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myway.com ^ | Nov 20, 8:51 | myway.com

Posted on 11/21/2004 3:50:43 AM PST by crushelits


Bush Pulls Top Security Agent From Fracas

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - President Bush stepped into the middle of a confrontation and pulled his lead Secret Service
agent away from Chilean security officials who barred his bodyguards from entering an elegant dinner for 21 world
leaders Saturday night. Continues...



One of US President George W. Bush 's Secret Service bodyguards (L) is prevented by Chilean security from entering the Mapocho cultural center where the APEC leaders attended an official dinner in Santiago(AFP/Martin Bernetti)
AFP - Nov 20 11:47 PM



Unidentified US and Chilean security agents argue after a US secret service agent was blocked from accompanying President Bush inside the former Mapocho Train Station where leaders of the 21-member APEC are attending a formal dinner Saturday Nov. 20, 2004 in Santiago, Chile. The Secret Service agent was later allowed inside. (AP Photo/La Tercera/Carlos Quezada)
AP - Nov 20 6:25 PM


Unidentified US and Chilean security agents argue after a US secret service agent was blocked from accompanying President Bush inside the former Mapocho Train Station where leaders of the 21-member APEC are attending a formal dinner Saturday Nov. 20, 2004 in Santiago, Chile. The Secret Service agent was later allowed inside. (AP Photo/La Tercera/Carlos Quezada) CHILE OUT
AP - Nov 20 6:15 PM


U.S. President George W. Bush , center left, reaches in to the crowd for his Secret Service Agent who was blocked from entering the Estacion Mapocho Cultural Center for the APEC Summit dinner, Saturday, Nov. 20, 2004, in Santiago, Chile. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson)
AP - Nov 20 5:35 PM



President Bush , second from left, reaches out to an unidentified agent during a commotion at the former Mapocho Train Station where leaders of the 21-member APEC are attending a formal dinner Saturday Nov. 20, 2004 in Santiago, Chile. During a welcoming ceremony, Bush turned back after noticing a commotion apparently when one of his secret service agents was prevented by Chilean police from entering. The secret service agent was later allowed inside. (AP Photo/Josh Stephenson)
AP - Nov 20 5:55 PM


U.S. President George W. Bush (2L) reaches out to retrieve one of his secret service agents that was stopped by Chilean police from following him into the Estacion Mapocho cultural center for the state dinner at the APEC leaders meeting, in Santiago, November 20, 2004. President Bush himself returned to the door to make sure one of his agents was allowed to enter the building, after he noticed the commotion from inside. REUTERS/str
Reuters - Nov 20 5:37 PM



U.S. President George W. Bush (R) reaches out to retrieve one of his secret service agents that was stopped by Chilean police from following him into the Estacion Mapocho cultural center for the state dinner at the APEC leaders meeting, in Santiago, November 20, 2004. President Bush himself returned to the door to make sure one of his agents was allowed to enter the building, after he noticed the commotion from inside. REUTERS/str
Reuters - Nov 20 5:31 PM



U.S. President George W. Bush , center, reaches in to the crowd for his Secret Service Agent who was blocked from entering the Estacion Mapocho Cultural Center for the APEC Summit dinner, Saturday, Nov. 20, 2004, in Santiago, Chile. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson)
AP - Nov 20 5:38 PM



A US Secret Service officer, center, argues with Chilean police officers at the entrance of the Mapocho Space right after some members of President George W. Bush were not allowed to enter with him to a state dinner for APEC leaders, Saturday, Nov. 20, 2004. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
AP - Nov 20 5:26 PM



Chilean uniformed (L) and plainclothes police stop a U.S. secret service agent (C) from following President George W. Bush into the Estacion Mapocho cultural center when he arrived for the state dinner at the APEC leaders meeting, in Santiago, November 20, 2004. President Bush himself returned to the door to make sure one of his agents was allowed to enter the building, after he noticed the commotion from inside. (Sergio Moraes/Reuters)
Reuters - Nov 20 5:24 PM



U.S. President George W. Bush (top, R) reaches out to retrieve one of his secret service agents that was stopped by Chilean police from following him into the Estacion Mapocho cultural center for the state dinner at the APEC leaders meeting, in Santiago, November 20, 2004. President Bush himself returned to the door to make sure one of his agents was allowed to enter the building, after he noticed the commotion from inside. REUTERS/str
Reuters - Nov 20 5:31 PM



