Other notable skits covered the david petraeus scandalthe cold open involved paula broadwell reading erotic passages from her biography of petraeus to a befuddled audience. After the stanley mcchrystal controversy, general james mattis will step in for david petraeus as head of central command. The scandal surrounding central intelligence agency director david petraeus and biographer paula broadwell is still developing, but saturday night live is already wringing a laugh out of it. Watch snl sketches featuring the character general david petraeus will forte online at nbc.
On saturday night, saturday night live cast member cecily strong will become the fourth woman to host the white house correspondents dinner solo. Ive known david petraeus since he was a colonel and written two books in which he appeared, but i still learned a lot about him from this book. Paula broadwell, david petraeus and the afterlife of a. Saturday night live was hosted by jeremy renner this week. Paula broadwell cecily strong reads from all in, her book thats supposed to be about the education of general david petraeus, but turns out to. Paula broadwells biography of the retired general is turned into cheap erotica. Snl spoofs petraeus scandal with paula broadwell reading.
Paula broadwell, david petraeus and the afterlife of a scandal the. A new tellall book from a florida woman enmeshed in the investigations that eventually brought down cia director and retired army general david petraeus lays bare dozens of the emails that the. Paula broadwell cecily strong reads from all in, her book thats supposed to be about the education of general david petraeus, but turns out. He served as director of the central intelligence agency from september 6, 2011, until his resignation on november 9, 2012. The sketch saw broadwell as played by cecily strong read passages from her book all in. When paula broadwell wrote the biography of her lover david petraeus, she managed to keep out any hint of their relationship from the book. General petraeus praises trump killing suleimani, reveals. This book has become famous or notorious take you pick because it was written under the direction of gen.
In snls take, david petraeus s biographermistress takes the podium to read excerpts from all in, which, to the horror of the genteel bookstore patrons, turn out to be steamy, soft. Forward operating base, delaram, afghanistan, july 2010, she began. But instead of spoofing petraeus himself, the sketch focused on paula broadwell, imagining what an honest reading of her book all in would have been like. Snl also spoofed sophia grace and rosie, the nicki minajloving tots ellen helped make famous, and, yes, the girls approved. First time book author paula broadwell and her associate, vernon loeb, used five pages of mostly military acronyms and seventyone characters spread over 357 pages to document general david petraeus leadership of americas war in afghanistan. Saturday night live had a field day with the petraeus scandal, imagining what an honest book reading by broadwell of her petraeus biography might be like. Before i lay out the petraeus counternarrative a narrative intentionally ignored by most of the pentagon press and national security reporters, for reasons ill soon explain let me say this about the man once known as king david, general betrayus, or p4, by his admirers, his enemies, and his fellow service members, respectively. Watch snl sketches featuring the character general david petraeus will forte online at. Last nights saturday night live featured a sketch that mocked general david petraeus and his biographerlover paula broadwell, and another bit with new jersey governor chris christie playing. Book details emails, allegations in petraeus scandal.
Nbc saturday night lives paula broadwell gave a sexually explicit reading of her biography of former cia director david petraeus yesterday, oblivious to the scandalized looks from the cspan audience as she described her extramarital encounters. The saga that ultimately ensnared two of the nations leading national security officials started under the table at a restaurant at the georgetown four seasons. Petraeuss most popular book is counterinsurgency warfare. James mattis quotes the monks of war, a james mattis. The education of general david petraeus is the biography of david petraeus, written by paula broadwell and vernon loeb. The education of general david petraeus on cspan, but with an.
I thought all you us grant fans out there would get a kick out of the item in politico today on the reading list of top leaders in washington. Snl devoted no less than three segments to petraeus. General david petraeus will forte reports on proceedings in iraq, then criticizes the books written by john mccain darrell hammond and hillary clinton amy poehler. Nbc saturday night live s paula broadwell gave a sexually explicit reading of her biography of former cia director david petraeus yesterday, oblivious to the scandalized looks from the cspan audience as she described her extramarital encounters. April 12th, 2008ashton kutchergnarls barkleynonedemi moorecameron diaz general petraeus report on iraqsummary. Petraeus, prior to his assuming the directorship of the cia, was a. Saturday night live did not shy away from the sex scandal thats rocked the central intelligence agency, dedicating two full sketches and plenty of jokes on this weeks episode to the petraeus affair.
Cia deputy director michael morell replaced director petraeus in his duties, serving as acting director. The nbc shows cold open took some liberties while mocking the affair between former cia director david petraeus and his biographer, paula broadwell. In the cold open, petraeus biographer and mistress paula broadwell opened the show, reading mock, sexy. Prior to his assuming the directorship of the cia, petraeus served 37 years in the united states army. General david petraeus has a lifetime of distinguished military service and selfless commitment to america. Unlike many stories about powerful washington figures having secret affairs, the downfall of spy chief david petraeus goes deeper than sex. David petraeus, chairman of kkr global institute, visiting professor of public policy at the city university of new yorks macaulay honors college and former cia director two books on grant. Saturday night live mocks david petraeus and paula. General david petraeus shares his best leadership advice. General david petraeus is the most transformative leader the american military has seen since the generation of marshall. In two recent interviews, retired general david petraeus highlighted just how significant president trumps killing of iranian terrorist leader qassim suleimani was and revealed what the u. Watch general david petraeus sketches from snl played by will. Tom brokaw described it as a riveting insiders account.
Paula broadwell cecily strong reads from all in, her book thats supposed to be about the education of general david petraeus, but turns out to be a detailed account of all their sexual encounters. Saturday night live mocks david petraeus affair with. David petraeus and the plot to change the american way of war a pulitzer prize finalist and new york times bestseller, 1959, daydream believers, and the wizards of armageddon. On the shows coldopening, paula broadwellplayed by newcomer cecily strong. Saturday night live spoofs paula broadwells reading at. At a book club, paula broadwell cecily strong reads spicy passages from all in, her personal biography of general david petraeus. In the new york times bestseller all in, military expert paula broadwell examines petraeuss career, his intellectual development as a military officer, and his impact on the u. As expected, snl dove right into the petraeus scandal with its cold open on saturday. David petraeus would still work for trump, under certain conditions life is good for the former cia director and fourstar general. Petraeus has 14 books on goodreads with 2014 ratings. Fred kaplan is the nationalsecurity columnist for slate and the author of five previous books, dark territory.
Saturday night lives cold open this past weekend recreated paula broadwells author tour for her now infamous biography of general david petraeus, all in. Early in 2007, when david petraeus became commanding general of united states and international forces in iraq, he had in mind a strategy to manage the political pressures he would face because of. Trumps risky war of choice against the generals the presidents decision to revoke john brennans security clearance has drawn fire even from figures like robert gates and david petraeus. Saturday night live mocks david petraeus affair with paula. The education of general david petraeus on cspan, but with an erotic twist. In snls take, david petraeus s biographermistress takes the podium to read excerpts from all in.170 524 915 224 282 226 426 437 1208 152 100 29 82 743 145 410 492 1339 53 1181 137 824 1124 1243 614 443 321 105 393 428 347 1276 616 1297 681 521 457 1299 173 147 904 922 236 1328 1210 204 1200 1050 1205