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Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is weighing in on the recent Secret Service scandal after it was revealed that one of the accused agents, David Chaney, was “checking her out” on assignment protecting then-VP candidate Palin in 2008.

That’s just disturbing. Not as disturbing as the fact that Sarah Palin was once close enough to the presidency that she warranted Secret Service detail, but still. Bad taste.

Seriously, though. This is a real story.

David Chaney, one of the agents implicated in the Colombia prostitution fiasco, wrote on Facebook of Sarah Palin that he was “checking her out” while assigned to protect the vice presidential candidate during the 2008 campaign.

He posted a photo of Palin with him looking on from the background. Under the photo, he wrote: “I was really checking her out, if you know what i (sic) mean?”

Palin, on Fox News, shot back: “Well, check this out, buddy – you’re fired!”

She added that the scandal is “a symptom of government run amok” and that she hopes Chaney is in the doghouse, getting in a dig at President Obama’s dog-eating “scandal”:

Sarah Palin on Secret Service Scandal