John Ransom

The reality show that’s become our government isn’t just embarrassing, crass, dangerous and opportunistic- it also gets really great ratings. Must see G-O-V.  

What fiscal cliff? Have you seen the latest episode of the Benghazi Triangle?

Criminals please pay attention.

Learning how to fly planes into buildings is a shrugworthy event with the FBI, but don’t you dare email Tampa-Socialite-Jill Kelley.

Because she might feel threatened if she’s told electronically that she standing too close to your guy.   

Also, taking off your shirt and snapping a few candid photos is OK too- if you have the proper FBI credentials.

With the ongoing tug of the Benghazi Triangle and the consequent information overload regarding the Petraeus affair, you might have missed the tidbit regarding the FBI guy, friend of Tampa-Socialite-Jill Kelley, who helpfully tipped us all off to the Petraeus affair.

He sent her photos of himself, via email- topless.

Ahem. Too much information.



There are conflicting reports of whether he sent the emails before or after Tampa-Socialite-Jill Kelley complained to him of emails by presumed Petraeus’ lover Paula Broadwell telling her to back away from the general.

And now comes word that our top war-fighter, General John R. Allen, the commander of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan has exchanged thousands of pages of emails with Tampa-Socialite-Jill Kelley, and those emails may or may not contain “inappropriate” language.

Next we’ll be told that the general served salad without properly chilling the forks.  

Confused?

Yes, so am I.

See I grew up in world where stuff like this was considered embarrassing to all parties and so you really didn’t talk about it, much less start a federal investigation regarding it.

Unless of course there was a real crime.


John Ransom

John Ransom’s writings on politics and finance have appeared in the Los Angeles Business Journal, the Colorado Statesman, Pajamas Media and Registered Rep Magazine amongst others. Until 9/11, Ransom worked primarily in finance as an investment executive for NYSE member firm Raymond James and Associates, JW Charles and as a new business development executive at Mutual Service Corporation. He lives in San Diego. You can follow him on twitter @bamransom.
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