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First Daughter Barbara (Bush) Robbed in Argentina
abc news ^ | 11-21-06 | abc

Posted on 11/21/2006 3:56:24 PM PST by dogbyte12

First Daughter Barbara Bush had her purse and cell phone stolen as she had dinner in a restaurant in Buenos Aires, Argentina, even though she was being guarded by a detail of Secret Service agents, according to law enforcement reports made available to ABC News.

It was not the only mishap on the two-week trip to Argentina by Barbara (right) and her twin sister Jenna (left).

A Secret Service agent on the advance detail got into an "altercation" with someone after a night out and was badly beaten, according to the law enforcement reports. The Secret Service said today the incident was an attempted mugging that occurred while the agent was on his own time. The agent is doing fine.

The purse snatching took place on Barbara's first night in town while she was dining in the picturesque San Telmo neighborhood. According to the reports, the Secret Service agents failed to notice the incident.

The Secret Service would not comment on the purse snatching, and the First Lady’s office said they would not comment on any personal trip made by the daughters. There have been recent reports, however, that Jenna Bush has been living and working in Panama as an intern for UNICEF.


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Crime is a big problem everywhere.
1 posted on 11/21/2006 3:56:25 PM PST by dogbyte12
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To: dogbyte12

UNICEF? WTF?


2 posted on 11/21/2006 3:58:20 PM PST by SittinYonder (Ic ■Št gehate, ■Št ic heonon nelle fleon fotes trym, ac wille fur­or gan)
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To: dogbyte12

Some SS guys are likely going to find themselves working in Montana by month end.


3 posted on 11/21/2006 3:58:24 PM PST by misterrob (Jack Bauer/Chuck Norris 2008)
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To: dogbyte12
OH HELL NO !!!!!!

There's about 250,000 FReepers that will find his Ass!!!!!
4 posted on 11/21/2006 3:58:28 PM PST by cmsgop ( Try Miracle Grow, with New and Improved Uterus Growing Power, endorsed by Cindy Sheehan)
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To: dogbyte12

Sounds like they need to get James West and Artemus Gordon back on the job.


5 posted on 11/21/2006 3:59:39 PM PST by Sam Cree (don't mix alcopops and ufo's - absolute reality)
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To: cmsgop
There's about 250,000 FReepers that will find his Ass!!!!!

And those are just the female FReepers!

6 posted on 11/21/2006 3:59:44 PM PST by radiohead (Hey Kerry, I'm still here; still hating your lying, stinking, guts you coward.)
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To: dogbyte12
According to the reports, the Secret Service agents failed to notice the incident.

Someone's head is going to roll for this ....with every terrorist in the world gunning for an American trophy....this detail didn't notice a simple purse snatching right under their noses.

7 posted on 11/21/2006 3:59:50 PM PST by Dog (Hey Red Sox forget the Japanese pitchers for $42mil I'll talk to you for $10 million.)
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To: dogbyte12

How to insure your career in the Secret Service is short and not very sweet.


8 posted on 11/21/2006 4:00:41 PM PST by FourPeas (The right thing to do never requires any subterfuge, it is always simple and direct. Calvin Coolidge)
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To: dogbyte12

I hear they've got some real SS men in Argentina. Hire them.


9 posted on 11/21/2006 4:01:32 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Who invented rock and roll hiccups?)
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To: misterrob
I agree...they better pack the parka...
10 posted on 11/21/2006 4:01:37 PM PST by Dog (Hey Red Sox forget the Japanese pitchers for $42mil I'll talk to you for $10 million.)
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To: dogbyte12
Oh my!
Yes, that is one of the third world toilets, I was there a few months ago.
No way the SS can compete with the 'street' smarts of those maggots, they are tops.
But of course, a lot of those people would love to move here, and some do!
Argh!!!!
11 posted on 11/21/2006 4:02:04 PM PST by elpinta (No tagline today)
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To: Dog

Damn right and heads should roll....it scares me as to what may have been in her purse...WH ID's...etc


12 posted on 11/21/2006 4:02:28 PM PST by mystery-ak (My Son, My Soldier, My Hero........God Speed Jonathan......)
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To: dogbyte12
A Secret Service agent on the advance detail got into an "altercation" with someone after a night out and was badly beaten

Where did they get these wimps?

13 posted on 11/21/2006 4:03:22 PM PST by Ben Mugged (Always cheat; always win. The only unfair fight is the one you lose.)
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To: dogbyte12

Was Michael Richards involved?


14 posted on 11/21/2006 4:03:38 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Who invented rock and roll hiccups?)
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To: dogbyte12
The Secret Service would not comment on the purse snatching

How can they explain this? Inquiring minds want to know.

