WASHINGTON (AFP) – The uninvited couple that sneaked into an exclusive state dinner at the White House joins a lengthy list of similar security lapses, according to a 2003 Secret Service report revealed Monday in the Washington Post.
The Secret Service -- the branch in charge of the president's security -- have mistakenly seen at least 91 breaches of their checkpoints since 1980, said the daily, adding that the report was used to train agents.
"This document reflects a proactive attempt to evaluate our security and obviously raises the awareness of uniformed division officers and agents about their jobs," Secret Service spokesman Edwin Donovan said, according to the Post.
"We have to be concerned about the threats to our protectees at all times, whether at the White House or away from the White House."
Does this worry you?
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:37 AM on Dec. 7, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:41 AM on Dec. 7, 2009
Craziness. I think ALL of Washington needs a major overhaul! When they figured in $80 BILLION dollars into the budget for medicare/medicaid FRAUD I realized they aren't even TRYING! This only furthers that belief!
Answer by momof030404 at 10:44 AM on Dec. 7, 2009
Nope, I welcome any and all security breaches by the SS for the next 3 years. WHY would you wish for that?
Parties, picnics, basketball games, beer summits, wednesday night concert series events, you name it, have at it. It is the People's White House afterall. He said it himself, and hired someone willing to let anyone in with extra tables for the uninvited and a lack-a-daisical attitude. This dates bacl to 1980 and is about the Secret Service and how it is run
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:47 AM on Dec. 7, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:30 AM on Dec. 7, 2009
Answer by yourspecialkid at 11:41 AM on Dec. 7, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:57 AM on Dec. 7, 2009
This is just further example of a government that cannot run its existing bodies/programs. Won't it be fun to see what a mess they make of healthcare!
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:02 PM on Dec. 7, 2009
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 12:08 PM on Dec. 7, 2009
Answer by urkiddingright at 12:47 PM on Dec. 7, 2009
Next question overall
How long do your elementary school kids get to actually eat their lunch?