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Tue Dec 4, 2012, 01:08 PM

Fox News chief’s failed attempt to enlist Petraeus as presidential candidate

By Bob Woodward, Published: December 3

... 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.

“Rupert’s after me as well,” Petraeus told McFarland ...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/fox-news-chiefs-failed-attempt-to-enlist-petraeus-as-presidential-candidate/2012/12/03/15fdcea8-3d77-11e2-a2d9-822f58ac9fd5_story.html

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 01:22 PM

1. fox says,'things would have been different if only Petraeus grabbed at the woman sooner.'

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 03:11 PM

2. SEX SELLS

 

This man is to interested in having a normal life which involves SEX. I always thought that to be a real GOP person you had to be sexless and only complain about sex. Willard had many children and therefore he had a sex life and by definition he was not the right GOP person who only talks about sex and does not have a sex life.

May the general will go independent and run for office? In the next 4 years the GOP will have to dig up somebody and they are even betting a young Bush will be their hero!!

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Tue Dec 4, 2012, 03:32 PM

3. Journalists are bashing Fox's ethics.

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