Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Assassinations, Yes. Robbery-- Nope.

The Secret Service keeps GWB's daughters safe from great physical harm.

But not from petty larceny.

First Daughter Barbara Bush had her purse and cell phone stolen as she had dinner in a restaurant in Buenos Aires, Argentina, even though she was being guarded by a detail of Secret Service agents, according to law enforcement reports made available to ABC News.

The purse snatching took place on Barbara's first night in town while she was dining in the picturesque San Telmo neighborhood. According to the reports, the Secret Service agents failed to notice the incident.

The Secret Service would not comment on the purse snatching, and the First Lady’s office said they would not comment on any personal trip made by the daughters.

Oh, yah.


Anonymous said...

I always thought that the Secret Service folks were bad-asses.

Between this event and the one-on-one beatdown of another agent leads me to believe they could use some more training.

Anonymous said...

Having experience with the Secret Service, I can affirm they are professionals. I haven't dealt with them accompanying minor dignatories like the Bush daughters. Driving taxi I had to deal with them 3 or 4 times since I tended to work the Pfister quite often. The visible level of security alone was quite amazing.