1. By Rod Johnson
    August 29, 2011 at 5:12 pm | permalink

    Why does Eric Cantor merit Secret Service protection? By statute that’s for Presidents and Vice-Presidents (current, former and -elect) and their families, some candidates for those offices, other heads of state, and “other individuals as designated per Executive Order of the President” (and a couple other cases, not applicable here).

  2. By Ruth Kraut
    August 29, 2011 at 7:21 pm | permalink

    And why was he in town? Does he have a child going to UM?

  3. By Mary Morgan
    August 29, 2011 at 7:35 pm | permalink

    Re. Cantor: Yes, his daughter Jenna is a sophomore at UM.

  4. By Trevor Staples
    August 29, 2011 at 10:54 pm | permalink

    Doesn’t he know that U of M is a publicly funded university? Maybe he found that out and is here to pick up his daughter.

  5. By George Hammond
    August 30, 2011 at 5:20 pm | permalink

    He might have security guards who are not Secret Service agents.

  6. By a2cents
    August 30, 2011 at 5:57 pm | permalink

    From Slate: “We will find the money if there is a need for additional money,” Cantor told Fox News on Monday. “But those monies are not unlimited, and we have said we have to offset that which has already been funded.”

    His reaction to FEMA/H.Irene might explain the heightened security.