Just to be clear. I neither condone nor condemn the oldest profession. It just is and has been since the beginning of time. Its not as if money changing hands is a new innovation in male-female relationships. Business arrangements in the personal service industry must be part of humankinds genetic code after thousands of years of practice. If not, it has to be a societal necessity or it would not have survived for so long. I suspect that if historians could go back to the first cave dwellers they would find working girls who commanded colored pebbles for placing their heels behind their ears. The thing I dont get is all of the indignation over a couple of Secret Service guys balling some hustling girls. Id like to see the same level of moral indignation when UN peacekeepers rape children. One report says the Secret Service flap was over a pittance: Forty-seven dollars makes the Secret Service look cheap. Did the john not know that bargaining for sex is the one constant throughout history? or it was until Big Brothers intrusion into every aspect of private sector life. Also, I would like to know if the painted lady in question is a bow-wow or a beauty? Thats an important element to the story: Secret Service hooker flap over $47 (or just 83,475 naughty lil pesos) By GEOFF EARLE in DC and DON KAPLAN in NY With POST WIRE SERVICES Last Updated: 9:52 AM, April 15, 2012 Posted: 12:52 AM, April 15, 2012 Hooker-loving Secret Service agents on President Obama's security team busted in dispute over $47 in Colombia - NYPOST.com The Secret Service guy represented a legitimate bargaining position if the lady is a bow-wow. He is a cheap chiseler if she is a beauty. He should know that in every institution where women sell their sexual favors, that is to say bars, cathouses, cribs, call girl services, and even among freelance streetwalkers, beauty commands a higher price even if it is only skin-deep. Packaging can help plain Janes increase their asking price, but nothing replaces physical beauty. Conversely, the more repulsive the man is the more he craves the most beautiful women he can find in his price range. Finally, it could all boil down to the Secret Service agent objecting to paying for something that he knows the ladys procurer gets for free.