What You Want To Know About The Secret Service Prostitution Scandal
For the past week or so, the news cycle has been crammed full of stories about a Secret Service Sex Scandal (S.S.S.S.) that so far has 12 military (not Secret Service) personnel being reviewed, with no punishments doled out just yet.
So here's what you need to know to keep up at a cocktail party:
On April 13th, President Obama was to speak at the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia. As is practice, a few Secret Service agents went down prior to his arrival to stake out the land and generally just prepare for his arrival. Five days before Obama's arrival, one secret service member brought a woman back to his hotel room at the Hilton, and she was believed to be a prostitute. A couple days later, a second incident took place in which 11 Secret Service members were sent back to the States for drinking and consorting with prostitutes.
So far, six Secret Service agents have resigned in the wake of the investigation, though the details surrounding the scandal aren't being released or widely known. It's been announced that no one in the White House camp, or any other political office, has been involved in the scandal.
Also, perhaps most shockingly, it was revealed that Colombian hookers can cost $800 a night. Seems steep to me.