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Bubba the Love Sponge Now Part of the David Petraeus Scandal

Gen. David Petraeus and Jill Kelley

Well, it was only a matter of time. Tampa area shock jock radio DJ, Bubba the Love Sponge is now part of the General David Petraeus scandal. It turns out he was a topic of discussion in emails between Jill Kelley and Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn.

Buckhorn released his emails with Kelley, probably as an attempt to head off an accusations. Among the flirty and obnoxious emails (I can’t believe there’s a giant scandal that took down the head of the CIA where the term “LOL” is used prominently) was a few about a march 2012 incident where Bubba the Love Sponge had announced his intention to deep fry a copy of the Koran.

Kelley emailed Buckhorn saying that both David Petraeus and John Allen had contacted her about getting the situation dealt with. No one knows whether or not they actually did. She asked to be kept in the loop and referred to briefings with the generals to update them on the situation.

In reply Buckhorn referred to Bubba the Love Sponge as a “moron.” Now, Bubba claims he’s out for revenge. Let me just share a bit of Bubba’s response:

For Bob Buckhorn to call me a moron? I mean, are you kidding me? Let’s talk about moron status.

At the end of the day, you wouldn’t hear any of this nonsense from Pam Iorio. She was calculated. She didn’t call names.

I hope Bob Buckhorn gets looped into [the scandal].

This guy is a joke. He’s messing with the wrong guy, and I will make it my mission to destroy this guy. I am his political death sentence. …

Unless he apologizes to me and gives me a key to the city.

And just when we thought this scandal had nothing left to give.

(h/t Reuters and The Ledger)

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