|Secret Service Agent David Chaney "Protects" Gov. Palin|
At The Complainer, we find this behavior absolutely SICKENING. That a second generation SUPERVISOR in one of America's most prestigious branches of public service would post ANYTHING about his work on a Facebook page is a serious breach of public trust, if not national security. Worse, if the agent in question actually allowed himself to be distracted from his duty by fantasizing about Gov. Palin, we wonder if he might have potentially ignored a major threat to her safety. Indeed, we wonder how what percentage of our nation's Secret Service agents have allowed such breaches of public trust and secrecy in the past.
These are delicate, challenging times. The safety of our president, our vice president, and those who are in a position to be elected to these offices, is NEVER to be taken lightly. When senior agents are allowed to behave with such complete disregard for their absolutely grave and important duties, we wonder if this is part of a larger culture of debauchery and disrespect at the Secret Service. We hope that the President, Congress, and the Department of Justice will launch an exhaustive investigation to root out the causes for this unseemly behavior and reorganize the service in such a way that similar incidents will NEVER occur in the future.