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Paula Broadwell’s drive and resilience hit obstacles
The Washington Post ^ | November 2012 | By Greg Jaffe and Anne Gearan,

Posted on 11/15/2012 1:58:54 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Paula Broadwell was a rising star who seemed destined for a sparkling career in foreign policy. A West Point graduate who excelled in triathlons, she was pursuing a doctorate at Harvard University and had found a mentor in Gen. David H. Petraeus, an iconic U.S. military leader.

But in 2007, Broadwell was asked to leave the doctoral program at Harvard, where she had first met Petraeus a year earlier, because her course work didn’t meet its demanding standards, according to people familiar with what happened there.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: broadwell; hitpiece; mediabias; petraeus

1 posted on 11/15/2012 1:59:02 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
I wouldn't want to piss this woman off.

Click pic.

2 posted on 11/15/2012 2:03:29 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Dear WaPo. It would appear that your analysis of Ms Broadwhatever is correct. She is no star - academic or otherwise.

But she did manage to graduate from West Point...not exactly an easy place to get through.

Now, how about starting to look at the Dork-in-Chief, Mr MegaFake.

His books have been proven to be lies.

His two photoshopped birth certificates are lies (to those of us who actually have the brains to know how those things are done.)

The dork cannot finish a sentence without his telepromptor - how exactly did he get into - and get out of - Harvard law?

His father (who is not actually his father, but you know that) had no money. Where did the monies come from that allowed this pot smoking piece of dung to get where he got?

Not to mention Chicago - which really should serve as the next bombing range for our armed forces.

Get to work, MSM slimes.

Redeem yourselves.


3 posted on 11/15/2012 2:04:59 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Da Coyote; Marine_Uncle; TigersEye; onyx

Yep.....


4 posted on 11/15/2012 2:09:04 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: RummyChick

fyi


5 posted on 11/15/2012 2:10:32 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: TexasCajun; Da Coyote
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Petraeus has told former staff officers and friends that his affair with Broadwell did not begin until he retired from the military and joined the CIA in September 2011.

6 posted on 11/15/2012 2:15:44 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Da Coyote

“But she did manage to graduate from West Point...not exactly an easy place to get through”

Please, a chick in the Tailhook era? She just had to avoid morbid obesity and she as golden.


7 posted on 11/15/2012 2:15:57 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: DesertRhino

She was valedictorian in hs. I’d assume that’s enough to get most through WP.


8 posted on 11/15/2012 2:20:05 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's bankruptcy: 2016)
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To: All
This woman has enormous drive....and ambition.

I think she is collateral damage.

My interest in who she is....is her possibility of being a deliberate plant to discredit the General.....

That is a Far far reach seems to me.

9 posted on 11/15/2012 2:20:49 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: nascarnation

Any links to her years prior to WP on FR?


10 posted on 11/15/2012 2:23:31 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: TexasCajun
"Broadwell played to Petraeus’s ego."

Duh!

I would still strongly suspect the faculty of Harvard's judgement of West Point graduates. Harvard's Faculty are likely sexists too (heterophobes).

11 posted on 11/15/2012 2:23:31 PM PST by Paladin2 (FR is STILL way too slow.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Bull hockey...she was a conniving witch who played on her looks and seductive ways to climb the ladder. She is the exact reason that working women get a bad name. When all is said and done she will be shown to be the ruthless deceitful cheating liar that has no ability to be discreet


12 posted on 11/15/2012 2:24:10 PM PST by Nifster
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To: DesertRhino
Paula, the broad, well exceeds that limitation.

She could likely whoop Bammy at bassetball or golf.

13 posted on 11/15/2012 2:26:41 PM PST by Paladin2 (FR is STILL way too slow.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Starting to make more sense. A flameout from a doctoral program in the military is the kiss of death to a career, not to mention a huge blow to the ego which could have precipitated her blasé attitude toward security and the UCMJ.


14 posted on 11/15/2012 2:27:01 PM PST by opticks
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To: nascarnation

Without knowing anything about the high school she graduated from, being valedictorian doesn’t mean much. But, credit where credit is due, she did finish at WP and she did get into the doctoral program at Harvard.


15 posted on 11/15/2012 2:28:02 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I know wiki is dubious but here it is

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paula_Broadwell


16 posted on 11/15/2012 2:29:10 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's bankruptcy: 2016)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
WaPo article: "The only way I can survive is because of my awesome husband and my mother,” she wrote in 2011."

