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EXCLUSIVE: Biden's Security Team Squared Off in Nantucket Melee
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Posted on 06/21/2012 11:25:05 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

EXCLUSIVE: Biden's Security Team Squared Off in Nantucket Melee

By Jana Winter

Published June 21, 2012 | FoxNews.com

MARTHA'S VINEYARD, Mass. – Getting into a barroom fight with the men who guard Vice President Joe Biden would likely get someone locked up -- unless the brawlers also happen to be on the very same security team.

That's just what happened in a bloody, booze-fueled brawl that spilled out of Nantucket’s Rose and Crown nightclub while Biden and his family were spending last Thanksgiving on the island, according to police logs, notes and reports obtained by FoxNews.com. It was one of at least two fights police in and around Martha’s Vineyard have investigated involving Secret Service agents and other members of President Obama's and Biden’s security details in the last year as the leaders and their families vacationed nearby.

The fight, which a police report said “caused visible damage to both parties,” pitted Jonathan Dawes, a hulking, 217-pound Secret Service agent, and Eric “Bomb Squad” Gahagan, a Massachusetts State Police bomb technician assigned to Biden, against three Air Force officers who had just been assigned to the same detail. The airmen, who suffered black eyes, head contusions and a chipped tooth, thought their assailants were local cops. Gahagan and Dawes knew the airmen were part of the Biden detail.

A bouncer told cops “the incident bothered him because Gahagan and Dawes were both considerably bigger than the men they attacked,” the eight-page police report stated. “He said he felt that Gahagan and Dawes were acting like bullies.”

(Excerpt) Read more at nation.foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: biden; marthasvineyard; secretservice; secretservicescandal

1 posted on 06/21/2012 11:25:09 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

..should have sent the Marines!


2 posted on 06/21/2012 11:27:29 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Sub-Driver; All

You know, I once knew a man from Nantucket ...


3 posted on 06/21/2012 11:30:11 AM PDT by j.argese (If Speaker Gingrich is on my state's primary ballot, I will vote for him.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The new diverse Secret Service —niiiiiice....!


4 posted on 06/21/2012 11:30:49 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: Sub-Driver
I know I have a bit of body dismorphic disorder going on... But 217 lbs is "hulking"?

Really?

5 posted on 06/21/2012 11:31:04 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: Sub-Driver

Romney better hire a private security team until the Secret Service can be cleaned up. It must be difficult for these guys to work for the Obama Administration, but alcohol and whores aren’t the way to deal with the problem.


6 posted on 06/21/2012 11:31:34 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Sub-Driver

Tastes great!

Less filling!

( brawl )


7 posted on 06/21/2012 11:32:21 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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To: Sub-Driver

WTF. Looks like the praetorian guard is out of control


8 posted on 06/21/2012 11:32:54 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: gaijin

Yeah but. The pics at the link shows two Caucasian Americans.


9 posted on 06/21/2012 11:33:29 AM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Sub-Driver

These guys sound like they watch way TOOOOO much TV!


10 posted on 06/21/2012 11:35:15 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Sub-Driver

Apparently the hookers there are not as good as the ones in Columbia.


11 posted on 06/21/2012 11:35:47 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Sub-Driver

This administration is scum, top to bottom, apparently.


12 posted on 06/21/2012 11:37:26 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Sub-Driver

:: pitted Jonathan Dawes, a hulking, 217-pound Secret Service agent, and Eric “Bomb Squad” Gahagan, a Massachusetts State Police bomb technician...Gahagan and Dawes knew the airmen were part of the Biden detail. ::

Sounds like a bit of initiation; rookie hazing.


13 posted on 06/21/2012 11:37:54 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Sub-Driver

What a disgrace. The Secret Service used to be viewed at an honor and a dream position for the elite. Today, it’s a reflection of the administration - scum.


14 posted on 06/21/2012 11:38:54 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Sub-Driver
The fight probably started over who was going to be assigned to guard Moochelle:

"Not me, I had to watch her fat ass last week, You take her."

15 posted on 06/21/2012 11:46:56 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (Bain Capital would not have bought Solyndra)
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To: Sub-Driver

Is this Biden?

http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/ItXKGyO6cRA?rel=0


16 posted on 06/21/2012 11:47:07 AM PDT by Osage Orange (8675309)
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To: Sub-Driver

If this is how these juvenile thugs behave toward one another, it doesn’t require much imagination to know how a poor “civilian” would be treated.

The aggressors in this NEED TO BE CASHIERED and their firing offense records should display the reason so some unsuspecting local PD doesn’t provide them a target-rich environment.

Oh, wait! Chicago and DC would hire them in a Nantucket minute.

I’ve advised ALL the males in this family that if they find themselves in a bar where off-duty cops gather, LEAVE: They’re armed, probably DRUNK and they’re ALWAYS RIGHT!


17 posted on 06/21/2012 11:57:45 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (NOVEMBER 6th: THE END OF AN ERROR! Let us pray it's not the start of another!*)
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To: skeeter
Can anyone here imagine anything like this happening under either Bush? Reagan? Eisenhower? Even under Nixon.