15 posted on 11/21/2006 4:03:59 PM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: dogbyte12

Where is their picture, I don't care about stolen purses or (former) secret service agents - just show me Jenna


16 posted on 11/21/2006 4:05:31 PM PST by SF Republican
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To: dogbyte12

The Prez better have the protection on his two daughters improved dramatically,if scum like that can get close to where they are at any given moment that is scary,don`t for a minute think that the islamo fascists aren`t aware of this event.GOD BLESS AMERICA!


17 posted on 11/21/2006 4:06:45 PM PST by chrismich2610 (murha to run with hugo chavez)
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To: dogbyte12
"She was dining in the picturesque San Telmo neighborhood"

Whenever they call an area "picturesque", chances are you wouldn't dine there without a company of Marines at hand.

Leni

18 posted on 11/21/2006 4:06:50 PM PST by MinuteGal (The Left takes power only through deception.)
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To: SF Republican

19 posted on 11/21/2006 4:07:18 PM PST by dogbyte12
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To: dogbyte12

Dad better change his number.


20 posted on 11/21/2006 4:07:19 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: dogbyte12
First Daughter Barbara Bush had her purse and cell phone stolen as she had dinner in a restaurant in Buenos Aires, Argentina, even though she was being guarded by a detail of Secret Service agents

"Missed it by THAT much -- !"

21 posted on 11/21/2006 4:07:38 PM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("On 11/07/06, 'true' conservatives and 'rat traitors joined forces to bring Sharia law to America.")
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To: Sam Cree
"Sounds like they need to get James West and Artemus Gordon back on the job."


22 posted on 11/21/2006 4:08:48 PM PST by monkapotamus
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To: dogbyte12

Cell phone stolen?

Imagine the private phone numbers in that cell phone address book.


23 posted on 11/21/2006 4:10:20 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: CindyDawg
Dad better change his number.

Hello, Meester Boosh, Yu ken hef yor fone beck iff yu gif us beck our Malvinas Isslands!

24 posted on 11/21/2006 4:11:22 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Who invented rock and roll hiccups?)
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To: monkapotamus
Look out! It's DR. LOVELESS -- !!!

:)

25 posted on 11/21/2006 4:11:31 PM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("On 11/07/06, 'true' conservatives and 'rat traitors joined forces to bring Sharia law to America.")
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To: Dog
....this detail didn't notice a simple purse snatching right under their noses.

And if they didn't notice a purse-snatching, they probably wouldn't have noticed someone dropping off a not-so-innocent little "momento" of the evening, either.

26 posted on 11/21/2006 4:11:34 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Revolting cat!
I hear they've got some real SS men in Argentina. Hire them.

LOL. Yeah, your typical 85 year old Nazi would probably be tough enough to stop a freakin' purse snatching. Pathetic display by the Secret Service here. Heads will roll.
27 posted on 11/21/2006 4:11:39 PM PST by irishjuggler
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To: SittinYonder

Hold your horses, UNICEF, despite the name is independent of the UN. It is currently headed by Ann Veneman who was PResident Bush's secretary of agriculture until 2005.


28 posted on 11/21/2006 4:15:53 PM PST by minus_273
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To: dogbyte12

Pics! We got Pics!!!!!!


29 posted on 11/21/2006 4:16:16 PM PST by stimpy17 (Crazy is as crazy does)
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To: monkapotamus; Miss Marple; LUV W; snugs; All

HEY MONK Boy this guy career is over that one was guarding Barbara Bush


30 posted on 11/21/2006 4:17:05 PM PST by SevenofNine ("Step aside Jefe"=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: elpinta
Wow, I had the complete opposite impression of Buenos Aires when I was there. I thought it was a wonderful place except for the driving. I didn't think the beggars and such were any worse there than in large American cities.

And unlike where many of our hispanic "guests" come from Argentinians can speak English. I felt like my education was wasted when 7 year old kids could speak outstanding English to me and I couldn't speak a word of Spanish to them.

I hope to go back to Argentina some time.

Sucks that this will be some people's only impression of the country.
31 posted on 11/21/2006 4:17:28 PM PST by Mr. Blonde (You know, Happy Time Harry, just being around you kinda makes me want to die.)
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To: dogbyte12
From the left-wing wackos at www.wonkette.com:
Bush Twins Spread Trademark Chaos in Latin America

ABC reports that Barbara Bush was the victim of a purse-snatcher in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In the middle of a restaurant, right under the noses of the Secret Service. Who’ve been having troubles of their own:

A Secret Service agent on the advance detail got into an “altercation” with someone after a night out and was badly beaten, according to the law enforcement reports.

Both twins are in Argentina, though no one will say why...


32 posted on 11/21/2006 4:17:43 PM PST by RonDog
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

ROFL ROFL that just wrongg very funny LOL!