U.S. President George W. Bush (R) stops while walking with his wife Laura (2nd-L) and Chilean President Ricardo Lagos (L), when he noticed that his secret service agents were arguing with Chilean police that stopped them from entering the Estacion Mapocho cultural center for the state dinner at the APEC leaders meeting in Santiago, November 20, 2004. President Bush himself returned to the door to make sure one of his agents was allowed to enter the building, after he noticed the commotion from inside. REUTERS/Andrew Winning
Reuters - Nov 20 4:54 PM



In this image from pool television, President Bush turns his back after noticing a commotion apparently when one of his secret service agents was prevented by Chilean police from entering the former Mapocho Train Station where leaders of the 21-member APEC are attending a formal dinner Saturday Nov. 20, 2004 in Santiago, Chile. The Secret Service agent was later allowed inside. (AP Photo/Pool TV)
AP - Nov 20 4:43 PM



In this image taken from pool television, President Bush , center, reaches out during a commotion involving one of his security detail. Bush turned back after noticing when one of his secret service agents was prevented by Chilean police from entering the former Mapocho Train Station where leaders of the 21-member APEC are attending a formal dinner Saturday Nov. 20, 2004 in Santiago, Chile. The Secret Service agent was later allowed inside. (AP Photo/Pool TV)
AP - Nov 20 4:43 PM



In this iage taken from pool video, Presiden Bush, foreground, walks away from a site of a commotion after one of his secret service agents, man with mustache, was allowed to follow him during the welcoming ceremony at the former Mapocho Train Station where leaders of the 21-member APEC are attending a formal dinner Saturday Nov. 20, 2004 in Santiago, Chile. The Secret Service agent was later allowed inside. (AP Photo/Pool TV)
AP - Nov 20 4:43 PM



In this image taken from pool television, President Bush , foreground, walks from a site of a commotion after one of his secret service agents, man with mustache, to the right of the president in this image, was allowed to follow him during the welcoming ceremony at the former Mapocho Train Station where leaders of the 21-member APEC are attending a formal dinner Saturday Nov. 20, 2004 in Santiago, Chile. The Secret Service agent was later allowed inside. (AP Photo/POOL TV/Roberto Candia)
AP - Nov 20 4:43 PM



  1. This is In this image taken from pool television, President Bush poses with first lady Laura Bush, second from right, Chilean President Ricardo Lagos, left, and his wife Luisa Duran prior to a commotion involving a Bush's security detail. Bush turned back after noticing a commotion apparently when one of his secret service agents was prevented by Chilean police from entering the former Mapocho Train Station where leaders of the 21-member APEC are attending a formal dinner Saturday Nov. 20, 2004 in Santiago, Chile. The Secret Service agent was later allowed inside. (AP Photo/PoolTV)
    AP - Nov 20 4:43 PM



U.S. President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura arrive at the Estacion Mapocho Cultural Center at the APEC Summit, Saturday, Nov. 20, 2004, in Santiago, Chile. To the right is the unidentified U.S. Secret Service Agent who was originally blocked from entering. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson)
AP - Nov 20 4:41 PM


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KEYWORDS: agent; apec; bush43; bushfrees; chileguards; dontmesswithtexas; photosequence; secretservice; usss
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1 posted on 11/21/2004 3:50:44 AM PST by crushelits
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To: crushelits

I hope the agent is a member of FR, so we could read the whole story. Thank you President Bush!


2 posted on 11/21/2004 3:53:15 AM PST by alessandrofiaschi
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To: crushelits

I swear, Bush is the man!

Arnold coudn't have done it better!


3 posted on 11/21/2004 3:56:23 AM PST by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
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To: crushelits

Thanks, OP.


4 posted on 11/21/2004 3:57:25 AM PST by rawhide
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To: alessandrofiaschi

bttt


5 posted on 11/21/2004 3:57:58 AM PST by Guenevere
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To: crushelits

I bet the SS loves working with this family.


6 posted on 11/21/2004 3:58:38 AM PST by Former Proud Canadian (.)
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To: crushelits

Terrific capture of all the screen shots available about this incident. Thank you so much!


