An early, disguised hint of Petraeus affair?

UPDATE deserving of a “Seriously?!”

From the Washington Post:


“The collapse of the dazzling career of CIA Director David H. Petraeus was triggered when a woman whom he was having an affair with sent threatening e-mails to another woman close to him, according to three senior law enforcement officials with knowledge of the episode.

The recipient of the e-mails was so frightened that she went to the FBI for protection and help tracking down the sender, according to the officials. The FBI investigation traced the threats to Paula Broadwell, a former military officer and a Petraeus biographer, and uncovered explicit e-mails between Broadwell and Petraeus, the officials said….

The identity of the woman who received the e-mails was not disclosed, and the nature of her relationship with Petraeus is unknown. The law enforcement officials said the e-mails indicated that Broadwell perceived the other woman as a threat to her relationship with Petraeus.”

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Back in July, the “Ethicist” column in the New York Times Magazine published a strange, anonymous letter that in hindsight probably set many a tongue wagging in Washington, D.C., and is doing so again in light of recent news events.

Here’s the letter:

My wife is having an affair with a government executive. His role is to manage a project whose progress is seen worldwide as a demonstration of American leadership. (This might seem hyperbolic, but it is not an exaggeration.) I have met with him on several occasions, and he has been gracious. (I doubt if he is aware of my knowledge.) I have watched the affair intensify over the last year, and I have also benefited from his generosity. He is engaged in work that I am passionate about and is absolutely the right person for the job. I strongly feel that exposing the affair will create a major distraction that would adversely impact the success of an important effort. My issue: Should I acknowledge this affair and finally force closure? Should I suffer in silence for the next year or two for a project I feel must succeed? Should I be “true to my heart” and walk away from the entire miserable situation and put the episode behind me?

NAME WITHHELD

As Chuck Klosterman, author of the ethics column, noted in his perceptive response, “The fact that you’re willing to accept your wife’s infidelity for some greater political good is beyond honorable. In fact, it’s so over-the-top honorable that I’m not sure I believe your motives are real. Part of me wonders why you’re even posing this question, particularly in a column that is printed in The New York Times… I halfway suspect you’re writing this letter because you want specific people to read this column and deduce who is involved and what’s really going on behind closed doors (without actually addressing the conflict in person). That’s not ethical, either.”

– Jay Bookman

785 comments Add your comment

Georgia

November 10th, 2012
12:18 pm

Stay firsty my friends.

Banderson

November 10th, 2012
12:19 pm

Aw, that could have been from any one of hundreds of husbands.

harvey

November 10th, 2012
12:21 pm

I am not sure why this is a big deal. There is so much immorality in this country anyway, and he has outed himself, so what! I would bet money that most of the men in high office in Washington cheat on their wives. We only know about the few that get caught.

Georgia

November 10th, 2012
12:25 pm

Wow, what a bombshell. The husband knew. How it must have hurt so much that he was driven to write the letter in obvious delerium over his beautiful wife’s hormonal histrionics. We’ve all been there. We’ve all been left holding the big bag of sheet at the end of a relationship, with our guts on the floor. It’s better not to have loved at all, then to suffer the hormonal histrionics of a true horn dog that you couldn’t have imagined she was actually like that. Life is not worth living if your experience is the pain of witnessing your partner’s hormonal histrionics.

DebbieDoRight - I am Woman...........FEAR ME!!!!

November 10th, 2012
12:26 pm

Its a big deal because the conned are about to make it seem as big as Watergate. Just watch Fox News from now until February – every other word out of their mouths will be Petreaus.

DebbieDoRight - I am Woman...........FEAR ME!!!!

November 10th, 2012
12:28 pm

Oh well, it’s a beautiful day and I’m off to the park to get some sunshine!

Later Gators.

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

November 10th, 2012
12:28 pm

Well, it’s as plain as the nose of your face this letter writer ain’t a good solid GA redneck. Now a redneck, if he come across evidence his wife was cheating on him, sure as heck wouldn’t write a letter to a newspaper column editor. No, the redneck would grab a couple weapons and head over to where this guy lived. That is, after shooting his low-down, lyin’, cheatin’ wife 10 or 12 times. Then he’d probly burn the guy’s trailer down after shooting the guy like a mad dog and get into a big chase with a bunch of cops and make them shoot him.

