Thursday, November 26, 2009

Edwin And His Turkey

It seems strange that a New York Times reporter evinces sympathy for a functionary of a security agency that committed a monumental error when it admitted a publicity-hungry couple into the presence of the Obamas and the Vice President without authorization:
Edwin M. Donovan, a spokesman for the Secret Service who spent his Thanksgiving Day dealing with phone calls from reporters, would not discuss the investigation in detail but said the initial focus was on “a Secret Service checkpoint which did not follow proper procedure to ensure these two individuals were on the invited guest list.”
A quarter million or more Americans spent their Thanksgiving serving in hazardous places abroad. Mr. Donovan's colleagues should have done a better job protecting the commander in chief. Under the circumstances, who cares that he was inconvenienced?

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