Still, there’s no excuse for misconduct that puts the president at greater risk, even by a small margin, which is exactly what getting falling-down drunk the night before you’re supposed to go on duty can do. There’s no excuse for damaging the reputation of your country and disgracing your agency. To drum home that message, yet again, the Secret Service sent three agents home from the Netherlands and placed them on administrative leave; we assume tougher discipline is to follow. Yes, the agency has taken steps since Cartagena to prevent misconduct. Obviously, it’s going to have to do more.