Seems to me this guy ain’t a real Manly Man. He could come down here and learn a thing or two.

Have a good Saturday everybody.

Fred ™

November 10th, 2012
12:29 pm

Grasping at straws…….

getalife

November 10th, 2012
12:29 pm

” I have also benefited from his generosity”

He pimped his wife.

Doggone/GA

November 10th, 2012
12:32 pm

“He pimped his wife”

Even if only be default

JKL2

November 10th, 2012
12:33 pm

No worries. Plenty of room to stack the blame for Benghazi on those narrow shoulders General Betrayus.

It’s a shame you don’t have a (D) behind your name. If you did, the media headline would be “what he does in his personal life is none of your business. He can “compartmentalize”.

Brosephus™

November 10th, 2012
12:36 pm

Jay

May I ask, how in the hell did you find this? I haven’t been paying close attention to this issue, but has this been put out anywhere else? If not, I may have to crown you “Super Sleuth of the Year” if these two events are one and the same.

Ennis

November 10th, 2012
12:36 pm

I think there is more to this than what’s put forth. Extra-martial affairs in Washington D C are as common as peaches in Georgia. Now that he has resigned, he doesn’t have to go before the senate investigating committee on the Bengazi cover-up. I don’t have any proof (so don’t ask ) just a gut thing.

Pizzaman

November 10th, 2012
12:40 pm

The too old, too fat, too white, too male GOP will, like everything else, say it was “kept secret” to “influence” the election. They couldn’t manufacture a win with the economy, the debt, gitmo, Benghazi or anything else.

When those they elected they are finally forced to dump grover and tear up their allegiance to a person and live up to their Constitutional oath’s (support and defend) they will come to the table and approve appropriate tax increases and spending cuts.

Till then we’ll all have to live with what happens.

BTW: Congrats Mitch McC. You got rid of the President. He can’t run again.

indigo

November 10th, 2012
12:40 pm

Jay, I’m sure if Karl Rove, Glen Beck, Hannity, Rush etc. etc. etc. read your post, they’ll outdo themselves in yelling CONSPIRACY CONSPIRACY CONSPIRACY CONSPIRACY WE KNEW IT WAS A DIRTY OBAMA CONSPIRACY ALL ALONG!!!!!!!

Doggone/GA

November 10th, 2012
12:40 pm

“I don’t have any proof (so don’t ask ) just a gut thing.”

You may not have proof, but surely you have a reason for thinking that. So, for what REASON do you think he won’t have to testify?

Jm

November 10th, 2012
12:40 pm

Hmmm

Could be a lot of people.

Could be some dude who’s wife is now boinking Bill. Clinton.

getalife

November 10th, 2012
12:41 pm

cnn reported this.

Some folks have open marriages because most folks cheat and they know it.

Mr. Snarky

November 10th, 2012
12:42 pm

What a nice distraction for the cons! They can spend hours working out the fantastic conspiracy theories rather than paying attention to real news.

Jay

November 10th, 2012
12:43 pm

Bro, no credit to me. Credit “crowdsourcing.”

Somebody out there remembered reading the letter and posted the possible link on Twitter this morning. Other folks took a look and said “Holy ($)#*(#!!!”

Which was my reaction as well.

Ennis

November 10th, 2012
12:44 pm

He’s now out of the loop.

Doggone/GA

November 10th, 2012
12:46 pm

One thing’s for sure…if her husband DID write that, he just forfeited any sympathy he might have gotten for being a “deceived husband”

getalife

November 10th, 2012
12:48 pm

Also, heard trump say that most have mistresses in Washington and I thought if this is true, corporate media is worse than I thought.

I don’t think corporate media should pal around with pols and slobber all over them.

I think they should do their job and report how many others have mistresses.

Brosephus™

November 10th, 2012
12:49 pm

Jay

Ok. I don’t do the Twitter thing, so I would have missed that link. That’s some serious “crowdsourcing” though. Seems as though that will be a valuable tool for the media going forward.

getalife

November 10th, 2012
12:51 pm

I think the husband should file for divorce after she gets paid for the book and future appearances on dancing with the stars.

Then he will get his pimp money.

