November 14th, 2012
11:19 AM ET

Jill Kelley, honorary consul

From Jill Dougherty, CNN Foreign Affairs Correspondent

In a 911 call, aspiring socialite Jill Kelley demands that police in Tampa, Florida, help remove people from her property, describing herself as an “honorary consul general.”

"I am an honorary consul general,” the 911 recording says. “… I have inviolability. They should not be on my property. I don't know if you want to get diplomatic, uh, protection involved as well. It's against the law to cross my property …"

Kelley, it turns out, is an “honorary consul” for the South Korean government, according to the South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The official South Korean news agency Yonhap reports that Kelley had "good connections and network and a willingness to develop Korea-U.S. relations, including the free trade agreement between the two nations."

South Korean officials tell CNN that “an honorary consul can generally play a role of promoting trade and economic cooperation between the two countries.”

South Korean Presidential Decree No. 23706 describes the duties as anything from “work(ing) to protect Korean national/resident living abroad” to “promoting interacting of trade, economy, art, science and education.”

The honorary post, however, has no official responsibilities, in spite of Kelley’s attempts to invoke “inviolability.” Yonhap cites a South Korean official as saying that “she will be relieved from the symbolic post if she is found to be problematic.”

Cho Tae-yong, a spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, tells CNN: “Nothing is decided. We are currently observing the situation closely.”

Kelley also had “honorary consul” license plates on her car. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles tells CNN that she has the plates because she is an “honorary consulate.”

But the State Department and the Defense Department stress that Kelley has no official job with the U.S. government. She was strictly a volunteer.

Jennifer Clinton, president of the National Council for International Visitors, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., tells CNN: “From what I understand, she was a volunteer to our member organization in Tampa.”

“What the volunteers do typically is host some of the international visitors for dinner, or they’ll speak to them and provide information about the local community,” she said.

The council specializes in “citizen diplomacy,” which builds “person-to-person relationships ‘one handshake at a time.’ ” The council, in turn, helps implement international visitor programs for the State Department.

But such a “citizen diplomat” designation carries no legal or diplomatic privileges, even if Kelley tried to give that impression.

Kelley was also given the title of “honorary ambassador” by the U.S. Central Command, according to a defense official. The title is, “meaningless” and holds no power and is given for recognition of specific work, according the official.

The title is nothing more than a certificate given by CENTCOM’s Coalition Coordination Center, a group of military representatives from different countries which are working with the United States on terrorism issues. That group, led by a low-level U.S. military officer, recommended Kelley for the title.  It is unclear when she was given this title. As a honorary ambassador, Kelley would have duties such as organizing and facilitating unclassified briefings for community leaders to help them better understand the work of the U.S. Central Command and its allies, according to the official.

In a different role, Kelley also hosted many events off-base to honor members of the military and was hosting one when her name became public for her role in the Petraeus scandal, the official said.   At that event, Vice Admiral Robert Harward, CENTCOM’s Deputy Commander had stopped by briefly as a guest, according to the official.

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    Opportunist and wannabe.....

    November 17, 2012 at 8:31 am | Reply
  6. Straight Shooter

    Remember Samson and Delilah.

    November 15, 2012 at 4:32 pm | Reply
  7. John

    This reminds me of an memorable experience of mine. I took my kids to Disney World a few years ago. On a visit to the Magic Kingdom, supervised by Merlin the Magician, my son was able to pull the Sword from the Stone. He was made "Temporary Ruler of the Realm" and awarded a medal to hang from his neck as well as a Official Certificate to prove his status. His status at that time was probably comparable to that of Ms. Kelley's current status. They wouldn't issue us license plates though.

    November 15, 2012 at 2:25 pm | Reply
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      November 15, 2012 at 3:56 pm | Reply
    • Daneil

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      November 17, 2012 at 2:58 pm | Reply
    • Lisa

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      November 17, 2012 at 10:25 pm | Reply
  8. The Woof

    I feel sorry for her & her family. It's the same old story,getting that taste of "importance", the basking in the limelight, warm sensation of having smoke blown up your butt only to find out that you're just another ordinary humanbeing who got blinded by the lights and now have that deer in the headlights look. Waiting to see if you'll bounce after the fall or just simply crash. Either way a lot of lives are being wrung through the wringer and it isn't over yet.

