More jobs saved or created by the Obama administration! But wasn’t finding “chaperones” how this whole thing got started?

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.

At a press conference, President Obama introduced the first volunteer to be a Secret Service chaperone:


The agency politely said “thanks but no thanks.”

Update: While we’re on the topic, the Colombian government is demanding an apology from the Obama administration.

“More bang for your buck” — heh:


17 Responses to “Secret Service to Assign Chaperones for Agents”

  1. Joe Redfield on April 28th, 2012 1:32 pm

    How long before the chaperones need their own chaperones? And while we're at it, could someone please make Eric Holder sit in the corner for a few years.

  2. SignPainterGuy on April 28th, 2012 3:05 pm

    Boehner is on the verge of issuing charges of Contempt of Congress for Holder; not just over F&F !

    I fully expect "corner sitting" to be about as harsh as any punishment will get for him and the O`ilk !

  3. jeffythequick on April 29th, 2012 2:49 am

    In 2013, when something goes terribly wrong, we'll see Holder walking out of the National Archives with a ream of documents down his pants, a la Sandy Burger.

  4. jeffythequick on April 29th, 2012 2:56 am

    A law with no punishment is no law.

    Plus, to think that dishonoring people with no honor is a punishment makes a fool of the enforcer. Remember Charlie Rangel?

    Fools and dishonorable people, them all.

    Big, fat, hairy deal… A Contempt of Congress charge. Then, what do they do? Throw him in jail? Take away his lollypop? Write him a more stern letter of reprimand?

  5. SignPainterGuy on April 29th, 2012 3:19 am

    Hopefully, Holder will only take docs. out in his drawers, not burn down the bldg.

    Publicly, I expect Holder to be as defiant as he can physically pull off; privately, I expect him to be ill, soiling his Fruit of the Looms ! Early on in the F&F investigation, when a Holder rep. was preparing to appear before Issa and Grassley, he became ill and trembled, scared stupid. I can imagine the whole team is secretly scared stupid.

  6. jeffythequick on April 29th, 2012 1:34 pm

    Scared stupid… that'd be interesting. How could we tell?

  7. SignPainterGuy on April 29th, 2012 3:04 pm

    The "scared" will become visible; they won`t be able to hide it ! They already can`t hide the stoopid ! Or the evil !

  8. clu seatoe on April 28th, 2012 1:42 pm

    Dumb it down. Dumb it down.
    Don’t expect more, just lower the bar.
    The typical Zero administration bureaucratic response.

    Instead of raising the recruiting expectation bar, create another slot in the bureaucracy for a leash holding dog walker.

    They recognize that it’s just too much to ask for an SS recruit to be a responsible, mature adult so it’s not a required qualification.

  9. clu seatoe on April 28th, 2012 2:01 pm

    Think: A couple of bus loads of third graders going on a field trip to the zoo.

  10. Granny55 on April 28th, 2012 2:59 pm

    Heard Charlie Sheen and Anthony Weiner just got signed up for the gig too.

  11. Marshall_Will on April 28th, 2012 3:04 pm


    And I for one question the validity/necessity of all this jet setting/globe trotting to begin with. What exactly was accomplished at these meet up's that couldn't be done via secure email, phone/vid conf?

    Where are the cries of 'Ugly American' as were applied to G.I's for years? Especially when these clowns are getting paid infinitely MORE and have "government travel cards" to boot.

  12. SignPainterGuy on April 28th, 2012 3:07 pm

    Is Willy Jeff volunteering for chaperone … or "scout" ?

  13. jeffythequick on April 29th, 2012 2:43 am

    Advance Team of One

  14. Obama_Blows on April 28th, 2012 4:46 pm

    Just when you thought the bar couldn't possibly get any lower.. It blows right by to an even lower new low..

  15. jeffythequick on April 29th, 2012 2:46 am

    Maybe that's why President Obama didn't want to go to Las Vegas, with it's legalized prostitution and all.

    But then again, why are they using foreign ones, when we have perfectly good prostitutes right here at home? Maybe it's the creating jobs overseas thing, like in Brazil Oil.

  16. Jimbo on April 29th, 2012 7:42 pm

    Rehire Janet Reno. One look at that mug is an instant chastity belt.

  17. jeffythequick on April 29th, 2012 9:16 pm

    She's the remedy to the 4 hour issue seen in men's medication.

    Imaging a night on the town with Ms. Reno, ending up in the back seat with her.

    There isn't enough Niagara (or anything that rhymes with it) in the world to remedy that situation.

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