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    Secret Service Director Julia Pierson Resigns After Breaches

    The director of the Secret Service submitted her resignation on Wednesday after a series of embarrassing security lapses, including the revelation that an armed man came within inches of President Barack Obama in an elevator.On Tuesday, Director Julia Pierson was hauled before a House committee and upbraided by lawmakers, including one who suggested that she was better at protecting her own reputation than that of the White House.



    On Sept. 19, a man jumped the White House fence, raced across the lawn, entered the building and made it as far as the East Room before he was tackled, and only then by an off-duty agent.
    The Secret Service, in its first account of the episode, said only that the man was apprehended after entering the North Portico doors.


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    She was probably offered, "you can either resign or we are gonna fire you".


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    Re: Secret Service Director Julia Pierson Resigns After Breaches

    Takin' the fall.

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    Re: Secret Service Director Julia Pierson Resigns After Breaches

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    She was probably offered, "you can either resign or we are gonna fire you".[/FONT][/COLOR]
    I'm glad that she held herself accountable for the problems.
    Too bad more of the screw-ups don't do the same !!!

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    Re: Secret Service Director Julia Pierson Resigns After Breaches

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    She was probably offered, "you can either resign or we are gonna fire you".[/FONT][/COLOR]
    She needed a Congressional opinion that she messed up? She could have saved so much aggravation by resigning before testifying.

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    Re: Secret Service Director Julia Pierson Resigns After Breaches

    The SS did not make any mistakes. Hello?! The job of the SS is to keep the Pres unharmed, which they succeeded at, because

    1) Obama was never shot

    2) The SS didn't harass/harm/beat/shoot anyone for merely entering the WH grounds

    The WH is supposed to be our house. Hello?!

    So if an American enters w/out any clear intent of hurting anyone inside, the SS should not go overboard and start firing away.

    The right wing nuts are just upset because they believe guns are the best answer to everything; they believe the SS screwed up because it didn't act Nazi guards, i. e. the right wing ideal of a perfect govt.

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    Re: Secret Service Director Julia Pierson Resigns After Breaches

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    She was probably offered, "you can either resign or we are gonna fire you".[/FONT][/COLOR]
    Pierson was one of Obama affirmative action appointees.

    I wonder who's the next incompetent affirmative action appointee Obama will pick to replace her ?

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    Re: Secret Service Director Julia Pierson Resigns After Breaches

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    The SS did not make any mistakes. Hello?! The job of the SS is to keep the Pres unharmed, which they succeeded at, because
    Yes, they did.

    1) Obama was never shot
    The result doesn't justify lack of doing their job. If I don't follow procedures and an incident happens, just because noone got hurt doesn't justify me not following procedures.

    2) The SS didn't harass/harm/beat/shoot anyone for merely entering the WH grounds
    The one time the SS SHOULD harrass/harm/shoot is when someone tries running into the White House. If he had an explosive vest, the result could have been different.

    The WH is supposed to be our house. Hello?!

    So if an American enters w/out any clear intent of hurting anyone inside, the SS should not go overboard and start firing away.

    Oh yeah, it's OUR house, so I should be able to just book a weekend there and crash there right? Gimme a break.

    That's just it, they didn't KNOW his intentions until AFTER they got him.

    The right wing nuts are just upset because they believe guns are the best answer to everything; they believe the SS screwed up because it didn't act Nazi guards, i. e. the right wing ideal of a perfect govt.
    Sorry, but having an intruder enter the White House in that fashion is NOT doing their job.

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    Re: Secret Service Director Julia Pierson Resigns After Breaches

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Pierson was one of Obama affirmative action appointees.
    Have anything to back that up other than "shes a woman"?


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    Re: Secret Service Director Julia Pierson Resigns After Breaches

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    The SS did not make any mistakes. Hello?! The job of the SS is to keep the Pres unharmed, which they succeeded at, because

    1) Obama was never shot

    2) The SS didn't harass/harm/beat/shoot anyone for merely entering the WH grounds

    The WH is supposed to be our house. Hello?!

    So if an American enters w/out any clear intent of hurting anyone inside, the SS should not go overboard and start firing away.

    The right wing nuts are just upset because they believe guns are the best answer to everything; they believe the SS screwed up because it didn't act Nazi guards, i. e. the right wing ideal of a perfect govt.
    The Secret Service had numerous failures of existing security protocols. Virtually everyone agrees with this obvious observation, except for an incredibly small minority (which you would necessarily hold).

    The individual in question, which sparked the controversy, had violent intentions. This is obvious.

    Your incredible inability to cope with reality, law and order, and decency is damning.
    Michael J Petrilli-"Is School Choice Enough?"-A response to the recent timidity of American conservatives toward education reform. https://nationalaffairs.com/publicat...-choice-enough

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    Re: Secret Service Director Julia Pierson Resigns After Breaches

    Someone mentioned that the first SS agent to come in contact with the intruder was a woman.

    That she was basically drug through the White House by a much stronger and crazier Full Grown Man.

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