March 25, 2010

So, He's Running Then?

Gen. David Petraeus, sort of dashing Republican hopes that he'll be their electoral savior:

I thought Iíd said no about as many ways as I could. I really do mean no. We have all these artful ways of doing it. Iíve tried Shermanesque responses, which everybody goes and finds out what Sherman said was pretty unequivocally no. Iíve done several different ways. Iíve tried quoting the country song, ĎWhat Part of No Donít You Understand?í I mean, I really do mean that. I feel very privileged to be able to serve our country. Iím honored to continue to do that as long as I can contribute, but I will not, ever, run for political office, I can assure you. And again, we have said that repeatedly and Iím hoping that people realize at a certain point you say it so many times that you could never flip, and start your career by flip-flopping into it.
Then again, after criticizing Israel's settlements and calling for the end of DADT, Petraeus is way too liberal to run as a Republican anyway.

Posted by Stephen Silver at March 25, 2010 07:41 PM
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