Ex-agent says girls go wild for Secret Service studs
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Former President Bill Clinton wasn’t the only one in the White House hit on by amorous groupies.
A former U.S. Secret Service agent reveals that "attractive" women were so “intoxicated” by the “celebrity-like status” of the presidential security force that it was “paradise” for single agents--and so tempting to married agents that divorce is common.
“For the single agent it was paradise; for many married agents, it was a constant struggle between good and evil, which was sometimes won and other times lost,” writes former Clinton-era agent Dan Emmett in the appendix of his book “Within Arm’s Reach.”
Apparently the battle was lost a lot, as he writes, “Constant separations due to traveling with the president can contribute to failed marriages at a higher rate than most professions. For [presidential protection] agents, there is a never ending string of temptations sometimes literally thrust into one’s face by women who are impressed by such things as men who protect the president,” writes the swaggering former agent.
Female agents, he says, “can also attract this type of attention, and I have seen our more attractive agents practically stalked by men seeking strong buy feminine women who protect the president and carry guns.”
Emmett has rubbed the service the wrong way with the book. They don’t like agents to write about their life in the security bubble, but there are no rules barring tell-alls.
Much of Emmett’s book dishes on his life as an agent and his years with Clinton, but the appendix addresses the myths of the agency and their sex appeal, he pens, isn't a myth. “Many women are attracted to Secret Service agents,” he writes. “It can be almost frightening at times when seated in a bar, and a woman recognizes an agent she has just seen on television with the president. On more than one occasion, my shift mates and I had phone numbers and hotel room keys shoved into our hands or thrown to us while working a rope line with the president.”
Finally, Emmett tells that the attractive women hitting on agents were from all ages. “This attention lavished on [presidential protection] agents came usually from both young and not-so-young, attractive women intoxicated with the excitement of being so close to the president and those protected him. It was wild beyond belief at times, and we enjoyed an almost celebrity-like status from the moment we walked down the steps of Air Force One...”