Skip to comments.Paula Broadwell’s drive and resilience hit obstacles
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 didnt meet its demanding standards, according to people familiar with what happened there.
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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.
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.
“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.
She was valedictorian in hs. I’d assume that’s enough to get most through WP.
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.
Any links to her years prior to WP on FR?
I would still strongly suspect the faculty of Harvard's judgement of West Point graduates. Harvard's Faculty are likely sexists too (heterophobes).
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
She could likely whoop Bammy at bassetball or golf.
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.
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.
I know wiki is dubious but here it is
Why did Petraeus accept going to CIA? Becuse his leftwing-wifey was appointed to a gov't gig by Fauxcahontas?
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.
Coordinated hit pieces from left wing media on a woman in a sex scandal. Where have we seen this before?
She should have claimed 1/32 Cherokee - it works at Harvard.
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.)
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.
She’s a yet to be diagnosed psychiatric disorder, plain and simple. Krauthammer should be on the case.
When did she ever have time for her husband and children???
Not Cherokee...she was born in North Dakota. She should have said she was 1/32nd Sioux.
I’m uncertain if Harvard recognize people’s claims of 1/32 Sioux - I do know they recognize claims of 1/32 Cherokee...;)
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.
When that happens it's usually time for me to get off the computer.
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.
That was a thought I had too.