    November 15, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Reply
  9. The Dirty Dirty!

    Well, like the rap artist said, you can't make a hoe a housewife but you can make a housewife a hoe! I mean what a tramp of a woman.

    November 15, 2012 at 5:30 am | Reply
  10. Trevor

    You had better call in the taxpayer funded protection services mister 911 dispatch operator! Or, else!! Don't make me call my South Korean diplomat friends that I barely know on you! Call-in the Swat Team! Get these photographers away from my Front Lawn this instant! This is a dire, Life-and-Death Emergency! If you don't, I know some generals "intimately" I'll reply to one of their Romantic Emails to me, and we'll pull an Osama on your azz! Complete with a Seal Team, or Two. I have some very important Centcomm officials, wrapped-around-my-finger, that my husband doesn't know about, we'll come over there and you'll be very sorry. You better listen to me! mister emergency 911 worker! I don't want these people near my front lawn any longer! They're j-walking, and doing all sorts of other nasty things! I need government-funded protection, and I want it NOW! I am Inviolable! I am inviolable! I am inviolable! Hear me roar!

    November 14, 2012 at 10:47 pm | Reply
    • fiveft2eyzblue

      Agree!!

      November 15, 2012 at 10:14 am | Reply
    • waitingtrustinghoping

      That's Hilarious! Sad too. How can one person be so stupid, and in such a public way?

      November 15, 2012 at 6:29 pm | Reply
  11. Gabby

    Jill Kelley is Kim-Kardashian wannabe who goes around blowing guys while their spouses are out-to-sea, or on temporary overseas assignments, or fighting in wars halfway around the World. I guess you could say she provides a "valuable Service".

    November 14, 2012 at 10:37 pm | Reply
    • StanCalif

      How many more of these are "out there"? Who really pays their expenses? Be sure they get much more than their expenses paid!

      November 15, 2012 at 8:29 am | Reply
  12. Astounded

    Both her and Paula are nothing more then honorary military groupies. These two low lives manipulated and ruined the lives of every man around them..lovers and husbands..and the kids who will no doubt learn that their moms are nothing but call girls for generals.

    November 14, 2012 at 10:26 pm | Reply
  13. Mr Robinson

    She kinda looks like a man

    November 14, 2012 at 10:25 pm | Reply
  14. Astounded

    She's nothing more then a low rent trailer trash call girl. Honorary nothing.

    November 14, 2012 at 10:22 pm | Reply
  15. Brycan

    Did you notice in some pictures she tilts her head just like Michaele Salahi ? Coincidence? I DON'T THINK SO !

    November 14, 2012 at 10:13 pm | Reply
    • Brycan

      Her fat husband looks a little like Tareq Salahi. Coincidence? I DON'T THINK SO !

      November 14, 2012 at 10:15 pm | Reply
  16. NODAT1

    ah paid escort service is now known as honorary consul

    November 14, 2012 at 10:07 pm | Reply
    • Astounded

      Lol! My thoughts exactly. Both of those trailer trash-esque losers are nothing more then ho's.

      November 14, 2012 at 10:23 pm | Reply
  17. Ann K

    Interesting that CNN failed to include more in depth investigative information about Dr. and Ms. Kelley. They are being sued by many creditors, are seriously in debt, started and closed a non-profit foundation to support adults with cancer, may have some financial mismanagement issues there... It certainly looks like this whole is tinder for a fat book deal. And, so ridiculous compared to actual issues and newsworthy events.

    November 14, 2012 at 10:02 pm | Reply
  18. leah

    Other articles talk about how she just lost her base access. How the heck did this Lebanese woman get cleared for access to military bases when she has zero actual connection to the military and does not work for them in any official capacity? If I were living on that base or my children were in child care on that base I would be LIVID. I don't care how much money her dumb husband makes or that she volunteers. No excuse for her to be on base unescorted.

    November 14, 2012 at 9:48 pm | Reply
    • NODAT1

      sleeping with Generals

      November 14, 2012 at 10:08 pm | Reply
    • CS

      My thoughts exactly.

      November 14, 2012 at 10:42 pm | Reply
    • justagurlinseattle

      Why does it matter that she is Lebanese????

      I agree that they should not allow Military Groupies such as her, to have any access to the Military Bases.....

