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The Politico: How To Fix The Secret Service, Assassination Style

Politico publishes a piece that says Obama's life is in danger because of a broken Secret Service, and says he'll have to get assassinated first before it changes.
The Politico: How To Fix The Secret Service, Assassination Style

Earth to Politico, are you fu*king insane? The DC centered political publication posted an article that appeared in their magazine section that discusses the terrible dysfunction within the Secret Service, but concludes with about as sick an ending as I've ever read before. Ronald Kessler, a veteran national security reporter who obviously is a kook writes that the Secret Service is in terrible condition because of a leadership problem that only President Obama being assassinated could fix it, I kid you not.

Behind the rotten culture is arrogance. After uniformed officers failed to take out 42-year-old Omar J. Gonzalez when he hopped over the fence and ran into the White House, the Secret Service issued a statement saying the officers “showed restraint.” The statement provoked laughter among senior FBI officials. But in its arrogance, the Secret Service thought it could get away with issuing such an outrageous claim and the public would accept it.
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The truth is that no internal reviews or congressional hearings will change the Secret Service’s broken management culture. It needs better leadership. As in any organization, only a CEO who comes from the outside can make the necessary changes. That’s a major reason why Robert S. Mueller III, a veteran prosecutor and former Justice Department official who became director of the FBI, was able to change the direction and culture of the bureau after 9/11, orienting it toward preventing future attacks.

Agents tell me it’s a miracle an assassination has not already occurred. Sadly, given Obama’s colossal lack of management judgment, that calamity may be the only catalyst that will reform the Secret Service.

Kessler believes it's Obama's fault that the Secret Service is broken because of Benghazi his leadership failures and if he was assassinated because of their dereliction of duty, at least the culture of the Service would change, or something.

John Marshall writes:

Read that a few times. So Obama is at fault for his inevitable assassination, or he's the only thing standing in the way of cleaning up the agency responsible for his inevitable assassination.There's a lot packed into that two sentence flourish. But all of it is deeply f'd up. I really wonder what the Politico editors were thinking.


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