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Jill Kelley, Key Figure In David Petraeus Scandal, Led Lavish Life
LA Times ^ | November 14, 2012 | Shashank Bengali, David S. Cloud and Joseph Tanfani

Posted on 11/14/2012 10:02:41 PM PST by Steelfish

Jill Kelley, Key Figure In David Petraeus Scandal, Led Lavish Life The Tampa, Fla., socialite cultivated ties with military leaders and obtained honorary titles. She also has had financial troubles.

Jill Kelley's license plate carries an emblem that reads “Honorary Consul.” Gen. David H. Petraeus helped her obtain that title from South Korea. By Shashank Bengali, David S. Cloud and Joseph Tanfani November 14, 2012

TAMPA, Fla. — When Jill Kelley believed a reporter was trespassing at her white-columned mansion in a wealthy neighborhood this week, the Tampa socialite called 911 and claimed diplomatic immunity.

"I'm an honorary consul general, so I have inviolability," an exasperated Kelley told the dispatcher in recordings released by police. "I don't know if you want to get diplomatic protection involved as well."

Kelley isn't a diplomat; she holds the ceremonial title of "honorary consul" for South Korea, one of many informal ties to prestige and power that the energetic 37-year-old mother of three has brandished to climb to the top rungs of the social ladder in this conservative military community.

Kelley, the wife of a cancer surgeon, has a thin resume, a troubled family, shaky finances and a reputation for being, as one acquaintance here put it, "Tampa Kardashian." Now she is central to an unfolding scandal that has forced out David H. Petraeus as CIA director, threatens the career of Marine Gen. John Allen, commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan, and cast previously unknown figures and a sex affair into international notoriety.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: beneghazi; coocooforcocoapuffs; jillkelley

1 posted on 11/14/2012 10:02:46 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Maybe her lawyer can get her into that Club Fed prison that Martha Stewart went to.


2 posted on 11/14/2012 10:25:13 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Steelfish

I’m not sure what is more depressing - people like her, or a society and culture that allows people like her to rise to positions of influence and power.

With her empty resume, bizarre behavior, and delusional mindset, how did powerful men like Petraeus and Allen ever allow themselves to be associated with her?

Four star generals are today’s proconsuls. You wouldn’t get within ten feet of one if you were a private or even a Captain. Yet this woman becomes a confidant of some of the most powerful men on the planet and even has them coming to her doorstep on a regular basis.

Most of us wouldn’t want to associate with such an airhead. What the hell is going on in these generals’ minds?


3 posted on 11/14/2012 10:27:24 PM PST by oldbill
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To: oldbill

“cuchi-cuchi”?


4 posted on 11/14/2012 10:31:50 PM PST by Best and Brightest
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To: Steelfish

One thing good about the Kardashians is, we now have the precise adjective to describe people like Kelley


5 posted on 11/14/2012 10:32:26 PM PST by bigbob
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To: bigbob

“Kardashian”... now that is very analytical terminology, haha...


6 posted on 11/14/2012 10:38:07 PM PST by SteveH (First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.)
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To: Steelfish

Sounds like the ‘war on women’ was getting to her. /s


7 posted on 11/14/2012 10:38:25 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
Distraction.

From the main issue.

8 posted on 11/14/2012 10:45:58 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Donate, & walk precincts, not for "Parties", but for individual, principled "Candidates" (& for FR)
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To: oldbill
What the hell is going on in these generals’ minds?

It's good to be the general!

9 posted on 11/14/2012 10:51:41 PM PST by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Absolutely.

Unfortunately, salacious stories sell more papers and attract more eyeballs, than serious ones.


10 posted on 11/14/2012 10:59:42 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: oldbill

Frankly, I think the Generals we have had, the wars we have recently fought, and so on have been full of corruption, but the MSM covers up most of it simply because they also cover up for an incompetent commander in chief who credits himself for something that gives the sweat, blood, filth, and even lives of honest Americans who serve in the Armed Forces. I feel sad, and honestly disappointed at how insincere our commanding officers and politicians have become on these recent wars, and under the Obama administration.

I pray and hope for the best regarding our current servicemen and servicewomen, and honestly don’t look forward myself to ever serving in the armed forces anytime soon, sadly enough.

As far as the Generals’ Minds, believe me that when you really aren’t in it, and succumb to personal selfishness, adultery looks like icing on the top of a cake.


11 posted on 11/14/2012 11:47:43 PM PST by Morpheus2009
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To: Steelfish

Anyone above LTC is very likely to be a political appointment to some degree..


12 posted on 11/15/2012 12:01:41 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Steelfish

Kelley is a call girl...

