HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Report: Secret Service in... » Reply #12

Reply #12


Response to obxhead (Reply #11)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 11:27 AM

12. I had (have, still, but he is retired) a cousin who worked for that bunch from LBJ through Bush One.

He is a choirboy. Really. I KNOW. He is the ultimate family man who calls home when he's on the road and talks for an hour or more, and would take his family with him if he could. I've met up with him while he was on details. I've met his associates. Very staid bunch--not partiers, they were very much into physical fitness and competitive intramurals. Not bars, barbells--those kinds of guys. This new bunch seems different and even looks different. That bozo leering at Palin does not look like he had the right stuff.

They were much more staid and unremarkable back in the day, I think. I think that post-JFK, they adopted that choirboy/always on duty mindset, because that was such a big FAIL to lose their principal like that.

I'm betting that the hires in the last couple of decades might not have quite so much of a sense of urgency. After all, your principal is in the hardest car in the land--it's not just armored, it has every bell and whistle going to protect the occupant--and the exposure times are so much smaller than they used to be back in the day.

You'd have thought there would have been a bit of a "seriousness re-set" after the Ford attempt and Reagan hit, but if there was, it doesn't seem to have been lasting.

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 26 replies Author Time Post
shawn703 Apr 2012 OP
obxhead Apr 2012 #1
MADem Apr 2012 #7
obxhead Apr 2012 #11
LineLineLineLineReply I had (have, still, but he is retired) a cousin who worked for that bunch from LBJ through Bush One.
MADem Apr 2012 #12
cstanleytech Apr 2012 #20
MADem Apr 2012 #21
countryjake Apr 2012 #25
nanabugg Apr 2012 #26
BeyondGeography Apr 2012 #2
blm Apr 2012 #3
Dawson Leery Apr 2012 #18
marshall gaines Apr 2012 #4
former9thward Apr 2012 #5
marshall gaines Apr 2012 #8
ChazII Apr 2012 #9
Poll_Blind Apr 2012 #17
bemildred Apr 2012 #6
MADem Apr 2012 #10
safeinOhio Apr 2012 #13
polichick Apr 2012 #14
rury Apr 2012 #15
MADem Apr 2012 #22
Beacool Apr 2012 #16
MADem Apr 2012 #23
Beacool Apr 2012 #24
BlueIris Apr 2012 #19
Please login to view edit histories.