ZOMG DID OBAMA PAY FOR SECRET SERVICE H0RS? [Fox link]
Put together, the allegations were an embarrassment for an American president on foreign soil and threatened to upend White House efforts to keep his trip focused squarely on boosting economic ties with fast-growing Latin America. Obama was holding two days of meetings at the Summit of the Americas with leaders from across the vast region before heading back to Washington Sunday night.
The Secret Service did not disclose the nature of the misconduct. The Associated Press confirmed on Friday that it involved prostitutes.
The White House said Obama had been briefed about the incidents but would not comment on his reaction.
“The president does have full confidence in the United States Secret Service,” presidential spokesman Jay Carney said when asked.
Oh for fuck’s sake, what was he supposed to say? “Look, a lot of people work for me, so by the law of large numbers some of them are going to be complete morons. How the fuck do you get caught hiring a hooker in fucking Colombia? How stupid do you have to be? I mean, on the one hand, let’s be grateful it was adult women with professional backgrounds in this sort of thing and not, say, little boys or furries or people on trapezes or some congressman’s barely-legal daughter in the Lincoln bedroom, but come on, how dumb? I didn’t fire them because they fucked around with hookers. I fired them because I don’t want nobody working for me is too stone-cold ignorant to know you don’t take the hooker to a hotel where you have to leave ID!”