Re: Secret service dilemma?
Jogging alongside a motorcade, or jogging with the Pres in the early hours of the morning are only a small part of the SS's responsibilities. THAT "privilage" comes after many years of "ground work".
I was in Hong Kong when Pres GB Sr. visited China. I was responsible to ensure that he had 24/7 communications, from anywhere on the island, to the US. I had a young SS officer assigned to accompany me wherever I went, and meet everyone I did business with to accomplish my job. His dream goal - to one day be on the Protective Detail.
We never discussed our job outside of the vaulted room I called my "office".