Hey! Bummer!

So we learn today from The Telegraph that the armored limo the President is using in Israel broke down this morning en route to Jerusalem because someone filled its fuel tank with diesel oil instead of gasoline.

Hmmm. That used to happen to me from time to time back in the 70s when I had to move trucks around as part of my job with Ryder Truck Rental. But it was invariably because the guys working at the fueling station were really, really stoned.

Hope we aren’t about to experience another Secret Service scandal. That would be a real bummer.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.