The Secret Service has never been known for its preoccupation with
publicity (it is called the 'Secret' Service, after all), but it might
want to consider hiring some outside counsel given a much-publicized
article from the April edition of Rumpus, Yale University's on-campus
tabloid, followed by coverage in several papers, including The
The story recounted several Keystone Cops-like scenarios involving the
Secret Service and its current Yalie charge, Barbara Bush, daughter of
President George W.
Apparently, on a recent road trip to New York City, the Secret Service
car had to speed up to 120 MPH to keep up with Bush, after being delayed
at a toll booth. It has also been reported that agents have been seen
wandering about Bush's freshman dorm asking students if they knew where
she was - hardly the kind of reconnaissance efforts we associate with
the Federal Government's finest.
Naturally, the Secret Service has not issued a statement, but be on the
lookout for that RFP.