Yeah. And then she screws her hubby with her pants up. Oh well to err is human. She hopefully shall seek forgiveness for the wrongs she has created.
As for the two generals. Well. They should have been a bit brighter then they turned out to be.
I'm convince Beck has it nailed down. I had thought along similar lines but not quite so diabolical for some time.
Again. Why was Panetta given the D/DOD and Petraeus moved to the CIA. It never added up for me, unless the WH wanted him in to go along with huge military down sizing.
17 posted on 11/15/2012 2:29:44 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (I'm going John Galt.... But. Honor must be earned.)
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To: Marine_Uncle
"Why was Panetta given the D/DOD and Petraeus moved to the CIA."

Why did Petraeus accept going to CIA? Becuse his leftwing-wifey was appointed to a gov't gig by Fauxcahontas?

18 posted on 11/15/2012 2:33:20 PM PST by Paladin2 (FR is STILL way too slow.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I think more of her if she’s the sort to keeps on going after diversity and doesn’t have everything handed to her on a platter like she’s some sort of foreign exchange student from Indonesia or a fake American Indian of some sort.


19 posted on 11/15/2012 2:36:58 PM PST by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: opticks

Coordinated hit pieces from left wing media on a woman in a sex scandal. Where have we seen this before?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2959833/posts


20 posted on 11/15/2012 2:37:00 PM PST by outpostinmass2
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To: Paladin2

Roger that.


21 posted on 11/15/2012 2:39:49 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (I'm going John Galt.... But. Honor must be earned.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Broadwell was asked to leave the doctoral program at Harvard,..., because her course work didn’t meet its demanding standards...

She should have claimed 1/32 Cherokee - it works at Harvard.

22 posted on 11/15/2012 2:56:26 PM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Unless she pulls more of a mess, I am done picking on her for what she did to the families involved. She screwed up in a very big way, playing a part in hurting our country, via the downfall of the General, too. So did the General in no way less than her.

None of us are perfect and any front that says otherwise, is most likely a lie. Adultery/a lack of sexual self control might not be our sin of choice, but we all struggle with our downfall in one way or another.

If she’s a Christian and she is truly sorry for what she did, she’s forgiven in the ultimate way - in the only way that counts. She did not commit a crime so we need to stop tearing her apart for the sin she committed. Unless anyone here is God.

She screwed up as a wife and mom. It’s been acknowledged by everyone as needed to happen for a bit. I’m letting it go now. Same with the antsy pants General in the adultery department. The sin of adultery (one of the big ten, for an obvious reason here) is between him and God now that it has been acknowledged by the people around him and affected by his sin. (That would be his family and the public because of his position.)


23 posted on 11/15/2012 2:59:57 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

OK. That’s the LA Times, the Boston Globe, and now the Washington Post all going after Broadwell. Hmmmmmm.....if they’re all telling us to look at Broadwell, then that means we should be looking somewhere else. Kelley lawyered-up fast and she lawyered-up big. You don’t do that if you’re just a poor innocent girl receiving strange e-mails. Kelley and her sister owe a lot of money.


24 posted on 11/15/2012 3:00:15 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

She’s a yet to be diagnosed psychiatric disorder, plain and simple. Krauthammer should be on the case.


25 posted on 11/15/2012 3:07:05 PM PST by Calliecat
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

When did she ever have time for her husband and children???


26 posted on 11/15/2012 3:10:23 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: libertarian27

Not Cherokee...she was born in North Dakota. She should have said she was 1/32nd Sioux.


27 posted on 11/15/2012 3:10:42 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Verginius Rufus

I’m uncertain if Harvard recognize people’s claims of 1/32 Sioux - I do know they recognize claims of 1/32 Cherokee...;)


28 posted on 11/15/2012 3:25:14 PM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: Da Coyote
But she did manage to graduate from West Point...not exactly an easy place to get through.

West Point has a relatively high dropout rate. That may be because cadets aren't prepared for the discipline or because some cadets don't want to serve in the army (especially in wartime), but your dismissal isn't warranted.

29 posted on 11/15/2012 3:33:25 PM PST by x
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To: TexasCajun
Amizing story, now we know more about Broadwell than we know about Obama.
30 posted on 11/15/2012 3:43:39 PM PST by old white guy
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To: Da Coyote
Sorry, I read your post wrong.

When that happens it's usually time for me to get off the computer.

31 posted on 11/15/2012 3:44:49 PM PST by x
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I am not at all impressed that she graduated from West Point, unless recent grads can assure me that women are held to ALL of the same demanding standards the men are.

I know enough about the US government and political correctness to assume that they bend over backwards at West Point to make sure female candidates don’t wash out. I bet she got do-overs and easy tests to boot.

So it doesn’t impress me that some skank got carried through West Point.


32 posted on 11/15/2012 6:40:59 PM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Pray to God. Apologize to your children.)
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To: nascarnation

Thanks.


33 posted on 11/15/2012 8:40:47 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Uncle Chip

That was a thought I had too.


34 posted on 11/15/2012 8:46:54 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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