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Chaperones included in new Secret Service conduct rules
Associated Press ^ | 4/28/12

Posted on 04/29/2012 8:59:21 AM PDT by Justaham

Embarrassed by a prostitution scandal, the Secret Service will assign chaperones on some trips to enforce new rules of conduct that make clear that excessive drinking, entertaining foreigners in their hotel rooms and cavorting in disreputable establishments are no longer tolerated.

The stricter measures, issued by the Secret Service on Friday for agents and employees, apply even when traveling personnel are off duty.

The policies, outlined in a memorandum obtained by The Associated Press, are the agency's latest attempt to respond to the scandal that surfaced as President Barack Obama was headed to a Latin American summit in Cartagena, Colombia, earlier this month.

The embattled Secret Service director, Mark Sullivan, urged agents and other employees to "consider your conduct through the lens of the past several weeks."

Sullivan said the rules "cannot address every situation that our employees will face as we execute our dual-missions throughout the world." He added: "The absence of a specific, published standard of conduct covering an act or behavior does not mean that the act is condoned, is permissible or will not call for -- and result in -- corrective or disciplinary action."

"All employees have a continuing obligation to confront expected abuses or perceived misconduct," Sullivan said.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chaperones; newrules; secretservice

1 posted on 04/29/2012 8:59:29 AM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham

Kinda reminds one of high school trips to Europe. For the chaperons in this case...if they screw up....they get fired. So I’m guessing they will want everyone to be accounted for at a certain time, and everyone acts professional. Kind of sad to treat a bunch of thirty-five year old guys this way.


2 posted on 04/29/2012 9:05:40 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Justaham
if firing the guilty doesn't have the desired effect, what makes the chaperones more trustworthy than the supposedly most trustworthy agents in the whole government???
3 posted on 04/29/2012 9:05:55 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Justaham
The Secret Service agents are the chaperones not needing one. This sounds like the beginnings of Mother Russia's position of political officer.
4 posted on 04/29/2012 9:07:53 AM PDT by Ophiucus
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To: Justaham

The Secret Service is so childish they need “chaperons”?


5 posted on 04/29/2012 9:08:04 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Justaham
So now the Secret Service is to be treated like a bunch of high school adolescents?

I feel so proud.

6 posted on 04/29/2012 9:09:37 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Justaham

“Chaperones” for the Secret Services guys? ROTFL!!! We’ve fallen farther than I thought we had.


7 posted on 04/29/2012 9:09:53 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life. - Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
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To: Justaham

If we are now reduced to assigning chaperones to our SS agents I think its time to outsource the job of protecting the President. Gavin DeBecker springs to mind.


8 posted on 04/29/2012 9:12:30 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: yldstrk

I was going to suggest sending their mothers along with them but it looks like they didn’t do such a good job either.

Good grief. What are we coming to? Surely the end is near.


9 posted on 04/29/2012 9:14:22 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Justaham

Doesn’t 0bmama already have a road trip Czar?


10 posted on 04/29/2012 9:17:04 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Justaham

But who watches the watchers?


11 posted on 04/29/2012 9:19:24 AM PDT by Thorliveshere
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To: Justaham

Another of our institutions humbled. I no longer recognize the country I grew up in.

Chaperons. Is the no end to the humiliation? Yet, this is what happens when we become a silly country run by silly people.


12 posted on 04/29/2012 9:19:31 AM PDT by x1stcav (There's a bunch of us out here spoiling for a fight.)
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To: Justaham

The guys responsible for guarding the most powerful man in the world needs chaperons?? Aww. Shit.....


13 posted on 04/29/2012 9:20:22 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Justaham
When I was in the Air Force it was behave or you could be punished under article 133 actions unbecoming an airman

I think its time to bring the overseas government employees under that kind of law.

Behave or be fined up to a years pay and some jail time for good measure

14 posted on 04/29/2012 9:20:52 AM PDT by mouser (Run the rats out its the only chance we have)
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To: Justaham

Ehhhh.....it’s just the Democrats creating more government jobs and thus more taxpayer money being handed to Democrats.


15 posted on 04/29/2012 9:35:25 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Justaham

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?


16 posted on 04/29/2012 9:36:49 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Justaham

The Secret Service is NOT VERY secret ANYMORE...


17 posted on 04/29/2012 9:44:20 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Justaham

What, no hideously expensive “counseling”, seminars in tropical locations, or mandated, taxpayer-funded educational programs run by talentless Communist academics?


18 posted on 04/29/2012 9:49:05 AM PDT by EyeGuy (Non-Holder person.)
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To: Justaham

“Chaperones included in new Secret Service conduct rules”

Just means that in the future, prostitutes will be on the government payroll and have the title of “chaperones.” It’s the new job title, replacing “escort” since that title has gained a derogatory meaning.

This will be done in order to avoid public disturbances regarding disputes of payment. The unionized chaperones will be required to accompany the SS (Secret Service) on all trips abroad!


19 posted on 04/29/2012 9:51:03 AM PDT by tired&retired
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To: Justaham
Regardless of what is really going on, if you have to assign chaperones to teams of secret service agents, you don’t have the right agents and the problems are institutional. This is a ridiculous layering of additional staff.
20 posted on 04/29/2012 9:57:59 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Justaham

Like the Red October, the Secret Service now has political officers.


21 posted on 04/29/2012 10:00:55 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Justaham
Embarrassed by a prostitution scandal, the Secret Service will assign chaperones on some trips to enforce new rules of conduct that make clear that excessive drinking, entertaining foreigners in their hotel rooms and cavorting in disreputable establishments are no longer tolerated.

