Love triangles are just SO twentieth century.
— Jon G. (@ExJon) November 13, 2012
In fact, the whole polygon analogy seems woefully inadequate to describe the still developing scandal involving married Gen. David Petraeus, his married biographer Paula Broadwell, married “social liaison” Jill Kelley, a shirtless FBI agent, and now, another married general.
If you’re just waking up, Gen John Allen, Petraeus successor in Afghstn, now being probed for thousands of emails w Jill Kelley
— jmartpolitico (@jmartpolitico) November 13, 2012
ISAF Commander Gen. John Allen is under investigation for exchanging thousands of pages of “inappropriate emails” with Jill Kelley, the other “other woman” in the Petraeus scandal. 30,000 pages of emails between between 2010 and 2012 — how did he have time for anything else?
So if I have this correct, Gen. Allen’s (married) mistress, who has previously receiving shirtless pics from FBI agent, gets said agent…
— David (@Seattle_D) November 13, 2012
to investigate harassing emails that, it turns out, were sent by Broadwell, a (married) former soldier who was having an affair w/ Petraeus.
— David (@Seattle_D) November 13, 2012
At least Lifetime scriptwriters will be busy for a while.
30,000 e-mails!!!! Good grief.
— Kathleen McKinley (@KatMcKinley) November 13, 2012
War and Peace: 1,440 pagesAlleged Gen. Allen love emails: 30,000 pages
— Ben White (@morningmoneyben) November 13, 2012
20,000-30,000 pages of emails between Allen and Kelley? That’s 55-82 pages of emails per day, every day, for an entire year. Math is fun!
— Ken Gardner (@kesgardner) November 13, 2012
— Sam Gustin (@samgustin) November 13, 2012
Gchat or email, that’s still a whole lotta emailing for the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan.
Statement by the Secretary of Defense on General John Allen 1.usa.gov/XAmk3u
— Anthony De Rosa (@AntDeRosa) November 13, 2012
U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta says he ordered a Pentagon investigation of Gen. Allen on Monday.
While the matter is under investigation and before the facts are determined, General Allen will remain Commander of ISAF. His leadership has been instrumental in achieving the significant progress that ISAF, working alongside our Afghan partners, has made in bringing greater security to the Afghan people and in ensuring that Afghanistan never again becomes a safe haven for terrorists. He is entitled to due process in this matter.
In the meantime, I have asked the President – and the President has agreed – to put his nomination on hold until the relevant facts are determined. I have asked both Senators Levin and McCain that the confirmation hearing on General Allen’s pending nomination to be Commander of United States European Command and Supreme Allied Commander, Europe be delayed.
House Armed Services Committee notified overnight about probe into Gen. John Allen.
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) November 13, 2012
This story, of course, has captured the rapt attention of the drooling lapdog media, including NBC’s Chuck Todd.
@chucktodd if you have some free time w/ this sex scandal, can you shimmy over to benghazi and find out wtf happened? thanks!
— Ryan (@alwaysonoffense) November 13, 2012
We wouldn’t put money on that happening any time soon.
As suggested by one of the commenters below, could someone get on this?
— Diana Munson (@NoctilucentClou) November 13, 2012
As if there was any question, a senior Department of Defense official calls the emails between Kelley and Allen “flirtatious.”
WASHINGTON (AP) – Senior Defense official: Emails between Gen. John Allen and Jill Kelley were ‘flirtatious’ .
— Kasie Hunt (@kasie) November 13, 2012
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) November 13, 2012
Both Petraeus and Allen apparently decided intervene in the same nasty court fight over a four year old, siding with the mother who, according to court documents, took her son to Florida when he was four months old after a heated argument.
— Howard Riefs (@hriefs) November 13, 2012