7 posted on 11/21/2004 3:58:45 AM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed)
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To: crushelits

I know that being in the military is better under Bush than it was under Clinton. It must be very gratifying to serve as a Secret Service agent under Bush as well.

Go W!


8 posted on 11/21/2004 4:03:01 AM PST by deaconjim (Freep the world!)
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To: bill1952

Arnold doesn't speak Spanish.


.....and they thought that Spanish-speak was all for show,...hehehe


9 posted on 11/21/2004 4:03:04 AM PST by Cvengr (;^))
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To: alessandrofiaschi

I had heard about how the Bush's befriended their secret service people, but this is the first time I've seen it on film. We have a president that embodies the best of America. He stands up for his friends, and stand firm against those who would harm us. He is DA MAN. We are so unbelievably blessed that God has given us 4 more years.



10 posted on 11/21/2004 4:03:06 AM PST by CThomasFan (GWB 04...living proof that God is still bessing America)
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To: crushelits
Interesting. In the first picture the uniformed Chilean guard is holding the SS Agent's hand away from his gun.

Toward the end, the SS agent has a grip on the guard's hand. Heheheheee...

11 posted on 11/21/2004 4:03:35 AM PST by snopercod (Inflation, it's how wars are paid for.)
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To: crushelits

Got a crotch grabber in the background, picture 2. Maybe he was about to wet his pants. And looks like James Carville in picture 8.


12 posted on 11/21/2004 4:03:53 AM PST by Fester Chugabrew
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To: crushelits

Thanks so much for providing these pics.

Our president has- contrary to press accounts- GREAT instincts!


13 posted on 11/21/2004 4:04:39 AM PST by SE Mom (God Bless our troops.)
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To: bill1952

Who has egg on their face today? The Chilean police who screwed up and caused the mess? Or the Secret Service who had to be rescued by the man they are protecting? And do you think our SS were wigged out when the president injected himself into the mess. My guess is that they thought the president was endangering himself. I'd love to be a fly on the wall in behind the scenes discussions on this one! LOL!


14 posted on 11/21/2004 4:05:55 AM PST by looney tune
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To: bill1952
Arnold coudn't have done it better!

and wouldnt have bothered

Bush kicks a$$ and takes names

15 posted on 11/21/2004 4:05:58 AM PST by Revelation 911
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To: Fester Chugabrew
Got a crotch grabber in the background

Must have been an air traffic contoller.

16 posted on 11/21/2004 4:07:46 AM PST by snopercod (Inflation, it's how wars are paid for.)
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To: snopercod

Now imagine Clinton in the same circumstances...he'd be busy hiding behind Hillary and if possible pushing Chelsea between him and the threat...


17 posted on 11/21/2004 4:11:14 AM PST by huac
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To: crushelits

OK, everyone - let's hear you say what Kerry would've done in this scenario.


18 posted on 11/21/2004 4:11:25 AM PST by datura (It's Time To Destroy The MSM, And Their Politically Correct Ideology/Gay Agenda)
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To: crushelits

Great post and pics.

A few years ago I worked with a couple of retired uniform SS officers. They were around the White House during the first GHWB Administration. When W was around during that time, he would hang out with both the uniformed and plain clothed SS during their off time, according to them.


19 posted on 11/21/2004 4:12:48 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: huac

clinton would have been hitting on the Chilean first lady, no doubt.


20 posted on 11/21/2004 4:14:05 AM PST by snopercod (Inflation, it's how wars are paid for.)
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To: crushelits
WOW - What a man! Now the whole world will know that our President is not a "girlie man".
21 posted on 11/21/2004 4:14:32 AM PST by El Oviedo
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To: crushelits; All
Last night's article:

 Bush comes to aid of Secret Service agent --  I just saw a clip of this on Fox News. It was awesome.  

" Bush walked over to the agents, reached through the dispute and pulled his agent from the scrum."
This is my favorite part. He left the President of Chile to go help his Secret Service agent. That's a real man for you. 

22 posted on 11/21/2004 4:14:58 AM PST by backhoe (Just a Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the Trackball into the Dawn of Information...)
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To: CThomasFan
I had heard about how the Bush's befriended their secret service people, but this is the first time I've seen it on film.

