The Secret Service paid Vice President Joe Biden over $20,000 in rent last year for the privilege of residing on his property while protecting him. Apparently one of its agents couldn’t cough up $50 to pay a Cartagenero hooker last week. Coincidence?
Eleven Secret Service staff members were sent home from tony beach resort city Cartagena and put on administrative leave, ahead of President Obama’s arrival Saturday for the 6th Summit of the Americas, for the indiscretion of having invited a squadron of prostitutes to their hotel rooms. One of the hookers brought to the posh Hotel Caribe was upset over a lousy $47 an agent had failed to pay her. She went to complain to the police, who forwarded her case to the State Department.
Several hotel waiters reported that the week before the scandal, agents had been drinking heavily and carousing at the Caribe. The prostitution scandal broke the day before Obama was scheduled to arrive in South America, and took place just a few blocks from his hotel. read more »