Sarah Palin lashed out at the ousted Secret Service supervisor who wrote on his Facebook that he was “checking her out,” when he was supposed to be protecting the former Republican presidential candidate during a campaign stop in 2008.
David Chaney, one of two supervisors who was forced to resign from the Secret Service last week, wrote in 2009: “I was really checking her out, if you know what i mean?” — in the caption under a photo of himself seemingly leering at Palin (above).
He also joked that he was “a stalker.”
“Well, check this out, buddy — you’re fired!” Palin said Thursday during a Fox News interview.
Palin blamed President Obama for his lax leadership and poor management of government which may have set the stage for the prostitute scandal in Cartagena, Colombia.
Calling the sex scandal “a symptom of government run amok,” Palin cautioned the president to be wary of Secret Service agents around first lady Michelle Obama.
“It’s like, who’s minding the store around here?” Palin told Fox. “The president, for one, he better be wary, there, of when Secret Service is accompanying his family on vacation. They may be checking out the first lady instead of guarding her.”
“That really bothered me. And I’m no moralist,” Rep. Peter King, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, told CNN. “But … when it’s your job to be protecting someone, especially when that person is a female, to be making those types of remarks and be posting them, is absolutely indefensible.”
12 Secret Service agents and 10 military personnel are accused of partying with as many as 20 prostitutes in the days leading up to President Obama’s arrival to attend the Latin summit.
6 Secret Service agents have since been fired or forced to resign.
Secret Service director Mark Sullivan continues to defend his personnel and he denies the implications that there is a culture of unprofessionalism and misconduct within his organization.
“Our job, our mission, our responsibility is to the president, the American people and the individuals we are entrusted to protect,” Sullivan said. “This is not just a matter of honor, although this is critical. It is imperative, as part of our sworn duties, to always act both personally and professionally in a manner that recognizes the seriousness and consequence of our mission.”
President Obama has continued to voice his support for Sullivan.