Adultery Scandals Providing Convenient Distractions From Obama’s Headaches

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Adultery is in the news of late, thanks to CIA Director David Patraeus and now, apparently, Afghanistan commander General John Allen. That has been convenient for the Obama administration. Were it not for this burgeoning sex scandal, the post-election news cycles would have been dominated by the on-going revelations of the Benghazi debacle.

Now the heat is off Obama and on Petraeus, whose indiscretions were apparently known by federal authorities for months but weren’t made public until just recently.

Today, too, news is breaking of another sex scandal that will likely take the focus off another Obama administration headache. The COO of Lockheed Martin, a man who was in line to be CEO, is stepping down after a long-time relationship with a female subordinate was revealed.

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Lockheed Martin Corp. has ousted its president and future CEO over a relationship with a subordinate.

The defense company said Friday that its board of directors asked for and received the resignation of Christopher Kubasik from his role as vice chairman, president and chief operating officer.

Kubasik, 51, was scheduled to become CEO in January.

Lockheed Martin says an ethics investigation confirmed that he had a close personal relationship with a subordinate employee. That violates the company’s code of ethics and business conduct.

Political observers will remember that Lockheed Martin angered the Obama administration with plans to announce big layoffs just before the election. Eventually the company agreed, in a deal with the White House, to postpone the layoff announcements.

I don’t like to be a conspiracy monger, but this all seems a little pat to me.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • badlands4

    I am not a conspiracy theorist, but there is something very wrong with this entire thing. very wrong. i can’t put my finger on it, but is one of those things that you just know in your gut is not right.

    • chris

      Yea, either there is an Obama coverup somewhere or there is a run-away GOP attempting to force Obama out of the Whitehouse through smoke and mirrors.

  • Mike Quinn

    Just as predicted a spinner came out of the wood work. Low and behold Rob Port is going to take the lead on this spin. The adultery scandal is a plot to distract. Look at Ports other article and you can see we are going to stir this one. Are people really this f#$%ing stupid. My car had a flat tire, it was Heidi and Obam trying to keep me from voting. When you get so stupid a Hooplehead can recognize it for what it is, you lose elections. If you want to pollute the mind of the Hooples you must give them a little credit, you have to make the magic trick at least plausible.

  • sbark

    Obama regime………using sex to cover up military failures……..
    Clinton regime……using military failures(failure to get Osama/Somalia) to cover up for sex failures……

    • spud

      Another nut case conspiracy theory about sex. Funny how Cantor knew about this in October. So much for conspiracy theory unless Cantor wanted Obama to win. Of course nut jobs like you still think Romney would win a landslide election. Conservatives who hold positions of influence will continue to as long as they have true idiots like you in the tank.

  • SigFan

    Bread and Circuses circa 2012. And enough people are shallow minded enough for it to work unfortunately.

  • HG

    To listen to democrats you’d get the idea that those in gov’t are all but saints who can and should be trusted with greater control over our healthcare, investment, lending, banking, education, energy, retirement, environment, transportation, etc., etc. That those in gov’t have only our best interests at heart and are unaffected by base desires like greed in spite of the enormous evidence to the contrary. They tell us big business cannot be trusted and therefore must be cut down to size. Well, consider the reality of gov’t. It is the largest organization in the free world. It’s revenues exceed the largest business many, many times over. It’s power is unmatched. It’s elected officials wealth increased, every one of them, while in office. If ever there was a big organization in need of being restricted or cut down to size, it is our federal gov’t. If ever there was an organization not to be trusted, it is our federal gov’t. If ever there were a threat to the middle class and to success in America, it is our federal gov’t. The people in gov’t are just as human as any of us. They are just as ambitious as any entrepreneur and just as susceptible to greed, if not more so. Wise up folks, gov’t is our biggest problem in America.

    • Mike Quinn

      Of course so many businessmen are saints. That is where we need to put our faith.

      • HG

        There are no saints. That is the point. However, no greedy businessman is ever the threat to freedom that greedy politicians are. That’s a fact.

  • $8194357

    The pug nosed dhimmi in cheif buys more time for the Bengazi cover up and fast and furious arab spring middle east weapons running propgram..Slave..

    Arab supremicism..Why ya think Barry has to bow to the Saudi’s anyway?
    Arabs treat blacks as bad as the Democratic KKK but what the heck..

    But on the top of the islamic hate list is those evil Jews…
    They are called by their soon comming mahdi to
    “cleanse the soil with Jewish blood”…
    No Jews handi?
    Christian or infedel will do.
    No infedels handy?
    Slaughter some Hala meat to keep ya busy
    spilling blood..
    No animals needed or available?
    Kill your neighbor for not properly
    follwing the prophet…
    What a culture, huh..
    Blood lust of the stone age by their god’s decree…

    http://www.barenakedislam.com/2012/11/12/being-black-in-morocco-i-often-get-called-a-dirty-black-man-and-a-slave-by-the-muslims/

    Quote:

    Being black in Morocco,
    I often get called a dirty black man and a slave by the Muslims”

    MUSLIM RACISM
    (the most virulent racism in the world, even against black Muslims)
    is alive and well in Morocco. ”Young Moroccans have physically assaulted
    me on several occasions, for no reason,” says Joseph from Guinea. He lives
    in Casablanca, where he studies computing at a local university. He is a legal
    resident.

    The latest cover of Maroc Hebdo magazine—seen as
    racist by some, defended by others—has launched a national debate on the
    struggles faced by sub-Saharan Africans living in Morocco.

  • Mike Quinn

    Only right wing loonies could think this kind of crap. Some man says to some woman, “Would you have sex with me?, Obama will need our affair in a couple of months to detract some people”. It was just like when Obama’s mother faked the birth certificate years in advance. I keep telling you Hoopleheads are not that bright, but they can do a little math, and a teeny bit of logic, so you need to kick it up a notch. You are giving yourselves away. When you do the illusions they just have to be of a little higher quality.

    • JustRuss

      More like,

      1. Fact: The administration knew about the affair for months

      2. As CIA Director he testified before congress that Benghazi happened because of a video protest, even though it is now widely know, that the CIA was aware there was no protest prior to the attack

      3. Now he resigns and admits to the affair

      4. He is scheduled to testify again before Congress, this time without any blackmail material and as a private citizen.

  • $8194357
  • Onslaught1066

    Aspirin factories of the world… Look out!

  • Roy_Bean

    Just for a minute, set aside all moral considerations and think about this. Shouldn’t our head spy be better at covert operations than this? How can he hide operations from foreign governments if he can’t hide this? I expected better (or worse, depending on your perspective).

    • JustRuss

      True, but if this was being used as blackmail. He just took that tool away from the blackmailers.

  • Onlooker

    Obama’s stooge Valerie Jarrett said they would retaliate on people who did not support the president.

  • Neiman

    It was morally wrong, no matter his record otherwise, he needs to pay a price for violating his sacred marriage oath.

  • Harold

    Criminals such as this regime are way ahead of the law biding people in politics now days. The can cover up crimes faster then a cat can cover its droppings in a sand box.

  • borborygmi

    Just absolutely crazy how Pres. Obama can get these women to hit on the generals or vice versa just so he can have some cover. It is obvious that Pres Obama new the sh’t was going to hit the fan months if not years ahead at least months ahead of the game to set it up.

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