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Obama Administration Named Holly Petraeus to $187,605-Per-Year Job

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(CNSNews.com) – The Obama administration named Holly Petraeus–wife of retired Gen. David Patraeus, who resigned last week as CIA director after revealing he had had an extra-marital affair–to $187,605-per-yer job in the newly formed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

The CFPB, created by the Dodd-Frank law, was placed by that law under the umbrella of the Federal Reserve. The funding of the CFBP, which comes from the Federal Reserve, is not subject to congressional oversight.

Mrs. Petraeus became a member of the CFPB Implementation Team on Jan. 12, 2011. She is now the assistant director for the Office of Servicemember Affairs. Her position pays an annual salary of $187,605, according to the communications office of the bureau.

The communications office also confirmed to CNSNews.com that Mrs. Petraeus’ post at the bureau did not require congressional confirmation.

 

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  1. MNHawk

    November 15th, 2012

    Well, America did just vote to double down on Chicago. Make work jobs for the spouse always have paid well with those people. Mooch pulled down $200k, remember.

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  2. Dismas In Wonderland

    November 15th, 2012

    Petraeus’ wife looks like Barney Frank after a sex change. No wonder he cheated on her.

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  3. F.D.R. in Hell

    November 15th, 2012

    Who says you have to be pretty to get a high-paying job?
    :eek:

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  4. even steven

    November 15th, 2012

    That looks like Les Nessman in drag.

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  5. Marlon

    November 15th, 2012

    No, I think Holly resembles Benny Franklin more than anyone.

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  6. Stranded in Sonoma

    November 15th, 2012

    Hollister Knowlton was pretty when she was young.

    But I guess 35+ years will change anyone.

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  7. Millertime

    November 15th, 2012

    A few thoughts:

    How do you fit that title on a business card?

    Or is it the big letterhead that delivers the extortion demand sufficient enough to convey the message.

    Print copies of this and distribute them to all malcontents that may have surfaced during the Occupoopy Movement’s time in the limelight. All those poor students with PHD’s in basket weaving and no job prospects while another NeoCon waddles up to the cash buffet, hope it hurts them.

    I demand my own appointment to this bureau , I will even come up with my own snazzy title which cannot be contained on a 2″ X 3.5″ placard of personal achievement. From now on I will be addressed as the Assistant Supervisor to the Deputy Chief of the 4th floor Consortium of the Advanced Mangement Team…Esquire

    Is this why they will continue refusing to Audit the Fed Reserve? As long as the printer is loaded with paper and ink, the country cannot be broke.

    Another bureaucratic board/commission/group of the pampered and the pompous huddling up and trying to gain insight into the mystery of why a growing percentage of the people are not just willing, but advocating the destruction of the tyrannical government that is being assembled in plain sight.

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  8. Chinquapin

    November 15th, 2012

    Welcome to the banana republic. The well-connected few get the high-paying–and mostly meaningless–gubmint jobs, while the average Joe struggles to get by.

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  9. Stranded in Sonoma

    November 15th, 2012

    As for the job, I wonder if she knew that hubby was boinking the biographer and this was a way to keep her quiet. If so, then 0bama’s goons got wind of it and found out why and waited for the appropriate time to use the info.

    I’m trying to think of a nefarious situation in which the 0bamaGoons would offer her the job. Unless it was just to keep her quiet. Could be.

    Either way, it stinks of payola to me.

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  10. Billy Fuster

    November 15th, 2012

    All of a sudden I have no sympathy for her.

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  11. IOpian

    November 15th, 2012

    That ought to keep her quite. Ask Michelle… it’s just the way they do things in Chicago where they dare not call it corruption.

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  12. Babs in Hell

    November 15th, 2012

    If you think being married to you for 40 years was a picnic, you’re quite mistaken; you weak-kneed, two-timing, four-term, pain-in-the-ass.

    Yeah, I’m on iOTW. You can stick THAT in your cigarette holder and smoke it!

    Watch your step… er, watch your roll. :evil:

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  14. F.D.R. in Hell

    November 15th, 2012

    Holy Crap! So THAT’S why Lucifer and you were installing Firefox on your pelvis-top computer last night.

    Dammit, Babs. You’re making my Eternity a living Hell.

    Wait…

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  15. Dr. HedgeCOCK

    November 15th, 2012

    well, being the wife of a general certainly makes her emminently qualified, does it not?

    no WAY it could be a payoff

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  16. finai

    November 15th, 2012

    No wonder she’s so angry. Bye bye gravy train.

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  17. redgrandma

    November 15th, 2012

    What exactly does the “Assistant Director for the Office of Service Member Affairs of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau” do?

    I’d be suspicious of the “Service Member Affairs” bit. They might have her monitoring naughty email accounts.

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  18. Millertime

    November 15th, 2012

    Government Thievery – on all levels

    http://gma.yahoo.com/ex-comptroller-pleads-guilty-stealing-53m-070145390–abc-news-topstories.html

    At least this one did not squander her loot on cosmetic surgery and/or beauty products.

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  19. Kairn

    November 15th, 2012

    Well, well. Look at what we have here. I came to the defense of his woman against all those snarky comments about her looks.

    Not any more. Have at it guys. I won’t say another word in defense of poor, Miss “I sold my soul to the devil to keep my mouth shut about my cheatin’ husband who is selling his whole country down the river for tawdry sex under desks with power hungry young wenches” Holly P.

    So when exactly was the date Gen Patraeus fainted?

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  20. Mrs Compton

    November 15th, 2012

    Holy crap, she’s a 4 bagger!

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  21. Rick

    November 15th, 2012

    Wonder if she has to show up for this job?

    And who’ll replace her when she leaves?

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  22. listingstarboard

    November 15th, 2012

    Both of them are owned by the Obama regime-and both of them will lie to protect Obama. Petraeus is a ratfucking liar who has blood on his hands, the blood of true heroes.

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  23. MNHawk

    November 15th, 2012

    “Hollister Knowlton was pretty when she was young.”

    You know, Stranded, the real Marcia Brady is still pretty hot.

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  24. tucsondon

    November 15th, 2012

    AKA STFU money.

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  25. tucsondon

    November 15th, 2012

    Les Nessman reference FTW!

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  26. LadyGun12

    November 15th, 2012

    Yeah, ‘at’ll shut ‘er up.

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  27. tucsondon

    November 15th, 2012

    Just in time for the WKRP turkey drop.

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  28. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    November 15th, 2012

    Now we know why Petraeus became disgusted with her.

    Obamarrhoid.

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  29. muddjuice (Absolutist)

    November 15th, 2012

    Convenient….

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  30. norman einstein

    November 15th, 2012

    @Stevie, that was downright PROFOUND! Way to go!

    http://tinyurl.com/b3t8lpc

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  31. reddecaesari

    November 16th, 2012

    what millertime said.

    x 100000000000

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