      HOWEVER, her being of Lebanese decent, is of no issue....

      November 15, 2012 at 1:58 am | Reply
      • Straight Shooter

        Thought she looks Mexican/Latina.

        November 15, 2012 at 4:28 pm |
    • Pablo

      Wait till the news comes out that she was also close to senior USSOCOM officers. That will be much harder to explain away.

      November 15, 2012 at 9:12 am | Reply
  19. Kmo5815

    Get over yourself!

    November 14, 2012 at 9:26 pm | Reply
  20. Michael

    This bimbo is hilarious.

    November 14, 2012 at 9:26 pm | Reply
  21. .

    Honorary consul? More like honorary bimbo.

    The whole thing stinks.

    November 14, 2012 at 9:26 pm | Reply
  22. Danno

    She's Honorary President too. Y'all need to listen to her.

    November 14, 2012 at 9:25 pm | Reply
  23. Alfred E. Neuman

    Just exactly what one would expect from the 1%. I'm rich, special and have connections!

    November 14, 2012 at 9:23 pm | Reply
    • .

      Don't forget the immunity.

      November 14, 2012 at 9:27 pm | Reply
    • David

      Except that shes not rich... their $1.5M house is in foreclosure proceedings. Even so, $1.5M houses and some dresses don't make you a 1%'er

      November 18, 2012 at 2:13 am | Reply
  24. uncdig

    welcome to the make believe world of politicians & their "close friends & associates". They get what they want & live by a different set of rules. By the wy, for ll of you Dems that say it's the republicans – she's a registered democrat.

    November 14, 2012 at 9:21 pm | Reply
  25. RayJackonsMs

    I'm so much more important than you people. How very Ann Romney of her.

    November 14, 2012 at 9:20 pm | Reply
    • uncdig

      thank you for that observation – it validates what most people already know – it doesnt matter what you are dem or rep – a politician or political hack is is just that. She is a registered Dem. Kind of hard to tell the difference.

      November 14, 2012 at 9:24 pm | Reply
    • Aud

      LOL!

      November 14, 2012 at 9:59 pm | Reply
  26. yorick328

    Sorta looks like a Kardasian or is that a Romulan? Can't make this stuff up. The media should relegate this story to the last page,
    scintillating as it may be.

    November 14, 2012 at 9:17 pm | Reply
  27. brian

    meth consul

    November 14, 2012 at 9:10 pm | Reply
  28. oneSTARman

    DELUSIONAL

    November 14, 2012 at 9:01 pm | Reply
  29. tc4012

    wow – so general have "groupies" – nice...yet sad...

    November 14, 2012 at 8:53 pm | Reply
  30. Chris

    I'm sure she considers herself in a class above most of us. Given she lacks a real job, is out of touch with normal society, and is well connected, she's probably going to be the next Republican candidate for President.

    November 14, 2012 at 8:49 pm | Reply
    • umm no

      That's funny. Too bad for you that she is a registered Democrat.

      You fail.

      November 14, 2012 at 9:30 pm | Reply
  31. Janice Paterson

    Why was this military base so loose and free to just have people coming to hang out there? Even if these people "passed" a background investigation, that shouldn't have meant that they were allowed to come to the base any time they wanted to and bring guests. I can pass a background check as well, but will bet anything that I would have NEVER been allowed the privileges this Kelley chick had. Has she ever served in the military? OR was she "servicing" the military. Damn shame how laxed the rules were on this particular military base. I really hope that these types of "Friends" of military bases programs are stopped!

    November 14, 2012 at 8:43 pm | Reply
  32. peter clarke

    Always a moneyed person, this women is a piece of crap.

    November 14, 2012 at 8:42 pm | Reply
  33. Mark

    CNN has been completely hush-hush on these "flirtatious" emails that she sent to general Allen

    cnn has Also been completely Mum on exact reasons why paula Broadwell would feel the need to protect "Her Man." and the reasons why Paula said that she knew what Jill Kelley did :-O

    November 14, 2012 at 8:27 pm | Reply
    • 111Dave111

      The FBI agent who began the investigation into Jill Kelley investigation has been identified as Frederick W. Humphries II.

      November 14, 2012 at 8:41 pm | Reply
      • Hilo

        What is your Point, exactly?

