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Secret Service agent: Clintonís staff rude, Hillary aloof
Washington Examiner ^ | March 7, 2012

Posted on 03/08/2012 7:47:30 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia

In a breach of tradition, a former U.S. Secret Service agent has self-published a book that savages the Clinton White House staff as arrogant and rude, suggests former first lady Hillary Clinton was aloof and charges that Bill Clinton endangered himself and agents for a “totally pointless photo op” on the South Korea-North Korea border.

In several anecdotes, former agent Dan Emmett revealed that Clinton’s young staff had “fundamental traits of rudeness and arrogance” that teetered on the verge of being dangerous at times. “Most of these youngsters were from wealthy families, and many viewed Secret Services agents as the hired help,” he writes in “Within Arms’s Length,” an autobiography that provides new details of the inner Secret Service.

In one case he told of an unnamed Clinton staffer who challenged a KGB agent during a 1993 presidential visit to Russia “as if he were dealing with a Wackenhut security officer in Toledo.”

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


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bookreview; clinton; emmett; hillary; memoir; secretservice; usss; x42

1 posted on 03/08/2012 7:47:37 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: All

anyone surprised?


2 posted on 03/08/2012 7:53:14 AM PST by Maverick68
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“Clinton staffer who challenged a KGB agent”

Not a bright move.


3 posted on 03/08/2012 7:53:35 AM PST by carriage_hill
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I have heard about the Clintons’ arrogance and lack of breeding from MANY DC friends who were in a position to know.


4 posted on 03/08/2012 7:55:54 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

we hvae heard for years how rude Hillary was to the people who protected her.
since as a former first lady she still gets SS protection I wonder if she will become more polite


5 posted on 03/08/2012 7:56:50 AM PST by RWGinger (Simpl)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Emmet probably served with Gary Aldrich. I may have read about him in Gary’s book, but it’s been a while and I don’t remember.

I suppose every president could have some details revealed that would be embarrassing, but when it reaches the level of Clinton and company, I think it’s a national security issue if the agents don’t tell all.

This incident on the bridge to North Korea could have caused a massive international incident. The guy was a juvenile jackass, unfit to be president.


6 posted on 03/08/2012 7:57:02 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Abortion? No. Gov't heath care? No. Gore on warming? No. McCain on immigration? No.)
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To: Maverick68
"anyone surprised?"

Maybe GOMER, as in SURPRISE! SURPRISE! SURPRISE!

7 posted on 03/08/2012 7:58:04 AM PST by DeaconRed (I live in FL We have voted already. Nothing else I can do. I am too broke to send any $$)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
I have never in my life dealt we people so arrogant as those who work in gubbermint.

They believe they are untouchable, unassailable, and miles above the stupid little people who pay them.

There is no such thing anymore as a “public servant”.

Today, you will never hear anyone say, “I'm just a lowly civil servant. I don't make much money.” as you may in an old black and white movie.

Today, getting a job with the gubbermint is like winning the lottery. Pensions, Unions, Vacations, Conferences and travel expenses, Cars, Gas Cards, the best Health Insurance in the country, the best Dental in the country, free Tuition, and a salary that has been documented to be up 30% higher than a non-government worker doing the same job.

It is not just Hillary. All gubbermint workers assume that they are a part of the “ruling class”. And they are not far off.

8 posted on 03/08/2012 7:58:15 AM PST by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

There is also the book Unlimited Access by an FBI agent.


9 posted on 03/08/2012 7:58:36 AM PST by EEGator
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To: SMARTY

Clinton was a Prince compared to the CS we have in the White House now.


10 posted on 03/08/2012 7:59:02 AM PST by Venturer
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“My patient attempts to reason were met with childlike emotion born of a past where no one in authority—probably beginning with her parents—had ever said no to her about anything

Pretty much sums up liberalism...


11 posted on 03/08/2012 8:00:13 AM PST by jakerobins
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To: Maverick68

Situation Normal.


12 posted on 03/08/2012 8:00:29 AM PST by madameguinot (Our Father's God to Thee, Author of Liberty)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
suggests former first lady Hillary Clinton was aloof

I always thought she was adyke.

13 posted on 03/08/2012 8:02:56 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Maverick68

Well, harrumph, I’m shocked, just shocked I tell you.


14 posted on 03/08/2012 8:02:57 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
...Bill Clinton endangered himself and agents for a “totally pointless photo op” on the South Korea-North Korea border.

