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Post Show Thoughts: Politics and the Stanley Cup

 

A handful of scandals recently across multiple government agencies including the United States Secret Service have raised serious questions about discipline in our government. 

Six members of the Secret Service have already lost their jobs over the prostitution scandal in Cartagena, Columbia and Homeland Security Committee Chair Rep. Peter King (R-NY) said there could be more to follow.

"I would suspect within the very near future to have several other Secret Service agents leaving the agency," he said.

However, even after this embarrassing scandal for the Secret Service, both Chairmen Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Peter King (R-NY), as well as president Obama's chief re-election strategist David Axelrod expressed support for the agencies leader, Mark Sullivan. 

"We're looking over the shoulder of Mark Sullivan and asking the director to do an exhaustive search. ... And I have great confidence he's doing it," Issa said.

The other government scandal we discussed was lavish spending of taxpayer money by the General Services Administration (GSA). David Axelrod said the president was "apoplectic" about the it, adding, "It was very enraging to him."

You can watch our entire program on our website to hear more from our interviews with David Axelrod, Representatives Issa and King, as well as our political roundtable.

Moreover, you can watch our Meet the Press Take Two with Mike Bolt, the keeper of the Stanley Cup, who made an appearance to talk about the history of one of the sporting world's most storied trophies.

We'll be back next week. If it's Sunday, it's Meet the Press.