Korea has been popping up in the Petraeus scandal—before she turned all astronaut-lady-wearing-diapers-to-drive-cross-country-to-go-after-her-rival, Paula Broadwell was stationed in Korea; Jill Kelley, the Michaele Salahi of Tampa Bay, the other other-woman, claimed to be Korea’s honorary consul general in Tampa, infamously demanded diplomatic protection to get the paparazzi off her lawn, and even more hysterically tried to land a $1 million finder’s fee on a Korea-linked pipeline deal. Steph Haggard’s mind is boggled.
So in this season of giving, before the Petraeus scandal swallows up the entire universe in those 30,000 email messages between General Allen and Ms. Kelley and the world comes to an end, I thought that we should pause to give thanks to Jill Kelley, the gift that keeps on giving, with the Jill Kelley Six Degrees of Separation Contest. The prize: autographed copies of Witness to Transformation to the readers who can establish the most direct and most creative connections between Jill Kelley and our own Steph Haggard. (This isn’t a joke—I was able to connect Haggard and Kelley in four links; someone with a deeper knowledge of a particular institution could probably do it in three.) Bonus points for linking Ms. Kelley to Kim Jong-un and/or Mullah Omar. Winners to be announced Christmas Day.