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Response to aletier_v (Reply #44)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:03 PM

48. Why he didn't just resign "to spend more time with his family" - ?

Speaking of innocuous =-

What possible legitimate reason did he have to even allege an affair with anyone?

He has a Phd from Princeton, and he was thinking of going there to become president.

He could have resigned by saying he thinks now is a good time for him to "spend more time with his family"
like every other public official who ever did something wrong likes to say.

What possible benefit to him accrues from ever mentioning an affair, or Paula Broadwell?

It's not like someone walked in on them and is now telling the media what was witnessed.
It's an allegation he is making. She is destroyed professionally as a result. He, meanwhile, is still praised and flying high.
And any wrongdoing he may have done is swept under the carpet. Her future aspirations are also now swept under the carpet.

Republican leaders don't want to know if he was engaging in reckless or illegal conduct that resulted in the deaths of Americans. Why would they? He is
a Republican.

Democrat leaders don't want to know about any possible wrongdoing. Why would they? It just makes it look like generals don't take orders
from Democratic presidents.

So, it looks like a deal: Destroy the woman who was your biographer since she looks like a future presidential candidate to us, and yes, we will
sweep all your illegal and bad decisions that resulted in the deaths of Americans way under the carpet. Republican leaders won't mind, either.

Something like that. I am sad to even think that. But his mention of an affair was completely unnecessary for a resignation.

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