Yeah, that worked out real well...

15 posted on 03/08/2012 8:04:00 AM PST by Haiku Guy ("The problem with Internet Quotes is that you never know if they are real" -- Abraham Lincoln)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
She's salty.


16 posted on 03/08/2012 8:05:13 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Pesky renters. Bill/Hill: Up the rent you’re charging Secret Service and perhaps you’ll get some more upscale folks in Chappaqua. On the other hand, drag a hundred dollar bill around and...


17 posted on 03/08/2012 8:05:23 AM PST by sasquatch
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I read “Unlimited Access” by Gary Aldrich years ago - basically said the same thing.


18 posted on 03/08/2012 8:09:31 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Congress touched me inappropriately, they should be put on administrative leave immediately)
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To: Maverick68
Liberal elite trust-fund babies thinking they're the best thing since sliced bread?

Looking their noses down on the rest of us? The 'eat cake' crowd - with attitude? Who woulda thunk it possible they could be insensitive jerks on top of all that? I'm shocked I tell ya...

19 posted on 03/08/2012 8:09:36 AM PST by GOPJ (Democrat-Media Complex¬óburied stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew' Breitbart)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

My cousin did a stint as a white house military guard—whatever the title. Anyway, he said, after he got out of the service, that hillary was an overripe smelly old bitch. They all detested her nasty demeanor. She is an elitist tyrant with a viscereal hatred for underlings, especially in the military and law enforcement.


20 posted on 03/08/2012 8:09:41 AM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: dead

oh that picture is just ‘too funny’ neat job...who ever created it...


21 posted on 03/08/2012 8:10:58 AM PST by haircutter
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To: dead

How would you like to scrap the barnacles of of her bottom


22 posted on 03/08/2012 8:15:22 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Neoliberalnot

My daughter was an intern for a US Senator. She, and all the other staff members, were told that if they encountered Hillary in the hallways of the Senate office building they should avoid eye contact and NEVER say good morning to her. Also, never get on the elevator if she was getting on. No one was allowed to be in the elevator with her.


23 posted on 03/08/2012 8:19:57 AM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I just can’t imagine anyone wanting the job of possibly taking a bullet for Hillary Clinton.


24 posted on 03/08/2012 8:22:40 AM PST by PGR88
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To: RWGinger

She would get it anyway as secretary of state.


25 posted on 03/08/2012 8:25:51 AM PST by org.whodat
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To: Russ

Got it from a very reliable marine source that Hilary the First Lady was so despised they went through her luggage, got one of her bras and posted it up on the squadron bulletin board. Sexist I know, but she was so disliked she was considered fair game.


26 posted on 03/08/2012 8:26:04 AM PST by binreadin
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I’m more interested in hearing what the SS has to say about the Obama White House & staff.


27 posted on 03/08/2012 8:43:32 AM PST by sjmjax (Politicans are like bananas - they start out green, turn yellow, then rot.)
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To: binreadin

During the Clinton years, Hillary’s behavior was reported on but for whatever reasons didn’t get the press it deserves. Even to staffers and higher level people she was just plain rude. She expected people to dive into rooms when she came by. She didn’t want to share the hall she was walking down with people. I remember someone describing how he tried to say good morning and was stiffed. I also remember that she treated the secret service like dirt, and they called her monster. For this reason, I felt she was unworthy of being president.
In contrast, the both Bushes were models of courtesy to the people around them.


28 posted on 03/08/2012 8:45:05 AM PST by Essie
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To: Russ

“No one was allowed to be in the elevator with her.”

Who in their right mind would want to get in an elevator with that crazy bitch? I’d be afraid that as soon as the door closed, her fangs would come out and she’d start trying to suck my blood.

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29 posted on 03/08/2012 8:48:06 AM PST by flatfish
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

IMHO this is a very bad precedent.I don’t care who is in the White House.


30 posted on 03/08/2012 8:48:34 AM PST by Cyman
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To: haircutter

Thank you - it’s mine.


31 posted on 03/08/2012 8:53:07 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Russ
My daughter was an intern for a US Senator. She, and all the other staff members, were told that if they encountered Hillary in the hallways of the Senate office building they should avoid eye contact and NEVER say good morning to her. Also, never get on the elevator if she was getting on. No one was allowed to be in the elevator with her.

