Public Advocate and mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio has a new enemy in the battle over higher education spending: former General David Petraeus.
CUNY has come under increasing scrutiny since it was revealed that they will pay Mr. Petraeus–who resigned as CIA director last year after an FBI investigation revealed an extramarital affair with his biographer–$150,000 to teach just three hours a week. Needless to say, this amount is significantly higher than the salaries of most full-time professors and Mr. de Blasio disapproves.
Mayoral front-runner Christine Quinn refused to criticize President Obama over reports that the federal government has engaged in widespread monitoring of Americans’ Internet activity and telephone calls–arguing that surveillance is crucial to the city’s safety.
Writers who craft the infamous “ripped from the headlines” plots on Law & Order: SVU are apparently having trouble keeping up with the ongoing scandal over former CIA Director and retired general David Petraeus’ affair with his biographer. Now that the story has grown to include another general and an FBI agent accused of sending shirtless pictures of himself to a woman the man in charge of the sex crimes-focused cop show sent a tweet begging for mercy. He also threw in Sesame Street muppet Elmo, who had a sex scandal of his own break this week.