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New York Times, by Maureen Dowd

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 11/14/2012 11:31:15 PM

Washington - As Lyndon Johnson said, the two things that make leaders stupid are envy and sex. Macbeth kills a king out of envy. Egged on by an envious Iago, Othello smothers his wife out of a crazed fear of her having sex with his lieutenant. Now another charismatic general has shattered his life and career over sex. When you’ve got a name like a Greek hero, and a nickname like a luscious fruit, isn’t hubris ripe to follow? It’s been a steep fall for Peaches Petraeus, once the darling of Congress and journalists, Republicans and Democrats, Paula Broadwell and Jill Kelley. Washington is suffused

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Ms. Dowd tries hard to turn a phrase here & there. The problem is, she isn´t saying anything new that all the other alleged journalist in LSM haven´t reported before her.

Oh, there is one glaring omission. No mention of Benghazi & Peaches Petraeus´s lack of action in saving Ambassador Stevens & the three other men on 9/11.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ccyr, 11/15/2012 12:18:54 AM     (No. 9015224)

Re: Ms. Kelly: "In financial trouble" and "20,000 pages of classified documents" are not two phrases you want to see together in a sentence. Let´s see... a socialite being foreclosed on who has access to America´s top military brass in Afghanistan at parties (i.e. drinking) and 20,000 pages of classified documents on her computer. Now, I´m not worried about the South Koreans wanting to know our military secrets about Afghanistan, but I betcha there´s plenty of Chinese intelligence officers who were very interested in what our top general in Afghanistan was saying at parties when his guard is down or in those 20,000 pages of emails and who better to turn than someone in financial trouble?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: binthere_dunthat, 11/15/2012 1:02:30 AM     (No. 9015249)

It´s interesting how the Dowdy one quoted LBJ, whom I served under in the military.
Lyndon nearly cornered the market of stupid.

We still suffer today from the fiascos of his creations such as affirmative action, etc. etc.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: pensom2, 11/15/2012 1:31:04 AM     (No. 9015269)

Haven´t read the article, but snippy Maureen is no one to judge the romantic foolishness of others. Remember when Miss Dowd fell bum over teakettle for the nearly-divorced Michael Douglas and swooned to think he might propose to her? She met a comeuppance when Douglas settled--unregretfully--upon the much younger and considerably more interesting Catherine Zeta Jones.

Sourpuss, thy name is Maureen.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 11/15/2012 1:37:59 AM     (No. 9015273)

Affirmative action was Richard M. Nixon.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Kurto, 11/15/2012 1:44:06 AM     (No. 9015275)

Just another attempted deflection from BENGHAZI.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: doodah, 11/15/2012 7:10:15 AM     (No. 9015468)

As if Dowd cared one hoot about the soldiers killed in the wars!

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