Skip to comments.Chaperones included in new Secret Service conduct rules
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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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.
The Secret Service is so childish they need “chaperons”?
I feel so proud.
“Chaperones” for the Secret Services guys? ROTFL!!! We’ve fallen farther than I thought we had.
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.
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.
Doesn’t 0bmama already have a road trip Czar?
But who watches the watchers?
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.
The guys responsible for guarding the most powerful man in the world needs chaperons?? Aww. Shit.....
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
Ehhhh.....it’s just the Democrats creating more government jobs and thus more taxpayer money being handed to Democrats.
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
The Secret Service is NOT VERY secret ANYMORE...
What, no hideously expensive “counseling”, seminars in tropical locations, or mandated, taxpayer-funded educational programs run by talentless Communist academics?
“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!
Like the Red October, the Secret Service now has political officers.
I understand that Bill Clinton has volunteered to come out of retirement to become one of the chaperones.
Bill Clinton will chapperone the first one..
Don’t turn around (uh-oh)
The Kommisar’s in town...
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.
Guards on the guards!
BINGO!!! This stuff has gone on for years, why now do they decide to come out with this?
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.
Eunuchs - 47 positions available now
1. hotel study hall monitor
2. prevent messin` around
3. must speak Spanish
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.
And who, pray tell, will chaperone the chaperones?
And who, pray tell, will chaperone the chaperones?
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.
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. :)
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.
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.
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?
Are “chaperones” a limp-wristed way of having political officers? Sounds Soviet to me.
Unless current officers do not have any standards which to live up to.
I would agree with you ranking one is or should be responsible to keep the rest in line