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  •  It's High On My Dodged-a-Bullet Scale nt (8+ / 0-)

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 05:15:19 PM PST

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    •  Eh. The media may have loved him, (5+ / 0-)
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      but he had no real appeal to the Republican base. They're crazy and he's not--except about himself, of course.

      In the military, where he could more easily shut up his critics thanks to the hierarchical nature of that institution, he did quite well.

      Real politics, I think he was out of his depth. How to charm a bunch of Midwesterners who came out on a cold winter morning to drink bad coffee and wave tiny American flags around--no way he had it in him.

      If he had run for president, he would have promptly put his foot in his mouth. He wouldn't have been able to put on a sufficiently convincing "I love Jesus and hate immigrants" act for the GOP rank-and-file.

      He was the Beltway establishment's idea of an exciting new thing who could really shake up American politics. Which of course meant he was the furthest thing from that.

      Though I do fear a Napoleon rising to power in this country, Petraeus wasn't it.

      "In America, the law is king." --Thomas Paine

      by limpidglass on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 05:35:27 PM PST

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      •  Holly will be rich. After she dumps him. (1+ / 0-)
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        But seriously, there are probably a bunch of women who'd do him too.

        cheerleaders need not apply.

        by kravitz on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 07:34:33 PM PST

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        •  Ack! Kravitz! (4+ / 0-)
          there are probably a bunch of women who'd do him too
          I'm a woman, and to me, the worst part of this whole scandal is the part where I'm forced to think about Petraeus naked. I wish he'd been caught doing something else, just about anything else. He's about as appealing as PeeWee Herman.

          Good tweet last night, sorry, I can't remember/credit the author:

          BREAKING: The rich and powerful in Washington fuck each other. Now let's get back to how they're fucking us.

          Eliminate tax breaks that stimulate the offshoring of jobs.

          by RJDixon74135 on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 08:16:27 PM PST

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          •  Wait a minute! I like Pee Wee Herman! (0+ / 0-)

            Let's not bring him into this.

            The elevation of appearance over substance, of celebrity over character, of short term gains over lasting achievement displays a poverty of ambition. It distracts you from what's truly important. - Barack Obama

            by helfenburg on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 10:17:37 AM PST

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