The sixth Summit of the Americas was held in Cartegena, Colombia over the weekend. According to the Summit of the Americas’ website, the gathering is a time when “leaders discuss common policy issues, affirm shared values and commit to concerted actions at the national and regional level to address continuing and new challenges faced in the Americas.” But the great leaders of the United States did much more.
“We’re representing the people of the United States, and when we travel to another country I expect us to observe the highest standards because we’re not just representing ourselves,” said President Barack Obama about our government’s time in Colombia. Unfortunately, he offered up this reminder after the meeting was over.
No wonder other countries think we are a bunch of buffoons. The Secret Service hired hookers, the Secretary of State danced and drank the night away, and the President said he was there to find a good vacationing spot.
Instead of guarding the President, 11 Secret Service personnel went to the Pley Club, a bar where scantily clad women dance in order to entice. Apparently, Colombians dance well — either that or the alcohol is strong. The Secret Service agents allegedly brought the Pley Club’s finest back to their rooms at the Hotel Caribe. Reportedly, military personnel might have been involved as well.
When one Secret Service agent refused to pay, things got rowdy at the hotel. So the police were called. “They were showing their badges saying, ‘Look, look who we are!’” a hotel staffer said. “He didn’t want to pay one of the girls. They had huge egos.”
Because the event involved foreigners, a report was sent to the U.S. Embassy.
While the Secret Service was enjoying some dirty dancing, Hillary Clinton was doing a dance of her own. Let’s just hope it was more family friendly. The 64-year-old Secretary of State partied at La Havana, a Colombian nightclub. The former first lady was supposedly at the club around 12:45 a.m. According to a local paper, her party of 12 ordered a dozen beers and two glasses of whiskey.
President Barack Obama spent his time more wisely. Whereas the Secret Service was fornicating and the Secretary of State was imbibing, Obama was searching for a good vacationing spot.
“I want to thank President Santos and the people of Colombia for the extraordinary hospitality in the beautiful city of Cartagena. We’re having a wonderful time. And usually when I take these summit trips, part of my job is to scout out where I may want to bring Michelle back later for vacation. So we’ll make sure to come back sometime in the near future,” Obama said.
The Obama family has been criticized during his tenure for taking 16 vacations. The fact that flying Air Force One costs about $180,000 an hour doesn’t help ease the minds of frustrated taxpayers.
The Summit of the Americas is a time when leaders “affirm shared values.” The shared values of the White House were on display for the entire world to see. Unfortunately for the Democratic Party, what happens in Colombia doesn’t stay in Columbia.