Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Our Special Ambassador Plenty O'Toole Plenipotentiary


to Knobwangistan would like a word with you.

From WaPo:
Sorry, Jill Kelley, you probably don’t have ‘diplomatic inviolability’ 
Posted by Max Fisher

Tampa socialite Jill Kelley never got paid for her time organizing events for staff at the nearby MacDill Air Force base and for senior officers at her home, but she did appear to earn two forms of compensation: the friendship of Gens. David Petraeus and John R. Allen, who are among America’s most prominent military leaders, and, later, an unofficial title.

When U.S. Central Command named Kelley an “honorary ambassador” last year to thank her for her time, it appears to have been wholly symbolic, carrying no official responsibilities or rights. But Kelley has been known to drop the “honorary” from that title, and appeared to represent herself as a formal diplomatic officer in a recent 911 call to Tampa police. Here’s the Associated Press report on the call (emphasis mine):
In the phone call to authorities, Jill Kelley, a party hostess and unofficial social liaison for leaders of the U.S. military’s Central Command in Tampa, cited her status as an honorary consul general while complaining about news vans that had descended on her two-story brick home overlooking Tampa Bay.

“You know, I don’t know if by any chance, because I’m an honorary consul general, so I have inviolability, so they should not be able to cross my property. I don’t know if you want to get diplomatic protection involved as well,” she told the 911 dispatcher Monday.
Alas, Kelley almost certainly does not have diplomatic “inviolability” or right to “protection,” and not just for the most obvious reason that she is not an actual diplomat. The immunity only applies to a country’s official diplomatic representatives abroad, and, alas, Tampa is still not considered a foreign country. 
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Insert one million "General Staff" jokes here.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

So surprising, she certainly doesn't LOOK like a shameless self-absorbed social climber...

Fearguth said...

Or: General's Staff Jokes.

Reamus said...

Or just a common "General Groupie" and whore....

Habitat Vic said...

Jill Kelley, as she thrusts her ample bosom in front of another CENTCOM General: Hi, I'm plenty!

General: But of course you are.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sf4xw4mE2Xk

Habitat Vic said...

Jill Kelley as she thrusts her ample breasts in front of another CENTCOM General: Hi, I'm plenty!

General: But of course you are.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sf4xw4mE2Xk

Lorn said...

According to ATC on NPR the Kellies were free spending on credit while they were wining and dining the MacDill officer corp. They reported one CC bill alone was north of $100,000. Buying your way into prom queen status is a pricy proposition at any time but when times are hard it is a quickstep to the poor house.

The irony is that people will drink your champagne and suck down your caviar as a gift and token of appreciation without assuming that it gives you any special status. Sure, they give you a phoney diplomatic title, take your phone calls and wave when they see you on the street but your a friend not royalty.

Like Rove, who thought he had bought an election, she was shocked to learn she hadn't bought her way to royalty. The monied elite weep after finding they can't buy their way to paradise.

blackdaug said...

I think this whole episode fully demonstrates a pressing need for early withdrawal...

really

TheCunningRunt said...

"I'm sure it will be my pleasure, General, to, um, work under you."

"Yes, I'm looking forward to having you on my staff." *wink*

Sean Riley said...

Usually I find comparisons of the USA to ancient Rome kind of irritating, except in the area of comparatives in the area of decadence. These are our elites? Our vaunted military leaders playing hide-the-salami with spoiled housewives? That whole Tampa social climbers crowd strikes me a a bunch of vacuous, entitled, out-of-touch, our-shit-don't-stink, we've-got-too-much-money goddamn FUCKTARDS. No wonder we haven't been able to win a war in an age. DECADENCE - it will yet be our downfall!

Anonymous said...

Mr. Riley,

I live in Tampa.

You are spot-on.

Mike.K.

Bukko Canukko said...

Sean, one of the reasons why I'm reading Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire is because so much of what the U.S. is going through reminds me of ancient Rome (including the part where it eventually split up, but only after hundreds of years of in insurrections, military coups and civil wars. Rome, like many decadent states, had a class of remora-like sycophants and hangers-on that surrounded the power caste. Frequently these were eunuchs, especially in the eastern half of the empire after the first big division.

THE U.S. SYCOPHANT CLASS NEEDS MORE EUNUCHS! At least they wouldn't get into trouble with the seksytyme thing. And gay people don't count. They still get sexxxy in ways that sex-obsessed-yet-at-the-same-time-fearing militarikkkillers hate. But I think eunuchs would be 100% Republikkkan approved.

Sean Riley said...

Mike, thank you for the confirmation! Bukko, yes, I think some kind of "third sex", which could be fucked indiscriminately, would suit the Conturds just fine!

Winski said...

I'm sorry, but ANYONE that has this kind of twisted vision of themselves and how they fit into society needs to meet a chair with their face - at least twice. Self-engrandicing twits have no place here.