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NYT: Escort Recounts Quarrel With Secret Service Agent
New York Times ^ | April 16, 2012 | WILLIAM NEUMAN

Posted on 04/18/2012 12:04:42 PM PDT by maggief

CARTAGENA, Colombia — A Secret Service agent preparing for President Obama’s arrival at an international summit meeting and a single mother from Colombia who makes a living as a high-priced escort faced off in a room at the Hotel Caribe a week ago over how much he owed her for the previous night’s intercourse. “I tell him, ‘Baby, my cash money,’ ” the woman said in her first public comments on a spat that would soon spiral into a full-blown scandal.

The dispute — he offered $30 for services she thought they had agreed were worth 25 times that — triggered a tense early morning struggle in the hallway of the posh hotel involving the woman, another prostitute, Colombian police officers arguing on the women’s behalf and American federal agents who tried but failed to keep the matter — which has shaken the reputation of the Secret Service — from escalating.

Sitting on a couch in her living room wearing a short jean skirt, high-heeled espadrilles and a tight spandex top with a plunging neckline, the woman described how she and a girlfriend were approached by a group of American men at a discotheque. In an account that tracked with the official version of events coming out of Washington, but could not be independently confirmed, she said the men bought a bottle of Absolut vodka for the table and when that was finished bought a second one.

“They never told me they were with Obama,” she said. “They were very discreet.”

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: afistfulofdollars; forafewdollarsmore

1 posted on 04/18/2012 12:04:48 PM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

My daddy - God rest his soul - always said you are worth what someone pays you!


2 posted on 04/18/2012 12:09:21 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: maggief

I’ll bet he wishes he’d paid. What’s that old saying about penny-wise, pound foolish?


3 posted on 04/18/2012 12:09:26 PM PDT by scan59 (Markets always regulate better than government can.)
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To: maggief
How do you make a hormone??(sp)

DON'T PAY HER!!!!!....

4 posted on 04/18/2012 12:13:31 PM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: maggief

“She was dismayed, she said, that the news reports have described her as a prostitute as though she walked the streets picking up just anyone.”

Here again, we have an other example of the MSM tearing down the reputation of an upstanding citizen.


5 posted on 04/18/2012 12:14:51 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: maggief
"In an account that tracked with the official version of events coming out of Washington, but could not be independently confirmed,..."

via NYPost Monday, April 16, 2012, 3:00 AM

"It was in this one-story, windowless, brick building with a cheesy neon sign on top . . ."

[Pley Club in Cartagena]

"that 11 Secret Service agents assigned to protect the President ended up embarrassing their country all for a little fun and flesh, local sources told the Daily News."

"Despite the newspaper report, confirmed by locals, Juan Carlos, manager of the club, insisted as far as he knows, the agents never set foot in his premises."

6 posted on 04/18/2012 12:14:59 PM PDT by wtd
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To: scan59

His supervisor should have paid. $750 is a pittance compared to the size of the INVESTIGATION into this fiasco.


7 posted on 04/18/2012 12:17:26 PM PDT by ROTB (FReepmail me if you want to join a team seeking the LORD for a Christian revival now in the USA.)
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To: wtd

Again, I’m guessing Putin and Hugo Chavez set this up to steal some blackberries and some laptops.


8 posted on 04/18/2012 12:20:18 PM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: maggief
You know what? This is from the New York Times. Every single word I have ever seen emanate from that cesspool of deceit and propaganda, has been a lie (or severely distorted).

Based on this one report from them, I am now beginning to doubt the entire affair (so to speak).

9 posted on 04/18/2012 12:20:42 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: maggief

Wow.

She sounds like a real upstanding witness/victim. lol.

She should get written contracts printed up and signed in advance, heh.


10 posted on 04/18/2012 12:21:10 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: scan59

I wonder if their wives know what they are up to when they are away?


11 posted on 04/18/2012 12:22:48 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: maggief
She was dismayed, she said, that the news reports have described her as a prostitute as though she walked the streets picking up just anyone.

Poor thing. This is what the war on women has caused - perfectly nice escorts being treated as if they were just regular street walking prostitutes.

12 posted on 04/18/2012 12:23:28 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: maggief

Oh shucks. Wait for the details of the hookers being with the military dog teams. Fun. Bring back hooker, have sex with them in your room with your dogs. Joy.


13 posted on 04/18/2012 12:24:05 PM PDT by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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To: maggief
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14 posted on 04/18/2012 12:25:03 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: maggief

You ‘play’....you pay....either way you pay.


