Skip to comments.A High Government Official Having an Affair with a Young Woman is a Big Deal Now?
Posted on 11/12/2012 10:56:05 AM PST by Kaslin
RUSH: I don't know. I don't know what all the hubbub's about. I really don't. See, I'm old enough, ladies and gentlemen. Some of you may not be, but I'm old enough to remember when a reckless affair with a very young woman by a high government official who had access to powerful, sensitive intelligence was not a big deal. I'm old enough to remember when, as long as it didn't get in the way of the work being done, it wasn't anybody's business. I'm old enough to remember when a high government official had an affair with a very young woman, that there was no security risk involved, that there was no possibility of blackmail. It was a fairly long time ago. It was considered no big deal.
A high government official having an affair with a very young woman was considered no big deal at all to the hip people in New York and Washington. That was only a problem for the hicks. It was only a problem for the hayseeds. Well, I'm speaking of Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky. If you go back, nobody had any worries whatsoever about it. In fact, back then, when something like that happened, what happened? It trashed the woman. You go out and claim that that's exactly what you'd get if you drag a dollar bill through a trailer park. You go out and the bash the woman. The party of women, the party that believes in women, the party that stands up for women, the party that respects women, the party that gives women everything they want, went out and trashed the woman. And that was considered cool and fine and okay.
But now this Petraeus thing comes along and there's an entirely different look-see into this. Now everybody's worried about the what did she know, what was Petraeus guilty of, what was being covered up? And some people appear to want to get to the bottom of it. And others don't. I still find it fascinating. I'm sorry, folks. I find it fascinating that all this gets released after three o'clock on Friday. Do you realize how much stuff gets dumped after three p.m. on Friday? Not at noon Friday, not at ten a.m. on Friday, but after three p.m. on Friday. I'll tell you something else about this Petraeus and Paula Broadwell thing.
Snerdley, let me use you. Let's say that one of your girlfriends is really harassing you in e-mail and you call the FBI and you say, "Hi, I am Bo Snerdley, and I'm being harassed by a bunch of --" do you think the FBI would drop anything to investigate your problem? They would tell you to take a hike and ratchet up your spam filter and not bother 'em anymore. But a woman calls the FBI and says she's being harassed by somebody. They don't know it's Petraeus. I mean, at that point they don't know it's Petraeus. They stop everything, and they start investigating the e-mails of the woman sending the threatening stuff, and then at first they think that Petraeus' e-mail has been hacked. Then they realize, talking about stuff going on under the desk, that Petraeus is having an affair. But I don't know how you get the FBI to stop what they're doing and investigate somebody harassing you in the e-mail.
We now know who that was. "Jill Kelley, social liaison to MacDill Air Force Base, is mystery woman Paula Broadwell harassed via email leading to FBI probe. Jill Kelley, 37, of Tampa, Fla., reportedly alerted the FBI several months ago about threatening emails she had received from Petraeus alleged mistress, biographer Paula Broadwell. The mystery woman who blew the lid off former CIA Director David Petraeus career-ending affair is also tied to the military." What am I reading from here? This is the New York Daily News. She is "a sexy social liaison for an Air Force base in Tampa who says she and the ex-general are just 'friends.' Jill Kelley, 37, a married mother of three from the Gulf Coast city, alerted the FBI several months ago after receiving emails from Petraeus alleged mistress, biographer Paula Broadwell, warning the stunning Tampa socialite to 'stay away from' the spymaster. The raven-haired Kelley, who has an unpaid position as a social planner --"
My point here is she's not a ranking military. She's a socialite. She calls the FBI, says she's being harassed by somebody in e-mail, "I need you to investigate." And they do! There's so many unanswered questions with this. Of course, what, if anything, have to do with Benghazi? What, if anything, does it have to do with -- well, have you seen the food stamp news? Oh, the numbers of Americans on food stamps skyrocketed. They held the news 'til after the election. They held the news 'til today or over the weekend. It skyrocketed from the record highs that it already was. But they held the news back.
The Dhimmicrats are comfortable with this. They know -for certain- that Obamugabe will never have an affair with an younger woman...or any woman, actually.
Just an observation...but it seems like every four hours...there’s another piece added to the episode. At some point, someone is going to let loose about some Senator’s liaison gal, then there’s going to be a number three guy in the Forestry Service who had a liaison, and eventually some number two guy in the Secret Service will admit his gal.
The sad thing is that we will have to sit there at night....watching two hours of news each evening about a whole bunch of government guys having lots of lusty stuff, and wondering why we can’t score like that.
Given that Holly Petraeus is best buds with Fauxcahontas, who did the General vote for?
That Lebanese Kelly woman?
I would not call a 40 year old woman young unless our lifespan is now 150 years old. Maybe 80 will be the new 30.
My major objection is in calling Broadwell “young”.
