We read that the Secret Service Chief resigned (was fired) today because a loose nut jumped the fence and entered the White House illegally. Huh … Our Chief Executive has presided over tens of thousands of loose aliens jumping the border and entering the country illegally, but he hasn’t resigned.
It is our own experience that security types tend to be paranoid and further tend to push more security than their charges find comfortable. Sensors and alarms are pretty general these days; to believe that the Secret Service hasn’t provided them, or attempted to do so, seems silly. We suspect that the provisions that would have detected and reacted against the intruder weren’t there at the orders and for the convenience of the mighty members of the Administration. And we are dead certain that such would never admit that. So the Secret Service gets a new chief. We guess, that’s politics.
We note too that President Bush went into a stable, if unpleasant Iraq and a relatively stable if unpleasant Afghanistan and President Obama has — sort of — exited both, leaving them destabilized. Leaving Iraq in fact, susceptible to ISIS. We expect no admissions there, either. No handy scapegoat for them, though. And maybe folk will wonder why President Obama is starting all over again in Iraq. We can hope that our President’s luck will be better this time … (Wanna bet?)
Meanwhile, the Secret Service boss has followed Attorney General Holder before the Attorney General’s blood dried on his sword. We wonder whose hara kiri will be demanded next, to cover some other Administration incompetence.
We furthernote with no little trepidation, the declining enthusiasm among public schools for Mrs. Obama’s compulsory, allegedly healthy, lunch program …