        November 14, 2012 at 8:48 pm |
    • John

      Why don't you check Faux News.

      November 15, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Reply
  34. Marc

    She needs to get her lips blown up next. Is a social liaison the same as an escort?

    November 14, 2012 at 8:18 pm | Reply
  35. melody

    I wonder if they can get Secret Service for there House and for all there family members. Does anybody know? Cause If they can, then they won't have to call and wait on the 9-11 operator each time.

    November 14, 2012 at 8:18 pm | Reply
    • scottyrew

      Maybe they can get the military to pay for a spelling tutor, and you can borrow them when "there" done with them...

      November 14, 2012 at 9:21 pm | Reply
  36. ug

    Ho is more like it.

    November 14, 2012 at 8:12 pm | Reply
  37. Anne

    she is so stupid

    November 14, 2012 at 8:06 pm | Reply
  38. Perico Lopez

    ...tiene tremenda cara de jinetera...

    November 14, 2012 at 7:53 pm | Reply
  39. Lana

    Honorary Hornblower

    November 14, 2012 at 7:39 pm | Reply
    • emmettlee

      you got the blower part right

      November 14, 2012 at 7:41 pm | Reply
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    an honorary consul general of a foreign government, cozy enough with all levels of authority in the Tampa area, in the FBI, in the CIA....guess everyone is too papered with degrees, doctorates to understand that if she was capable of causing this vindictive stir with those authorities she also was passing along information to her foreign goivernment--last book i read called that spying....

    November 14, 2012 at 7:32 pm | Reply
  41. Kurt

    Honorary Creampie w./ no discrimination against the South Korean diplomats...she SAYS size doesn't Matter

    November 14, 2012 at 7:32 pm | Reply
  42. Butter Lovers

    she Thrives in the Land of the Hangin Chads....

    November 14, 2012 at 7:28 pm | Reply
  43. Ward

    I think it is interesting the tone of this article. I don't have any reason to deny that she is some overprivlaged party planner, but this feels like a smear campaign. The article could have easily been framed differently. "Jill Kelley has a history of running events for veterans organizations and has been recognized by our government and the government of Korea for her efforts in promoting international cooperation and trade." Just something to think about.

    November 14, 2012 at 7:27 pm | Reply
    • Patti in Dallas

      Ward – I don't think that there's anything untoward or amiss about the tone of the article. Kelley clearly attempted to "invoke" some sort of elite privilege during her 911 call to Tampa police....privilege she does not nor ever has possessed in any way, shape, or form. I think that that's newsworthy and nothing about this article's "tone" was even close to a "smear" of her. She has no special status that comes with special privileges...she's just like evey other schmuck in Tampa when they call the police for assistance...only this woman actually believes that she is "special" even though none of her alleged bonafides pan out.

      November 14, 2012 at 8:23 pm | Reply
  44. Ed T Duck

    "The council specializes in “citizen diplomacy,” which builds “person-to-person relationships ‘one handshake at a time.’ ".
    Too bad it wasn't their hands she was shaking.

    November 14, 2012 at 7:27 pm | Reply
  45. Nathan

    I hear she likes the Navy better cause she likes alll the Seaman

    November 14, 2012 at 7:24 pm | Reply
    • RLS

      Don't quit your day job.

      November 14, 2012 at 7:45 pm | Reply
  46. Allen

    The media is a business based on ratings. News is boring but sensation sizzles. We all make mistakes. The actions of men living under a microscope are often magnified or exaggerated. Nietzsche wrote "The errors of great men are venerable because they are more fruitful than the truths of little men." JFK and Bill Clinton did great things but most remember Marilyn and Monica. CNN, why do you use the word scandal? Your reporting on these events, your writers’ style, your writers use of the English vernacular can all be best described as a zoo that gives its’ monkeys dynamite and matches at playtime.

    November 14, 2012 at 7:23 pm | Reply
    • HannahRose

      Allen? Marry me.

      November 14, 2012 at 8:41 pm | Reply
    • Astounded

      CNN – Create Neanderthal News

      November 14, 2012 at 10:31 pm | Reply
  47. Jamaal

    shes got a bangin body, but face kinda reminds me of one of dem cavemen from the geico commercials

    she been bangin military dudes since the day she first volunteered to be an ombudsman

    she throws parties, so she can seduce them. She loves all the attention she be gettin from all these miltary dudes, specially the ones that have been overseas for a very long time and their sacks is full. She likes dem dudes wit da long schlongs and a sack fuller than santa claus.