I’m old enough to remember that homosexual relationships were considered a security risk, and that clearance levels would be denied if you admitted to such.
Lord, forgive me! ...as Larry The Cable Guy would say.
Very young? Huh? Isn’t she in her forties? Monica, on the other hand, was a young twenty-something, wasn’t she?
That “Irish” woman, Kelly, looks like she could easily play as a second string lineman.
I think we’re all taking the bait. Obama is rubbing his hands together...he is safe.
I can see why some civilizations used eunuchs as government functionaries.
Petraeus looks like a gerbil. Maybe he’s charming.
It’s the Military. Very different rules as they should be. Typically, I think it should be between the Party and spouse, etc and Jesus but not when a military officer is involved. To compare this to a civilian is not an accurate comparison.
There is no credible evidence that Dwight Eisenhower and Kay Summersby had a sexual relationship, apart from Summersbys claim many decades later in a ghost-written memoir. Sgt. Mickey McKeough was Eisenhower’s orderly, and insisted there was no affair.
If you’re having an affair, you can’t hide it that much, McKeough had said in an interview for the Public Broadcasting System program The American Experience.
I put him to bed every night and I woke him every morning. He was in bed by himself and he was in bed still by himself when he got up in the morning, McKeough said during the interview.
we could say we hold our military to a higher standard than elected officials
guess what, look at history, we frequently have
maybe we accept personal malefeseance more from mere political leaders (most of them) more often (not always), because unlike a military commander they are most often NOT in command-and-control positions and many (not all) of their superior-subordinate relationsips at least have the fact that most of them are voluntary. whereas the subordinates under a military commander do not give their allegiance voluntarily, its required; and the nature of that relationship requires as strick a standard at the personal level that must be observed in their official duties, lest command-and-control be undermined???????
just thinkin, not a fixed opinion
Years ago I saw atheist Madaline Murray O’Hair on the Larry King Live show. She said that during her time in the WACs in WWII that they all knew an affair between Ike and Summersby was taking place.
She is a credible source, fer shure, fer shure!
The broad, well, she ain’t young!
Did he ever check under the desk during the day?
And THAT is the best idea I've heard all year. Do you know how it works?
She’s originally an Arab immigrant. She was friends with Petraeus cuz he was a big Arabist, which is OK. Her sister is a WHISTLEBLOWER LAWYER who probably made the initial call with her sister sitting right next to her.
This sister probably knew exactly what BS legalese to say in order to get them away from burning down churches and actually do some work.
This may be the first time a FReeper cited Madaline Murray O’Hair as an authority on anything! Yes, the rumors were rife throughout the Army during (and after) the war because Eisenhower and Summersby were frequent companions and even confidants. But suspicion and innuendo don’t constitute credible evidence of an affair. Here’s an AP article on the subject from about 10 years ago:
If Jill Kelley was a family friend of Petraeus why didn’t she just go to him about the emails?
If you want to be on the supreme court, they will not approve you if you have smoked dope or rented the wrong videos.
Iy you use cocaine or smoke dope you can be president.
If you have rape women, sexually harass them, and have numerous affairs and are married, you can be president.
If you fondle women in office and have sex with one of your interns, you can be president.
But if you’re in another high ranking office, you’re gone because affairs are a national security issue and dishonerable.
“My major objection is in calling Broadwell young.”
She is 20 years younger than him, but she was nearly 40 when the affair began. So, your point is well taken that she wasn’t some young naive girl straight out of college.
The situation in Libya is more important than the affair...Petraeus needs to testify before congress. But....if the affair began while he was still in uniform (or wrongly out of it) he needs to be recalled and courts-martialed.....the higher the rank the higher the accountability. The army has been rocked lately with a rash of high ranking officers involved in sexual misconduct. It MUST STOP. It is destroying the good order and discipline of the service.
Also, even though a reservist, I believe (now) LTC Broadwell should be subject to military discipline. At a minimum her Top Secret clearance should be pulled immediately. She should NOT be allowed to continue in the Military Intelligence branch. She may have leaked classified material....she is an obvious security breach.
No intelligent CO would want her in their command.
Please be so kind and post the source
I’m talking about KELLEY, you idiot.
Then there was George Armstrong Custer and his little Indian mistress.
That’s referenced in “Sioux and Cheyenne Recollections of the Indian Wars” that I got from the History Book Club ages ago. Might be true ... it’s in character for Custer, the narcissist.
Don’t know about that one!
Sad, huh, the Democrat’s grand poobah Bill Clinton smokes a cigar and laughs, oh how they laugh, the media too!
It depends on what the definition of “is” is.
Thanks for the additional detail. It’s been a long time since I read about it.
One would think that hacking into the private emails of the Director of the CIA would get one shot by a firing squad, after the requisite ride to the moon and back a few times.