The past couple of weeks have been amazing in politics. First, we had Barack Obama go to Florida to give a speech to support a new tax on millionaires called “the Buffett Rule.” Then, the world witnessed North Korea’s epic failure with sending a “satellite” into space. However, they just unveiled a new missile, so hopefully their flaccid missile program rises to the occasion soon. Most recently, as the president is trying to court Latin American nations with his visit to Colombia, his Secret Service detail and some members of the military appear to be involved in a prostitution scandal that has threatened the Summit of the Americas.
With the revelation of these antics that are mostly confined to the Delta Tau Chi house in Faber College, the eleven agents allegedly involved have been sent home. According to Breitbart.com,“the alleged activities took place before Obama arrived Friday in this Colombian port city [Cartagena] for meetings with 33 other regional leaders. Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan said the agents involved were relieved from duty and replaced with other agency personnel.” I’m hoping these replacements aren’t from Toys ‘R Us security, but you never know. The Secret Service, individuals assigned to protect the most powerful man in the world, were dabbling in debauchery. Anything is now in the realm of possibility with this story.
Breitbart.com also states that the scoop came from a hotel employee of the Hotel Caribe where members of the White House staff and press corps are staying. This is the epitome of stupidity. You’re highly trained, highly professional federal agents tasked with protecting the President of the United States and you decide to bring hookers into your bedrooms with members of the press corps in the vicinity. Ay Dios mio! Moreover, the agents who did decide to get some late night action tried to not honor their hourly contract, which lead to the working girl throwing a temper tantrum in the hallways of the hotel.
Furthermore, “the employee described the agents as drinking heavily during their stay.” This is just classy. This could be one of the most embarrassing scandals to hit the Secret Service in its history. We’ll all have to see how this plays out. The moral of the story is like what Paul Newman said to that kid in Road to Perdition: “a man of honor always pays his debts and keeps his word.” I’m pretty sure that’s it. Regardless, heads are gonna roll across the White House lawn after this investigation is through.