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(8,694 posts)
Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:14 PM Nov 2012

Jill Kelley: Petraeus, Allen asked me to help silence 'Bubba the Love Sponge'

(Not "The Onion", seriously. Wish it was. These Hostess Ho Ho's actually believe two 4 star generals requested their assistance in a security threat.)

Jill Kelley emails: Petraeus, Allen asked me to help silence 'Bubba the Love Sponge'
By Michael Isikoff
NBC News
When a Florida shock jock threatened to "deep fat fry" a Quran earlier this year, Gen. John Allen, the commander of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan, and CIA Director David Petraeus both reached out to Tampa socialite Jill Kelley to help tamp down what they saw as a potential threat to the safety of U.S. troops, according to emails released by the city of Tampa.

In the emails, Kelly -- indicating she was acting at the behest of the high level U.S. government officials -- asked Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn to intervene and get the radio disc jockey to stand down.
"I have Petraeus & Allen both emailing me about getting this dealt with," Kelley wrote to Buckhorn in a March 7 email. The day before, Kelley mentioned similar requests to Buckhorn from both Allen and Vice Adm. Robert Harward, deputy commander of the U.S. Central Command in Tampa. "I just got off the phone with Gen. Allen & Adm Harward," she wrote. "I'm going to need your assistance, vice versa with the potential crises we'll be dealing with."

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Jill Kelley: Petraeus, Allen asked me to help silence 'Bubba the Love Sponge' (Original Post) riverwalker Nov 2012 OP
HA HA HA. Patreaus and Allen are reading this and going "What the fuck?" aletier_v Nov 2012 #1
LOL, she said "vice versa" instead of "vis-a-vis"! panAmerican Nov 2012 #2
Gotta be a Republican upi402 Nov 2012 #5
That woman is just an obnoxious name dropper. Auntie Bush Nov 2012 #3
Ignorant narcissist pathological prevaricator. SubgeniusHasSlack Nov 2012 #4
Self-obsessed psycho liar? Surely Petraeus is high on that list. JackRiddler Nov 2012 #8
Are you sure this didn't happen? After all she WAS close friends sabrina 1 Nov 2012 #14
I don't have the link, but I read something the other day that left me with Lucinda Nov 2012 #33
If this story gets any weirder, I'm going to put a sparkler up my ass and walk down the street. Poll_Blind Nov 2012 #6
Your post is useless without pictures. nt PCIntern Nov 2012 #7
Okay, but you'll be sorry you asked... pinboy3niner Nov 2012 #28
Werider? You mean a sparkelir, surely. JackRiddler Nov 2012 #9
That's the funniest thing I've read in ages. MgtPA Nov 2012 #10
The important thing is Fumesucker Nov 2012 #12
LOL snagglepuss Nov 2012 #13
ohhh mercuryblues Nov 2012 #27
The days DUer crack me up are the best! Thanks for the chuckle! SaveAmerica Nov 2012 #30
wait! theres more !! LOL OMG riverwalker Nov 2012 #11
This HAS to become a movie, for that scene alone. aletier_v Nov 2012 #15
Here's Bubba! Any ideas? MgtPA Nov 2012 #17
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Nathan Lane, John Goodman pinboy3niner Nov 2012 #19
Tom Arnold Tom Ripley Nov 2012 #21
I can see Joe Pesci doing it, too pinboy3niner Nov 2012 #22
Joe Pesci would be epic. MgtPA Nov 2012 #23
I'm thinking Meatloaf, he could sing "Rock Me, Pa-tre-aous". aletier_v Nov 2012 #24
Instead of 1 truck, he could drive by the house in 2 Utes pinboy3niner Nov 2012 #25
Artie Lange already does a funny Bubba impression Bombtrack Nov 2012 #32
Why is he called Bubba the Love Sponge? SaveAmerica Nov 2012 #31
Because that's what Todd Clem legally changed his name to. Bombtrack Nov 2012 #35
thanks, I'm farther out of the loop than I thought! SaveAmerica Nov 2012 #36
This is just silly now. hrmjustin Nov 2012 #16
did you ever think riverwalker Nov 2012 #18
I would have to say no my friend. hrmjustin Nov 2012 #20
Now we can talk about the Hulk Hogan sex tape. It just gets weirder. rzemanfl Nov 2012 #26
She's a grifter. Octafish Nov 2012 #29
Right now, up in far reaches of Alaska dixiegrrrrl Nov 2012 #34

Auntie Bush

(17,528 posts)
3. That woman is just an obnoxious name dropper.
Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:25 PM
Nov 2012

Has she ever uttered a sentence that didn't try to show how important she was and who she knew?



