July 2, 2013

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Lalor criticizes CUNY’s plan to pay Petraeus $200,000 as a summer visiting professor

Petraeus (file) - worth $200,000?

FISHKILL – Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R-Fishkill) criticized the City University of New York for paying former CIA director and retired General David Petraeus $200,000 for a three hour per week visiting professorship.

Lalor, who is a veteran of the Marine Corps having served in Operation Iraqi Freedom, was critical of CUNY’s hiring of Petraeus, a Cornwall native.

“General Petraeus left under a cloud because his personal dealings compromised national security,” Lalor said on Monday.  “I don’t care what some person does with their personal life, but when you are the CIA director you cannot allow yourself to be in a position where you might be compromised, and he did that.  So, since he left under those bad terms putting national security at risk because of his personal dealings, it is a doubly bad deal.”

Lalor also said with CUNY tuition going up for the last two years, the school an ill-afford to pay the retired general.  

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