Monday, April 07, 2008

Far-Left Idiotic Whining, Vol. 4357

It seems that "Howling Latina" has discovered that Presidents no longer receive lifetime Secret Service protection, courtesy of --- according to her --- "Republicans [who] ran Congress [when] President Bill Clinton was president."

The implication seems to be --- she describes it as "skimpy security thanks to Republicans" --- that Republicans wanted to deny protection to Bill Clinton.

Oh, those wascally Wepublicans.

Of course, Clinton still receives lifetime protection, as the law only applies to "presidents elected to office after January 1, 1997 will receive Secret Service protection for 10 years."

And Clinton signed the bill. Well, OK. I couldn't find a reference for that. But it doesn't appear on a list of his vetoes.

And oh, by the way, it was introduced by Maryland Democrat Steny Hoyer.

Perhaps this is yet another "problem" that the Dems who now control Congress can "fix."

Unless, of course, it's only a "problem" if the concern is "skimpy security" for Democrats.

Then again, I guess there's no more basis for that accusation than for the silly whining of Howling Latina.

NOTE: I would have left a comment on HL's website pointing out these inconvenient facts, but HL is one of those far-Lefty blogs which shrinks from truth like a vampire shrinks from sunlight, and does not allow comments from other than registered users.

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