Is it sexist to assume she might be less likely to cause a sex scandal? Probably, but either way, Julia Pierson made history Wednesday when she was sworn in as the first female director of the Secret Service. President Obama spoke about the wall Pierson is breaking down with her new post in the traditionally male-dominated agency. The president also cracked that she now had more control over his life than anyone besides his wife. Pierson has worked for the agency for three decades.