Unbelievable. Well, believable but absurd.
Embarrassed by a prostitution scandal, the Secret Service will assign chaperones on some trips to enforce new rules of conduct that make clear that excessive drinking, entertaining foreigners in their hotel rooms and cavorting in disreputable establishments are no longer tolerated.
The stricter measures, issued by the Secret Service on Friday for agents and employees, apply even when traveling personnel are off duty.
The policies, outlined in a memorandum obtained by The Associated Press, are the agency’s latest attempt to respond to the scandal that surfaced as President Barack Obama was headed to a Latin American summit in Cartagena, Colombia, earlier this month.
Here’s an idea. Why not hire competent people who use their big heads and not their little ones? Now Secret Service agents, consigned to protect others, need protection from themselves? Next up: Time-outs and going to bed without dessert! Americans are none too pleased.
Bingo. Why on earth should we pay for their scandal and incompetence? Covering their arses with our money does not suit at all.
Your move, Speaker Boehner. Make the right one. Where are the adults in Washington? Time to put on your big boy pants, fellas. And, you know, keep them on.