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Secret Service: Chelsea Clinton Was Best First Child
Newsmax ^ | 04 Aug 2010 | Ronald Kessler

Posted on 08/04/2010 9:32:29 PM PDT by Publius804

Of all the offspring of presidents in recent memory, Chelsea Clinton was the best first child, according to Secret Service agents.

“In my career, Chelsea Clinton did it the best,” says an agent familiar with both her detail and the Bush twins’ details. “Treated the detail right, told them what was going on, never gave problems that I knew of.”

Agents describe what the first families have been like in my book “In the President’s Secret Service: Behind the Scenes with Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect,” out this week in paperback with a new chapter on the Salahis' intrusion at President Obama’s state dinner.

The new material includes disclosure of a secret Presidential Threat Task Force established within the FBI to address the increase in threats against President Obama. The task force operates within the FBI’s National Security Branch. It consists of 20 representatives from pertinent agencies, including agents from the FBI and Secret Service and operatives from the CIA, the NSA, and the Defense Department, along with FBI analysts.

In contrast to newlywed Chelsea, Jenna and Barbara Bush would try to lose their agents and would not tell them where they were going or when. Jenna would run red lights to try to evade her agents.

“I think she has a hard time grasping how easy it would be to pick her up, throw her in a van, and next thing you know she’s on Al Jazeera,” an agent said when Jenna was still in the White House. “And we’re out there, we’re trying to do the right thing. And I don’t think she understands it. She definitely didn’t respect what we’re out there trying to do for her.”

(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...


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KEYWORDS: bush; clinton; secretservice

1 posted on 08/04/2010 9:32:30 PM PDT by Publius804
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To: Publius804

Awwwwww, her own ‘personal pig force’ likes her...


2 posted on 08/04/2010 9:34:37 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 557 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: Publius804

I can believe it. Chelsea was also protected by the news media.


3 posted on 08/04/2010 9:35:17 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: Publius804
Very surprising. However, the Reagan kids were grown up or were the elder Bush kids during Bush I. So really it is a contest with Amy Carter, the Bush Twins and Chelsea. Chelsea was so sheltered I am surprised she did not rebel. The Bush Twins were not bad except for their alcohol usage which they seem to have grown out of.
4 posted on 08/04/2010 9:35:23 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Publius804

Question to Mr. Kessler: Who exactly gives a $hit? =.=


5 posted on 08/04/2010 9:38:29 PM PDT by cranked
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To: Publius804

I have no problem with her. It was hell keeping up with dad on his impromptu trips to Burger King every day.


6 posted on 08/04/2010 9:41:15 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Publius804

The Bush twins are Texans and don’t need protection.

Never have. I remember them mulling about in the airport sidewalk back in the 90s as teens, waiting for their car, no detail.

Their parents would have telegraphed to them if there was need to worry.


7 posted on 08/04/2010 9:41:19 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: Publius804
Chuck Baldwin: Good point. Didn't the daughter of the Clinton's, Chelsea, referred to the military and people like yourself in federal law enforcement as pigs?

Gary Aldrich: That was a report that was repeated to me by Secret Service Agent who was quite offended by this but it wasn't just Chelsea who had an attitude. There was one young staff member who refused to talk to General McCaffrey who is now Drug-Czar because he was in uniform. She said, "I don't talk to anybody who wears a military uniform." Of course he was quite offended. It became public, this slight on the part of a Clinton staffer. He has since become Drug-Czar. I don't know if there is a connection there.

Source: http://www.chuckbaldwinlive.com/aldrich.html

8 posted on 08/04/2010 9:45:00 PM PDT by ikka
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To: Publius804

I find it quite believeable. Chelsea was much younger when the Secret Service began protecting her. The Bush gals were in college. Chelsea was much more comfortable with her detail by the time she started college, she had five years with them.

I can’t imagine having to try to adjust to college while adjusting to a Secret Service detail as well.


9 posted on 08/04/2010 9:53:38 PM PDT by mockingbyrd (Remember in November.)
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To: ikka

In fact, the Bushes have to go rescue their own detail when they fall behind... remember that? A president fishing his own guy from behind a locked door?

Can’t remember if it was Brazil or some SA country.


10 posted on 08/04/2010 9:53:50 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: napscoordinator
The Bush Twins were not bad except for their alcohol usage which they seem to have grown out of.

How do you know? If the Secret Service said Chelsea was the best kid I believe them. She turned out ok...I don't find it hard to believe at all.

11 posted on 08/04/2010 9:54:15 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: napscoordinator

Honestly, I never got the big deal with the Bush twins drinking. From what I can remember they were college students who used fake ids to buy beer. Like that never happens.

Everybody got so worked up over totally typical behavior. You better believe Chelsea drank underage as well. And it doesn’t mean anything......


12 posted on 08/04/2010 9:56:01 PM PDT by mockingbyrd (Remember in November.)
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To: Publius804

Kids that grow up with absentee/crappy parents often mature very quickly, and become decent people very quickly... however, they also often have a really tough time in their future years (usually the 40’s), often exhibiting very little patience for, well, idiots who act as stupidly as their parents did once upon a time.


13 posted on 08/04/2010 9:57:44 PM PDT by Teacher317 (remember dismember November)
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To: Teacher317
Kids that grow up with absentee/crappy parents often mature very quickly, and become decent people very quickly...

Agree. And I find this very believable as well.

14 posted on 08/04/2010 10:01:11 PM PDT by MCH
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To: Hildy
If the Secret Service said Chelsea was the best kid I believe them.

How nice for you.

