Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Obama's Hand Picked Secret Service Detail - Party Like Rock Stars

ABC News is reporting that the Secret Service officials accused of misconduct in Colombia revealed their identities by boasting at a Cartagena brothel that they worked for President Obama.

Partying at the “Pley Club” Wednesday night, eleven members of the president’s advance team allegedly bragged “we work for Obama” and “we’re here to protect him.”

The officials spent the night throwing back expensive whiskey and enlisting the services of the club’s prostitutes, according to a bouncer at the club and a police source.

Sources tell ABC News several of the men agreed to pay for, and received, services from the “highest category” prostitutes available at the club, who charge upwards of $200.

The men paid for the sexual services in advance but when it came time to settle the bill, there was a dispute over the charges.

The group became belligerent and the police were called. The argument between the officials and the bouncers from the club escalated and ultimately spilled onto the street, according to several eye witness accounts.

The police have since been directed by U.S. authorities not to comment on that night or the scandal surrounding the Secret Service, according to a senior police official in Cartagena.

Prostitution is legal in Colombia and the women who work at the Pley Club live on the premises.

The club, located on a dusty street in the industrial Bosque neighborhood, just blocks from the port, has a rough exterior but boasts plush “pley rooms” inside.

The Pley Club is a well-known brothel in this historic city. Some taxi drivers in the resort-town are paid a commission for recommending the club and its prostitutes to tourists.

The officials were in Cartagena on assignment ahead of the president’s visit for the Summit of the Americas last weekend.

The controversy surrounding the officials’ misconduct, however, overshadowed the summit last week and local residents are questioning why the city put so many resources into the international event only to be left with a tarnished reputation.

“Cartagena didn’t benefit one cent from President Obama’s visit. All people remember are that the Secret Service agents slept with our prostitutes,” said a man who works in the neighborhood.

Cedar's Take: This story is just going to get bigger. Much like the GSA extravagant government conference in Las Vegas once the ball gets rolling, all hell is going to break out. The trouble is there are hundreds of Secret Service personnel who are hard working public servants, who do their job 24/7 and are of the highest moral fiber. But as they say "one bad apple" or in this case a dozen.


Bob said...

They wanted the highest-quality prostitutes, then haggled over price for services rendered. Who are the real whores in this transaction?

Anonymous said...

I knock Cedar every chance I get for his Rodney bashing, liberal hating, race baiting, gun rights and anti abortion thinking.

But I got to agree with him about this mess, Obama's adminstration has lost control over even the most basic of services. If he can't control the conduct of his own security detail what is going on with the US Army, FBI, CIA?

These people are out of control.

Anonymous said...

Certainly not familiar with this place and don't condone this behavior but I can understand a dispute occuring. A person I know through business visited a similar such club in Mexico and one of the people with him got drunk, saw several girls and then was presented with a very large bill when he tried to leave. The rest of the group had to chip in to pay it before he was released. Not only do charges add up quickly but it isn't uncommon for these places to add additional fees and then become very combative (even calling policy who always back them up). Sounds like that is what happened here. Outside of the morality just one more reason to not go there. Many places like this around the world rip off tourists - a little odd that secret service wouldn't know all about these practices.

Anonymous said...

It's moronic to think that these guys engaged in this activity at the behest or approval of the President.
Of course what they're accused of doing was equally moronic if it's true.

Anonymous said...

Cedar was right this is getting bigger! CNN is now reporting that 10 US military personnel in addition to the Secert Service guy were in on the party.

They too have been reassigned pending a "full" investigation. Next we will learn the some of the prostitutes were under age.

Anonymous said...

"But as they say "one bad apple" or in this case a dozen."


This is just another example of govco goons feeling they're above the law.

Anonymous said...

Now lets see. If i remember correctly ,rumor was, ole wild Bill Clinton was having women brought up to his room for such favors years ago when he was in Charlotte for the ncaa finals. I guess the difference is ..He can do it but secret service cant. Oh these guys were morons about it. Dum Asses showed their asses and couldnt keep their mouths shut.

Anonymous said...

The SS were complete morons, but my guess is we are getting thrown a few secret service guys to take our attention away from Fast and Furious.

Obama gets to express how righteous he is by giving this his full attention, calling for a full investigation and acting completely appalled. MSM gets a bone and we get a perfect distraction. In the end, Obama even looks like the victim.

What the SS did was completely idiotic, but by no means evil at the very core like F&F, which is being ignored and stonewalled by the White House, and hardly being covered by MSM.