Excuses given for the Secret Service agents in trouble for the Cartagena, Columbia sex scandal are now making the rounds, so sit back and decide which ones given would motivate your wife, boss or John Q. Public to approve of if you were one of the agents involved.
'The dog ate my homework' wouldn't have worked in Cartagena, of course, but the excuse given today by some looking to explain away their Secret Service colleagues' unprofessional behavior included that some of the agents were just "too drunk to do it" with the prostitutes once they hired them.
That's akin to saying that a thief isn't really guilty because he never spent the money he stole, right?
The Washington Post finds the excuse-making interesting fare, refusing to let up on the sordid sex scandal that rocked the Obama administration last week, and now divulging even more tell-all from those "in the know" in the administration and agency.
And inquiring minds do want to know it seems, as one comment after another paints a picture of a problem that was long in the making.
"Of course it has happened before," one agent not caught up in the crossfire admitted to the Post.
And the agent said the only reason the news got out this time was due to the U.S. Embassy getting alerted about the incident. A sign that the tough economic times in the U.S. have now caused an international scandal due to unpaid debts, eh?
Other agents speaking on condition of anonymity went on to say that this problem has been around since Bill Clinton was president.
Who'd of thunk it?
The Post said the agents talking anonymously with them "pointed to a 2009 visit to Buenos Aires by former President Bill Clinton, whose protective detail included agents and uniformed officers."
According to the newspaper's sources, Secret Service agents on the president's protective detail back then also went out for "a late night of partying at strip clubs."
So it looks like Bill Clinton's Troopergate might have morphed into Hookergate in the '90s while he was president, and totally fell under the radar to the crowd who investigated him during the Monica Lewinsky scandal, obviously.
Regardless of when it started, how it started, or if the agents in Cartagena, Columbia were "too drunk to do it" once they got back to their rooms with the prostitutes they hired; the fact is they did hire the women while supposedly on the job getting ready to protect a president in a foreign country.
So being "too drunk to do it," doing it because it had been done before, or doing it because the agents did it when Clinton was president are excuses that just don't justify the behavior.
And excuse making shouldn't allow any of the men involved to get off the hook for their transgression in this regard, as it puts America's president nowÂ—and whoever that is next yearÂ—at risk.