Dumb, and dumber, that’s how President Obama sees the 12 Secret Service agents who have been embroiled in a scandal of heightened levels after their wild night in Colombia became public fodder.Though he was quick to dismiss the notion that all the Secret Service Agents possess this level of stupidity, saying that the majority of their work is “incredible”.“The secret service, these guys are incredible,” the president said during a taping of “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”. “So a couple of knuckleheads shouldn’t detract from what they do but what these guys were thinking I don’t know. That’s why they’re not there anymore.”Asked about the scandal that overshadowed the president’s trip to Colombia for the Summit of the Americas, President Obama noted the majority of Secret Service agents do a great job protecting him and his family.“They protect me. They protect Michelle. They protect our girls,” he said. “They protect our officials all around the world. 99.9 percent of them every day, they put their life on the line. They do a great job.”Meanwhile, the scandal has made a mockery of America…. in Colombia, at least.
Colombians had riotous fun at the Americans’ expense on Twitter and Facebook, with one wag tying the charge that one of the agents had tried to shortchange one of the prostitutes with the U.S.-Colombia free trade agreement whose implementation was announced just after the summit: “I don’t think any mistake was made. They thought that now that the FTA was approved there was no need to pay tariffs.”There was also a sense of indignation. “It’s pretty clear that they want to treat Latin America as a brothel,” the Colombian newsmagazine Semana quoted one tweet as saying about the U.S. agents.Now, we just await the big moment: When will Dania Londono Suarez spill the beans? It is the interview we’re all waiting for….
Melissa Myers has worked as an entertainment journalist for ten years,
both in London and New York.
She has done a daily gossip column on British newspaper the Daily Star
where she interviewed everyone from Tom Cruise and George Clooney to
Simon Cowell and Jennifer Lopez. She also worked as the News Director
of In Touch in New York for the past six years, before launching her
own site www.celebzter.com, which aims to provide smart content for smart women.