15 posted on 04/18/2012 12:26:06 PM PDT by caww
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To: wtd

Again, I’m guessing Putin and Hugo Chavez set this up to steal some blackberries and some laptops.


16 posted on 04/18/2012 12:28:42 PM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: maggief
This agent doesn't seem very aware of the ways of the world...you always pay the girl or negotiate an acceptable compromise...

There is something going on that nobody is talking about IMHO

17 posted on 04/18/2012 12:30:25 PM PDT by montanajoe
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To: montanajoe

bet your ass there is......hookin did not break this story.....stolen ipods were when the big dog there’s daughter was caught w/ one downloadin itunes


18 posted on 04/18/2012 12:33:30 PM PDT by advertising guy (Sarah just jumped..........game on boys.)
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To: maggief

If George W Bush were president the MSM would be sticking him with this as well.


19 posted on 04/18/2012 12:38:13 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: struggle
As to the question of "WHO" was setting the secret service up - there are ample possibilities including (via free republic):
"double jeopardy in the region - Arab-Islamic nationalism and prostitution

Syrian / Lebanese Arab immigration into the area is more concentrated in 'Barranquilla, Cartagena, Santa Marta, and Maicao.' The bordering city with Venezuela - Maicao (Col) market is probably 90% Arab.

Though not all Arabs in south America are "political," and some are not Muslim, yet, the Arab-Islamic Hezbollah growing phenomenon in Latin America -in recent years- certainly sharpened Arab nationalism which is today very militant-Islamic in nature. A 2008 drug probe finds Hezbollah financing link and a 2009 report shows Hezbollah has active cell on Colombia-Venezuela border.

So did Chavez's anti-Americanism, exploiting it, and embedding it into his "anti-Imperialism" sentiments. His pro-Arabism showed such strength that in 2009, a Kuwaiti MP "called to move Arab League to Venezuela." Stating he "has proved that he was more Arab than some Arabs."

His government's Justice Minister Tarek El Aissami, who is of Arab descent expelled Israeli ambassador in 2009. Hugo Chavez had illegally given more than 270 Venezuelan passports to Arab extremists

Last but not least: Hezbollah has been using prostitution (Muta) for recruitment, especially since the "holy" Islamic Hezbollah's Militarization of Sex - Hezbollah's halal hookups


20 posted on 04/18/2012 12:38:32 PM PDT by wtd
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To: maggief

What hooker worth her money doesn’t collect in advance?


21 posted on 04/18/2012 12:41:00 PM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: maggief

A “full blown” scandal.


22 posted on 04/18/2012 12:44:58 PM PDT by rsobin
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To: maggief

A “full blown” scandal.


23 posted on 04/18/2012 12:44:58 PM PDT by rsobin
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To: maggief

Seems the b..uck should stop at Obama’s desk, or his golf cart.


24 posted on 04/18/2012 12:45:12 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: montanajoe

How can such plum dumb guys be cleared for SS duty? Hmmm...I guess just anybody can get those jobs!!


25 posted on 04/18/2012 12:48:03 PM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: maggief
“They never told me they were with Obama,” she said. “They were very discreet.”

Yeah, if she'd known she'd have claimed she was worth a hundred times more.

Still think this whole mess smells.

26 posted on 04/18/2012 12:48:46 PM PDT by bgill
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To: R. Scott
What hooker worth her money doesn’t collect in advance?


Perhaps the local rules are different when the hooker has to report the room number, sign-in with the front desk and leave her ID there?

27 posted on 04/18/2012 12:49:49 PM PDT by az_gila
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To: wtd

Jack Black and their Johnson is what set them up.


28 posted on 04/18/2012 12:56:44 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: maggief

Cheap idiot!

Ruined his marriage and the image of the SS over not paying a fair price for a hooker.

Just shows how arrogant and egotisitical most government workers are.


29 posted on 04/18/2012 1:01:38 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GlockThe Vote
Just shows how arrogant and egotisitical most government workers are.

Don't hurt yourself with that reach, buddy.

30 posted on 04/18/2012 1:23:05 PM PDT by Fundamentally Fair (Pictionary at the Rorschach's tonight!)
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To: maggief

Where are the PICTURES of these Teasing Tarts?


31 posted on 04/18/2012 1:31:04 PM PDT by 2harddrive
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To: maggief

Well, the so called pretentident sets the standards. What would one expect if you had to work with him?
Nevermind , the SS standards were higher...they didn’t get boys as prostitutes.


