(NEW YORK) — Sarah Palin responded angrily to reports that one of the Secret Service members allegedly involved in the Colombia prostitution scandal was “checking her out” while assigned to protect Palin during the 2008 national election when she was GOP presidential nominee John McCain’s running mate.
David Randall Chaney, who left the agency this week amid the burgeoning controversy, wrote on his Facebook page, “I was really checking her out, if you know what i mean?,” a reference to his apparent attraction to Palin.
Appearing on Fox News’ On the Record hosted by Greta van Susteren, Palin said, “Well, this agent who was kind of ridiculous there in posting pictures and comments about checking someone out. Well check this out, bodyguard — you’re fired. And I hope his wife sends him to the doghouse. As long as he’s not eating the dog, along with his former boss.”
Palin was also getting a dig in against President Obama, who wrote in his autobiography about being fed dog meat during his boyhood living in Indonesia.
In fact, Palin didn’t stop criticizing Obama, saying, “The president, the CEO of this operation called our federal government, has got to start cracking down on these agencies. He is the head of the administrative branch and all of these different departments in the administration that now people are seeing things that are so amiss within these departments. The buck stops with the president.”
She also gave the president a bit of advice, telling Susteren that Obama “better be wary there when Secret Service is accompanying his family on vacation. They may be checking out the first lady, instead of guarding her. I say that not just tongue in cheek, but I say that seriously.”
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