November 13, 2012

"ABC Denver misnames Petraeus book, 'All up in my snatch.'"

Oh, well... it would actually be an appropriate name for the book.

46 comments:

Eustace Chilke said...

It's what everyone else was thinking anyway.

Maybe there's a job at The Onion for the station employee who photoshopped it.

Lem said...

All Up In My Snatch is right...

The housewife and whistle blower at the center of the David Petraeus sex scandal and another involving General John Allen may have been hoping for some financial gain by lifting the lid on the affair, after it emerged today she and her husband are broke.

Tampa socialite Jill Kelley, 37, and her cancer surgeon husband Scott owe millions to banks after the collapse of their real estate holdings in 2010.

The Kelleys are currently the targets of at least four indebtedness lawsuits and two foreclosures in Hillsborough County, according to court records.

rcommal said...

OMG. WTH. SO bad of me to laugh this hard, but that is hilarious in a horrifying sort of way. Wouldn't want to be someone who was a staffer at the TV station who could in any way be blamed for this (but a fly on the wall? Maybe.).

YoungHegelian said...

When we saw a news show on TV that mentioned that Broadwell's book was named "All In" I turned to teh Mrs and said "Well, he sure was, wasn't he?".

It's one of those lines of comic attack that pretty much writes itself.

Newsrooms seem to do this stuff to themselves over & over. The deadly combo of pressing deadlines & a staff of communications majors, I guess.

rcommal said...

By the way, Althouse, is today's theme "altered (or alternative) states of reality"?

Just curious. ; )

Hagar said...

4-star circus is right!

David said...

How old are her kids?

chickelit said...

Oh, well... it would actually be an appropriate name for the book.

Somehow that doesn't seem fair to Vernon Loeb. I just pre-ordered a paperback copy to assuage my guilt and satisfy prurient interest. You know, like ladies ordering "50 Shades Of Gray."

Don't Tread 2012 said...

I just love it when that happens.

I worked behind the scenes in TV production years ago and remember the fantasizing that went on, often along the lines seen here.

When I see this I think Dudley Moore in 'Crazy People'.

Methadras said...

Vagina politics to secure the lady parts. Nothing to see here. Carry on.

Methadras said...

lol, everyone in this story is a giant twat aren't they.

sydney said...

The housewife and whistle blower at the center of the David Petraeus sex scandal and another involving General John Allen may have been hoping for some financial gain by lifting the lid on the affair, after it emerged today she and her husband are broke.

I wondered about their financial circumstances when I heard how large they live. Surgeons can make good money- sometimes upwards of $300,000 a year - but not Derek Jeter level money. How the heck could they afford to live in the same neighborhood?

SomeoneHasToSayIt said...


Yuk it up, bright shiny object followers!

Four dead in Benghazi.

At least 2 of them deserved better.

BDNYC said...

My, my, the Khawam family is interesting.

http://www.tampabay.com/news/courts/civil/former-employee-takes-on-prominent-tampa-lawyer-barry-cohen/1238610

kcom said...

For that matter, how many other people could afford to lived there either? There can't be a whole neighborhood of Derek Jeters.

Marshal said...

I laughed.

I don't see any reason why their indebtedness calls anything into question. Presumably Broadwell sent the emails or we'd be hearing the entire event was faked. It's possible Kelly could have this motivation, but she's not a participant in any of the issues.

rcommal said...

I'm beginning to wonder if Andy Cohen ought to be considering a "Real Housewives of Tampa" franchise.

chickelit said...

My, my, the Khawam family is interesting.

I'm amused that every time the Kawam sisters are photographed, they tilt their heads in the same direction. This reminds me of the women in that Robert Palmer video "Addicted To Love" parodied on Saturday Night Live.

Bryan C said...

"The deadly combo of pressing deadlines & a staff of communications majors, I guess."

Well, that plus a political monoculture, and general disinterest in actual facts and stuff.

pduggie said...