    November 14, 2012 at 7:22 pm | Reply
    • Ed T Duck

      Yah blaad.

      November 14, 2012 at 7:29 pm | Reply
    • HannahRose

      Eew

      November 14, 2012 at 9:18 pm | Reply
    • Astounded

      Yep you can tell she's been passed around. I'll bet the general had to tie a 2 x 4 across his back so he wouldn't fall in. Probably feels like sticking it into a stinky pail of water. What a crabby nasty thing she is.

      November 14, 2012 at 10:34 pm | Reply
  48. liz

    Where was that "citizen diplomacy" in dealing with the Petraeus' "family friends"?The way in which she dealt with the whole situation shows a serious lack of ability to build"person to person" relationships "one handshake at a time".Seems like the type that might even crash a function at the White House.Far too many of these kinds of brainless people that really contribute nothing-So much nonsense that the public is unaware of-I think the real scandal may be the money wasted and possible tax rewards for "hosting" these funtions-I would rather see an investigation into these useless "positions" and their perks that I'm sure are just the tip of the iceburg.That said,I think Petraeus showed poor judgement in a world of poor judgement.I personally would like to see Kelly regret she didn't show more diplomacy in dealing with her harassing emails.

    November 14, 2012 at 7:21 pm | Reply
  49. william stiehm

    So the Florida DMV gives her special plates because she's a consulate? A consulate is a BUILDING. Maybe put the pates where the address goes. FloriDUH indeed!

    November 14, 2012 at 7:16 pm | Reply
  50. Tim

    She's got the FBI on Speed dial whenever problems arrise

    She calls 9-11 to solve her problems, and settle her Grievances
    She doesn't need to fight her own battles, she's got State, Local, and Federal government to provide her with Personalized Protection and mediation Services (Call it, a bodyguard, that she doesn't have to pay for). If people litter on her Lawn, she simply picks up the phone and calls 911.

    If someone Looks at her funny, she calls 911. If there is any way to get the FBI involved, she will not hesitate to do so. I heard she once called the FBI because they didn't put enough Salt on her Fries.

    You don't mess with this girl, she's pretty important...even MORE important than that Couple who repeatedly crashed White House parties without an Invitation.

    The Only problem with her, is she doesn't look in the Mirror while she's backing-up, as we have all seen. It doesn't matter, if anyone ever crashes into her car while she's backing up without looking, she simply calls the FBI, and they'll deal with it FOR her (She's That Important! )

    November 14, 2012 at 7:13 pm | Reply
  51. Jason Solaris

    Say what you will, but she is about 15 minutes away from a multi-million dollar book deal.

    November 14, 2012 at 7:05 pm | Reply
    • Leo

      Sad but true. Nice gig for someone who's basically a party planner. Come to think of it I've got a birthday coming up....

      November 14, 2012 at 7:17 pm | Reply
  52. rex

    Not surprised she lives in Tampa

    November 14, 2012 at 7:04 pm | Reply
  53. Francesca L.

    So the chick banged David Patreus and John Allen, and a couple of other high-ranking military stud muffins

    Why did you THINK she was a volunteer on the installation...it certainly wasn't for the party favors.

    If you all don't feel comfortable with the fact that she's in an "Open" Marriage, then that's your problem...don't tell her who she can be with or who she can screw. Keep your judgements to yourself, nobody wants your opinions on somebody you don't know anything about. Got it? By the way, I am a friend of the Family so I kinda know what I'm talking about.

    November 14, 2012 at 7:03 pm | Reply
    • via

      Jill=wannabe

      November 14, 2012 at 7:16 pm | Reply
      • scottyrew

        Francesca L = wannabe. Nothing more pathetic than a name-dropper.

        November 14, 2012 at 9:26 pm |
    • umm no

      Francesca,

      The military guys she tends to hook up with happen to be subject to the UCMJ. Maybe you should look up article 134 so you don't appear so naive in your next posting. It's the article that covers adultery, which is a violation of the UCMJ.

