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BY CHRISTINA HARTMAN

 

The Secret Service prostitution scandal that started with a trip to Colombia earlier this month ,could actually stretch as far back as a decade, and across four countries.


Amid the outrage, one suggested solution is echoing throughout Capitol Hill:

SENATE MAJORITY LEADER HARRY REID: “Hire more females.”

KOVR: “Hire more women!”

Women currently make up about 11 percent of the Secret Service — an agency struggling with an image problem that just keeps getting worse.

WDKY: “A dozen agents were sent home, for alleged misconduct. (FLASH) The problems involved at least one agent and a prostitute.”

NWCN: “Five U.S. military members now stand accused of trying to hire prostitutes in Colombia.”

WJXT: “...Colombia may not be the first. … The same thing happened in El Salvador last year.”

In Cartagena, Colombia, it was a female agent who blew the whistle on the agents who were allegedly trying to bring prostitutes back to the hotel. Inside Edition has a look.

“She's 46-year-old agent Paula Reid seen here in a motorcade. …  Her intervention in Colombia is winning praise from Congress. … She's single, been an agent for 22 years, heads the Miami Bureau...”

Not sure what her being single has to do with anything, but her quick action in Colombia is nonetheless fueling calls to add more women to the Secret Service’s ranks. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee told CNN’s Erin Burnett, the agency’s director, Mark Sullivan, is hearing those calls.

“Director Sullivan will be implementing as we speak a working group that's going to deal with this issue of culture, a separate group talking about outreach and recruitment and talking about women and other diverse groups...”

For its part the agency’s website says diversity is a “continued priority” — but The Washington Post reports not many women show up for recruitment and diversity events.

Still, on Comedy Central’s “Daily Show” Samantha Bee pokes fun at the whole idea that bringing more women in would fix the agency’s perceived culture problems.

“Don’t bother reforming your agency’s training program. … Just hire a couple of special agents in charge of buzzkill. … Special agent NAGatha Christie is on the case!”

Would More Women in Secret Service Help Image Problem?

by Christina Hartman
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Apr 27, 2012

Would More Women in Secret Service Help Image Problem?

(Image source: The Gateway Pundit)


BY CHRISTINA HARTMAN

 

The Secret Service prostitution scandal that started with a trip to Colombia earlier this month ,could actually stretch as far back as a decade, and across four countries.


Amid the outrage, one suggested solution is echoing throughout Capitol Hill:

SENATE MAJORITY LEADER HARRY REID: “Hire more females.”

KOVR: “Hire more women!”

Women currently make up about 11 percent of the Secret Service — an agency struggling with an image problem that just keeps getting worse.

WDKY: “A dozen agents were sent home, for alleged misconduct. (FLASH) The problems involved at least one agent and a prostitute.”

NWCN: “Five U.S. military members now stand accused of trying to hire prostitutes in Colombia.”

WJXT: “...Colombia may not be the first. … The same thing happened in El Salvador last year.”

In Cartagena, Colombia, it was a female agent who blew the whistle on the agents who were allegedly trying to bring prostitutes back to the hotel. Inside Edition has a look.

“She's 46-year-old agent Paula Reid seen here in a motorcade. …  Her intervention in Colombia is winning praise from Congress. … She's single, been an agent for 22 years, heads the Miami Bureau...”

Not sure what her being single has to do with anything, but her quick action in Colombia is nonetheless fueling calls to add more women to the Secret Service’s ranks. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee told CNN’s Erin Burnett, the agency’s director, Mark Sullivan, is hearing those calls.

“Director Sullivan will be implementing as we speak a working group that's going to deal with this issue of culture, a separate group talking about outreach and recruitment and talking about women and other diverse groups...”

For its part the agency’s website says diversity is a “continued priority” — but The Washington Post reports not many women show up for recruitment and diversity events.

Still, on Comedy Central’s “Daily Show” Samantha Bee pokes fun at the whole idea that bringing more women in would fix the agency’s perceived culture problems.

“Don’t bother reforming your agency’s training program. … Just hire a couple of special agents in charge of buzzkill. … Special agent NAGatha Christie is on the case!”

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