Thursday, June 24, 2010

I heart Stan McChyrstal

McChrystal is not an idiot and so rationally speaking, one would assume his comments in the now infamous Rolling Stone article was in some way the comments of an exasperated General who was already considering an exit strategy.    You don't give a journalist information about the wimps in White House being the real enemy without already having your resignation typed up. 

McChrystal is no Republican hack.  He voted for Obama. 

The profile, titled "The Runaway General," emerged from several weeks of interviews and travel with McChrystal's tight circle of aides this spring. 
It includes a list of administration figures said to back McChrystal, including Gates and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and puts Vice President Joe Biden at the top of a list of those who don't. 
The article claims McChrystal has seized control of the war "by never taking his eye off the real enemy: The wimps in the White House."

That's what you call a man - on the way out the door, you give testimony.

Wouldn't you love to hijack that testosterone and send him a dossier of the infiltration of heretics in the  Catholic Episcopal Conference in the U.S.?

While cruising to catch up with the McChrystal story, I found the little tidbit about some massage therapist claiming Al Gore sexually assaulted her in 2006 and the press has kept that under the radar?

The woman who alleged the assault through her lawyer declined initially to be interviewed by police and did not want officers to pursue the matter, the Multnomah County district attorney's office said Wednesday. She later reconsidered and met with Portland police detectives in January 2009, telling them she "was repeatedly subjected to unwanted sexual touching."
The detectives concluded after that interview that they lacked enough evidence to proceed with an investigation, the police department said in a statement.


Somebody call Ireland and get Cardinal O'Malley on this spitspot. 

You don't need evidence.

People tell their stories up to 50 years later and you are a rapist.

After the Tribune decided not to publish an article, the woman met with Portland detectives in January 2009 and restated the allegations in person, police said. She said she had kept clothing from the incident as evidence and offered it to the detectives, who declined to take it.
In June 2010, the woman returned to the department, asking for copies of her statements and reports on her claims, police said. "She also advised she was going to take the case to the media," police said. 

And, there you have it.  When there's a cover up, there's plenty of ways now to get the information into the public square.  Lo and behold will come the DA saying there's a possibility of criminal prosecution.

On the other hand, call me a cynic, but you advertise a "deep tissue massage" that costs $450, you can't be surprised when they make certain assumptions that it's a nudge and a wink.

Tipper was carrying quite a cross as several stories covering the story mention a parade of women in Gore's portfolio.  

Put this one on the list of potential for future Sacred Heart coming out of closet articles.

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