Exit question, does anyone here think these guys are up to using their bodies as shields like the SS did for Reagan?

18 posted on 06/21/2012 12:00:44 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: j.argese

I never knew that feller from Nantucket but I sure have heard a lot about him.


19 posted on 06/21/2012 12:02:04 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (The democratic party is the greatest cargo cult in history.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Wow, so VERY cosmopolitan. Another uplifting vignette seeping out of the rotting corpse of this (mis)administration.


20 posted on 06/21/2012 12:10:27 PM PDT by arrdon (Never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter.)
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To: pallis

Personally, I’d insist that any agent that had anything to do with personally protecting Obama be assigned to his disgraced pResident detail.

Democrats in revenge changed the lifetime protection because of Reagan and Bush I, but W, in his misguided benificence continued the Clinton’s protection because of who knows why.....

I will scream holy hell if Romney wins and then turns around and orders deviating from the maximum 10 years for Obama. He can hire and personally pay all the contaminated SS agents we’ll have to put (figuratively) down.


21 posted on 06/21/2012 12:10:42 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Sub-Driver

When in Nantucket, party like a Kennedy!


22 posted on 06/21/2012 12:14:51 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Sub-Driver
Dawes:

so i'm stuck on Nantucket (one of the islands off of massachusetts) for thanksgiving... i have 2 options for working out. one is at the local fire department or there is a "health club" which charges $25 per day!!! or $85 for the week!!!!! the equipment in the FD is circa Arnold days! so i think i'll use some of the tax payers money and use the good gym!!! Thank you to all of you who pay your taxes!!!”

23 posted on 06/21/2012 12:17:00 PM PDT by razorback-bert (I'm in shape. Round is a shape isn't it?)
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To: Dead Corpse

I was thinking the same on the “hulking” comment. I’m 6’3” and 240 and I’m not hulking. Even weirder that a bouncer supposedly said something like that. (You can’t trust the media to get anything right)


24 posted on 06/21/2012 12:20:02 PM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: pallis
...alcohol and whores aren’t the way to deal with the problem.

No, but it is how Mr. Blutarsky became Senator Blutarsky.

25 posted on 06/21/2012 12:22:30 PM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: bgill

If this is the caliber of “men” guarding the pResident then owebama is seriously vulnerable to a host of issues. These SS guys are easily distracted, immoral and frankly, suseptable to blackmail or outright corruption.

Hey, I just described the rest of the obama regime too!


26 posted on 06/21/2012 12:28:46 PM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver
...Gahagan and Dawes were acting like bullies.

Sums up the ENTIRE Obama administration. A result of leading (from behind) by example.

27 posted on 06/21/2012 12:35:07 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (Another day. Another small provocation. Another step closer.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg
"Beans in chili!"

"Say what?!?"

*thwap*

28 posted on 06/21/2012 12:38:48 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: Dead Corpse
Really? absolutely

...for a woman

29 posted on 06/21/2012 12:40:04 PM PDT by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: Dead Corpse

217 is ‘hulking’ to Nancy boys.


30 posted on 06/21/2012 12:41:43 PM PDT by gemoftheocean (...geez, this all seems so straight forward and logical to me...)
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To: Dead Corpse

200 pounds is a heavyweight boxer. A 200 pound man in good shape is pretty large. A 250 pound lard ass is just a lard ass. Mohammed Ali fought at 210# and could kick just about anyone’s ass.


31 posted on 06/21/2012 1:04:47 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans!)
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To: NativeSon

Not if she’s 7’ 4”...


32 posted on 06/21/2012 1:05:47 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: Sub-Driver
I don't know the type of people that draw protection details such as this but they certainly observe how the 'protected' party acts.

My guess is that you tend to act the same way after a while.

33 posted on 06/21/2012 1:07:09 PM PDT by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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To: gemoftheocean
Carrot-munching vegan with a completely wasted Y chromosome.

I'm short. 5' 10". I've got a 50" chest. I'm a gravitational anomaly that NASA can spot from orbit. My wife doesn't seem to mind.

34 posted on 06/21/2012 1:07:46 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: Dead Corpse

Maybe the 217-lb guy is only 5 feet tall. That might make his hulking, I guess.


35 posted on 06/21/2012 1:16:49 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: Bigg Red

his = him


36 posted on 06/21/2012 1:21:32 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: Dead Corpse

217 can look very “hulking” if you have less than 5% body fat...


37 posted on 06/21/2012 1:28:36 PM PDT by Hatteras
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To: Hatteras

Fighting weight in Ali, Frazier #1

Ali = 215lb

Frazier+ 205.5 lb

Just say’in


38 posted on 06/21/2012 1:55:36 PM PDT by TsonicTsunami08
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To: Sub-Driver

Ping


39 posted on 06/22/2012 4:35:15 AM PDT by islander-11 (Save Nantucket - Vote Republican!!!)
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