Tuesday, December 04, 2012

They can ALWAYS get more disturbing

Why the GOP should just rename itself the "FoxNewsParty" and challenge the Democrats traditional mascot by having THIS jackass as its symbol:

So in spring 2011, Ailes asked a Fox News analyst headed to Afghanistan to pass on his thoughts to Petraeus, who was then the commander of U.S. and coalition forces there. Petraeus, Ailes advised, should turn down an expected offer from President Obama to become CIA director and accept nothing less than the chairmanship of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the top military post. If Obama did not offer the Joint Chiefs post, Petraeus should resign from the military and run for president, Ailes suggested.

The Fox News chairman’s message was delivered to Petraeus by Kathleen T. McFarland, a Fox News national security analyst and former national security and Pentagon aide in three Republican administrations. She did so at the end of a 90-minute, unfiltered conversation with Petraeus that touched on the general’s future, his relationship with the media and his political aspirations — or lack thereof. The Washington Post has obtained a digital recording from the meeting, which took place in Petraeus’s office in Kabul.

McFarland also said that Ailes — who had a decades-long career as a Republican political consultant, advising Richard M. Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush — might resign as head of Fox to run a Petraeus presidential campaign. At one point, McFarland and Petraeus spoke about the possibility that Rupert Murdoch, the head of News Corp., which owns Fox News, would “bankroll” the campaign.

(pic via allhatnocattle.net)


Montag said...

I wonder... was Petraeus on duty or in uniform during these talks?

Nothing like Petraeus playing James Mattoon Scott to Ailes' Harold McPherson, eh?

Anonymous said...

Never mind that stuff - did he hit on her?

(Montag - how many do you think will actually know the identity of James Mattoon Scott? good one.)

pansypoo said...

pravda on the hudson.