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Petraeus resigns over extramarital affair

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dick Whitman, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Is this OK for a standalone thread? It's a politically appointed position, but not electoral politics necessarily ...


    Seriously - over an extramarital affair? Bill Clinton laughs in his general direction.
  2. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Petraues is preparing to launch his 2016 presidential campaign.
  3. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    I'm not so worried that he had an affair, but if he's the director of the CIA and can't keep it secret, he's no good for us.

    Haven't seen more details, but if it's costing him his job I'm going to guess it was with a subordinate. And that would be life imitating art. #homeland
  4. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    If it is with a subordinate --- and I haven't read anything to that effect --- than that can be abuse of power. So a little different story.
  5. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

    Gonna need pics or GTFO
  6. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    That old MoveOn ad "Petraeus or Betray Us?" -- guess the wife has the answer now.
  7. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

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  8. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member


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  9. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    The guy wants to run for President, doesn't want to appear too cozy with the Dems, but doesn't want to appear disloyal to the guy who appointed him. Goes out - has an affair. Resigns over it. Suddenly he's a man of honor. Still loved and respected by all.
  10. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member


    His wife is at least a 6. Surprised that he would stray. Story has an Advise and Consent feel to it. There was a feeling that Petraeus threw Obama under the bus with some leaks on Bengazi. This might be payback.
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  11. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Saw a good article comment: "Gives new meaning to the term 'de-briefing.'"
  12. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

    I would. [/a good two thirds of SportsJournalists.com]
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