As pleased as I am that a female director of the US secret service has finally been chosen (not that I think a female will necessarily do a different job than a male, more that we finally are starting to look to the entire population for qualified candidates), I have to wonder if we should keep saying her name.
Julia Pierson. See? Even I said it. However, this is supposed to be the ‘secret’ service. It doesn’t seem very secret if we keep telling people about her. Seems like it makes it a bit more difficult to be secret.
It kind of reminds me of the bit from Yellowbeard where the page steps into the queen’s chamber and, in front of all the court, announces: “Head of her Majesty’s secret service! Not to be read out aloud!” The page then attempts to recover by chucking and saying: “Excuse me. Little joke on my part.” Of course, it still remains secret to the queen in the movie, as she is an idiot and somehow gets the idea that the announced person is a bee keeper.
Anyway, I know that the identity of the director of the Secret Service probably doesn’t need not need to be kept a secret. It just seems funny.