Greta Van Susteren announced last night that Jill Kelley's sister has retained the services of attorney Gloria Allred. Jill Kelley, you may recall is the woman who received the allegedly harassing emails from General David Petraeus' mistress, thus triggering the investigation that led to his resignation. Although Van Susteren had no problem focusing on such trifles as Anthony Weiner's sexting, now she fretted that these latest developments would "take away" from Benghazi. What Van Susteren really means is that it may distract from helping Republicans use that tragedy to attack the Obama administration.
After wondering if Allred was causing "just a side show," Van Susteren said:
She's a wild card... The thing that I think is particularly damaging is that she tends to take it away from Benghazi. There's a genuine inquiry, lots of questions and, you know, to the extent that we're not talking Benghazi. I mean that nobody is.
That's right, Gloria Allred might take away from Fox's ability to ignore Condoleezza Rice's assessment and wildly speculate ahead of an official investigation for the sake of smearing the Obama administration.