15 posted on 08/04/2010 10:12:46 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: Hildy

I’ll bet that Chelsea was way better than her parents. ;)


16 posted on 08/04/2010 10:13:10 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: Publius804

But we remember Alice Roosevelt...she smoked, partied and gambled, oh, and rode in cars with men!!!!!

Chelsea’s ok for now, but I like the Bushes better.


17 posted on 08/04/2010 10:17:00 PM PDT by norge (The amiable dunce is back, wearing a skirt and high heels.)
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To: Talisker

The Bush girls were kinda low class. Sorry, but it’s the truth. They rarely dressed appropriately..for anything. I honestly don’t care, but since this is a thread about Presidential kids, Chelsea did much better. And there were times it must have been difficult being Bill Clinton’s daughter. AHEM.


18 posted on 08/04/2010 10:19:30 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: Publius804

I guess Kessler decided not to print a famous exchange involving Chelsea and the Secret Service. In 1992, not long after her father won the presidential election, Chelsea came bounding down the steps of the governor’s mansion in Little Rock, and loudly asked Hillary: “Hey Mom, which gorilla is driving me to school today?”

I have this from a source with direct knowledge of the incident. At the time, I believe Chelsea was 12 or 13 years old. Say what you will about the Bush girls, but there’s no record of them referring to Secret Service officers in those terms.


19 posted on 08/04/2010 10:31:34 PM PDT by ExNewsExSpook
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To: mockingbyrd

You don’t know that Chelsea drank underage, what makes you assume she must have? Do you know something we don’t? And while using fake Id’s to drink alcohol underage is certainly not the worst thing a person can do, it goes to show just how people’s ideals have changed over the years when they say it doesn’t mean anything. Ya know, I think I just figured out why I love all those old fashioned costume dramas and feel like I’m living in the wrong era.


20 posted on 08/04/2010 10:55:42 PM PDT by kelly4c
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To: norge

What makes you like the “Bushes” better? Just curious.


21 posted on 08/04/2010 10:57:28 PM PDT by kelly4c
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To: kelly4c

I like their spunk. They’ve shown a little non-conformity.


22 posted on 08/04/2010 11:03:27 PM PDT by norge (The amiable dunce is back, wearing a skirt and high heels.)
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To: Hildy

Bush girls low-class?

They are not. They had to fight for their right to party from birth, and they did it honestly and transparently.

They’ve had detail to deal with since their Granddad.

Hie thee to Hillbuzz and worship the Clintons over there, already.


23 posted on 08/04/2010 11:11:59 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: Teacher317

How perceptive. Very interesting.


24 posted on 08/04/2010 11:40:55 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (We in Missouri spoke LOUDLY 08/03/10 & We peacefully said NO to Tyranny. Are you listening Marxists?)
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To: napscoordinator

Except they wouldn’t tell their detail where they were going when they were sober. Not very mature or thoughtful of people who are supposed to block bullets for them.


25 posted on 08/05/2010 2:27:08 AM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: txhurl

“In fact, the Bushes have to go rescue their own detail when they fall behind... remember that? A president fishing his own guy from behind a locked door?”

The incident your talking happened in Chile. It wasn’t behind a locked door, but in a near rioting crowd.


26 posted on 08/05/2010 3:41:15 AM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: Hildy
If the Secret Service said Chelsea was the best kid I believe them. She turned out ok...I don't find it hard to believe at all.

I agree. What child raised on Marxism would ever think to rebel?

27 posted on 08/05/2010 4:58:36 AM PDT by raybbr (Someone who invades another country is NOT an immigrant - illegal or otherwise.)
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To: kelly4c
You don’t know that Chelsea drank underage, what makes you assume she must have?

Does she drink now? Is there anyone who consumes alcohol that did not imbibe prior to 21? Can you name one? I can't.

28 posted on 08/05/2010 8:37:24 AM PDT by MayfairFly ("Your total ignorance of that which you profess to teach merits the death penalty.")
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To: txhurl

This is my opinion. The Bush girls never dressed appropriately. They didn’t really seem to care and they didn’t seem too bright to me. They seemed sweet, but who knows. Chelsea always carried herself well and spoke eloquently, the few times she did speak. That’s ok..but for this discussion, that’s what I think. Doesn’t even mean it correct..it’s just my opinion.


29 posted on 08/05/2010 12:03:43 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: txhurl

Me, worship the Clintons? That’s a laugh. I can make an unbiased observation without worshipping someone? I’m sorry you can’t.


30 posted on 08/05/2010 12:05:21 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: txhurl

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PX3aaWlUmpc

Chile.


31 posted on 08/05/2010 12:10:08 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (Obama is Dangerclown The Manchild)
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To: Publius804

I read the article, it sounds like the Bush twins grew up a little bit. A girl Cheslea’s age couldnt cause as much trouble- the Bush twins were adults IIRC when their dad became POTUS. They could drive, their friends could drive etc... I imagine the Ford kids caused their own trouble too.


32 posted on 08/07/2010 10:09:11 AM PDT by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: null and void
I had to look it up (I believed you, but wanted the quote and link) Chelsea refer to them as "personal, trained pigs" to some of her friends. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/533412/posts
33 posted on 08/07/2010 10:13:51 AM PDT by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: Publius804

Ron Kessler’s array of contacts is amazing. We happened to be seated at the same table at a conservative event a couple of years ago, and I asked if he was the author of “Inside the White House.” He was, and I greatly enjoyed the ensuing conversation.


34 posted on 08/07/2010 10:22:47 AM PDT by Interesting Times (For the truth about "swift boating" see ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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