32 posted on 04/18/2012 1:38:57 PM PDT by Pfesser (I miss President Reagan.)
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To: advertising guy

I thought the stolen iPods were related to the GSA scandal?

So many scandals in this administration this week—so hard to keep them straight.


33 posted on 04/18/2012 1:50:17 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: maggief

Hmmmm...

All the key words are in place. “Single mother.” “Crying.” “I’m scared.”

Ring a bell? “Dancer gives details of ordeal”


34 posted on 04/18/2012 1:51:15 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: Wings-n-Wind
“How do you make a hormone??(sp)
DON'T PAY HER!!!!!....”

Ha!

My sister studied horticulture at university where the thought was:

You can take a whore to culture but you can't make her think.

People are so clever!

35 posted on 04/18/2012 1:52:46 PM PDT by hummingbird (Just askin' or just sayin' depending on the subject at hand.)
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To: R. Scott
"What hooker worth her money doesn’t collect in advance?"

One that's hired by a third party to "entertain" visiting officials. "Whatever happens overseas, stays overseas"...unless someone gets mean drunk, or stupid cheap. These SS boys aren't the first official Americans to get embroiled in this kind of trouble overseas. They certainly won't be the last. I've known plenty of fools who had to take a cab to a local motel upon return stateside because the wife changed the locks and hired an attorney after getting that late night call from the embassy.
36 posted on 04/18/2012 2:04:43 PM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

both


37 posted on 04/18/2012 2:08:02 PM PDT by advertising guy (Sarah just jumped..........game on boys.)
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To: R. Scott
“What hooker worth her money doesn’t collect in advance?”

Maybe a hooker that isn't a hooker. When money isn't the problem, getting those phones and laptops are.

Better to say Secret Service agent gets into fight with hooker than to say they got all of laptops and phones - we were duped.

You can bet that Chavez, Putin and the others are laughing their asses off about Obama. Obama looks like an amateur who can't even have a decent protection from SS.

Unless Obama was in it, too. He hates America.

38 posted on 04/18/2012 2:14:41 PM PDT by hummingbird (Just askin' or just sayin' depending on the subject at hand.)
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To: SMARTY

“How can such plum dumb guys be cleared for SS duty? Hmmm...I guess just anybody can get those jobs!!”

Just about anybody who works for TSA, I’m thinking.


39 posted on 04/18/2012 2:17:00 PM PDT by hummingbird (Just askin' or just sayin' depending on the subject at hand.)
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To: maggief
he offered $30 for services she thought they had agreed were worth 25 times that

When in doubt, write it out. If dealing in dollars, there's no way to mistake $30.00 and $750.00 .

40 posted on 04/18/2012 2:20:21 PM PDT by csvset
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To: ROTB

They should have just put all the whores on a plane to Vegas and took them to the GSA conference.

Heck, Obama probably used FARC’s security for the summit.


41 posted on 04/18/2012 2:48:51 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Solyent Pink is Sheeple!!!!)
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To: R. Scott; PowderMonkey
What hooker worth her money doesn’t collect in advance?

One that's hired by a third party to "entertain" visiting officials.

Or possibly one that plans to pull a scam of later asking for a much higher fee with the threat of calling the cops / drawing unwanted attention, etc.

42 posted on 04/18/2012 2:53:12 PM PDT by wideminded
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To: GeronL

I am guessing they do now.


43 posted on 04/18/2012 3:16:30 PM PDT by itsahoot (I will not vote for Romney period, and by election day you won't like him either.)
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To: maggief
Are there any FReepers here as stupid, naive, and inexperienced as these USSS agents? Are any of you willing to admit it?
44 posted on 04/18/2012 4:17:11 PM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Coulter, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: montanajoe
There is something going on that nobody is talking about IMHO

Yes. And what sort of stories will the NYT and other MSM outlets reliably fail to report? Any news that is politically incorrect or damaging to prominent Democrats.

It just doesn't make sense that so many Secret Service agents would be willing to risk their careers, risk an international incident, and risk their health for one night of fun and games. One agent, sure. Two, maybe, Eleven? Not a chance, unless hiring and supervision of agents has gone to hell. If so, that should be a big story in itself.

45 posted on 04/18/2012 4:35:01 PM PDT by TChad
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To: TChad

Failure of leadership. Two supervisors led the fail parade. There’s your answer. That’s why immoral men should never be in a position of leadership.


46 posted on 04/18/2012 5:40:47 PM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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