Petraeus Scandal: ‘Tawdry’, ‘Lurid’, ‘Farcical’ [Updated Below]
That’s me quoting myself in the headline above, something I said to myself this morning when I heard about the General Allen revelation [Mark Steyn: ‘There was a terrific WWII movie called Four Jills in a Jeep (Martha Raye, Betty Grable, Alice Faye, the works). Maybe they should remake it as One Jill in Four Jeeps‘].
‘Yowza’, I also said, ‘this whole thing has become a Lifetime movie’.
Stacy McCain’s latest chronicle of the saga can be found here.
Just when you thought this who situation couldn’t become more cheapjack and tacky…well, I’ll let Mark Steyn explain [emphasis mine]:
…if you were thinking that what the story of the under-the-desk CIA director, the bunny-boiling biographer, the email-crazed Afghanistan commander, the CentCom socialite, and the shirtless FBI agent lacked was a “psychologically unstable twin sister” . . .Your wish has been granted.
What the hell? Is our entire government staffed with people who have nothing better to do with their time than to chase poontang? Are our taxpayer dollars being used to pay for this stuff?
Hey, we’ve got a trillion-dollar deficit and we’re in hock to the ChiComs, but don’t you worry, America — we’re getting our money’s worth out of these dedicated public servants who occasionally do some actual work in between their cybersex sessions.
Well…they certainly seem to be getting work-outs.
I am now convinced that the publisher of Paula Broadwell’s bio of General Putztraeus should be retitled from All In to All In…Like Flynn. [looks down and shakes head]
Man…this whole saga is soooo Jeep, er, I mean, cheap.
UPDATE at 1905…
-That Mr. G. Guy weighs-in on this derisory situation.
-Stacy has a new post on the story here.
-Today’s New York Post cover captures the state of affairs in Ameritopia rather nicely:
-If you haven’t heard about the gimcrack Elmo story, please check out Stacy McCain’s report here. I feel most sad for the young children who like Elmo.
UPDATE at 1919…
Mark Steyn reports that Jill Kelley requested ‘diplomatic protection’. As he comments:
On the one hand, a real ambassador at a real consulate under siege calls Washington for help and gets crickets chirping.
On the other, a fantasy ambassador who declares her own home her personal consulate gets untold hours of attention from the US commander in Afghanistan and the director of the CIA, both of whom also have time to intervene in her twin sister’s custody case.
Maybe one of Mrs Kelley’s four-star pals could dispatch a drone or two to hover over her front yard.
Yeah…with orders to bomb the joint…Christ.