Skip to comments.Paula Broadwell, David Petraeus and the Afterlife of a Scandal
Posted on 05/28/2016 6:04:45 PM PDT by Theoria
It was 6:30 a.m. at the United States Military Academy, the sun was rising over the Hudson River, and Paula Broadwell was in athletic gear. With a half-dozen women, she rotated between sprints and burpees. Sweating onto the pavement, the group was perched atop an overlook called Trophy Point, in the shadow of a 46-foot battle monument memorializing those killed in the Civil War. There is a female statue in bronze at the top, arms outstretched regally, who is said to represent fame.
Ms. Broadwell was here in April for a 40th anniversary celebration for the academys first class of women, who enrolled two decades before she would graduate at the top of her class, with multiple varsity letters. It was also the first time she had been back to campus since 2012, when she achieved her own kind of unwanted fame.
Yes, this is that Paula Broadwell, the mentee-turned-biographer of David H. Petraeus; the West Point graduate and military intelligence officer who was revealed, through a high-profile F.B.I. investigation, to have had a romantic relationship with Mr. Petraeus, a former C.I.A. director and the highest-profile general from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. This is also the Paula Broadwell who would be publicly portrayed as a homewrecker, a stalker, a temptress, the woman who brought down the director of the C.I.A. And, perhaps with the most frequency, as the mistress, a word for which there is no male equivalent.
As far as infidelity scandals go, this one had everything. He, with a Ph.D. from Princeton, was the revered thinking mans general: honorable, visionary, charismatic, credited with turning around the failing war effort in Iraq and doing more one-armed push-ups than anyone his colleagues knew.
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How 'bout we refer to it as a "Trick".
How about “set up”
Tryst(s). All perfectly legal. Per Der Schlictmaster....
He was probably doing one arm pushups with Paula too.
If you get my meaning, if you catch my drift.
Wink, wink, nudge, nudge...
Yes exactly. I could quote Marion Barry right about now.
Does every news story have to read like a romance novel?
‘Of course, she added, Maybe some day I just need to take off the Google alerts and live in oblivion.’
Some day, but NOT TODAY
This article is nothing but Pride Pride Pride Pride, and Vanity
Interesting link by a professional writer.
Problem. The honey-trap tool is a regular feature of warfare’s offensive strategy: spies do more damage than bombs.
Solution. The Ten Commandments save both personal lives and public safety. Sad to see the fine General Petraeus fall from grace like I have many times in the past.
Concur. She is an attention whore.
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