Doggone/GA

November 10th, 2012
12:51 pm

“I think they should do their job and report how many others have mistresses”

Maybe it’s mutual silence conspiracy

Doggone/GA

November 10th, 2012
12:54 pm

“Then he will get his pimp money”

Nah, he doesn’t have to wait that long. He just needs to have a share of future earnings provision in the divorce settlement. Of course, it might be a question of whether he’ll actually collect, but that would be true in any case.

getalife

November 10th, 2012
12:55 pm

“Maybe it’s mutual silence conspiracy”

Reminds me of the so called “mafia”

Perhaps the next Godfather movie should be about government.

Doggone/GA

November 10th, 2012
12:57 pm

“Perhaps the next Godfather movie should be about government”

Yeah, but who would watch…when we can see it all for free played out on the ‘net and in the news?

Orange12

November 10th, 2012
12:59 pm

I figure he was outed by one of his fellow Generals. After all, his rise in rank and position was rather meteoric, enabling him to pass Generals in what was his current rank but senior by time in grade as well as Generals up to two paygrades higher. I can guarantee these personnel were not happy by General Petraeus being given the opportunity over one of the more senior Generals.

clem

November 10th, 2012
1:00 pm

JamVet

November 10th, 2012
1:03 pm

getalife

November 10th, 2012
1:04 pm

“COVERT OPERATION: SEX UNDER THE DESK” drudgey

Jay

November 10th, 2012
1:05 pm

Doggone, I “know” a number of stories involving top folks in Georgia politics, BUT:

1.) While I may believe I know, I don’t know to the degree of certainty required for publication, which involves witnesses willing to go on the record, independent verification, etc. It is absolutely better to let 30 such situations go unreported than to falsely accuse people.

2. In some cases, there’s no public-policy issues involved, as there would be in sleeping with lobbyists, sleeping with subordinates, sexual harassment, etc. It’s just people being people, meaning that they make mistakes just like everyone else. As far as I’m concerned, that’s their business and problem, not mine.

In other cases, it DOES involve such compromising situations, but unfortunately, Rule One still applies. I am aware of one situation in particular that bugs the hell out of me, but so far can’t get on the record and probably never will.

If that changes, you’ll know.

getalife

November 10th, 2012
1:09 pm

Jay,

Just spill it for “family values”

If they are hypocrites, the public should know.

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

November 10th, 2012
1:10 pm

What’s the big deal Jay.

Hillary did the same thing for Billy Boy ………… the “cause” was greater than his infidelity !

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

November 10th, 2012
1:12 pm

The problem with many of these appointments is they bring in someone who has absolutely no idea of what they are “really” supposed to do or anything about the agency and of course career employees resent that ………….. therefore, you are not going to get by with anything.

There are pros and cons of course but overall I believe it’s better for heads of agencies to come from within the agency ………………. CIA, FBI, USSS, etc., etc.

Political appointments are not a good trade off for experience.

getalife

November 10th, 2012
1:12 pm

There you go again scout,

Did it make you feel better like rove’s mathabation?

Fred ™

November 10th, 2012
1:14 pm

Jay: When I was covering NASCAR I also covered ARCA (a lower series). I was told the first day I started covering the series that Ray Evernham was sleeping with his driver, Erin Crocker. I never reported it nor did any one else. WHat did it have to do with racing? But then his Cup series driver, Jeremy Mayfield gets his fee fees hurt and outs Ray to the whole world. He (Mayfiled) would have a better car if Ray wasn’t having an affair blah blah blah……….. suddenly it was ‘big news” as probably Bro or any other posters here familiar with NASCAR can tell you.

Was I wrong in not saying anything? I saw drivers with all KINDS of women. Heck before I started writing about NASCAR I was friends with a lady that was a “track lizard.” I’m STILL friends with her. The stories she told me…….. she also got me access and interviews with a lot of people. I never saw who she was or wasn’t sleeping with a story.

getalife

November 10th, 2012
1:18 pm

Fred,

They got married so it was not a story.

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

November 10th, 2012
1:19 pm

The difference between a soldier and a politician:

Soldier: “I showed ‘extremely poor judgment’ …”

Politician: “I did not have sex with ‘that woman’ … “

Fred ™

November 10th, 2012
1:19 pm

get: Did they? I got disgusted with NASCAR and not only quit reporting on it, I quit following it at all.

TaxPayer

November 10th, 2012
1:20 pm

Murdoch has managed to gain publicity in the recent past with the outing of his company’s use of such pieces of information on select persons. I would not be surprised to learn that there are many others that take advantage of such opportunities for whatever the motive, money or power or something else. I do wonder how often the motive is one of pure ethics or morality.

