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How the Secret Service
Said Goodbye to Mitt Romney

Gentleman's Quarterly, by Marc Ambinder

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Posted By:StormCnter, 11/9/2012 4:36:20 AM

At some point, early Wednesday morning, when Gov. Mitt Romney and family were tucked into bed, a quiet call went out on the radio channel used by his Secret Service agents: "Javelin, Jockey details, all posts, discontinue." Of all the indignities involved in losing a presidential race, none is more stark than the sudden emptiness of your entourage. The Secret Service detail guarding Governor Romney since Feb 1. stood down quickly. He had ridden in a 15-car motorcade to the Intercontinental Hotel in Boston for his concession speech. He rode in a single-car motorcade back across the Charles River

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Trigger2, 11/9/2012 5:02:33 AM     (No. 9001523)

Agents are required to leave, but where did they go--to Jarrett's entourage of agents?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: pineledger, 11/9/2012 5:57:53 AM     (No. 9001540)

What a weird take.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Garage Logician, 11/9/2012 6:23:59 AM     (No. 9001570)

Great story. Poignant. Didn't think I could be sadder.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Johnny Angle, 11/9/2012 6:33:31 AM     (No. 9001586)

Did they kiss their prostitutes goodbye?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mickturn, 11/9/2012 9:32:30 AM     (No. 9002085)

Good Riddance...as they partied at a brothel later in the evening.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/9/2012 9:34:48 AM     (No. 9002091)

Snarky little Ambinder had a swell time writing this, grinning from ear to ear (if not giggling maniacally).

I would not miss the Secret Service. It's my guess that the Romneys don't either.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Malia2012, 11/9/2012 11:42:13 AM     (No. 9002585)

What #6 said. I'm sure they'll find "something" to fill their empty hours. Good riddance.

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