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Teenage wasteland: Secret Service to now have chaperones. No, really


Unbelievable. Well, believable but absurd.

Chaperones? Chaperones? Can we send some adults to Washington?

— John Bachman (@JayGeeBee) April 29, 2012

Embarrassed by a prostitution scandal, the Secret Service will assign chaperones on some trips to enforce new rules of conduct that make clear that excessive drinking, entertaining foreigners in their hotel rooms and cavorting in disreputable establishments are no longer tolerated.

The stricter measures, issued by the Secret Service on Friday for agents and employees, apply even when traveling personnel are off duty.

The policies, outlined in a memorandum obtained by The Associated Press, are the agency’s latest attempt to respond to the scandal that surfaced as President Barack Obama was headed to a Latin American summit in Cartagena, Colombia, earlier this month.

Here’s an idea. Why not hire competent people who use their big heads and not their little ones? Now Secret Service agents, consigned to protect others, need protection from themselves? Next up: Time-outs and going to bed without dessert! Americans are none too pleased.

Seriously? Chaperones for Secret Service? What's next, hall monitors for The Pentagon? We are in dire need of a real President!

— Keith (@usmc1950) April 29, 2012

Who is the idiott who came up with chaperones for the secret service? If they can't be trusted to do their job fire them.

— josie (@fedupwithgovern) April 29, 2012

Chaperones included in new Secret Service conduct rules | Fox News via @foxnewspolitics So do the taxpayers have to pay for this????

— INDEPENDENT GIRL (@mitigirl) April 29, 2012

#Government run amok continues 2 escalate @ exponential rate. Now Secret Service 2 have chaperones with #congressional blessing. #OutOfTouch

— Robert E. Lehman (@Robert_E_Lehman) April 29, 2012

@SpeakerBoehner Why are we now paying for chaperones for the secret service instead of firing the imcompetent?

— josie (@fedupwithgovern) April 29, 2012

Bingo. Why on earth should we pay for their scandal and incompetence? Covering their arses with our money does not suit at all.

Your move, Speaker Boehner. Make the right one. Where are the adults in Washington? Time to put on your big boy pants, fellas. And, you know, keep them on.

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