Secret Service Scandal: Are There Bad Seeds in Every Profession?

News 2012/04/16 13:00:00
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Even the men sworn to protect the nation's highest office can fall short. President Obama has called for a thorough investigation of allegations that eleven Secret Service agents and five military service members were "cavorting with prostitutes" while preparing for the President's visit in Cartagena, Colombia, The Associated Press reports.

Obama announced, "What happened here in Colombia is being investigated by the director of the Secret Service. I expect that investigation to be thorough and I expect it to be rigorous ... If it turns out that some of the allegations that have been made in the press are confirmed, then of course I'll be angry." Do you think this secret service scandal is shocking -- or are there bad seeds in every profession?

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  • Lanikai 2012/04/16 16:08:00
    But this presidency and it's staff are REALLY looking like Clinton part 2.

    Partying, whores, massive spending and LOADS of debt to be passed on to the next office holder.

    DEMS-a disgrace every time, but they STILL keep getting elected.

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  • cate Daniel ... 2012/04/16 17:30:51 (edited)
    Good question. As noted in the Huffington Post story, they have been reassigned.
  • irish 2012/04/16 15:12:20
    but they occur most in govt! so Bo will be "angry " huh??LOL LOL big deal! he should see how angry real americans are at this govt and his trips.
  • smitty 2012/04/16 15:12:08 (edited)
    We are human. Every once in a while we get a community organizer as president.

    He will be "angry" grrrrr.
  • bozo 2012/04/16 15:11:12
    yea just look at washington
    congress men senators all getting rich at tax payers expenses.
    SEC guys were not able to figure out the scheme bernie natoff was running even though they were told about the mess but they found time to watch porn on government computers and tax payers time humm did anyone get fired??
    House banking committe was not able to figure out what banks were pulling off but they give them selfs pay raise anyway.

    Immigration people give americans a hard time returning from overseas at airports or ship terminals but can't find millions of illegal immigrants.
    congressional ethics office ( thats a laugh) could find no charges against Charlie the war hero wrangle , guess they missed the several rent control buildings he stoled and used for his own use. and charlie the ranking member of the house taxation committee Claims he din't know the big house he got somehow in PR was a taxable item, come on man
  • nightcrawler2005 2012/04/16 15:04:30
    Well it was the ADVANCED PARTY. They just emphasized the PARTY a bit too much.
    This crap happens all the time. They just got caught at it and are going to pay massively for it.

    The biggest punishment these guys are going to get isn't from the government its going to be from the wives. How do you explain to the wife you were down their boozing it up with hookers.
  • Max7 2012/04/16 15:04:21
    Since the beginning of time, and it is found to be more prevalent among people who earn lot's of money, enough to buy what they want, including sex. Prostitution is one of the oldest professions, and people with ample funds are the ones keeping this business thriving.
  • Kane Fernau 2012/04/16 15:02:25
    Kane Fernau
    On “CBS This Morning: Saturday,” Kessler said the Secret Service has a culture of corner-cutting.

    “They don’t have enough agents, they don’t even put people through metal detectors sometimes because there’s pressure to let everybody in,” Kessler said. “It’s like letting passengers in an airplane without putting them through metal detectors. They don’t keep up-to-date with the latest firearms. They don’t even do physical tests. So, it’s a culture that leads to this kind of problem.”

    Kessler pointed to a couple crashing a White House state dinner without an invitation as an example of a potential security threat.

    He said that Mark Sullivan, director of the Secret Service, should have been fired after the fiasco involving gate-crashers Michaele and Tareq Salahi, but has continued in the same position because of President Barack Obama’s confidence in the agency.
  • Sinpac 2012/04/16 14:54:07
    The guy forgot to pay his hooker bill now we are going to turn this into the OJ trials Geez.
  • **Bessie** 2012/04/16 14:45:35
    We are all human...as long as they used there own dinero and didn't put it on the American taxpayers bill!
  • tom C 2012/04/16 14:44:42 (edited)
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    Hmm....if they were single...and unattactched ...they did nothing illegal...

    as prostitution is legal in columbia
    as long they were involved after hours of work...
  • NarcolepticGoat 2012/04/16 14:44:15
    If every profession has it's best, they have their worst too.
  • Proggy 2012/04/16 14:41:07
    Life boiled down to it's simplest will come down to the decisions you make. People will make good ones and bad ones, as well as smart ones and dumb ones. Can't escape being human.
  • Jack 2012/04/16 14:34:31
    This is the first for a President. Anyway, every profession have bad seeds even the clergy too, so what's with others.
  • Kigan 2012/04/16 14:29:17
    That's just how it goes.
  • C-ZAR™ of the PHÆT 2012/04/16 14:25:55
    C-ZAR™ of the PHÆT
    That's just life
  • wolf sloan 2012/04/16 14:04:40
    wolf sloan
    Yeah, angry that he wasn't invited to come along.
  • Bowman 2012/04/16 14:04:16
    especially the presidency
  • Ian 2012/04/16 14:04:14
    Bald chaps with black shades haha

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