Monday, April 07, 2008

180 Days of U.S. Secret Service Protection

Washington Whisper reports that Vice President Dick Cheney receives only 180 days of U.S. Secret Service protection after the Bush administration ends.

President George Bush will receive protection for at least 10 years.

A little research revealed that former presidents used to receive lifetime protection but when Republicans ran Congress and President Bill Clinton was president, "Congressional legislation...limit[ed] Secret Service protection to former presidents for a period of not more than 10 years from the date the former president leaves office."

Children of former presidents receive no protection after the age of 16.

Geez, no wonder Cheney refuses to disclose the locale of his Eastern Shore home. With such skimpy security thanks to Republicans, both Bush and Cheney may want to limit their traveling in the future.

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