Skip to comments.What the Secret Service Could Learn from Drunken Sailors (The Curse of the Unpaid Prostitute)
Posted on 04/29/2012 4:56:52 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
What the Secret Service could learn from drunken sailors
Roberto Loiederman, a merchant seaman from 1966 to 1974, is a writer in California. He co-authored The Eagle Mutiny, an account of the 1970 mutiny on a U.S. vessel.
What happened in Cartagena, Colombia, with the Secret Service seems unsavory to me, but not for the reasons you might think.
I make no judgments about men spending a night with escorts. As far as Im concerned, those who take a holier-than-thou attitude about this are like Inspector Renault in Casablanca when he says hes shocked, shocked to discover there is gambling at Ricks Cafe . . . just before someone hands him his winnings.
No, what the Secret Service agents apparently did seems unsavory because of my own experiences.
More than 40 years ago, I was a merchant seaman. Whenever our ship would get to port any port wed hurry to an area near the docks filled with bars and women. Valparaiso or Santos, Pusan or Saigon, Djibouti or Cartagena the only changes, from port to port, were the local womens ethnicity and language.
As a seaman, what other options do you have? Youre in a strange city for a few days. Youre with other hardworking, hard-playing guys. And youve got cash in your pocket. So you go to a bar, drink more than you should, smile at the women buzzing around, maybe dance with one and then for a pre-arranged fee take her to a hotel room.
I imagine the Secret Service agents in the scandal du jour went through similar steps. Of course, the current situation is different from what I remember.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
The SS men were bush league in every sense of the word particularly at the clearance level that these “gentlemen” had. This speaks to the unprofussionalism rampant in the US Government at the present time.
An attractive woman, to be sure, but I’m hard put to picture any “services” she might offer that would be worth $800. Just sayin’
“This speaks to the unprofussionalism rampant in the US Government at the present time.”
The saying “fish rots from the head down” comes to mind...
I want everyone to know that I do not have much experience in hiring women for sex.
But to the best of my memory the subject woman always had the cash in her hand before the copulation began.
They must have changed the rules since I last talked to a friend who had committed such an act.
I’m betting the agent that blew the lid off this by “balking” at the hotel for double occupancy was one of “Holder’s” agents. The claims by other hookers just doubled from there. This is when the U.S. govt. acts stupidly by throwing money hand over fist to everyone just to shut them up.
Lie down with dogs, wake up with fleas.
Obama is the Pimp in Chief.
*Food stamps in exchange for votes.
*Solydnra loan guarantees in exchange for donations.
*Stimulus cash to unions in exchange for support.
*Reduced student loans in exchange for college support.
*Free contraception for everyone on demand.
Fake photo! Moose-chelle has fried eggs, not boobs! As for the young woman in question, if you didn’t know her profession, how many of us would consider taking her to dinner? For that matter, many of us would take her to dinner anyway!
I believe if you factor in the effects of alcohol, it’s not too difficult to imagine how the events may have unfolded.
It’s always one clueless dude that spoils everything that you could get away with. Seen it so many times since high school.
Aye-Aye up she rises early in the mornin.....
SS men are college graduates? You mean Ivy League for what is essentially no different than a bar bouncer gig? What a waste of education.
All this talk of whores and drunken sailors made me think this article was going to be about Congress, lobbyists, and the Federal budget.
You may know Marines. You may have the same slimy morals as the alley cats that roam the garbage filled streets of any give port. But you do NOT know the breed. In fact you would never qualify to be part of the breed.
What say ye now a**hole?
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