She calls the FBI;
She calls the police;


13 posted on 11/15/2012 12:27:45 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (There goes the dominoes...)
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To: Steelfish

CIA asset


14 posted on 11/15/2012 12:31:36 AM PST by Fred (http://thebubblefilm.com/)
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


Benghazi Index

15 posted on 11/15/2012 12:53:59 AM PST by MestaMachine (TREASON!!!!)
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To: oldbill

To me, the more obvious question is how did these prima donnas get to be generals?


16 posted on 11/15/2012 12:56:18 AM PST by MestaMachine (TREASON!!!!)
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To: oldbill

Most of us wouldn’t want to associate with such an airhead. What the hell is going on in these generals’ minds?

Their minds? I’d say it was their pants. They were doing her.


17 posted on 11/15/2012 1:04:54 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: oldbill

Married to “cancer surgeon,” and yet she’s a trollop.

I have no explanation how she and her twin managed to get cozy with our nation’s top brass, aside perhaps from first meeting them at charity functions for the military?

Extremely poor judgement was exercised by both General’s Petraus and Allen and by General P.’s wife too, for cultivating personal friendship’s with this Jill and her husband.

When it comes to making new, close friends, due caution is always necessary and military’s high brass should stick with its own for several reasons. As CIA Director, the General should have checked out every ‘new close’ friend.


18 posted on 11/15/2012 1:16:55 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: MestaMachine

We know that General P. married “correctly.”


19 posted on 11/15/2012 1:18:18 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Steelfish

Just more salacious BS to help Obozo keep the heat off of him and Benghazi.


20 posted on 11/15/2012 1:37:58 AM PST by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: oldbill

You really don’t know what is going on in these guys minds?


21 posted on 11/15/2012 1:38:44 AM PST by sakic
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To: Steelfish

Patraeus had an almost 30 MOTORCYCLE ESCORT to the Kelley’s home?? OMG!


22 posted on 11/15/2012 2:11:07 AM PST by Ann Archy (ABORTION....the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVIENCE.)
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To: Steelfish
In those e-mails from Paula Broadwell, the address is KITTYCUTS.com.....She says she cuts CAT HAIR!!!!! WHO the HELL gets their cat's hair cut???? ANd do "socialites" really have grooming companies??

All freepers need to read those e-mails....they are WEIRD!!!!!

23 posted on 11/15/2012 2:15:21 AM PST by Ann Archy (ABORTION....the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVIENCE.)
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To: MestaMachine

Their prime years were during the Clinton yrs, this is Clinton’s crop coming to harvest.


24 posted on 11/15/2012 2:25:14 AM PST by MrKatykelly
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To: Steelfish

When I was a young Captain in AF I would go TDY to REDCOM for 90 days to plan readiness exercises. I loved it. I lived on Davis Island in an apartment and would drive Bayshore Blvd every day between work and home. I always wondered who lived in those big houses and how they could afford them. Now I know.


25 posted on 11/15/2012 3:22:46 AM PST by Portcall24
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To: Ann Archy
“Work” tends to be more of an interest or hobby that produces monetary benefit, which is not necessarily income. I was acquainted at one time with that particular social circle in Tampa, decades ago when in college. Escorted a local girl to the deb ball down there, returned to escort her to her sister's. Knights of Gasparilla, at that time it was pretty much old money by Tampa standards, it was a pretty closed environment then. I was scrutinized and viewed with suspicion by some, which makes the presence of this crowd all the more surprising. My family are not wealthy by any stretch but old and socially acceptable. The Charlotte connection that I would make, is that at the time quite a few of them boarded their horses there, quarter horses, thoroughbreds. An animal oriented business would fit.
26 posted on 11/15/2012 3:41:54 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: oldbill

The saddest part is people taking their eye off the coup de’ etat / Military Purge and focusing attention on this sorry bitch and her sister.


27 posted on 11/15/2012 4:02:00 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Steelfish

SO did (does) Michelle Obama. I imagine she’s already planning their million dollar post-election vacation.


28 posted on 11/15/2012 4:02:27 AM PST by arasina (Communism is EVIL. So there.)
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To: RegulatorCountry

CUTTING CAT HAIR???? I have NEVER heard of such a thing.


29 posted on 11/15/2012 4:03:22 AM PST by Ann Archy (ABORTION....the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVIENCE.)
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To: Ann Archy

Cats need grooming, too. Some do at least. Not that I’d want to try without sedating them, lol.


30 posted on 11/15/2012 4:06:58 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

FRONT business.,,,NO ONE grooms their cats...they groom themselves or they go to a VET!


