Petraeus: ‘I Will Not, Ever, Run for Political Office’

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Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 10:25 am

Phil Klein has the ultra-Shermanesque statement (which cites Sherman!), made in New Hampshire last night by the Centcom commander:

I thought I’d said no about as many ways as I could. I really do mean no. We have all these artful ways of doing it. I’ve tried Shermanesque responses, which everybody goes and finds out what Sherman said was pretty unequivocally no. I’ve done several different ways. I’ve tried quoting the country song, ‘What Part of No Don’t You Understand?’ I mean, I really do mean that. I feel very privileged to be able to serve our country. I’m 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 I’m 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.

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Herr Blindschtiller
Comment posted March 25, 2010 @ 9:28 pm

I'm really starting to like this Petraeus character.


bmoore2
Comment posted March 25, 2010 @ 9:32 pm

So, let me get this straight: Is Petraeus saying he isn't planning on running for office?


Der Blindschtiller
Comment posted March 25, 2010 @ 9:43 pm

PS – Congrats on your new gig at the WashPost. They sorely need good writers like you.


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