored for an extra buzz.

For example, I am reading Telex from Cuba (an excellent novel, BTW), which cover the period around pre-revolution Cuba. The events leading up to that event and the corruption inherent in the country provided a perfect cocktail that the Castro brothers exploited. In the free-wheeling night clubs of that era, apparently it was not unheard of to “spice” up drinks with cocaine or even morphine.

None of these factors necessarily excuses the poor judgment of the Secret Service agents. In fact, they should have been doubly aware of the dangers in the setting and its temptations.

onlineanalyst on April 18, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Maybe the agent was trying to chew his arm off, and the “escort” woke up.

onlineanalyst on April 18, 2012 at 7:03 PM

So is this escort any more believable than the chambermaid that accused the French IMF contender, whatever his name is?

I think it is entirely possible she’s lying about getting $800 a night and usually gets closer to the amount actually paid.

But — with all respect to prostitutes and have nothing against them — whether a Colombian “escort” was lying or not is of amusement value, but is not the main problem.

The main problem is our society’s unrealistic, harmful attitudes toward sex — one of the best things (pun intended or not) in our finite life.

Mitchell Heisman on April 18, 2012 at 7:04 PM

The GOP Weighs In!
——————-

GOP House member calls for Secret Service director resignation

24 mins ago from politicalticker.blogs.

canopfor on April 18, 2012 at 7:10 PM

GOP House member calls for Secret Service director resignation

Not a major surprise, but it’s hard to disagree.

Mitchell Heisman on April 18, 2012 at 7:21 PM

AAAAAIIIIEEEE CARAMBA !!

Colombian escort speaks: That Secret Service agent promised me $800;

Sounds like that old joke where guy wanted to “pay by the inch”…but, after price agreed to problems arose and…..ahhhh you remember this one, so…never-mind…

But anyways, with a raucous, morning hotel departure “fight”,.. what other excuse is there when “the john” says it’s $30, and the hook says it’s $800 ???

BigSven on April 18, 2012 at 7:34 PM

What if a video existed that showed a prominent State Department VIP on the roof of the Republican Palace in Baghdad receiving, um, pleasure of an oral nature from another State Department officer not his wife, or even his journalist mistress of the time?

So, was Hillary giving or getting the BJ? A little supporting detail here would be helpful.

2ndMAW68 on April 18, 2012 at 6:01 PM

That was my thought at the time as well, but being dinnertime in EST and all, I thought I’d let it pass.

slickwillie2001 on April 18, 2012 at 7:35 PM

These guys will be hired by Blackwater/Xe by next week.

slickwillie2001 on April 18, 2012 at 7:36 PM

But anyways, with a raucous, morning hotel departure “fight”,.. what other excuse is there when “the john” says it’s $30, and the hook says it’s $800 ???

Well it can’t have been $30. No good-looking, 24-year old hooker offers an entire night of sex for 30 bucks, not even in Columbia.

Mitchell Heisman on April 18, 2012 at 7:43 PM

Well it can’t have been $30. No good-looking, 24-year old hooker offers an entire night of sex for 30 bucks, not even in Columbia.
Mitchell Heisman on April 18, 2012 at 7:43 PM

Back in the old days it was “$2 dollah short-time, $5 dollah all night”…

BigSven on April 18, 2012 at 8:02 PM

How do you make a hormone?
Don’t pay her.

WC on April 18, 2012 at 8:40 PM

Another question: Is there ANY difference between this SS behavior in colombia and the behavior of the SS in Dallas on the night of 21 November 1963?

TeaPartyNation on April 18, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Care to clarify?

onlineanalyst on April 18, 2012 at 8:50 PM

threres no reason on this earth for a USSS advance man to be that likkered up prior to touchdown of AF1.

Wheels Up afterwards maybe. Maybe. But discreetly like a boss and not some GT&L Guido from the Jersey Shore.

Sacramento on April 18, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Let’s see: A) my career and reputation and pension, or B) a few hundred extra bucks to a conniving beyaatch?

Don’t they carry debit cards?

profitsbeard on April 18, 2012 at 9:34 PM

The SS actions were atrocious, but is this a long-standing problem or has the treatment of the SS by the Obamas-such as sending 25 SS agents to babysit the Royal Princess First Daughter on her spring break-so demoralized the SS that this is the result?

talkingpoints on April 18, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Federal Agents
Foreign Country
Gangsters
Hookers
Booze
Cocaine
Firearms
Cash

What could possibly go wrong?

I hate socons – no sense of fun.

CorporatePiggy on April 18, 2012 at 9:55 PM

The SS actions were atrocious, but is this a long-standing problem or has the treatment of the SS by the Obamas-such as sending 25 SS agents to babysit the Royal Princess First Daughter on her spring break-so demoralized the SS that this is the result?

This is ridiculous.

Grow up.

Mitchell Heisman on April 18, 2012 at 10:19 PM

Every employee in the Secret Service as well as most other Fed. jobs requiring a security clearance is required to submit to drug testing at any time (as well as all members of the armed forces). Of course, all those involved in this fiasco (including WH employees) were drug tested, of course……..of course? Show us the results. That would put the cocaine allegations to bed….or not.

ExCT1 on April 19, 2012 at 8:39 AM

I’m not as disturbed by the fact that the SS played toss the salami with a bunch of hookers as I am that they got caught. Aren’t these guys supposed to be smarter than that?

Crusty on April 19, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Now they should be summarily dismissed. Why is it always these GI Joe non military federal types that suck at tipping and don’t pay their escorts what they are worth. Quit being so cheap guys. That is what really hurts our standing internationally, that we are too cheap to properly compensate our escorts, and it puts a cloud of shame on the Secret Service.

LevStrauss on April 19, 2012 at 6:17 PM