Friday, November 09, 2012

Shocked, shocked to find that illicit sex is going on in here

The Petraeus "sex scandal" had exploded. Rumor and conspiracy theories abound. However, it does appear the other woman is Paula Broadwell, author of the unfortunately entitled biography All In.
Twitter is snarking: Ah the classic spurned lover tries to hack your email, except you're the director of the CIA, so the FBI notices, gambit.
Looking at this photo, I suspect that may well turn out to be the story. I see an older guy giddy from the attention from a young, attractive, adoring fan girl.

[photo via Steve Hynd and emptywheel]

It's not impossible that there's some dark nefarious plot going on I guess, but lust makes people do crazy things. I'm inclined to go with Occam's razor on this one. I mean, who doesn't know of any otherwise happily married people who were thrust into close proximity for professional reasons and succumbed to sexual attraction?

One thing is certain. The CEOs of Lockheed and Waffle House are really glad Petraeus is taking the spotlight off their own sex scandals which were mysteriously revealed within an hour of his. Brings a whole new meaning to Friday news dump.

Update: So it appears this came out because Paula tried to access his email. They say no criminal charges pending, so I'm sticking with the lust makes you crazy theory and thinking she was just trying to check up on him.

Meanwhile, she's from Charlotte so the local news guy was parked outside her house. Nobody home but they showed a chalk drawing on the driveway that said, "Dad loves Mom." With hearts around it. Sad.

[More posts daily at the Detroit News.]

Labels: , ,

Bookmark and Share


Blogger Murr Brewster said...

I heard on the radio today that this is a terrible embarrassment to Obama. Huh? Were they having an affair together? Was there a burro involved? And money? Because otherwise I don't get it.

12:33:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Sex scandal. Media has to make it bigger than it is. It's what they do.

Shouldn't even be a story unless national security was compromised. Which so far doesn't appear to be the case.

12:49:00 AM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

You seem to forget that Obama is the prince of darkness and anything we don't like is his fault. I mean he's the one who made the gas prices go up, not the free market so of course he should be embarrassed to hear that a Republican cheated on his wife. That Kenyan Kommie MADE him do it.

On the other hand, at least Petraus didn't try to slither out of it as most politicians do. He owned up to it, took responsibility and resigned without raving about god.

2:56:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Yes, I'll give him credit for accepting responsibility.

11:06:00 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home