Whatever we do, we must not slut-shame any of the women!

None!

Notice: they don't even have slutty outfits.

Michael K said...

Thanks, I needed that laugh.

AJ Lynch said...

Lem- damn that is the first I heard about that - the plot is getting really thick!

David said...

Meanwhile, Petraeus and Gen. Allen decided to use their prestige to help Kelley's (apparently unstable) sister in a custody fight. http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/battle_john_allen_also_helped_jill_YjkEYUNY2INC4smBMEYqUI/1

Why are these men associating with people like this? How could they think that it would be a useful and appropriate idea to weigh in on a custody fight for a woman that can not have known well.

Love of pussy explains a lot, but this? What else is going on here?

BDNYC said...

Trampa

Pragmatist said...

Too funny

Darrell said...

I used to do free photoshopping for a female friend that worked at a low-budget publication and I often sent joke working copies while I perfected the finished product. She'd always tell me not to do it exactly for this reason.

bagoh20 said...

Thanks to the internet, we no long have to wait for reporters to get things right, which is good because when it comes to modern reporters, if it's not late, it's never.

Mary Beth said...

I did a Google image search for - all in broadwell - and that fake book cover was the first one that showed that didn't have her photo attached. Someone was too rushed or too lazy to crop and was not paying attention.

madAsHell said...

This is what it looks like when a woman "has it all".....and then loses it!

MayBee said...

Wrote like her ladyparts depended on it.

JohnBoy said...

I live about 2 miles from Ms. Kelly. There were about a dozen TV trucks camped outside her house.

What the hell is "an unpaid social liaison?"

edutcher said...

After the Reconstruction period had ended, the Army convened what were know as Benzine Boards to evaluate and dismiss about half the officers since 20 infantry regiments would be disbanded.

Sounds like the Army - and the Marines - need something similar.

Marshal said...

What the hell is "an unpaid social liaison?"

It sounds to me that she volunteers by organizing social events for the troops.

madAsHell said...

unpaid social liason

Heidi Fleiss

edutcher said...

No, she got big bucks.

AlanKH said...

What the hell is "an unpaid social liaison?"

That sounds like a line from the sanitized version of Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance."

You know that I want you
('Cause I'm an unpaid social liaison baby!)
And you know that I need you
I want it bad, bad romance

(Since there are two Alans around here I decided to adopt a unique moniker. Although the Blogger-logo-in-Tianenmen-Square icon makes it pretty obvious which one I am.)

CouponMom said...

This was totally manufactured. Now the focus is on the "right wing" General and FBI agent instead of 9/11/12 and Obama's Middle East foreign policy.

edutcher said...

I think you are absolutely right.

mccullough said...

At the risk of sounding like a snob, I found the characterization of Kelley as a "Tampa socialite" amusing.

rhhardin said...

Iowahawk says it's a love pentagon.

EDH said...

Didn't know how close I was at last night's cafe...

EDH said...
Working title of Pretraeus's Memoir...

Balls Deep

"Glad it worked out. Seemed like the were having problems."

11/12/12 10:25 PM

Chuck66 said...

That's what she said.

Methadras said...

rhhardin said...

Iowahawk says it's a love pentagon.


Yeah, I pretty much said the same thing. I went from the love line between Patreus and Broadwell. You know two points making a line. Then when Jill Kelley came into the picture it became a love triangle. Then when the FBI agent who is Kelly's friend came into the picture, then it became a love square, then to find out that Gen. Allen and Kelly were/are involved with each other, I went right to love pentagon. The entendres write themselves.

Dr Weevil said...

If the women are bewitching and/or psycho, would that make it a love pentangle?

Clyde said...

Bwahahahahahaha!

kcom said...

"I'm beginning to wonder if Andy Cohen ought to be considering a "Real Housewives of Tampa" franchise."

Roger L. Simon at PJ calls it "The Real Housewives of CentCom"