      November 14, 2012 at 9:36 pm | Reply
  54. Tammy

    Why doesn't she tell the Police Department and the FBI that they work for HER now. They don't need to listen to their boss anymore!

    November 14, 2012 at 6:53 pm | Reply
  55. GWB

    This chick's got her fingers in lots of pies...............................And BTW, there used to be a Jill Kelly in the ....................um..........Adult Film Industry. Could it be?????????????????????????????

    November 14, 2012 at 6:53 pm | Reply
    • Paul

      That's what I'm saying...a lot of hush hush going on around these folks. I find it strange two 4 star generals tell a judge the sister would be a good parent and he gives custody to the husband..hmm

      November 14, 2012 at 7:02 pm | Reply
    • King Crimson

      I'D LIKE TO SEE HER PROVE HER "INVIOLABILITY" OH THAT'S RIGHT SHE CAN'T. THEN, SHE SHOULD BE ARRESTED FOR ABUSING THE 911 SYSTEM, WHICH YES INDEED IS A CRIME

      November 14, 2012 at 7:49 pm | Reply
  56. Romulan

    There is a report that Jill Kelley was really seductive in her role as "honorary consul". She gets really physical in kissing and touching and often gives out mixed signals. This is definitely not professional behavior.

    November 14, 2012 at 6:51 pm | Reply
  57. Greg

    "I have inviolability. They should not be on my property. I don't know if you want to get diplomatic, uh, protection involved as well."

    Well, La-Ti-Da

    look at you, all Self-Important and everything

    November 14, 2012 at 6:47 pm | Reply
  58. fryuujin

    big claims, just like her big a zz

    November 14, 2012 at 6:46 pm | Reply
    • giggity

      now hold on she has a nice a$$

      November 14, 2012 at 6:48 pm | Reply
  59. giggity

    everybody is shocked, why? just turn on the tv, computer or open a magazine, a book, all what you see is celebration of mediocrity.

    November 14, 2012 at 6:45 pm | Reply
  60. m2d2

    Is she for real? What's she been smoking? Feel so bad for her kids... the teasing they must be getting at school.

    November 14, 2012 at 6:40 pm | Reply
    • Penelope

      Careful, she is gonna have the FBI Investigate some of y'all on here Tonight!!

      November 14, 2012 at 7:30 pm | Reply
  61. AtlJack

    She is auditioning for the "Real Housewives of Tampa".

    November 14, 2012 at 6:40 pm | Reply
  62. Ky

    ok, along with Cafferty's stupid blog about Texas leaving the U.S., the two of them should be banned from US airways – I know freedom of speech etc. but let's invoke a new "no stupidity" rule. Cafferty has proved himself as a pot stirrer and not a journalist, brain up

    November 14, 2012 at 6:34 pm | Reply
    • giggity

      dale you giblet head

      November 14, 2012 at 6:36 pm | Reply
    • Normhombre

      Really dude, you don't think that a bunch of anti US morons in Texas talking about seceding is downright dumb? I do, and I was born and raised in Texas. It's a stupid waste of time and if you buy into it, you too are...well I'll just leave that unsaid. If you don't love it, leave it!

      November 14, 2012 at 6:48 pm | Reply
  63. giggity

    there is an italian saying: 'si fatica per la pancia e la figa'

    November 14, 2012 at 6:30 pm | Reply
  64. JK1957

    Not delusions of grandeur. She has just "taken it into her head" to be an Honorary Consulate.

    November 14, 2012 at 6:26 pm | Reply
  65. bigstrike

    A face that would stop a sun dial. She looks like one of the characters on "Housewives of New Jersey"

    November 14, 2012 at 6:19 pm | Reply
  66. Keith T. Maxwell

    My 9 year old son exhibited similar behavior when he was made an 'Honorary Firefighter' on his Cub Scout tour of the local fire department. Wow...

    November 14, 2012 at 6:07 pm | Reply
    • Karol

      That comment was hilarious and probably accurate.

      November 14, 2012 at 9:11 pm | Reply
    • Chris

      Seen it myself with kindergarteners being "line leader" for the day. All of al sudden they're "in charge"....

      November 14, 2012 at 9:32 pm | Reply
  67. g.r.r.

    Of course, she is also an honorary consort for rich or powerful Americans, in spite of her being married.