31 posted on 11/15/2012 4:11:59 AM PST by Ann Archy (ABORTION....the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVIENCE.)
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To: RegulatorCountry; Ann Archy
Cats need grooming, too. Some do at least. Not that I’d want to try without sedating them, lol.

Ann Archy has already had the question answered at Post 41 on another thread.

Think about another word for cat, Ann Archy, or try to recall a Tom Jones song, and it will become clear to you.

32 posted on 11/15/2012 4:17:34 AM PST by arasina (Communism is EVIL. So there.)
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To: Steelfish

33 posted on 11/15/2012 4:24:24 AM PST by TSgt (...voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury.)
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To: oldbill
how did powerful men like Petraeus and Allen ever allow themselves to be associated with her

LOL! Have you seen a photo? It's pretty obvious.
34 posted on 11/15/2012 4:28:07 AM PST by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: onyx

“As CIA Director, the General should have checked out every ‘new close’ friend.”

Maybe someone DID ‘check her out’ (do a bogus background check) and told him she was ‘okay.’


35 posted on 11/15/2012 4:28:42 AM PST by Nita Nupress
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To: Ann Archy

People make fake companies to save on taxes.


36 posted on 11/15/2012 4:31:46 AM PST by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: oldbill

The real questions are the 1) 4 dead americans, 2) the coverup, 3) the deep democratic ties these people have

People were surprised when Petraeus took a job working for Obama. We assumed he was a conservative because he was a good military leader.

With ties to such people and powerful democrats it becomes apparent that was a bad assumption.


37 posted on 11/15/2012 4:33:51 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Ann Archy

Ohmygawsh. I saw those emails but they were so strange i quit reading after 2 or 3 of them. I thought it was satire!


38 posted on 11/15/2012 4:34:15 AM PST by Nita Nupress
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To: Ann Archy
In those e-mails from Paula Broadwell, the address is KITTYCUTS.com.....She says she cuts CAT HAIR!!!!! WHO the HELL gets their cat's hair cut????

It's probably some euphemism for something sexual like "call girl" or "escort service".

39 posted on 11/15/2012 4:38:16 AM PST by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: RegulatorCountry

My short hair male cat (14 lbs.) begs to be combed, usually every day. Needless to say he is quite handsome. :)


40 posted on 11/15/2012 4:42:25 AM PST by bytesmith
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To: arasina

Call girl service??? These girls are into BIG MONEY....you don’t get big money by SHAVING LADY PARTS.


41 posted on 11/15/2012 4:57:20 AM PST by Ann Archy (ABORTION....the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVIENCE.)
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To: Ann Archy

Maybe not hair, maybe discreet referrals for cosmetic surgery.


42 posted on 11/15/2012 5:01:34 AM PST by Stalwart
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To: oldbill

There is a lot of intentional character assasination going on....Don’t buy into everything you hear.......


43 posted on 11/15/2012 5:05:44 AM PST by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: onyx
Check out this article and you may find some answers

http://www.tampabay.com/news/military/macdill/article1261383.ece

Social climber extraordinare.

44 posted on 11/15/2012 5:09:18 AM PST by vis a vis
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To: Ann Archy
Call girl service??? These girls are into BIG MONEY....you don’t get big money by SHAVING LADY PARTS.

Please calm down. I said nothing about them being part of a call girl service. I was just trying to direct you to an answer to your question. Just remember that the Obama regime likes it when what they do evokes hysteria.

45 posted on 11/15/2012 5:52:22 AM PST by arasina (Communism is EVIL. So there.)
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To: Ann Archy
All freepers need to read those e-mails....they are WEIRD!!!!!

Link?

46 posted on 11/15/2012 6:02:12 AM PST by PJ-Comix (Beware the Rip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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To: bigbob

RUN AWAY from the “Kardashians”!


47 posted on 11/15/2012 6:13:08 AM PST by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: MestaMachine
The last real General we saw publicly was Norman Schwarzkopf, and Colin Powell got him stopped before the fight was over.

So you have these biggie Generals who really have no power at all, they can direct battles only after they receive specific instruction from civilians in D.C., hence the idiotic rules of engagement that get our guys killed or taken to court and jailed. And therein lies the reason we haven't won a war since WWII. It must be very frustrating to be a General. Perhaps the frustration leads to their peccadilloes.

48 posted on 11/15/2012 7:05:43 AM PST by pepperdog ( I still get a thrill up my leg when spell check doesn't recognize the name/word Obama!)
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To: PJ-Comix

I don’t have the link....wouldn’t know how to post it if I did.....it was on another thread a few days ago.


49 posted on 11/15/2012 8:48:38 AM PST by Ann Archy (ABORTION....the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVIENCE.)
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