My friend worked with (baseball pitching great) Tom Seaver and was told the same thing about him. So every morning when my friend passed him in the hall he would say as cheerfully as he could, "Good morning, Mr. Seaver!" just because he thought it was funny as hell that he completely ignored him.

32 posted on 03/08/2012 8:56:16 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

33 posted on 03/08/2012 8:57:10 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

The SS couldn’t wait to dump her off on Diplomatic Security.


34 posted on 03/08/2012 9:01:21 AM PST by mikey_hates_everything
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To: flatfish

And from what I’ve read, Michelle Obama treats the little people in a similar manner.


35 posted on 03/08/2012 9:03:44 AM PST by Essie
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Well, she is smarter and better than everyone.


36 posted on 03/08/2012 9:36:01 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

You Freepers need to get this through your thick heads ... I'm not aloof ... it's just that it's hard to remain humble when you're the world's smartest woman ... and idiots like you radical right wing nuts fail to recognize this ... and pay me the proper respect that I'm due ... like bowing before your master ... and groveling ... and granting me the power I so richly deserve ... and challenging my rightful claim to the presidency ... and the supreme court ... and the papacy ... and ignoring a few minor transgressions like Whitewatergate and Fostergate ... and granting me time alone with Huma that I so richly deserve ... and reminding me that Chelsea is Web Hubbell's love child ...

37 posted on 03/08/2012 9:36:01 AM PST by Zakeet (Obozo is to competent as an Etch-A-Sketch is to art)
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To: flatfish
Rumor has it that Hitlery will be featured on the NBC series “Grimm” in an episode as an evil Prog.
38 posted on 03/08/2012 9:38:19 AM PST by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: dead

LOL!

She’s looking especially irritable these days... like she’s not getting any Huma lately.


39 posted on 03/08/2012 9:38:56 AM PST by Blado (Obama's brain is a coprolite from the Late Soviet Era)
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To: 240B
“Today, getting a job with the gubbermint is like winning the lottery. Pensions, Unions, Vacations, Conferences and travel expenses, Cars, Gas Cards, the best Health Insurance in the country, the best Dental in the country, free Tuition, and a salary that has been documented to be up 30% higher than a non-government worker doing the same job.”

You meant a government job in DC perhaps because this don't apply to the average government worker. You have to pay into your pension, it's called FERS, they match up to 5% (same as big companies), you don't get a car or gas cards, (you have a car to drive at work if your jobs requires it that is filled up for free but not for your personal use), you choose which health insurance you want (the same companies that's available to private companies at better or worse rates), tuition is reimbursed only if you pass and it applies to your job (big companies have this also), the pay may or may not be the same as a non governmental job. You also have to factor in that some jobs don't really translate to the civilian market.

40 posted on 03/08/2012 9:42:13 AM PST by USAF80
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To: USAF80
Yep, I was talking Federal. I did some work for them and the perks were insane. Everything I mentioned and more.

I once turned in an expense report and was essentially ‘ordered’ to make it more. My supervisor told me that other people had made a similar trip as mine and I was making them look bad. Uh....OK, says I. Wild.

And you could go anywhere in the world all expense paid, and on top of it, you get $100 a day in per diem. So, I was getting paid to be on what was in most respects, a vacation.

It does depend on where you work, but if you get in the right dept, ... wow.

41 posted on 03/08/2012 10:02:19 AM PST by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: org.whodat

“She would get it anyway as secretary of state.”

Are you sure?
this site doesn’t list cabinet secs getting it unless the potus asks for it
http://www.secretservice.gov/protection.shtml


42 posted on 03/08/2012 12:01:05 PM PST by RWGinger (Simpl)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

BTTT


43 posted on 03/08/2012 12:46:30 PM PST by hattend (Jesus wants me to make churches pay for abortions. - Barack Obama)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
n a breach of tradition, a former U.S. Secret Service agent has self-published a book that savages the Clinton White House staff as arrogant and rude

A breach of tradition? Hardly. When has a tell all book not been written about a "first family" by an ex S.S. person?

I guess you.d have to go back to when the S.S. first started.

44 posted on 03/08/2012 12:50:00 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Eccl 10 v. 19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.)
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To: dead

You know, it really HURTS when you almost laugh your head off. I hope you’re satisfied...


45 posted on 03/08/2012 8:10:17 PM PST by redhead (Alaska: Step out of the bus and into the food chain.)
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