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Sun Oct 26, 2014, 07:46 AM

 

Ex-Pentagon Janitor Writes Tell-All Book Roasting Leon Panetta

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A former Pentagon janitorial supervisor has become the latest D.C. insider to criticize his former boss with the release of an explosive tell-all book highlighting a Defense Department he characterized as having a lack of leadership and inability to function in a high-stakes foreign policy environment, Duffel Blog has learned.

The book “Worthy Spills” by Jesus Lopez is set to be released next week, detailing former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s eating habits, his secretary’s domestic snacking issue, and even includes a highly-critical anecdote claiming that Panetta spilled coffee all over the floor during the mission to eliminate Osama bin Laden, and he didn’t even put down so much as a napkin to mop some of it up.

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Critics have already slammed Lopez for what many believe is a blatant attempt to make money off his political patron as soon as the threat of being fired was removed. However, supporters have used the same argument, claiming that Lopez’s privileged position in Panetta’s inner circle prevented him from telling the truth during his time at the Pentagon.

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Republicans have seized on the book’s claims as another example of failure within the Obama Administration, and many Democrats have expressed fears the book would hurt their chances during the mid-term congressional elections.White House and Pentagon higher-ups have also been quick to refute Lopez’s claims, though not addressing the book directly.

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Read more: http://www.duffelblog.com/2014/10/leon-panetta-book/#ixzz3HFbE7Tpz

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Reply Ex-Pentagon Janitor Writes Tell-All Book Roasting Leon Panetta (Original post)
Oktober Oct 2014 OP
djean111 Oct 2014 #1
Raine1967 Oct 2014 #6
MrScorpio Oct 2014 #8
Raine1967 Oct 2014 #9
SoapBox Oct 2014 #2
MrScorpio Oct 2014 #3
Baitball Blogger Oct 2014 #4
Archae Oct 2014 #5
Oktober Oct 2014 #10
fasttense Oct 2014 #7
Duckhunter935 Oct 2014 #11
1monster Oct 2014 #12
pinboy3niner Oct 2014 #13

Response to Oktober (Original post)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 07:59 AM

1. A worthy contender for Onion status!

 

Great headlines - like

"Senator Clarifies Remark Telling Troops To ‘Go Fuck Themselves’, Says Quote Taken Out Of Context"


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Response to djean111 (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 09:39 AM

6. This site has punk't a lot of people.

Should be interesting to see what happened in this thread!

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Response to Raine1967 (Reply #6)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 09:44 AM

8. The funny thing that that Pentagon janitors would know this shit

They just wouldn't write a book about it

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Response to MrScorpio (Reply #8)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 09:55 AM

9. I totally believe you!

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Response to Oktober (Original post)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 08:48 AM

2. Oh great...

A book by a janitor...has Dems shaking in their boots.

Actually, that would be nothing new for the spineless.

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Response to Oktober (Original post)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 09:20 AM

3. I worked in the Pentagon for 7 1/2

Trust me, the janitors in that building know what the deal is.

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Response to Oktober (Original post)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 09:24 AM

4. Don't you see the poetic justice?

The minions are constantly being sold out for profit. Looks like someone was paying attention.

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Response to Oktober (Original post)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 09:30 AM

5. Military humor site.

But Poe's law is in effect...

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Response to Oktober (Original post)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 09:41 AM

7. It use to be that the hired help couldn't read and write

 

Now they are writing tell all books. Beware how you treat your poorly paid servant. You may find yourself the subject of a book.

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Response to Oktober (Original post)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 10:42 AM

11. I get it

 

How far will it go?

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Response to Oktober (Original post)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 11:09 AM

12. Shocking details!!! OMG! These people were running two wars?!?!!!

Most damning of all is the allegation that Panetta didn’t even care about the current crisis facing the Pentagon janitorial staff, revealed in the exclusive excerpt below:

It was about three in the morning. I had just walked into a pile of garbage in the Executive Break room, and once again we were out of trash bags. General Petraeus had been on another one of his twinkie benders, and debris was everywhere. I knew he was a four-star general, but the man was a human train wreck. So there I was, arms full of trash and suddenly the Secretary of Defense walks in looking for a snack. He asked me how I was doing and I told him about the problem. Instead of saying he’ll take care of it Panetta just rolled his eyes and said “Really? I have two wars to run.”

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Response to 1monster (Reply #12)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 11:19 AM

13. "General Petraeus had been on another one of his twinkie benders, and debris was everywhere."

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