33 posted on 11/21/2006 4:17:49 PM PST by SevenofNine ("Step aside Jefe"=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: FourPeas
How to insure your career in the Secret Service is short and not very sweet.

No worry, they'll be hired as bodyguards by Kramerica Industries.

34 posted on 11/21/2006 4:19:00 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Who invented rock and roll hiccups?)
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To: stimpy17
Pics! We got Pics!!!!!!
See also, from www.thefirsttwins.com:


35 posted on 11/21/2006 4:20:03 PM PST by RonDog
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To: RonDog
Both twins are in Argentina, though no one will say why...

They do like to have a good time like most young people, and in Argentina they do it until 6 in the morning. It intimidated me. The bars in Oklahoma close at 2 and I'm pretty well done in by then. I don't know how I would make it another 4 hours.
36 posted on 11/21/2006 4:21:22 PM PST by Mr. Blonde (You know, Happy Time Harry, just being around you kinda makes me want to die.)
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To: Sam Cree

"...Sounds like they need to get James West and Artemus Gordon back on the job...."

The ORIGINAL West and Gordon, I hope.


37 posted on 11/21/2006 4:21:40 PM PST by NCC-1701 (To boldly go where no FReeper has gone before. Live long and prosper.)
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To: mystery-ak

Hi mystery. That was my first thought too....bet she has her Mom and Dad's phone numbers in her cell phone. Not good. 2 incidents in few days.......hope Laura and W have Barbara come back to the good ole USA.


38 posted on 11/21/2006 4:22:27 PM PST by 4integrity
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To: dogbyte12

If a lowly purse snatcher can get by the Secret Service...


39 posted on 11/21/2006 4:23:01 PM PST by BlessedBeGod (Benedict XVI = Terminator IV)
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To: dogbyte12

I wonder if the idiot who robbed her even knew who she was...wait until he finds out...


40 posted on 11/21/2006 4:26:37 PM PST by WestVirginiaRebel (Common sense will do to liberalism what the atomic bomb did to Nagasaki-Rush Limbaugh)
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To: NCC-1701
Yeah, I meant the originals, from the old TV show. I haven't seen the movie.

These guys.

41 posted on 11/21/2006 4:27:01 PM PST by Sam Cree (don't mix alcopops and ufo's - absolute reality)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

43 posted on 11/21/2006 4:30:44 PM PST by monkapotamus
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To: Mr. Blonde
Well, some of us 'locals' have a different impression.
Great land, mostly hard-working people, but the corrupt leadership and ever-present slime-types makes a visit a real pain.
I will go out of my way to NOT go there, ever. After visiting many places, B. Aires is right up there with any city in France as far as my personal 'no visit' list.
Oh well, haven't seen the entire US yet, so not a problem.
44 posted on 11/21/2006 4:31:01 PM PST by elpinta (No tagline today)
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To: elpinta

bttt


45 posted on 11/21/2006 4:32:07 PM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: RonDog
Meanwhiole, guess which gaggle of mouth-breathing lunatics are celebrating and exchanging high-fives over this...?
46 posted on 11/21/2006 4:33:59 PM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("On 11/07/06, 'true' conservatives and 'rat traitors joined forces to bring Sharia law to America.")
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To: misterrob
"Some SS guys are likely going to find themselves working in Montana by month end."

I wonder of there were some female SS personnel there also. If so, they too might stock up on winter clothing.

47 posted on 11/21/2006 4:34:47 PM PST by Enterprise (Let's not enforce laws that are already on the books, let's just write new laws we won't enforce.)
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To: dogbyte12

I am confused -- I read an interview with the president a while back where he said Jenna was going to be teaching school in Latin America this fall. Now she's interning at UNICEF? A United Nations agency? I am surprised she would work for UNICEF. Surely POTUS and FLOTUS do not approve their daughter working for a United Nations agency. Anyway, how did teaching morph into working for UNICEF, and why on earth would she be in Argentina? With taxpayer-paid security, too.

I am all in favor of the Presidentt's daughters having bodyguards & I do not mind paying taxes for them to have bodyguards (although I would hope they are more competent than these guys seem to have been) but I am not sure I want to pay for bodyguards for junkets abroad esp. to highly unsafe countries where so many people hate their dad. How about they stay home where it will be easier to provide security for them? There are plenty of places where they can have fun right here in the good ole USA.


48 posted on 11/21/2006 4:35:49 PM PST by EdJay
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To: BlessedBeGod
"If a lowly purse snatcher can get by the Secret Service..."

The SS people probably have degrees in philosophy and sociology. The crook has a degree in street smarts.

49 posted on 11/21/2006 4:38:04 PM PST by Enterprise (Let's not enforce laws that are already on the books, let's just write new laws we won't enforce.)
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50 posted on 11/21/2006 4:38:21 PM PST by monkapotamus
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