Monday, November 19, 2012
Patraeus hires entertainment lawyer
It makes sense that a guy so self-involved and concerned with making money off his career, traveled with his own personal biographer and then when he got caught schtooping her, hired a lawyer whose forte' is negotiating book deals for high-profile politicians...
Nov 18 (Reuters) - Former CIA Director General David Petraeus has hired a top Washington lawyer to help him navigate the fallout from a career-ending affair, Reuters has confirmed. The lawyer, Robert Barnett of Williams & Connolly, is known for negotiating book deals for the political elite, from President Barack Obama to one-time vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
I think Patraeus is more shrewd than to just be thinking about book deals. There is certainly that, but by hiring a guy known for negotiating book deals, he's sending a threat to the administration that nobody had better drag him through the mud or try to throw him under the Hope-n-Change bus in the wake of the Benghazi scandal, or secrets will be revealed.