Petraeus, the comeback general. He may benefit from the Bill Clinton rule.

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    Petraeus, the comeback general. He may benefit from the Bill Clinton rule.​




    By: Doyle McManus
    11/25/2012



    Gen. David H. Petraeus, long the most famous overachiever in the U.S. Army, is already on his way to a new career distinction: breaking the land speed record for rehabilitation from a scandal.

    It was only two weeks ago that Petraeus resigned from his job as director of the CIA after it became clear that his affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, couldn't be kept under wraps.

    The dust hasn't settled yet on the chaos kicked up by the FBI's discovery of the affair, touched off by Broadwell's jealousy of another woman who liked men in uniform. Did Petraeus allow Broadwell to put unauthorized hands on classified information? Did the U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Marine Gen. John Allen, say anything indiscreet in emails to Tampa socialite Jill Kelley? Does the shirtless FBI agent get away scot-free? And did all this madcap socializing affect anyone's performance on their day jobs?

    Never mind. We're a fast-moving society — and, it appears, a forgiving one. At home in suburban Virginia, Petraeus is no doubt still making amends to his high-achieving wife. But in the larger world, the retired general is already contending with an avalanche of opportunities for his next big job.

    He's had offers to teach from at least four universities and had conversations about seats on corporate boards. He's thinking about giving speeches, writing a book on leadership or even becoming a talking head on television.

    And that's not all.

    "Down the road, a return to public service isn't out of the question," a friend who talked with Petraeus told me last week. Not as an elected politician but as a potential Cabinet officer in a future administration.

    "He just doesn't see himself as a politician," the friend said.


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    that's fine.

    Petraeus is a good person.

    lol--Paula Broadwell and Jill Kelley--could have just used up their 15 minutes of fame.

    Jill's brother said, 'She is a good mom--that is really all you need to know about her.'

    Yes, after learning of her sister's parenting style, Jill is probably 'the better mom' of the two.

    Hope she took care of her kids. From the '911' calls--'I have diplomatic immunity or something similar', which she didn't have--I formed an opinion of sorts. Scratched her off the list of people that I would ever want to meet.
     
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    No, Petraeus is finished.
     
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    I believe he can make some $ as Bill Clinton does---speaking and writing. The article said several universities had offered teaching positions and corporations offered positions on boards. Whether he could ever be employed in a position similar to the one he 'threw away'--I am doubtful.

    On to the next scandal.
     
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    If bill the cigar clinton can be lifted up as a hero by the idiot left, then Patreous will survive.
     
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    Patraeus will survive. He's not the first man in uniform to go on to bigger and better things after a little scandal.

    Hell. Ike had affairs in GB while Allied Commander. Didn't stop him from becoming POTUS.

    Patraeus is a great general. Just not to smart in the skirt dept. LOL
     
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    I'm not worried about David Petraeus.

    I believe I read, the day after the FL part of the scandal broke, that MacDill AF Base was culling its lists of 'Friends', like Jill Kelley. I suppose that is how military society has always worked? The social elite of the surrounding community entertain the officers.

    Fewer guests may choose to attend Jill's parties. It might be time for her to downsize in many ways if her mansion is in foreclosure, as well as other companies and bldgs owned by this woman and her husband.
     

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