Friday, April 20, 2012



Many of the most pertinent observations about the extracurricular activities of (at this count) eleven secret service agents who were assigned to protect the President at the regional summit in Cartagena, Colombia have already been made. I have two more that, as far as I have seen (but, being an early to bed type, I am not an aficionado of the Leno, Letterman, O’Brien types of shows, so I can’t be sure), have not been made.

First, can you imagine the scene when these guys had to explain to their wives that they are losing their jobs, the source of their families’ livelihoods, because they were consorting with hookers in Colombia? One could guess that one of the obvious dangers; i.e., that their wives could contract some vile disease that their husbands might have picked up from one of his playmates for hire, would be completely eliminated in the wake of the delivery of such news…or at least one would hope so.

Second, the Wall Street Journal reports this (i.e., Friday, 4/20/12 morning):

Some of the men have said that there was heavy drinking and that their inability to speak Spanish caused misunderstanding with women they didn’t know would charge for sex, this person said.

So these guys are so obtuse that they didn’t realize that the women who so willingly went back to their hotel rooms were hookers? And men of such towering powers of observations are charged with the responsibility of protecting the life of the President of the United States?

Should Mr. Romney somehow pull off a victory in November, perhaps he should consider spending some of his own vast fortune to hire his own private security force.

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