Fired Secret Service Man Joked About 'Checking Out' Palin

AP reports Sarah Palin says the joke's on ousted Secret Service supervisor David Chaney, who wrote on Facebook that he was "checking her out" while protecting the former Alaska governor during the 2008 campaign. "Well, check this out, buddy -- you're fired!" Palin said Thursday in a Fox News interview.

Palin said the scandal is "a symptom of government run amok." She told Fox: "It's like, who's minding the store around here?...The president, for one, he better be wary, there, of when Secret Service is accompanying his family on vacation. They may be checking out the first lady instead of guarding her."

AP detailed:

David Chaney, one of two supervisors forced out of the Secret Service this week in fallout from an embarrassing prostitution scandal, posted at least two photographs of himself with Palin, along with another in which a woman in a revealing bikini top stood in the background, looking at Chaney.

That photo was captioned: "not in front of my son."

Chaney wrote of his assignment guarding Palin: "I was really checking her out, if you know what i (sic) mean?" after a friend commented on the picture posted in January 2009.

Tim Graham
Tim Graham
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