Ousted Secret Service supervisor joked about Palin

By Alicia A. Caldwell

Associated Press

Published: Thursday, April 19 2012 9:30 p.m. MDT

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2008 file photo, a Secret Service agent stands near then presidential candidate Barack Obama, background, at a rally in Norfolk, Va. Moving swiftly, the Secret Service forced out three agents Wednesday, April 18, 2012 in a prostitution scandal that has embarrassed President Obama. A senior congressman welcomed the move to hold people responsible for the tawdry episode but warned "it's not over."

Jae C. Hong, File, Associated Press

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WASHINGTON — A Secret Service supervisor who has been forced out of the agency amid a prostitution scandal joked on his Facebook page that he was "really checking her out" as he protected former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin while working on her security detail during the 2008 campaign.

David Chaney, who was one of two supervisors forced out of the agency this week, made the comment on a photo of Palin that showed him standing the background posted on his Facebook page in January 2009.

Details of the photo comments were first reported by The Washington Post. Speaking to Fox News, Palin said the scandal is "a symptom of government run amok."

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