That wasn't friendship, IMO. That was loyalty.

Take a moment and think what a president sKerry would have done when faced with this scene.
If the past is a harbinger of future actions, sKerry would have turned tail and let the SS Agent fend for himself.

With Ter-reez-zah screaming "Fascist!" at the SS Agent.

23 posted on 11/21/2004 4:15:04 AM PST by woofer
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To: deaconjim
I remember reading that Hillary directed that all SS personnel and White House guards were to not look at them when they were walking by, and that Chelsea once had called them "trained pigs."
24 posted on 11/21/2004 4:17:35 AM PST by Cultural Jihad
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To: crushelits

As a veteram of several overseas Presidential visits, I know that every event a President attends is meticulously coordinated with the host country security services. This includes precisely who is allowed into secure areas where the President is. It's impossible to believe that the White House advance people and Secret Service did not agree with the Chilean authorities on which SS agents would be allowed into the event with the President. So the question in my mind is: what the heck happened? It's conceivable that some persons on the US side "violated" the agreement in some way and the Chileans were retaliating by denying access to SS agents. But I doubt it. In my experience, the US side has generally followed whatever agreed arrangements there were. I'd really like to know more about this; my guess is that several senior heads in the Chilean government are going to roll.


25 posted on 11/21/2004 4:18:41 AM PST by Poundstone
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To: crushelits

Thanks for posting this.

Something is way wrong with this situation. All the details on these events are worked out way ahead, everybody knows what everybody is supposed to do. And I don't believe for one second on this planet that the Secret Service would agree ahead of time that the President and First Lady would not have an agent immediately at hand. I don't know what stunt the Chilean guards were trying to pull but I'm real glad President Bush didn't put up with this nonsense.


26 posted on 11/21/2004 4:19:38 AM PST by Sabatier
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To: snopercod

clinton would have been hitting on the Chilean first lady, no doubt.

As well as taking bets on who would win the fight.


27 posted on 11/21/2004 4:19:46 AM PST by cweese
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To: crushelits

I am very glad that the Chileans didn't take any chances with the possibility of a fraudulent ID. The agent looks a little bit middle eastern to me.


28 posted on 11/21/2004 4:20:10 AM PST by tkathy (There will be no world peace until all thuggocracies are gone from the earth.)
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To: leadpenny

This is a very frightening scene. Imagine if another countries secret service conspired to assassinate our president. This would likely be the begining sequence to that plot.


29 posted on 11/21/2004 4:20:23 AM PST by tom paine 2
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To: alessandrofiaschi

Chile's security teams are f'n with the Secret Service?

WTF?!?!?!!?!?

W's the MAN

C


30 posted on 11/21/2004 4:20:43 AM PST by C-Note
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To: datura
OK, everyone - let's hear you say what Kerry would've done in this scenario. You have mooched my thought... :-)
31 posted on 11/21/2004 4:21:56 AM PST by alessandrofiaschi
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To: crushelits

Lucky nobody grabbed the pistol from the chubby cop.


32 posted on 11/21/2004 4:22:14 AM PST by ragnarocker (psalm 68:24)
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To: tom paine 2

Tom,

You are SPOT ON


C


33 posted on 11/21/2004 4:22:20 AM PST by C-Note
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To: Poundstone

My thoughts exactly and you expressed it better.


34 posted on 11/21/2004 4:22:44 AM PST by Sabatier
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To: Cultural Jihad

Didn't the clintons have the SS agents carry their luggage, too? ...or was that the Marines?


35 posted on 11/21/2004 4:24:45 AM PST by snopercod (Inflation, it's how wars are paid for.)
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To: Sabatier

You are totally correct.

It would not happen.

C


36 posted on 11/21/2004 4:25:33 AM PST by C-Note
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To: Poundstone

Why do you suppose the agent has his right arm around the neck of the Chilean guy?


37 posted on 11/21/2004 4:25:53 AM PST by snopercod (Inflation, it's how wars are paid for.)
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To: tom paine 2

Yeah, I'm thinking there was an Infantry Platoon's worth of weapons in that gaggle of security.

This situation tells me that detail leader of the SS team didn't do the proper pre-trip coordination.