Jay

November 10th, 2012
1:21 pm

And as I recall, Fred, Mr. Mayfield later had his own visit with Mr. Karma, correct?

TaxPayer

November 10th, 2012
1:22 pm

By the way, I saw that Glenn Richardson’s attempt to return to office was a failure. Awwww.

getalife

November 10th, 2012
1:24 pm

Fred,

Yes and living happily ever after.

The old boy meets girl at work is not a story.

Jeremy’s meth problems are a story.

A driver playing hard and dying of aides was a story.

Not much drama in Nascar these days unless you have some dirt you are withholding from us like Jay.

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

November 10th, 2012
1:24 pm

I wonder if the Mrs. has the general peeling potatoes today ?

Fred ™

November 10th, 2012
1:26 pm

Yes Jay, he did. And NO ONE was sorry. But was I wrong for not “reporting” the story?

Doggone/GA

November 10th, 2012
1:27 pm

“If that changes, you’ll know”

I wasn’t talking about that sort of situation. I was thinking more of “I’ll keep quiet about YOUR affair, if you keep quiet about MINE”

I don’t have any illusions about people in the news media being any less susceptible to temptation than anyone else.

getalife

November 10th, 2012
1:27 pm

Fred,

What disgusted you to leave Nascar?

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

November 10th, 2012
1:28 pm

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

November 10th, 2012
1:29 pm

There’s something called a “Congressional Subpoena”.

sirwinston

November 10th, 2012
1:30 pm

We have heard and seen a lot of men more than women resign over other affairs and money; the two big things. Army has a lot of problems as well as the President of these United States who has admitted to the same. While we all think that these are openly accepted, it is not and now, time comes when more of the this is about to happen. this is just to easy and very sudden.

getalife

November 10th, 2012
1:31 pm

scout,

He is under investigation by the FBI which is highly unusual.

You will know it is the culture when congress writes amnesty.

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

November 10th, 2012
1:38 pm

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

November 10th, 2012
1:40 pm

P.S.

Could be worse general !

getalife

November 10th, 2012
1:42 pm

I just got wanked.

Fred,

I thought Jeff Gordon was gay until he married his first wife then cheated on her with his second wife.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

November 10th, 2012
1:42 pm

Tick…tick…tick….

Red card?

Or yellow?

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

November 10th, 2012
1:42 pm

“I was a lib, I have changed my mine (sic). I just received an email with a pink slip included!”

There will be a lot more of those …………. and if it “has to be” may it be those who voted for Obama.

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

November 10th, 2012
1:43 pm

getalife

November 10th, 2012
1:44 pm

Yeah, I got fired for being retired.

JamVet

November 10th, 2012
1:45 pm

Slick Willy?

Small potatoes, Mr. Quayle.

When Ollie didn’t go to prison (and Mssrs. “high crimes and misdemeanors” Reagan and Bush removed from office) everything after that became likewise.

Corruption and lawlessness can all be lawyered away now…

Fred ™

November 10th, 2012
1:45 pm

get: I’m firmly convinced that NASCAR does all it can do to fix results. Remember how after Dale Earnhardt died the cars of DEI mysteriously were faster than any other cars? If anyone reports badly about NASCAR or a team reveals a scandal they are black balled. I personally know a couple of reporters who are not allowed on any NASCAR property and any teams that are found to have talked to them suddenly start failing inspections.

The best drivers aren’t in the cars, the drivers with the most money are. There are many more reasons, there’s no point in covering them here. I will say though that our website was one of the very few not owned by NASCAR or ESPN or another major news organization to have NASCAR credentials to all races, tracks and events. ESPN noticed us and made some offers. I had a little following and Jayski picked me up.

But you know how I am, I was close to being banned. I was working on some stuff that would definitely have gotten me black balled had I been able to finish it. But like Jay said, you have to have the collaboration good enough to go to trial and some of my sources chickened out at the last minute so all i was left with was “unproven allegations.” The season is long and I missed my family after a couple of years. I don’t fly so i drove to the races. I covered Cup, Trucks, Nationwide, ARCA, some IRL, Hooters Procup when it was still alive and a local series called GAS (Georgia Asphalt Series). LOL I was covering Joey Logano when he was 15 years old driving in Hooters Procup. I was friends with Brad Kesolowski’s family, not him so much but his brother especially, (I picked the wrong brother to support lol).

