Saturday, January 13, 2007

Men in Black - on the slopes??


From the AP:
The two dozen FBI agents who swarmed Park City Mountain Resort weren’t busting anybody Friday. They weren’t even armed - unless you count the sharp ends of ski poles.

With the temperature near zero, agents hit the slopes - some on challenging runs, others on bunny hills - in an unusual drive to publicize the FBI and perhaps attract a few recruits. They got some work to do.

Some skiers thought the whole effort was nutty. Jokes flew about agents skiing on the public dime, but nobody seemed to mind. “This is a first for the bureau,” FBI recruiter Carol Covert (aw, is that really her name?//dena) told agents as they lined up at the base of a chair lift with a new, gleaming 40-foot command truck parked nearby. “So remember, ski and recruit!” she declared. “If this goes well, we’ll do it at other resorts.”

(Please, oh, please, folks, if you see agents in Colorado, drop me or Dave or Deb a line!)

Skiers can be chatty on chair rides, where agents were doing some of the recruiting. Starting salary for an agent: $52,400 plus location pay. Anyone who snapped photos of agents kicking up the 8 inches of fresh powder here could turn in the images for trinkets, including FBI calculators, patches and pins. (Sweet!)

1 comment:

Zen said...

That's just sad. So damn sad.