Secret Service can’t afford shape-shifter agents


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Has the Secret Service deployed shape-shifter agents?

Wired’s Danger Room blog actually posed that question to the National Security Council after a recent conspiracy video suggested that an alien, robot or shape-shifter being had guarded President Obama at a recent event. (You can watch the video at the Wired blog. Warning: It has some offensive language.)

An NSC spokeswoman said she can’t confirm the video’s claims, but “any alleged program to guard the president with aliens or robots would likely have to be scaled back or eliminated in the sequester,” according to the Danger Room blog.

So, if not for those pesky government-wide spending cuts, the president’s bodyguards might start to resemble the X-Men. Looks like the Secret Service has a sense of humor after all.

Josh Hicks covers Maryland politics and government. He previously anchored the Post’s Federal Eye blog, focusing on federal accountability and workforce issues.
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Josh Hicks · March 26, 2013