Race and the Secret Service

Russ Vaughn
Yesterday a blog post on Michelle Obama’s junket to China described her security detail as "An army of Asian-American Secret Service Men."

Excuuuuse me, but isn't this exactly the kind of ethnic profiling that Libs get their panties in a wad over? Of course, sensible folks recognize the practicality of having agents who can blend in with the locals, but the selection process still smacks of race-related standards which is a big no-no supposedly with liberals like the Mooch.

And in what sense has practicality ever mattered when it comes to racial profiling and the left? It is the very lack of such practicality that has airport security treating grannies and infants with the same suspicion as young Muslim males and it is the same nonsensical deference to political correctness that denies law enforcement organizations to employ ethnicity in screening suspects for crime and terrorism even though minorities commit most crimes and Muslims carry out most acts of terrorism. Noooo, in those situations it is wrong, even evil, to permit ethnicity to be considered. But then, it is apparently perfectly alright to use it in selecting the security detail for the family of the world’s leading liberal.

Is this to become a new trend in security staffing for overseas jaunts by our resident royalty: all black agents for trips to Africa, all Hispanics for trips south? Well then, what about all blue-eyed, blond-haired agents for royal excursions to Nordic nations?

Yeah right, I’m the one being ridiculous.

Yesterday a blog post on Michelle Obama’s junket to China described her security detail as "An army of Asian-American Secret Service Men."

Excuuuuse me, but isn't this exactly the kind of ethnic profiling that Libs get their panties in a wad over? Of course, sensible folks recognize the practicality of having agents who can blend in with the locals, but the selection process still smacks of race-related standards which is a big no-no supposedly with liberals like the Mooch.

And in what sense has practicality ever mattered when it comes to racial profiling and the left? It is the very lack of such practicality that has airport security treating grannies and infants with the same suspicion as young Muslim males and it is the same nonsensical deference to political correctness that denies law enforcement organizations to employ ethnicity in screening suspects for crime and terrorism even though minorities commit most crimes and Muslims carry out most acts of terrorism. Noooo, in those situations it is wrong, even evil, to permit ethnicity to be considered. But then, it is apparently perfectly alright to use it in selecting the security detail for the family of the world’s leading liberal.

Is this to become a new trend in security staffing for overseas jaunts by our resident royalty: all black agents for trips to Africa, all Hispanics for trips south? Well then, what about all blue-eyed, blond-haired agents for royal excursions to Nordic nations?

Yeah right, I’m the one being ridiculous.