Wednesday, November 22, 2006


It would seem that even the offspring of the President of the United States of America aren't safe from street crime.

Reports that an agile Argentine thief snatched the purse of one of the twin daughters of President Bush while U.S. Secret Service agents were nearby had local media in a buzz Wednesday.

"Bush's bodyguards couldn't handle San Telmo purse-snatcher," read a headline on the Web site of official news agency Telam.

Telam said a government source, who asked not to be named, confirmed reports regarding the robbery. Different local reports said the incident happened on Sunday or Monday.

A law enforcement source briefed on the incident told CNN that Barbara Bush's purse was stolen while she was in Argentina with her twin sister, Jenna. But the source said that "at no point were the protectees out of visual contact and at no point was there any risk of harm."

Barbara Bush, 24, who has the same name as her grandmother, the former first lady, was in a restaurant in the San Telmo neighborhood when her purse was taken, Telam reported.

After a long, brooding ponder on the plight of this uber-privileged socialite, all I can really say about the matter is this:



Seriously though, I imagine she was pretty shaken up by the incident. If I were a member of her secret service entourage, I'd be mighty concerned about my job security.

On second thought, screw her.


1 comment:

BionicBuddha said...

Well, I tried posting before, here's number 2. I donj't know what the secret service was doing during that little incident, maybe buying fake Rolex watches? I did come across this little curiousity that the U.S. government has 85 year old german invisible ink and photography still classified in the national archives. What the hell is so scary about 85 year old invisible ink that it has to remain top secret?