It was fun but frustrating as well. I’m not good at not telling the whole story……..

Jm

November 10th, 2012
1:49 pm

Sales of “all in” are probably going way up :)

Fred ™

November 10th, 2012
1:49 pm

I thought Jeff Gordon was gay until he married his first wife then cheated on her with his second wife.

That sound like something Del would make up. There was barely a shred of proof in that lol.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

November 10th, 2012
1:52 pm

I just got wanked.

NAME-JACKING is an offensive where the results end in banishment.

I wonder if Jay will reveal the culprit.

Miss Understood

November 10th, 2012
1:53 pm

In case anyone was wondering:

Popular Vote
Obama Romney
Total 61,710,131 58,504,025
Percent 50.5% 47.9%

Texas would now like to seceede:

Peter Morrison, Texas GOP Official, Calls For ‘Amicable Divorce’ From ‘Maggots’ Who Voted For Obama

Fred ™

November 10th, 2012
1:53 pm

getalife

November 10th, 2012
1:53 pm

Fred,

Well, it was an interesting job.

I don’t think it is in Nascar’s interests for one driver to win 6 years in a row. I think teams will always find a way to cheat like the gop does in politics.

I think if a reporter can prove Jimmy Johnson is cheating, it should be told. We have steroid cheating in most sports so it would not surprise me if Jimmy is cheating.

pete

November 10th, 2012
1:54 pm

Ahhhh….that is why he has been hanging around Bill Clinton so mush lately.

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

November 10th, 2012
1:55 pm

“is an offensive” ?

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

November 10th, 2012
1:56 pm

“so mush lately” ?

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

November 10th, 2012
1:56 pm

Ahhhh….that is why he has been hanging around Bill Clinton so mush lately.

Good thing he wasn’t “hanging around” David Vitter.

Otherwise he would’ve been caught in a hotel room wearing a diaper.

getalife

November 10th, 2012
1:56 pm

Miss understood.

Louisiana has a petition to leave the union peacefully.

It has 2600 signatures.

Way short of what is needed so Texas is no different.

They talk a lot of crap.

Georgia

November 10th, 2012
1:59 pm

A 3% popular vote victory is landslide territory. That’s a convincing win. See, and nobody’s doing anything about getting even with the rasmussens and the roves and the entire right poltical machine. America. We need to get even for what Rush et al just put us through. Even.

Even.

Fred ™

November 10th, 2012
2:00 pm

get: It was a fun though tiring, job. The season is too long and too sanitized. It would have been more fun back in the days BEFORE Brian France. In the days of Rusty Wallace, Ricky Rudd, Dale Jared, Sterling Marlin ect…. back when drivers had personalities and weren’t’ robots. Back when Brian France wasn’t stealing every penny he could steal from the teams sponsors ect………

getalife

November 10th, 2012
2:00 pm

At least the General was not caught toe tapping.

JamVet

November 10th, 2012
2:01 pm

Tea crazed meltdowns. Interesting.

They talk a lot of crap.

You couldn’t pay me to live there. (Sorry, Paul.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbWRfBZY-ng

Fred ™

November 10th, 2012
2:03 pm

oh and getalife? The pay sucked. I financed the whole thing lol.

getalife

November 10th, 2012
2:05 pm

Fred,

Yeah, at least get paid.

Jay

November 10th, 2012
2:06 pm

Red Card for the namejacker. He’s been here long enough to know better.

So you won’t be seeing any more posts from Mr. “I’m going to fire 100 people …”

Fred ™

November 10th, 2012
2:07 pm

Sweet. Syracuse is beating hell out of Louisville, 31-13. Now we won’t have a weak sister undefeated team mucking up the works.

getalife

November 10th, 2012
2:08 pm

Fred,

So that leaves five undefeated teams?

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

November 10th, 2012
2:14 pm

Red Card for the namejacker.

That’s only one since election night, and you put the o/u at 4.

I took the under. (the o/u on today’s Ga. vs. Auburn game is 52 — again take the under.)

What did I win?

Child, please

November 10th, 2012
2:15 pm

Writes anonymously to a Dear Abby type about ‘what to do about my wife’s affair’? The “project” is a pretty weak descriptor of “CIA Director”.

