Why is it that Bill Clinton having illicit sex is “Something between consenting adults and no one else’s business”, but Secret Service agents having legal extra-marital — last I checked prostitution is quasi-legal in Columbia — sex is a scandal and everyone’s business?
Maybe if the Secret Service agents had lied about it to a Grand Jury, would it have been okay then?
And apparently some military members may have been involved. In parties. Where sex is going on. As a former military member me-own-self this is my shocked face … let me show you it.
Seriously?! The first three-day pass I received when I signed out at the CQ desk there was a box of preventatives beside the sign-out sheet and I was not allowed to leave the desk until I had put some in my pocket. Is the United States Navy no longer famous — or infamous, if you prefer — for shenanigans at various foreign ports?
stiffing* short-changing** refusing to pay the full negotiated and contracted fee for services rendered is monumentally tacky — not to mention frankly embarrassing — on the part of the Secret Service, but I’m not sure that it merits the thundering denunciations by various poli-critters and expostulations of moral outrage by various media figureheads — at least, not until said poli-critters and media-critters check their own closets for hookers.
I do find it interesting that the solution to this little dust-up — according to popular and conventional wisdom — is to hire more female Secret Service agents.
While I applaud the hiring of more female agents (in my opinion, women make better law enforcement officers, you perverts), anyone who thinks that the distaff side of the species isn’t capable of just as much debauchery as the male half probably hasn’t been anywhere near a Motley Crue tour-bus circa 1987; a college spring-break party; a Girls Gone Wild video, or anywhere else that you can find adrenaline, tequila, and power in more or less equal quantities.
*Oh, I’m going to hell for that one.
**Somebody stop me!