I don’t want to sound like a teetotaler – or, worse, a prohibitionist – but I think we can agree that if you are so drunk that you crash a government car into a security barrier next to the White house, you probably over-imbibed. After the latest debacle, the Secret Service is going to have to spend more money on image building.
Ironically, when Secret Service agents testify in court, federal judges will likely continue to defer to their wisdom & expertise & cachet – as long as the agents do not tumble drunk out of the witness stand.
Personally, I prefer inebriated Secret Service agents if we must have them at all. The same goes for FBI agents, DEA agents and ATF agents. I’d just as soon have them all falling down drunk, or hiding in a dumpster behind Wal-Mart sniffing glue and urinating on themselves.
“I don’t want to sound like a teetotaler – or, worse, a prohibitionist…”
Then you probably need to slur your speech a little more during those interviews.
Lawhobbit, this is the first anyone ever suggested that my diction might be too clear.
A little MORE. (emphasis added)
I remain shocked (not really) that members and minions of The State are not held to HIGHER standards by the people….
At least y’all never have this problem in Oregon.
Except for your wacky new governor.
Don’t forget our whacky previous governor whose affair with the underage babysitter was “purely consensual” and thus not worthy of media attention until a bunch of torches and pitchforks came out. Or the gay mayor who was smooching with a 17 year old, but also nothing-to-see-here-move-on’ed by the press. Oooooh, or the mayor who wanted to outlaw snout houses (L-shaped houses with the living area set back from the sidewalk by a small yard adjacent the garage) because they discouraged people from sitting on their front porches and being social! Now, I’m all for getting people away from the TV, but seriously? Expecting them to walk around the neighborhood chatting, a plan killed by an odd-shaped house and NOTHING ELSE???
OK, but aside from all that, Oregon is a libertarian paradise, right?
At least those political rascals keep you entertained.