(276 posts)
4. Ignorant narcissist pathological prevaricator.
Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:28 PM
Nov 2012

This is exactly why the world disdains America.

Well, that and the military imperialism.



(24,979 posts)
8. Self-obsessed psycho liar? Surely Petraeus is high on that list.
Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:44 PM
Nov 2012

As are the rest of the people involved in this soap opera.

Do you believe you have an inside line on whether Kelley was called and asked to do this by the generals she names? Please let us know your definitive source, because there is zero-point-zero reason to have an opinion either way on who might be making up what in this matter.

sabrina 1

(62,325 posts)
14. Are you sure this didn't happen? After all she WAS close friends
Sat Nov 17, 2012, 02:36 PM
Nov 2012

enough with Gen. Allen that the FBI uncovered thousands of email exchanges between the two. And there is no question that Gen Petraeus was also close friends with her family. There is no denial from either of these two Generals regarding their close friendships with Kelley and her sister for that matter.

They spend Christmas with her eg.

And the close friendship was noted by Broadwell enough to cause her to send her anonymous emails telling her to back off basically.

She was also good friends with the Mayor. So I don't see why SHE should be slammed necessarily for simply referring to these close relationships. The question is why two top Generals and a whole lot of other top Government officials were that close to these women. What kind of judgement is that? As we can see from the results now.

Broadwell, eg, Petraeus' mistress, revealed in a talk before they were outed, that the CIA was holding prisoners in the Bengazi annex near the Embassy. She claimed this was why there was an attack, to release those prisoners. Who gave her the authority to expose that information and worse, where did she get it?

The question here isn't the women, there are always people willing to hang around with people of power. The questions include 'what kind of National Security' protection was this considering how we are told the entire country needs to be spied 'for our own safety', and here we have Generals running around providing info to a bunch of socialites?


(31,170 posts)
33. I don't have the link, but I read something the other day that left me with
Sat Nov 17, 2012, 07:50 PM
Nov 2012

the impression that Gen Allen was aware that she was involved with getting the DJ to stop. I think it was a link I followed from a FR post, and I don't have it on this computer.


(23,864 posts)
6. If this story gets any weirder, I'm going to put a sparkler up my ass and walk down the street.
Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:36 PM
Nov 2012

Last edited Sat Nov 17, 2012, 03:16 PM - Edit history (1)

Actually, I do this every Sunday (most of the neighbors are at church, anyway) and I suspect it'll take about that long before the next crazy crenulation occurs.



(45,851 posts)
12. The important thing is
Sat Nov 17, 2012, 02:26 PM
Nov 2012

Which end of the sparkler goes in first?

Inquiring minds and all that you know.


(8,694 posts)
11. wait! theres more !! LOL OMG
Sat Nov 17, 2012, 02:21 PM
Nov 2012

Kelleys and the mayors emails pissed off Bubba:


Clem (Bubba The Love Sponge) said the people who got him to stop the Koran burning were his lawyer and the heads of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office and the Tampa Police Department. But he said Kelley "probably did get intel to have me stop it, and that's the problem itself."

A Bubba's Army truck circled the Bayshore Boulevard block of the Kelley home for about a half-hour Friday, pumping a parody to the tune of Falco's Rock Me Amadeus about Petraeus.


(8,694 posts)
18. did you ever think
Sat Nov 17, 2012, 03:56 PM
Nov 2012

you would see the day when NBC has a story that includes General David Petraeus and "Bubba the Love Sponge" in the same paragraph?


(55,745 posts)
29. She's a grifter.
Sat Nov 17, 2012, 06:22 PM
Nov 2012

It's like a con: She pretends to 'know' somebody who can 'do' stuff and really gets stuff done for herself.

She's like a neocon: She asked $80 million to shake down an honest corporation interested in expanding operations to South Korea.



(60,010 posts)
34. Right now, up in far reaches of Alaska
Sun Nov 18, 2012, 01:05 AM
Nov 2012

Sarah Palin is smacking herself on the head and turning green with envy.

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