The media loves nothing more than a sex scandal. No events in modern times have received as much media coverage as the scandals surrounding Bill Clinton, John Edwards, David Vitter, or Herman Cain.
And now we have what looks like the juiciest of them all: involving the Secret Service.
A full investigation is underway. But it looks like 12 Secret Service agents – and perhaps 5 members of the military – who were in Colombia ahead of time to advance President Obama’s attendance at the Summit of the Americas – took advantage of Colombia’s lax prostitution laws to sample the local merchandise.
They didn’t do anything illegal, in other words – at least, not in Colombia. But, if true, they violated every code of behavior binding members of the military and the Secret Service. One of them, apparently, even tried to sample the goodies of Colombia without paying the bill.
All of which proves that boys will be boys. But also reminds us we expect a lot more from men or women in the military or Secret Service.
They take an oath to conduct themselves as models of moral conduct. And we have every right to expect them to do so – or else.
That’s my parting shot for today.