But you do have to absolutely love the irony of the book title “All In”…Leno, Letterman any of those types hit on that one last night?

Jay

November 10th, 2012
2:16 pm

Kamchak, it appears I miscalculated. I guess I failed to account for all those who “self-deported” from the blog.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

November 10th, 2012
2:18 pm

Jay

November 10th, 2012
2:18 pm

Child, would pulling our chestnuts out of Afghanistan qualify as that project? Because that’s when the affair in question began.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

November 10th, 2012
2:19 pm

Kamchak, it appears I miscalculated.

How Rovian of you.

Brosephus™

November 10th, 2012
2:26 pm

I was told the first day I started covering the series that Ray Evernham was sleeping with his driver, Erin Crocker.

Erin may not have been good on race day or even qualifying day. She, however, always took the “pole position” back at the shop.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Then, I missed somebody get Bobby Cox’d.

So you won’t be seeing any more posts from Mr. “I’m going to fire 100 people …”

I guess he’s got “99 problems but Jay’s Blog ain’t one”….

:)

Fred ™

November 10th, 2012
2:31 pm

So Jay, those who are “missing” really ARE gone and haven’t just change user names?

If that’s the case we sure inherited a bunch of sock puppets from somewhere……..

Man this is terrible. The girls are gone, have been gone since yesterday, so I could go “get wild” or something and I’m too lazy to go anywhere. I’m blogging while watching football on my computer. I’m too lazy to even go get beer.

Will someone go get me some beer and deliver it please? I’ll feed you. I have lamb stew and chili……….. I could get some tuna out of the freezer and grill it for you……. or a burger….. or bring your meat of choice and I’ll do it up on the egg.

JamVet

November 10th, 2012
2:33 pm

From the FWIW department, I thought four was way too high, as well.

But I was hoping it wasn’t! (grin)

Bring it back

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHJH0ETi8D4

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

November 10th, 2012
2:34 pm

Fred

You feeling better? You finally get over that which ailed you?

Georgia

November 10th, 2012
2:35 pm

In defense of name jacking. Name jacking would put an end to the abuse of this blog as a chat room. Why have names at all? Just contribute to the discussion. Stay on topic. This would end the bickering back and forth that totally has ruined blogdom. Who cares who said it? Is anyone here really proud of the comments they’ve made? Has the discussion ever been advanced? Ever? Miami and VIrginia gots a football game going. fourth quarter. wow.

Fred ™

November 10th, 2012
2:35 pm

getalife: Sorry, I forgot to answer you. I was on the phone when you posted. There are 5 undefeated teams if you count probation baby Ohio State, but only 4 if you are talking about BCS eligible. It’s going to suck when Georgia beats Alabama because that will mean an SEC team doesn’t make the playoff game even though we ARE the best. People are tired of us and a 1 loss SEC team isn’t going to trump 2 undefeated teams from weak conferences.

RW-(the original)

November 10th, 2012
2:37 pm

Leno, Letterman any of those types hit on that one last night?

I’m not sure how Leno does his schedule but Letterman generally tapes his Thursday and Friday shows on Thursday so he would have missed it for now. I’m pretty sure it’ll still be fertile ground on Monday though.

Is SNL new tonight?

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

November 10th, 2012
2:37 pm

Holy crap on a crutch!

The collapse of the dazzling career of CIA Director David H. Petraeus was triggered when a woman with whom he was having an affair sent threatening e-mails to another woman close to him, according to three senior law enforcement officials with knowledge of the episode.

The recipient of the e-mails was so frightened that she went to the FBI for protection and help tracking down the sender, according to the officials. The FBI investigation traced the threats to Paula Broadwell, a former military officer and Petraeus biographer, and uncovered explicit e-mails between Broadwell and Petraeus, the officials said.

Fred ™

November 10th, 2012
2:37 pm

Kam; i still have a little hack but it’s a dry one. Other than that I’m fine, just feeling really lazy for some reason lol. I mean how much energy would it take to call someone and then go sit at a sports bar drinking beer and watching sports?

Brosephus™

November 10th, 2012
2:38 pm

Why have names at all? Just contribute to the discussion.

If you don’t identify the poster by some means, how do you know there are different people contributing to the discussion vs one person having an entire debate with himself/herself?

Brosephus™

November 10th, 2012
2:39 pm

It’s going to suck when Georgia beats Alabama

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKm5xQyD2vE