    November 14, 2012 at 6:04 pm | Reply
  68. advocatusdiaboli

    Wow, what a shameful grasping selfish gold digger with an inflated sense of self-worth. I'll bet her husband is wondering just how bad his judgement is for marrying such a harpy.

    November 14, 2012 at 6:03 pm | Reply
  69. Mack

    So Jill is not at all as important as she wants the world to think she is. Another so-called diplomatic wannabe!!

    November 14, 2012 at 5:58 pm | Reply
  70. Bobbie

    she has to be the result of inbreeding because no one can possibly be that dumb

    November 14, 2012 at 5:56 pm | Reply
  71. MJD313

    This woman is a nut case from the word go - claiming she is an "honorary diplomatic consul". Florida is nuts to give her that license plate also. The entire case is bizarre - who else in the US would call about "e-mail harrassment" and get the FBI involved?? Heck - I get plenty of harassing e-mails - where is J. Edgar now that we need him? Probably at the Dress Barn!

    November 14, 2012 at 5:56 pm | Reply
    • Bellezurdogg

      No, J. Edgar is dead!

      November 14, 2012 at 7:26 pm | Reply
  72. Peter

    Diagnosis: Somewhere between Delusions of Grandeur and IIlusions of Grandeur. Is there a cure? "General-ly" ...NO.

    November 14, 2012 at 5:54 pm | Reply
  73. sidprejean

    I am the unofficial Cajun Consul General from Acadiana to Northeastern Pennsylvania. Can I park anywhere I want?

    November 14, 2012 at 5:51 pm | Reply
  74. Calcommuter

    Honorary consul general. Is that what they call harem girls these days?

    November 14, 2012 at 5:51 pm | Reply
    • Paul

      yep...they are the harem girls

      November 14, 2012 at 7:04 pm | Reply
  75. Ruby Gumm

    Honorary consul with immunity/inviolability?? Go on...tell me she's not a blonde with a dye-job.

    November 14, 2012 at 5:50 pm | Reply
  76. whatalife

    wonder how many times she had to spread her legs wide open before she got the honorary consul designation ...

    November 14, 2012 at 5:49 pm | Reply
    • Paul

      where's the like button...lol

      November 14, 2012 at 7:05 pm | Reply
  77. Bobbie

    This woman should just shut up because she makes herself look the fool every time she opens it! What a sad and pathetic woman that she needs to feel self important!!

    November 14, 2012 at 5:49 pm | Reply
  78. lathebiosas

    Playboy offer coming........

    November 14, 2012 at 5:48 pm | Reply
  79. Farrok

    Ms. Jill Kelly is a very good looking woman and all other women/chatty Kathy’s are jealous of her looks. There is no evidence that Ms. Kelly did anything wrong. From all the reports she is a very good mother, wife and active in the community. Even the FBI officer was sending her nude photographs and was said to have an obsession about her. I suspect she got all these old Generals up on their hind legs too. Ms. Kelly I liked you in the yellow dress, that was classy (;

    November 14, 2012 at 5:47 pm | Reply
    • Lol

      You have ridiculously low standards. She has a striking resemblance to voldemort, seriously, she has a face that is the stuff of nightmares.

      November 14, 2012 at 6:00 pm | Reply
      • me

        what about the boob factor?

        November 14, 2012 at 6:57 pm |
    • King Crimson

      I bet she really enjoyed all the harassing emails

      November 14, 2012 at 7:43 pm | Reply
  80. Colin in Florida

    Jill Kelly, 'honorary counsul', has been described as the Tampa version of a Kardashian. Could there be anyone more sleazy than this? I don't think so, and I live less than 10 miles from Tampa!

    November 14, 2012 at 5:40 pm | Reply
  81. Andrew

    There you go; her words define 'arrogant'. Smug and condescending, she's acting out a false privilege to avoid being arrested. Sorry, lady. The sun doesn't rise and set on your flirty little rear-end either! How many more idiots like her are running about with their own set of rules and laws, unconcerned with abiding by ours? At least she's about to get put in her place – we don't care who you think you are, lady, and we owe you nothing but an investigation.

    November 14, 2012 at 5:40 pm | Reply
    • DWileyOne

      Spot on post.

      November 14, 2012 at 6:00 pm | Reply
      • BeadlesAz

        DWileyOne – agreed!!

