A little bit of 'Scandal' with the Petraeus affair
November 13th, 2012
03:13 PM ET

A little bit of 'Scandal' with the Petraeus affair

When Retired Gen. David Petraeus stepped down from his position as the head of the Central Intelligence Agency last Friday, citing an extramarital affair, plenty of people were ready to draw parallels between his real life drama and the kind playing out on television, especially Showtime's "Homeland" and ABC's "Scandal."

Now there is an actual connection to one of the shows.

One of the women involved in the Petraeus story, Jill Kelley, has reportedly employed the services of Judy Smith. Smith is a public relations crisis management specialist in Washington and the woman upon whom "Scandal's" main character, Olivia Pope, is based.

Gallery: Who's who in the Petraeus scandal

On the hit ABC show, Pope is often called on to handle public relation nightmares for clients and has even spared a few from jail time. Pope is also the former mistress of the show's fictitious sitting president who she once advised as a part of his political team.

Smith has a tamer history as far as we know. According to her website she is a former special assistant and deputy press secretary to President George H. W. Bush who "has served as a consultant for a host of high profile, celebrity and entertainment clients over the course of her career" including Monica Lewinsky, Sen. Larry Craig from Idaho, actor Wesley Snipes, NFL quarterback Michael Vick, and the family of Chandra Levy.  Smith also serves as a co-producer for "Scandal."

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  2. theresa

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    November 20, 2012 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  3. what can i do

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    November 17, 2012 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  4. tyarnway

    I think all men are cheats and so are some women. If you're married or have a man or woman friend you shouldn't turn your head when a beautiful woman or a handsome man pass you by. that is cheating. t california

    November 16, 2012 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  5. who are these women.


    November 14, 2012 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Rock

    Whatever...nice rack

    November 14, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Leon Peris

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    November 14, 2012 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  8. Chuckle head

    Well if smith could manage to dislodge clintons cigar from monica lewinskys? this should be a cake walk for petreaus!

    November 14, 2012 at 7:04 am | Report abuse |
  9. morning

    The Lord is my shepherd,
    I shall not want;
    He makes me lie down in green pastures.
    He leads me beside still waters;
    He restores my soul.
    He leads me in paths of righteousness
    for His name's sake.

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    for You are with me;
    Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

    Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
    all the days of my life;
    and I shall dwell in the house of the
    Lord forever.

    November 14, 2012 at 6:44 am | Report abuse |
  10. A Prayer For the Low(2)

    Loving Lord Jesus, whose hands are underneath our lowest feelings to support us as we rest in you. Hold me in this dark place and sustain my life with your hope. Let the light of your love warm my heart, and your Holy Spirit, the comforter, be with me to lift me up. Amen.

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    On it

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  13. jerry flo

    can't wait for tv show "Scandal" to do their version of this scandal

    November 14, 2012 at 1:07 am | Report abuse |
  14. Señor Stinky Pants

    Hmmmm...looks like someone took a dump in my bed again dammit.

    November 13, 2012 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  15. everyone knows

    you know from another state...we know it for along time(s)

    November 13, 2012 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  16. mmagee

    the generals, socialites, and women who want success and gain power for their military careers why not hang out with the bigboys! just keep on the delow during deployment!

    November 13, 2012 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Thank You

    what a great show.

    November 13, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  18. hawkbstrd

    not in the stock ownership either...only the blanks...

    November 13, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Calm Down

    everybody know her. let it be. k?

    November 13, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
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    November 13, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |

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