I understand that Bill Clinton has volunteered to come out of retirement to become one of the chaperones.

22 posted on 04/29/2012 10:07:35 AM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: Chode

Bill Clinton will chapperone the first one..


23 posted on 04/29/2012 10:08:07 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Yo-Yo

: )


24 posted on 04/29/2012 10:09:26 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Ophiucus

Don’t turn around (uh-oh)
The Kommisar’s in town...


25 posted on 04/29/2012 10:20:38 AM PDT by KitJ (Shall not be infringed)
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To: pepsionice

Treat the secret service like a bunch of teenagers? Chaperones? Do they have to hold up their hand for permission to go pee pee?

There is something very very wrong with this picture.

Only Obama would want a bunch of adolescent acting men for protection.

Not firing the top guy is about as stupid as it gets. I guess he figures it’s worth it to put his life in the hands of mental cases so he can make it to his political rallys.


26 posted on 04/29/2012 10:35:09 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Justaham

Guards on the guards!

What next?


27 posted on 04/29/2012 10:37:54 AM PDT by Road Glide
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To: bert
Like the Red October, the Secret Service now has political officers.

BINGO!!! This stuff has gone on for years, why now do they decide to come out with this?

28 posted on 04/29/2012 10:40:17 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Justaham

Obviously they were too stupid and arrogant to obey the original rules set out for them, and since their supervisors were unwilling to keep control over them, they’ll need babysitters now.


29 posted on 04/29/2012 11:05:11 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Justaham
New job openings at White House Staff:

Eunuchs - 47 positions available now

job description:

1. hotel study hall monitor

2. prevent messin` around

3. must speak Spanish

30 posted on 04/29/2012 11:06:55 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 (Eunuchs in WH??`s??? Who knew?)
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To: mass55th

and who will babysit the babysitters?

I thought SS WERE the babysitters?

I haven’t been this confused since they invented the Dept. of Homeland Security.


31 posted on 04/29/2012 11:06:59 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Justaham

And who, pray tell, will chaperone the chaperones?


32 posted on 04/29/2012 11:29:27 AM PDT by jennings2004 (President Hayes, Mount Rushmore, telephone, Dear Leader...what a mix!)
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To: Justaham

And who, pray tell, will chaperone the chaperones?


33 posted on 04/29/2012 11:29:57 AM PDT by jennings2004 (President Hayes, Mount Rushmore, telephone, Dear Leader...what a mix!)
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To: Justaham

Animal House frat boys protecting the POTUS.

Damn right you need chaperones or wardens or guards.

And the Frat is probably on double secret probation.

Maybe the federal government should provide the women. Then at least the fees would be settled in advance. Cleaner all the way around. Call it the FBP. Federal Bureau of Pu$$y.


34 posted on 04/29/2012 11:33:47 AM PDT by Calamari (Pass enough laws and everyone is guilty of something.)
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To: jennings2004

For the right pay, I’ll do it.

We will all be playing crazy eights, sharing knock knock jokes and drinking hot apple cidar until lights out at midnight. :)


35 posted on 04/29/2012 11:48:38 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Justaham

This could be an opportunity to expand government and fight un-employment, they could even create a new cabinet position or at least obama could appoint a new czar. It’s not just been the GSA and the Secreat Service, it’s been members of the military IRS agents ambassadors and their staff. So much inappropiate behavior in government, even Senators and Congressmen not to mention those in steno pools and maintenance. The government may need a million or more highly trained chaperones. this would also be good for the universities, they could receive government grants for determining what would be proper behavior for each government position and then offer classes with degrees and what government job description would require how many chaperones per employee. Some may even be assigned to one employee and we would probably then discover we would need chaperones for the chaperones. One weakness in the plan is that it may require the democrats to start condeming behavior that they now condone or there may be no need for chaperones.


36 posted on 04/29/2012 12:05:01 PM PDT by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: Justaham
This reminds me of the Cubans, East Germans and maybe others before the Iron Curtain fell - for the Cubans even today.

Wherever Cuban athletic teams traveled they had political overseers who “chaperoned” them to keep them from defecting. On their bus taking them to various venues in the 1971 Pan Am Games, these guys in their sweat suits went with every team to “chaperon” them. In Cali, Columbia, some the Cuban cycling team members went riding for practice with "chaparon" peddling trying to keep up, but a couple kept on going and never came back. Later I heard they had been taken to a CIA base in Central America. There were others who escaped during the Games too. Ditto the Central American and Caribbean Games in Santa Domingo. These things I witnessed - the “chaperons” at work, not the defections. I was told these “chaperons” accompanied Cubans whenever they left the island.

Obama has had good training on how to handle overseas behavior by someone.

37 posted on 04/29/2012 12:18:14 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Justaham

How much extra are these ‘chaperones’ going to cost us? Shouldn’t they just get SS with intgrity, or are they afraid they would show up Hussein?


38 posted on 04/29/2012 12:30:02 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Sworn to Defend The Constitution Against ALL Enemies, Foreign and Domestic. So Help Me GOD!)
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To: Justaham

Are “chaperones” a limp-wristed way of having political officers? Sounds Soviet to me.


39 posted on 04/29/2012 12:32:05 PM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: mouser
I always though the chaperon on any gov’t trip was the highest ranking officer ...

Unless current officers do not have any standards which to live up to.

40 posted on 04/29/2012 6:12:44 PM PDT by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120) Cure Alzheimer's!)
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To: texas booster

I would agree with you ranking one is or should be responsible to keep the rest in line


41 posted on 04/29/2012 7:32:18 PM PDT by mouser (Run the rats out its the only chance we have)
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