        November 14, 2012 at 7:49 pm |
  82. Ahh, the first appearance of red meat...

    Can you say Tong Sun Park? I think we are going to learn a bit more about South Korean influence peddaling in the coming days.....

    November 14, 2012 at 5:39 pm | Reply
  83. Jeff Burdick

    What's more outrageous: that Jill Kelley claimed honorary diplomatic immunity or that she used a 911 call to crreate an audition tape for her own Bravo show? In other news, the Obama Administration is moving quickly to name Petraeus’ successor, and the FluffingtonPost has the funny exclusive details: http://bit.ly/TCAE4b

    November 14, 2012 at 5:34 pm | Reply
  84. joeNYC

    You really can't blame the lady for trying. Anything to get the leeching paparazzi away is OK in my book.

    November 14, 2012 at 5:28 pm | Reply
  85. Franco Tirador

    Gosh how sad. this ugly hairy Arab woman is desperate for attention. She betrayed whatever good Petraeus had done for her family and now she is hoping for her reality TV show in the waiting "The Socialite Arabian and Her Camels."

    Time to send her back to her desert.

    November 14, 2012 at 5:21 pm | Reply
  86. jarhead48

    She had VIP status on a US Military instalation? Something is very wrong with this picture. Heads should justifiably roll with this fiasco!

    November 14, 2012 at 5:20 pm | Reply
    • Ahh, the first appearance of red meat...

      I am guessing that this is the thread that will lead to more South Korean influence peddaling scandals.....

      November 14, 2012 at 5:41 pm | Reply
  87. TXJew

    Apparently General Allen doesn't consider her "inviolatible." Still, a cool super power.

    November 14, 2012 at 5:16 pm | Reply
  88. Tom

    This is news? That she claimed to be an honorary consolar and is in fact one. Wow.

    November 14, 2012 at 5:02 pm | Reply
    • alfio1421

      What is sad is to claim an immunity she does not have. In order to have diplomatic immunity, you have to be vetted by the Dept of State. No American citizen can claim diplomatic immunity in US soil, for there is no one (supposedly) above the law... What is weird is that the state of Florida issued a honorary consul plate (diplomatic plates are only issued by the Department of State, not the individual states). I can claim to be the honorary consul to Jupiter, that does not make me either a diplomat nor exempt from following the laws of the US...

      November 14, 2012 at 6:55 pm | Reply
  89. Seamus the Cat

    When I see women like her, I have to wonder how much money does she have to embezzle to keep the hair removal staff employed? Perhaps she has one on monthly retainer? I'm sure she's got more hair in places than Robin Williams. I'm surprised that she lives in Tampa because we all know plastic melts if the sun gets too direct and hot. Women like her make me glad that I'm gay.

    November 14, 2012 at 4:55 pm | Reply
    • rafael

      Your moniker fits you perfectly. Meow!

      November 14, 2012 at 5:01 pm | Reply
    • HannahRose

      Women like her make me glad i'm Not. (((HUGS))) to Seamus

      November 14, 2012 at 9:28 pm | Reply
  90. blursd

    I'll see your "Honorary Diplomatic Consul" card, and see you one "Honorary Starflleet Officer" card ... :p

    1) an Honorary Consul is NOT an official diplomatic position, hence the word "Honorary." 2) Diplomatic Immunity/Inviolability only applies to official representatives operating within their foreign host country ... Mrs. Kelley is not a Korean citizen, nor does she represent the Korean government in any official capacity. In fact, she's an American citizen living in the United States, therefore diplomatic immunity/inviolability does not apply. 3) Diplomatic immunity does not prevent criminal charges from being investigated, nor does it impede the freedom of the press. All diplomatic immunity does is allow official representatives operating within their official capacity in their assigned host country to not be arrested for any crimes – they can be, however, designated persona non grata by the host government, and kicked out of the country.

    November 14, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Reply
    • alfio1421

      Amen, bro

      November 14, 2012 at 6:56 pm | Reply
    • Keith T. Maxwell

      Wait! What!?!?? What exactly are you saying about my Honorary Starfleet Officer card?? C'mon.... Be straight with me – one Honorary Jedi to another...

      November 14, 2012 at 6:56 pm | Reply
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