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Marc Ambinder has a brief piece up at GQ entitled "How the Secret Service Said Goodbye to Mitt Romney." The piece begins with this delicious opening:

At some point, early Wednesday morning, when Gov. Mitt Romney and family were tucked into bed, a quiet call went out on the radio channel used by his Secret Service agents: "Javelin, Jockey details, all posts, discontinue."

Of all the indignities involved in losing a presidential race, none is more stark than the sudden emptiness of your entourage. The Secret Service detail guarding Governor Romney since Feb 1. stood down quickly. He had ridden in a 15-car motorcade to the Intercontinental Hotel in Boston for his concession speech. He rode in a single-car motorcade back across the Charles River to Belmont. His son, Tagg, did the driving.

I'm clearly a horrible person, for the image of Tagg driving – and Romney suddenly without his entourage – brings nothing but a smile to my face.

A smile I'm sure Tagg didn't share, or his brother Josh for that matter:


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