Tampa socialite involved in Petraeus scandal defends herself against detractors

  • Article by: TAMARA LUSH and TERRY SPENCER , Associated Press
  • Updated: November 28, 2012 - 6:36 AM
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bigbadbeanNov. 28, 12 7:42 AM

What we know: Husband is a doctor, house is in foreclosure since they have not made a payment in 2 years, set up a fake foundation to hide income, was a frequent visitor to obama's white house. Something is seriously wrong here and obama has some explaining to do. What gives her the right to access the white house?

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swmnguyNov. 28, 12 7:54 AM

Jill Kelley isn't a criminal, and she hasn't done anything wrong. She is a clown, though. That's perfectly lawful.

The problem is that top military officials are willing to hang around with wealthy clowns and allow them unlimited access, in return for swanky parties with good wine and frou-frou hors d'oeuvres.

Maybe if we as a society stopped treating the military like rock stars, the military wouldn't have groupies like rock stars, and the groupies wouldn't do things to embarrass themselves and all the rest of us, as groupies tend to do. I notice the Gen. Tommy Franks, who actually won a war, didn't have groupies. But then, the media and pop culture didn't have much use for him, since he was more interested in being a general and then retiring than he was in appearing on TMZ and hanging out with groupies.

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viczee26Nov. 28, 12 7:56 AM

Has anyone seen any comments about whether LtCol Paula Broadwell will face court marshal under the Uniform Code of Military justice for committing adultery? I bet if she were an enlisted person, she'd have been tried and already residing in Leavenworth.

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lordhawhaw1Nov. 28, 12 9:11 AM

And now we hear of yet another Minnesotan killed in Afghanistan. And for what? So Afghans can be more like us Ameeericans? I wonder how many enlisted soldiers like our brave Minnesotan got an invite to one of her swanky parties. I'm not a class warfare hate the rich type of guy but it is tragic to me that this soldier will be buried and forgotten except by a few after sacrificing his life for us while a woman like Kelley will continue to find a way to hold her swanky parties for her elite friends.

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owatonnabillNov. 28, 12 9:23 AM

"Has anyone seen any comments about whether LtCol Paula Broadwell will face court marshal under the Uniform Code of Military justice for committing adultery?" ................. Something tells owatonnabill that L'il Paula gets treated with kid gloves all the way. The powers-that-be probably have very little idea of what she knows, and pillow talk with a former four-star general and current head of the CIA could obviously be quite revealing. She has the potential to cause a mega-scandal, so say nothing of ripping US security and foreign policy to shreds, should she wish to do so. The less she says, the more powerful she remains.

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jgmanciniNov. 28, 1210:41 AM

"was a frequent visitor to obama's white house. Something is seriously wrong here and obama has some explaining to do."-----1. Since when has social climbing been seen as "something seriously wrong"? 2. She got a tour and had lunch in the cafeteria. She never met Obama. We, the people, own the White House. If Obama closed it off to tourists, you'd be the first one screaming that he had no right to keep her out. 3. Jill Kelley was also at the Republican National Convention. I guess that, by your logic, something is seriously wrong there and Mitt has some explaining to do.

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vlombardyNov. 28, 12 6:49 PM

If everyone in the military command who has had an affair resigned we'd have nobody to lead the troops, and we'd have to bring them all home. Petraeus has set an example they all should follow.

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mikeptNov. 29, 12 7:31 AM

Why is she referred to as a "socialite" and as "wealthy". She is broke and has kept up a facade for years. Her husband seems to be deep in the background on everything. How will all the issues impact his medical practice? If she has done something wrong, the government should file charges. If not leave her alone to resolve her financial mess. Did the FBI guy get fired yet?

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