38 posted on 11/21/2004 4:28:08 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: El Oviedo; risk
""WOW - What a man! Now the whole world will know that our President is not a "girlie man"."America President is not "girlie man" America President is strong I am happy America persons like America President that person is good!!!Thank you
39 posted on 11/21/2004 4:28:16 AM PST by anonymoussierra
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To: snopercod

It looks like the Chile had pushed him and the Secret Service agent grabbed back for his own protection, etc ...

C


40 posted on 11/21/2004 4:28:24 AM PST by C-Note
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To: crushelits
Bush kicks ass! This is unprecedented decency show to those who protect him. Contrast with Kerry's snowbound outburst.
41 posted on 11/21/2004 4:28:29 AM PST by newzjunkey ("The rule of law has become confused with - indeed subverted by - the rule of judges." - Robert Bork)
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To: crushelits

I just saw the video. I like the little "wink" of satisfaction, "job accomplished", that the President gives an onlooker after he drags the guy out of the fray.


42 posted on 11/21/2004 4:30:02 AM PST by dawn53
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To: tom paine 2
This is a very frightening scene. Imagine if another countries secret service conspired to assassinate our president. This would likely be the begining sequence to that plot.

Which is WHY (IMHO) President Bush should think twice about his visit to Canada next week - too late to cancel I'm sure, but there is so much virulent anti-Bush hatred up in our so-called 'friend' to the North, that I am actually losing sleep over it. If I were running the SS detail, I would strongly urge the President to wear body armor (as uncomfortable as it might be) for any public appearances. There are just too many nuts in Canada, not to mention a plethora of terrorist cells that operate with near impunity.

God help those Canadians if anything happens to our President while on their soil.
43 posted on 11/21/2004 4:31:09 AM PST by Mad Mammoth
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To: crushelits

I wish he wouldnt take such chances, the agent is there to protect him not for him to protect the agent ;)

But that shows the strength of character of the man.

But still he put himself in possible jeopardy.

Thanks, great pix!


44 posted on 11/21/2004 4:32:04 AM PST by stopem
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To: tkathy
I am very glad that the Chileans didn't take any chances with the possibility of a fraudulent ID.

Exactly. We don't know the whole story, maybe advance coordination was inadequate or maybe the word didn't get down to the security detail--nobody knows, but we should be glad the Chilean security is tight versus the other way around.

And what's James Carville doing down there?!?!?

45 posted on 11/21/2004 4:32:58 AM PST by mark502inf
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To: datura
OK, everyone - let's hear you say what Kerry would've done in this scenario.

"I don't use my salad fork improperly!! Tha Son of B*tch pushed me!"


46 posted on 11/21/2004 4:33:03 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: anonymoussierra

Hey, after perusing your post, you can get your troll a** out of here.

C

BTW-STAY OUT or the kitty will get you. :-)


47 posted on 11/21/2004 4:33:09 AM PST by C-Note
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To: crushelits

Gotta love this shot. I noticed in the earlier pics that our guy had his hand on the Chilean dude's collar. It's still there and the Chilean looks quite frightened. The other hand is sure as heck got a finger-crush hold on the uniformed guard. But this isn't even the SS that was trying to get in. That dude DOES look MiddleEastern, and not quite right. I would think it would be embarrassing to have to have your principal come and rescue you. Wonder if this is the same one who sued the airline for not letting him come on the plane with his sidearm after 9-11.

48 posted on 11/21/2004 4:34:11 AM PST by johnb838 (and Allawi replied: "To hell they will go.")
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To: alessandrofiaschi

Oh, I think Kerry would have told the SS guy to get the hell out of there and then screwed his career.


49 posted on 11/21/2004 4:35:15 AM PST by johnb838 (and Allawi replied: "To hell they will go.")
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To: woofer
"That wasn't friendship, IMO. That was loyalty."

Yeah, what Woofer said...

The likes of a Kerry or a Clinton would not even have acknowledged that the agent existed unless "that sonofabitch" had knocked them down!

I have a feeling that those "protecting" the Clintons see it as a job, those that covered Kerry are sighing in relief and those covering W and Co. see it as more of a calling.

50 posted on 11/21/2004 4:35:27 AM PST by theoldChief (Pacifists are the parasites of freedom)
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