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As Mark Halperin predicted this morning, the Drudge Report is ground zero for misleading Romney veep rumor-mongering. And Drudge has come up with a doozy today: David Petraeus. Allegedly a source says that the President himself  told someone at a fund-raiser that this was his understanding. Perhaps it’s the same source who told Harry Reid that Romney didn’t pay 10 years worth of income taxes. But, not to put too fine a point on it: this is bull pucky. Petraeus is currently serving in the Obama Administration–as a civilian–as CIA director. He is a man of honor, and honor dictates that you don’t run against a President you’ve chosen to serve. We don’t actually know if Petraeus is interested in politics. Or if he’s a Republican. His wife works for Elizabeth Warren’s invention, the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (and does the Lord’s work there, attempting to protect our troops from loan scammers). But this is August and Drudge is, laughably, meretriciously, Drudge.

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paulejb
paulejb

Is it true that Barack Hussein Obama attended Columbia University as a foreign exchange student? 

If it is true, wouldn't that be similar to Elizabeth Warren getting a position at Harvard by claiming to be an American Indian?

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john
john

as Mike

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shepherdwong
shepherdwong

"But this is August and Drudge is, laughably, meretriciously, Drudge."

It's not a seasonal affective disorder. It's Drudge.

Kevin Groenhagen
Kevin Groenhagen

"Petraeus is currently serving in the Obama Administration–as a

civilian–as CIA director. He is a man of honor, and honor dictates that

you don’t run against a President you’ve chosen to serve."

Great point. That would be like Obama's ambassador to China resigning from that post to run for president against Obama. That would never happen. Oh, wait, it did.

chupkar
chupkar

AFTER he resigned. *troll*

apr2563
apr2563

Joe, why does the traditional media insist on checking with Drudge?  Same can be said of the leaders of the use of anonymous sources Politico.   Is it the same reason cable networks still turn to the usual beltway voices, even those who are disreputable?  Ralph Reed (encourager of Marianna's prostitution and forced abortion), Lanny Davis(lobbyist for dictators), Rudy Gulliani(security employee for depots)....

deconstructiva
deconstructiva

What, Sarah's still not on the short list? Drudge is slacking. How else will Mitt win over the teavangelicals? With his charm, good hair, skinny jeans, and common touch?*

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*yes, mouth-breathing righties, that was snark

ath716
ath716

"He is a man of honor, and honor dictates that you don’t run against a President you’ve chosen to serve."

I guess that's why you called Jon Huntsman "dishonorable."  Oh, no, wait.  You called him "wise and subtle," "couragous," "compelling" and "sophisticated." 

Pnnto
Pnnto

Anyone outside of the Beltway pay attention to Drudge? He's so 1990s I forget he is still around.

filmnoia
filmnoia

Nonetheless  rumors like this get the resident wingnuts to snap out of their stupor, sit straight up  in their easy chairs (with an extra padded cushion for their hems) and get that tingle going all the way up the sciatic nerve.

Kevin Groenhagen
Kevin Groenhagen

You're confusing them with Chris Matthews.

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

Except Matthews has had a TV show for years.  Sludge?  Not so much.