I know the meaning of the thread title is obvious to us all, but it’s never been more painfully clear as it has been made today via a story by Michael Daly from the NY Daily News. Daly wrote:
With Al Gore in the news for battling global warming and Al Gore 3rd in the news for getting toasted, my favorite NYPD detective recalled a story that helps explain how father and son each became a particular kind of loser.
The story was told to the detective by a Secret Service agent some years back as they worked security for a dignitary visiting New York. Such details largely consist of just standing there for as long as 12 hours and the talk turned to a day when the Secret Service agent was assigned to then-Vice President Gore.
The detective recalls the agent saying that he was outside a room where Gore was loudly berating Al 3rd for something to do with school. The agent then overheard the senior Gore say to his son something truly stunning.
“What, do you want to end up like those guys standing outside the door?”
The guys being the agent and his partners, highly trained and intensely dedicated individuals who remain ever-ready to take a bullet for whomever they are assigned to protect.
You would think that such selfless and motivated people would be perfect role models for a teenager having a little trouble staying on track.
Add that to Senator John Kerry’s use of an expletive during the 2004 campaign season to describe a Secret Service agent who he claimed “knocked him over” on a ski slope, and Senator Hillary Clinton’s genuine hate for the military, Secret Service … it’s one of those things you read about that makes you sick to your stomach, especially considering how well-respected these disrespectful fruitcakes really are amongst the ‘elite.’
You can tell a lot about a person by how they treat people who are trained to take a bullet for them – whether they are protecting the person directly or not.
This, more than any other reason, is why I don’t want Hillary Clinton as our Commander in Chief. She has long despised the military and Secret Service and if she were to be elected president, I wouldn’t be surprised to see a staggering number of resignations/retirements from the military. They know.
Hat tip: ST reader Great White Rat