Fri
Nov 9 2012
03:53 pm

Admits extramarital affair, apologizes for poor judgment.

UPDATE: Report, letter...

UPDATE: Statement by President Obama...

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Somebody's picture

Source?

Nobody else is reporting that at this point.

Rachel's picture

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Bbeanster's picture

Now THIS is high level soap

Now THIS is high level soap opera:

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And I happen to agree with this response. Seriously, it ain't all that complex:

Why did Julian Assange found Wikileaks? To get laid. Fuckin Albino went all over the world, banging liberal "activist" types who thought he was amazing. Cocktail parties, receptions, "panels" . . . you name it . . . he was tagging bitches behind the lectern . . . no condom.

Old man Betrayus . . .

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R. Neal's picture

MSNBC. Andrea Mitchell just

MSNBC. Andrea Mitchell just read resignation letter on the air. Earlier report said he was meeing with Obama.

R. Neal's picture

Report

Somebody's picture

Well, that's an ignoble end

Well, that's an ignoble end to a significant career. I think he was on a lot of peoples' lists for 2016.

Having an affair while in charge of the CIA is a bigger deal than making that mistake while holding some other job.

fischbobber's picture

Affairs

Having an affair while in charge of the CIA is a bigger deal than making that mistake while holding some other job.

While i generally agree with that statement, I would tend to question whether or not this was a national security issue or a personal integrity issue until I saw a whole lot of details that I'm not even sure the folks covering this story will deem relevant.

For instance, "What was Broadwells Q clearance? What was the tone of her overall writings? What were her other social endeavors, etc." Sordid details sell papers and that's what I expect will be covered.

Bbeanster's picture

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And THIS!

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R. Neal's picture

? Fill us in.

? Fill us in.

R. Neal's picture

Oh. (link...)

Oh.

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gonzone's picture

See how that works DeJairlas?

See how that works DeJarlias? See how it's done Vitter? Time to "man up" and get out of public office because IOKIYAR won't always continue to work.

CE Petro's picture

IF...

If we weren't so hung up about having to remain monogamous in a relationship, this wouldn't be such a big deal. Humans aren't generally monogamous creatures.

Question, by having an adulterous affair did that lessen his ability to get his job done?

gonzone's picture

In a perfect world you would

In a perfect world you would have a valid point but that is not where we live. Adultery for a sensitive position creates potential for blackmail in our society and is thus an unacceptable security risk. That is how it works when you are security cleared today.

metulj's picture

Security clearances and

Security clearances and getting strange don't mix.

CE Petro's picture

My Point Exactly

If we weren't so hung up about monogamy, it would not be a hinky situation -- there would be no leverage. Being hung up on monogamy creates the leverage.

metulj's picture

Theoretically interesting,

Theoretically interesting, but in reality, no.

R. Neal's picture

Holly Petraeus

A profile from March 2012:

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JCB's picture

curious

Very curious.

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metulj's picture

It's a cornpspiracy. Take

It's a cornpspiracy. Take your risperdol, junior. (link...)

Bbeanster's picture

Haters gotta hate, spinners gotta spin...

Any story depending on an expert who says, "I could be totally wrong, this is my interpretation -- is that the administration was unhappy with Petraeus not playing ball 100% on their party-line story" needs to be taken with more than a pinch of salt.

Somebody (probably Petraeus himself) sat on this info until after the election. For obvious reasons.

And resignation notwithstanding, there's no reason the general can't be called to testify at a congressional hearing.

JCB's picture

Not saying it was a bungled

Not saying it was a bungled burglary at a downtown DC hotel by some plumbers. But it is curious that the Secretary of State and a prominent General both step down within three days for odd reasons.

metulj's picture

Breaking CIA regulations is

Breaking CIA regulations is no an "odd" reason. And this is the time the changes happen in administrations. Get. A . Grip.

Bbeanster's picture

Hillary has stepped down? How

Hillary has stepped down? How did I miss that?

it is curious that the Secretary of State and a prominent General both step down within three days for odd reasons.

JCB's picture

Time will tell what is what.

Time will tell what is what. But it looks like those at the top have reasons to be mum. Let's see how the Chicago method works at the national scale. The press has no reason to protect a lame duck. At the end of the day it is about selling papers.

They will turn on him for profit. It is only a matter of time.

metulj's picture

Yeah, the FBI looks into his

Yeah, the FBI looks into his laptop because he had a minor breach, then they find he his shtupping his biographer, a viloation of the types of associations clause of the contract you sign when you join the CIA. That's a hit job. If it were under Reagan or Bush I they would have just called him faggot.

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She hasn't. But plans for

She hasn't. But plans for her to transition out have been rumored since at least September.

Min's picture

I believe she has even said...

...that she wasn't interested in being SoS for a second term.

Bbeanster's picture

...that she wasn't interested

...that she wasn't interested in being SoS for a second term.

Yes, she has said that. My point is she hasn't done it yet. Has she?

Rachel's picture

No. She has not resigned

No. She has not resigned yet. And I don't expect her to until after the inauguration, if then.

bizgrrl's picture

Yeah, I've heard nothing

Yeah, I've heard nothing about her resignation.

Pam Strickland's picture

She will. She's ready.

She will. She's ready.

Pam Strickland's picture

She's been saying it for

She's been saying it for longer than that. Maybe as long as the beginning of the year. There's nothing at all new or fishy about it. She wants a slower pace---nd she's made it very clear she's ready to be a grandmother.

Bbeanster's picture

Best most comprehensive

Best most comprehensive account so far:
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Bbeanster's picture

She hasn't. But plans for her

She hasn't. But plans for her to transition out have been rumored since at least September.

Yes, everybody knows that. But no word on when, and yesterday, signals were sent that she may not do it, or not until much later. In any case, it's assuming facts not in evidence to put a date to her resignation.

Bbeanster's picture

Whoa! The picture emerging of

Whoa!

The picture emerging of Broadwell isn't pretty. Looks like she brought this crapstorm herownself:

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EDIT: odd, can only access the NYT update via Gawker:

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