Via Tony Lee, good for Dan Bongino:
On Thursday, a former U.S. Secret Service agent who is running for a House seat and has written a book about his life in the Service cancelled his prescheduled appearance on MSNBC’s Bashir Live because of Martin Bashir’s suggestion that someone should defecate and urinate in former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s mouth.
Dan Bongino, who was a Secret Service agent under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, told Breitbart News that his appearance to speak on Bashir’s program about his book, Life Inside the Bubble, “was booked in advance of his unfortunate comments,” and he could not in good faith appear on the program.
“In light of these comments I felt it only appropriate to cancel my appearance on the show. Governor Palin took a principled chance on me during my U.S. Senate campaign when few would,” Bongino told Breitbart News. “She put herself out there for me, risking her political capital, and chose to endorse me because she believed in me.
“In a political arena filled with bad actors it was refreshing to know that Governor Palin was willing to fight for the underdog. She deserves better than the treatment she received by Mr. Bashir and I cannot, in good faith, appear on the show, regardless of the number of books it may or may not sell.”
Bongino’s referring to Governor Palin’s endorsement of his candidacy in 2012 when he ran for lefty Ben Cardin’s Maryland Senate seat. Maryland is about as blue as Cuba and that race was a longshot. However, Bongino’s running in 2014 for Congress in Maryland’s 6th Congressional district and has a real chance of winning that seat. You can support him here. He’s a class act.