Re the Petraeus thing, I was confused. I was picturing the second general (from Afghanistan?) who had sent Jill Kelley a pic of himself shirtless, but it was actually the FBI agent who Kelley first contacted about the harassing emails, right? One thing that's not being discussed is that this agent was able to start an investigation, delving into people's private emails, because a friend of his asked him to check into it. That's kind of scary.
It gets even scarier with the suggestion that the Shirtless FBI agent that started checking into this whole thing also
started trying to turn it into some sort of hookup opportunity. Good lord, how horny are these folks? Can't anyone involved just behave professionally for three weeks straight? But beyond that, why in the world am I hearing about this in such depth? When Fox News is talking about how resignations weren't announced until after the election, etc. as if what these people were doing with their apparently overly-abundant sex drives was somehow tied to Benghazi and I confess, maybe it's because I keep doing dizzying double-takes over the hormonal hijinx of some pretty highly ranked individuals, but I sincerely don't get it.
Were they all too distracted by their raging libidos, is that the implication? Because it genuinely seems as if they are, as a group, about the last people I'd want to be married to and that apparently they are all behaving as if they are in permanent attendance at a 1970s key-swapping swingers party but the tie to Benghazi on any level is mystifying the heck out of me.
Jon really went after that aspect with the "Wait, breaking news!" bizarreness and how they are all behaving like particularly well-heeled high schoolers, but I'm sort of at a loss.
I really am simply not getting how there was some great threat to national security there. Threat of burning while peeing, maybe.
Then the piece about the CEOs threatening layoffs and part-time employment because a billion dollar chain might make eight million fewer dollars than they have in previous years, causing them to cut back on ...what? Their diamond encrusted grapefruit spoon collections? Out of the two of those stories I wish Jon would just keep going after them, because whereas I get it, who doesn't like having money? Again, holy crap, how can anyone actually need that much money? Do they clean their ears with platinum q-tips swathed in silk or something? They're threatening minimum wage pizza cooks and deliveries with unemployment for the audacity of wanting to have health insurance or voting for the candidate they choose when -- if my math is even close to correct -- they stand to lose a percentage of their income that exists in the single digits.
I liked Jon's thing with the two million free pizzas being one thing they could cut back on, but I wish that piece had more attention than the apparently inexhaustible sex-drive of military commanders and the women they fight over.
Actually when I think about it, no wonder Jon made a slightly odd joke about Biden and got too easily distracted by the Romney/Biden joke. There's a surreal quality to the news cycle at present. Including the "Hey, let us secede!" folks.
Edited by stillshimpy, Nov 14, 2012 @ 9:55 AM.