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Posted: 2/26/2002 9:14:21 AM EDT
[url] http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/olympics/2002/news/2002/02/26/cheney_security_ap/index.html [/url] CNNSI.com - 2002 Winter Olympics - Report: Agents left Cheney's itinerary in SLC souvenir shop - Tuesday February 26, 2002 10:49 AM Whoops Report: Agents left Cheney's itinerary in SLC souvenir shop Posted: Tuesday February 26, 2002 10:49 AM SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Secret Service agents shopping for Olympics souvenirs lost a document detailing security plans for Vice President Dick Cheney's appearance at the closing ceremony, according to The Salt Lake City Tribune. The agents were at a skateboard and apparel shop near the Rice-Eccles Stadium, where the closing ceremony was held Sunday night. According to the store owner, the agents left the document titled "site post assignment log," the newspaper reported. The Salt Lake Tribune reported the story Monday after seeing the document. "It had a pretty detailed description about what was going on," said store owner Clayton Greenhalgh, who discovered the document on a counter Sunday after the agents each purchased an $11 Olympics hat. Secret Service spokesman Jim Mankin declined comment Tuesday. The log described seating arrangements at the stadium for Cheney, his wife and daughter and other dignitaries. It also detailed more than a dozen areas of the stadium where Cheney was to go, the newspaper said. The document also reportedly contained the number of Secret Service agents who were to provide security, where they would be stationed, and their specific assignments. The log also revealed the "sweep time" -- when agents secured the stadium for Cheney -- hours before his arrival, the newspaper said. When Greenhalgh called to report the mistake, a Secret Service representative promised that an agent would pick up the log, the Tribune reported. After 45 minutes, no one had arrived, so he offered to take it to the agency's downtown office. In exchange, Greenhalgh requested an autographed picture of Cheney, but was rebuffed and then decided to contact the newspaper, the Tribune said. Copyright © 2002 CNN/Sports Illustrated. An AOL Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved.
Link Posted: 2/26/2002 10:02:35 AM EDT
The Secret Service blew this big time. We wouldn't even know about it if they just gave the guy a autographed picture of Cheney. Now the newspapers are going to smear the Secret Scervice. And all they had to do was give this guy a picture of Cheney signed by his secretary. The guy never would have known, and would have kept his mouth shut. What a bunch of morons. Av.
Link Posted: 2/26/2002 10:15:21 AM EDT
Some of those agents should end up guarding a tree stump in Alaska.
Link Posted: 2/26/2002 10:28:49 AM EDT
Wait a minute, since the Secret Service is an agency of the Department of the Treasury, shouldn't those agents be assigned in counterfeiting investigations on Alaska's North Slope? They would be the ones who needed an autographed copy of Cheney's photo, just to remember what he looked like! Eric The(Reasonable)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 2/26/2002 10:30:22 AM EDT
Uh! Oh! Somebody heads will roll. They will be guarding ammo dump in Fairbank Alaska.
Link Posted: 2/26/2002 10:48:35 AM EDT
Think he'll get the autographed picture now for being a patriotic American?
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