Like they say over at HotAir ... hmmmmmm
“THE WEEKLY STANDARD has learned that General Petraeus is planning on delivering the commencement address at the University of Iowa in 2010.”Almost too good to be true - but let's watch where it goes.
So reports Michael Goldfarb, late of the McCain campaign, on the magazine’s blog.
Petraeus going to Iowa, a state he doesn’t have previous ties to, is going to create a huge amount of buzz about his presidential ambitions because the Iowa Caucuses kick off the whole presidential nomination process. If he does, deliver the address—and Petraeus must know this—it will be seen as a sign that he is thinking about running in 2012.
Previously, it has been thought that Petraeus would not run against a president who had been his Commander in Chief. But there are reports of tension between Petraeus and Obama over both Iraq and Afghan strategy.
Very little is known about Petraues’s politics and no one knows how he would make the transition from soldier to politician. But if he did enter the race, it would shake things up dramatically. He would instantly become a top tier candidate and the most serious threat to Obama's chances of winning a second term.
He is also going to speak where he got his PhD, Princeton - but going back to the first month of this blog - I am glad to hear this.
Petraeus will also be addressing the commissioning ceremonies for Harvard and MIT ROTC.Nice. If he goes the political route though, he will need a new haircut.
UPDATE: Goldfarb realizes that jokes have to be funny - and if you are a reporter, obvious.
This was meant as joke, though obviously it fell a little flat. Petraeus has no plans to go to Iowa that I'm aware, this year or next. I regret the confusion that has resulted from my clumsy attempt at humor.What a clumsy jackass. Note to self - don't quote anything Goldfarb ever says again.
Sorry readers. Sometimes I guess things are too good to be true. No more Goldfarb on CDR Salamander - I promise.
As a side-bar, he missed a perfect 01APR09 post - stupid jackass.