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    Re: Secret Service Takes Forks Away From Latinos At Obama Event

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    So your saying the source you provide is unreliable?
    What makes you think that?


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    Re: Secret Service Takes Forks Away From Latinos At Obama Event

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    I read it at Politico.

    My bet is that none of us knows what SOP for the Secret Service is. I think we're going to have to wait for somebody who does know to speak publicly and affirm or deny this.

    If it is SOP, then why did Politico see fit to report on it?

    Exactly. I don't recall any story from previous events like this where this sort of thing took place.


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    Re: Secret Service Takes Forks Away From Latinos At Obama Event

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    No, you posted a portion that has a SS agent saying that is the case, or making the claim if you will...Now I am waiting for the proof....So either put up, or ..... Well, you know the rest.


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    So a direct quote from a secret service agent derived from the exact same story you're referencing isn't enough proof for you? I'm supposed to take your word into higher consideration than that of an agent in regards to secret service protocol? Is there a punchline I'm missing?

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    Re: Secret Service Takes Forks Away From Latinos At Obama Event

    From the Politico story it seemed like different events call for different security measures. If the Secret Service does not know many of the people in the audience then the security will be tighter. If they are more familiar then it is more lax.
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    Re: Secret Service Takes Forks Away From Latinos At Obama Event

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    What makes you think that?


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    Well your saying that information provided by your source is unreliable, so why wouldn't I think that?
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    Re: Secret Service Takes Forks Away From Latinos At Obama Event

    Quote Originally Posted by Hare View Post
    So a direct quote from a secret service agent derived from the exact same story you're referencing isn't enough proof for you? I'm supposed to take your word into higher consideration than that of an agent in regards to secret service protocol? Is there a punchline I'm missing?
    No, I am saying that if the agent is saying that this is SOP, then when did this change? And if you are asserting that this is standard, all I am asking is that you show where this has happened before if it is so run of the mill...

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    Re: Secret Service Takes Forks Away From Latinos At Obama Event

    There is something fishy in this story. There was a report by a secret service agent that the request to asks for utensils at large events where a president is speaking is the norm. I guess that may be true as often entering a gathering with a president you may have to go through a metal detector. Just never heard of this and never even thought about it.

    But if I am not wrong hasn't a president eaten with other people? Did the other people at the table have to eat with plastic utensils?

    If this was done just at this event because it was latinos then yes, this smacks of racisms. If it happens at luncheons with other groups then this is simple hack partisanship.

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    Re: Secret Service Takes Forks Away From Latinos At Obama Event

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    There is something fishy in this story. There was a report by a secret service agent that the request to asks for utensils at large events where a president is speaking is the norm. I guess that may be true as often entering a gathering with a president you may have to go through a metal detector. Just never heard of this and never even thought about it.

    But if I am not wrong hasn't a president eaten with other people? Did the other people at the table have to eat with plastic utensils?

    If this was done just at this event because it was latinos then yes, this smacks of racisms. If it happens at luncheons with other groups then this is simple hack partisanship.

    Remember, this was a gathering of Obama supporters within the latino community. If it is SOP then it should be no problem to show where this happens all the time, right?


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    Re: Secret Service Takes Forks Away From Latinos At Obama Event

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Remember, this was a gathering of Obama supporters within the latino community. If it is SOP then it should be no problem to show where this happens all the time, right?


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    We have all seen MANY campaign events that showed people eating WHILE the president was there, even in commercial food establishments. To assert that this "cutlery ban" is SOP would be quite difficult, IMHO.
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