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Fri Apr 20, 2012, 11:32 AM

Romney: ‘I’d clean house’ - Secret Service

Romney: ‘I’d clean house’
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who receives Secret Service protection, has condemned the alleged misconduct, telling radio host Laura Ingraham that "I'd clean house." But he expressed confidence in Director Sullivan.

"The right thing to do is to remove people who have violated the public trust and have put their play time and their personal interests ahead of the interests of the nation," Romney said.



http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/19/11294035-paper-names-secret-service-supervisors-ousted-in-colombia-scandal?lite

Yeah, that's the right thing to do to an elite trained team who is in charge of protecting you!

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Reply Romney: ‘I’d clean house’ - Secret Service (Original post)
liberal N proud Apr 2012 OP
snooper2 Apr 2012 #1
FSogol Apr 2012 #2
former9thward Apr 2012 #3
JVS Apr 2012 #6
jberryhill Apr 2012 #7
former9thward Apr 2012 #13
jberryhill Apr 2012 #14
former9thward Apr 2012 #15
jberryhill Apr 2012 #17
yellowcanine Apr 2012 #20
former9thward Apr 2012 #21
BeyondGeography Apr 2012 #4
onehandle Apr 2012 #5
tinymontgomery Apr 2012 #8
onehandle Apr 2012 #10
former9thward Apr 2012 #16
Ian David Apr 2012 #9
Scuba Apr 2012 #11
southernyankeebelle Apr 2012 #12
IggleDoer Apr 2012 #18
PassingFair Apr 2012 #19

Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 11:34 AM

1. Something tells me Romney is going to annoy me

even more than the McFailin team did

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 11:35 AM

2. Snorting coke and hiring prostitutes is "play time" to Romney?



Romney is already picking out people to fire.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 11:37 AM

3. President Obama should say the same thing and then do it.

What happened in Columbia was inexcusable and part of a culture in the SS.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 11:48 AM

6. I agree. These guys in the secret service are supposed to be as serious as a heart attack and...

having them caught up in such criminal activities just screams security breech.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 11:48 AM

7. He should let the Secret Service management do its job

Trained agents don't grow on trees.

He has more important things to do than get to the bottom of a who-did-what story in the agency.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 12:53 PM

13. No he does not have more important things to do.

His life is the most important. SS management is clearly not doing its job. The first three out were supervisors. I don't know when it began and I don't care but there is a culture of unprofessional conduct in the agency. Do you seriously think this was a 'few bad apples'? If a few thousand agents have to be shown the door so be it.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #13)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 01:01 PM

14. Yeah, right...


"Sorry guys, I know that as much as I'd like the daily security briefing on North Korea, Afghanistan, and that stuff, I'm clearing my calendar to spend the afternoon sitting down with everyone to figure out what went on in a hotel in Cartagena."

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #14)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 01:06 PM

15. Wow I didn't realize presidents can only have one thing on their agenda.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #15)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 01:22 PM

17. It would be a silly level of micromanagement

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Response to former9thward (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 02:51 PM

20. Technically I do not believe the President has control over personnel at the Secret Service.

He might be able to request that someone be reassigned if he felt uncomfortable with them for some reason but I don't believe that he could fire someone - at least not directly. The Secret Service has a Director who reports to the Secretary of the Treasury, I believe.


So for Romney to say he would "clean house" indicates some ignorance I believe.

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #20)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 04:14 PM

21. The SS is now under Homeland Security.

The Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, is appointed by and reports to President Obama. So everyone works for him. He is the boss of the Executive branch. I don't propose that Obama personally review personnel files and recommend who to fire. But I do propose that he tell Janet Napolitano that the conduct in Columbia was unacceptable and heads should roll until this is rooted out.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 11:43 AM

4. He does like being able to fire people

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 11:48 AM

5. My exact first thought. nt

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 11:48 AM

8. Why doesn't he give up his SS first

if he is cleaning house.

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Response to tinymontgomery (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 11:49 AM

10. I wonder how his agents feel about his comment. nt

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Response to onehandle (Reply #10)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 01:19 PM

16. Any of his agents or any of Obama's agents who are in sympathy

with the agents in Columbia should be fired. They can't be relied on to do their job.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 11:49 AM

9. ...



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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 11:59 AM

11. That's right Mitt, punish everyone, regardless of their culpability.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 12:01 PM

12. People act like these secret service guys were hired directly by Obama. I wonder how many years

 

theses guys have been in service? We know that stalker who has the hots for Palin wasn't hired by Obama. Do these people think we are stupid.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 01:26 PM

18. Mittens doesn't "clean house"

He has his management team tell his HR team to tell supervisors to fire people.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 01:30 PM

19. I hear this guy's looking for work. He could pull "double duty", as it were...

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