Information about the Secret Service where they reveal an awful lot about the Presidents and Vice Presidents...very interesting..recap thus far.
JFK and LBJ= Philanderers of the highest order. Both kept a lot of women in theWhite House for affairs. Both set up "early warning" systems for if and when their wives were nearby. Totally immoral men. In addition, LBJ was as crude as the day is long.
Nixon= Weird, moral man but very odd and weird. Paranoid etc. Horrible relationship with his family, almost a recluse.
Agnew= nice, decent man, everyone was surprised at his downfall. Ford= A true gentlemen who treated the Secret Service with respect and dignity
Jimmy Carter= A complete phony who would portray one picture of himself to the public and was very different in private. I.E. Would be shown carrying his own luggage, suit cases were always empty, he kept empty ones just for photo op's. Wanted the people to see him as pious and a non drinker, he and family drank alcohol a lot. Had disdain for the Secret Service, and was very irresponsible with the "football" nuclear codes. Didn't think it was a big deal and would keep military aides at a great distance. Would never acknowledge that the military or Secret service were there to serve him. Ronald Reagan= The real deal. Moral, Honest, respectful and dignified. Treated Secret Service and everyone else with respect and honor. Would always thank everyone all the time. He took the time to know everyone on a personal level. One story was early on in Presidency the President came out of his room with a side arm attached to his hip. The Agent in charge said "Why the pistol Mr. President." Ronald Reagan replied, "In case you boys can't get the job done, I can help." It was common for him to carry a pistol. People do not know that when he met with Gorbachev, he had a pistol in his briefcase. Upon learning that Gary Hart was caught with Donna Rice during the election Ronald Reagan said, "Boys will be boys, but boys will not be President" Nancy Reagan= Very nice but very protective of the President..the Secret Service was always caught in the middle. Nancy would try to control what the President ate all the time (healthy) and he would say to the Agent "come on you gotta help me out." The Reagan's rarely drank alcohol. Secret Servicesaid they could count on one hand the times the Reagan's were served alcohol other than wine during dinner. They made the comment for all the fake bluster of the Carters it was the Reagan's who lived life as genuinely moral people. George and Barbara Bush= Extremely kind and considerate. Always respectful. Took great care in making sure the agents comforts were taken care of. They would bring them meals etc. One time Barbara Bush brought warm clothes to agents standing outside in Kennebunkport . One agent who was given a warm hat tried to nicely say no thanks when he was obviously freezing and President Bush said "Son, don't argue with the first lady, put the hat on. Went "out of their way” to take care of the Secret Service and made sure they were well cared for with meals and other comforts. GW was the most prompt of the Presidents. He ran like a well oiled machine.
Bill Clinton= Presidency was one giant party. Not trustworthy, he was nice because he wanted everyone to like him but life is just one big game and party to him.
Hillary Clinton= Another phony. Personality would change the instant cameras were near. She hated with open disdain the military and Secret Service. Again anotherone who felt people are there to serve her. She was always trying to keep tabs on Bill Clinton..
Al Gore= An egotistical ass who was once overheard by his Secret Service detail when he told his son he needed to do better in school or he "would end up like these guys" and pointed to the agents. G W Bush= They loved him and Laura Bush. They said no one is a nicer person than Laura Bush who never has a harsh word to say about anyone. The Bush's went ine. He was also the most in shape who had a very strict work out regimen. The Bush's made sure their entire administration understood to respect and be considerate of the Secret Service. Karl Rove was the one who was the most caring of the Secret Service in the administration.
Barack Obama -Clinton's over again - hates the military and looks down on the Secret Service
Lee ADDS: Why is it that it is a Democrat President that seems to detest those that seek to protect them? Are they so very sure that no-one would harm them or is it their stupidity that makes them think, 'the world revolves around me!'