Skip to comments.Beyond Petraeus Biographer’s TV Interviews, a Family-Focused Life
Posted on 11/11/2012 1:19:01 PM PST by billorites
WASHINGTON Paula Broadwell became a fixture around the Kabul headquarters of the American-led coalition in Afghanistan soon after Gen. David H. Petraeus assumed command in June 2010. She was seen as ambitious and as a striver who aimed to join Washingtons national security elite, and she drew resentment from officers for playing up her connection to their boss.
In television interviews, Ms. Broadwell a Petraeus biographer whose affair with him led to his resignation on Friday as director of the central intelligence appears assertive and confident, appearing on The Daily Show sporting bare, toned arms that have been the subject of considerable comment on Twitter and elsewhere.
But back in her home city of Charlotte, N.C., a far more nuanced, even ordinary, picture has emerged of the woman at the center of Washingtons latest sex scandal.
There, neighbors say, Ms. Broadwell is the soccer mom, married to a radiologist, who serves her family dinner by candlelight and walks her two boys to the bus stop every morning before school. She is the nice woman in the two-story brick house who wore a costume to hand out candy on Halloween.
She is the friendly neighbor who organized an impromptu backyard barbecue to welcome newcomers to the neighborhood. She is the super-busy woman who raises money for veterans support groups and takes time to mentor her friends children especially girls by reading their school papers and introducing them to soldiers they might interview.
It wasnt uncommon to look in their dining room at night and see the candles lit as they were eating,said Sarah Curme, a neighbor and friend. Nobody put Paula on a pedestal; it was more about Paula the neighbor, the mom and the wife than it was about everything else she did.
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Sluts seem to like candle light. Who would have thunk it?
She is the super-busy woman who raises money for veterans support groups and takes time to mentor her friends children especially girls by reading their school papers and introducing them to soldiers they might interview.
I hope those “interviews” don’t open another bucket of worms for her.
Well, it's a short leap from under the desk to up on a pedestal after all.
In just two days, the DBM knows everything about this woman there is to know.
Yet no curiosity whatsoever about what went on in Benghazi.
Why is the NYTs making this whore out to be Donna Reed?—that’s the first question that pops into my mind. And it’s an interesting one.
Easy, Petraeus is a military general (read evil dude).
Wait and see. There's gotta be a reason the Times is writing a puff piece on the piece of tail.
“adventure junkie” eh? She gone get some adventure now.
Harvard....they met at Harvard. Funny, that school comes up a lot lately. Paleface Lizzy Warren taught a class there didn’t she? I mean between her rain dances.
The dims know if they can make this “all about sex” then no one will pay attention... Talking points.
Wonder whose payroll she was on when she was writing “All In”. Taxpayers?
I need somebody to clue me in on the MSM fixation on women having “bare, toned arms”. It’s been mentioned as a positive attribute for Moochelle, too.
“I need somebody to clue me in on the MSM fixation on women having bare, toned arms. Its been mentioned as a positive attribute for Moochelle, too.”
In biology K-selected populations feature manly, aggressive men who protect feminine women. It’s a model which fosters effective resource acquisition and reproduction under conditions of resource scarcity, and it also features monogamy, high-investment two-parent rearing, later age at first intercourse, and high loyalty to in-group. This Darwinian psychology is why Conservatism exists. It’s just an instinctual psychology designed for resource scarcity.
r-selected populations are designed for conditions of free resource availability, and are the exact opposite. They feature effette males, designed to avoid the unecessary dangers of competing (since resources are everyhwere, and competition is an unnecessary danger), and with superficial flash, for promiscuous mating. Since impregnated females are abandoned by these males as they seek to impregnate other females, the females evolve to be manly and aggressive, so they may provision and protect their offspring themselves.
Since Liberalism is just an intellectualized r-strategy, Liberals love manly aggressive females who raise kids alone, and superficial, effete males, who are too wise to ever confront anyone or anything aggressively. When I see this, I see a lib female saying, “She’s one of us!”
I always liken Liberals to r-selected bunny rabbit people. Check the site in my tag for more.
Because most of us women of “a certain age” (older than 40) don’t have bare, toned arms and sprayed on fake or even real tans. Most of us have to spend hours in the kitchen cooking up food for our families and have to eat what is available. We live in “Realville” and don’t want to waste the time or money to obscess about endless exercising in expensive gyms, or lounging in spas and salons several times a week, or money designated out of the budget to have plastic surgery to get saline filled baggies sewn into our chests to approximate what big breasts are supposed to look like or get our nose altered to the flavor of the day fashion.
Sso this is the new Bengahzi diversion?
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