What I found even more interesting was the way the author "quoted" the quote and his take on it in his "diary".
Mr. Th0rn notes...
"To top it off, there's Politico's outrageous take on the whole clusterf*uck.Josh Marshall at TPM sums up how they cover the story:
All of which is to say that on this topic Kessler [writer of the Politico article] is simultaneously a genuine expert and a bit of a kook."All of this is really getting well over the line of any kind of normality. WTF is going on?"
So here's the kicker at the end of the piece.Agents tell me it’s a miracle an assassination has not already occurred. Sadly, given Obama’s colossal lack of management judgment, that calamity may be the only catalyst that will reform the Secret Service. (bolding is mine)Read that a few times.
So Obama is at fault for his inevitable assassination, or he's the only thing standing in the way of cleaning up the agency responsible for his inevitable assassination.There's a lot packed into that two sentence flourish. But all of it is deeply f'd up.
"Agents tell me it’s a miracle an assassination has not already occurred. In typical Washington fashion, nothing gets reformed until a disaster happens. If anything unites Republicans and Democrats, it is that nobody wants to see a tragedy: We all just want the Secret Service fixed."
He says, "Despite the obvious danger to himself and his own family, President Obama refuses to replace Pierson."I believe I have an answer to this. President Obama does not fire people. First he would have to be in charge to fire people, and second, firing people may create enemies and Ms. Pierson is probably privy to a load of insider information that Obama's staff would not like to see in the news.
I recommend reading the full original article at Politico and then making up your own mind.