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Colin Powell is in downtown Portland -2/18/04

Sec. of State, Colin Powell is in downtown Portland today, currently at the 5th Ave. Suites hotel on the corner of 5th & Washington.
Sec. of State, Colin Powell is in downtown Portland today, currently at the 5th Ave. Suites hotel on the corner of 5th & Washington.
Yes 18.Feb.2004 09:16

right now

Indeed he is. As is the secret service, which is just cracking me up.

why would the Secret Service be "protecting" him? 18.Feb.2004 09:32

he's just the Secretary of State!

I thought that only Preez, Veeps, and their immediate families got the Secret
Service "treatment" and all the other government joke's got merely the Federal
Protective Services. Besides, doesn't the Department of State have their own
thugs to protect their own from other government loonies? Forgot what this off-
shoot bureaucracy is called?

SS 18.Feb.2004 13:11

K-24

The SS provides services for all Administration members. Also the State Department has its own Security forces for protection beyond the USMC at buildings. They are not running scared they just need layer apon layer of protection, from most everyone.