After an Obama diplomatic visit to Colombia was disrupted by secret service members hiring prostitutes earlier this month, a full-blown scandal has emerged. 12 Secret Service employees have been implicated, 9 of whom have either resigned or been fired, and now separate instances of Marines hiring prostitutes are reportedly coming out of the woodwork.
But it's not so much the hiring-sex-workers-while-abroad thing that Jon Stewart took issue with on Tuesday night's "Daily Show." It was the getting-so-distracted-by-sex-that-you-fail-to-do-your-job and oh-yeah-your-job-is-to-protect-the-life-of-the-president-of-the-United-States thing.
Stewart took particular issue with a photo posted to Secret Service Supervisor David Chaney's Facebook profile, which features a smiling Sarah Palin in the foreground, and a watchful Chaney behind her. Chaney's caption for the photo read: "I was really checking her out, if you know what I mean?"
How the f*ck does a Secret Service guy have a Facebook page where he posts pictures of himself guarding political figures... What, are Secret Service guys on Foursquare too? "Hey, just checkin' in at the President's previously-undisclosed location!" As much as this scandal may indicate the need for new procedures and culture within the Secret Service, the problem may be more widespread.
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