She was promoted to clean up the mess from the South American prostitution scandal. Instead, the Secret Service’s ability to do its main job is now in question.
The only perfect security systems are run by villains in James Bond movies. Even those go down in the end. No one’s perfect. But today the Secret Service doesn’t seem to rise to mediocre.
I watched some of Director Pierson’s testimony before Congress yesterday. She represents the type of government we all fear. Uncaring. Unconcered. Unmoved by the effects of her own actions.
She danced around questions, copping an attitude. It was horrible. I was stunned.
I’ll say it. She didn’t give a shit.
Nobody wants to experience the humiliation Ms. Pierson experienced yesterday, but I can think of few more appropriate occasions.
I’m hoping for better in the future.
(Photo from RollCall who has excellent coverage here).