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The American Spectator ^ | 11/17/2012 | Daniel J. Flynn

Posted on 11/17/2012 1:31:03 PM PST by RoosterRedux

Women love a man in a uniform. Men love a woman out of a uniform. Old verities stand affirmed by the intelligence that ousted the director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

General David Petraeus commanded U.S. forces in Afghanistan. But what man is really in command when face-to-face with a determined Paula Broadwell? The author of the appropriately titled "All In" conquered Petraeus in a way that neither the Taliban nor al Qaeda could. Terrorists aren't the only ones who target generals.

Broadwell gives new meaning to "hagiographer." The overused term, which 99 percent of the time tells us more about the reader's bias toward the subject than the writer's, for once doesn't go far enough. Not since Maya Angelou finished the last of her six autobiographies has a biographer worshipped a subject so completely.

And it's not hard to see what the general saw in the comely camp follower.

Who becomes homecoming queen and valedictorian? Paula Broadwell does.

(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: broadwell; davidpetraeus; generalpetraeus; paulabroadwell; petraeus

1 posted on 11/17/2012 1:31:07 PM PST by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

Every time I go in the locker room of a local gym, I am reminded how gross the male body usually is and I’m amazed any women are attracted to us.


2 posted on 11/17/2012 1:37:55 PM PST by MNDude
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To: MNDude

Newsflash from a woman: the secret no one will tell is that in general, women are not attracted to male bodies. They are mostly attracted by the power that they have to attract men. Women crave attention. We are attracted to faces, and attracted by charisma and charm, but bodies - even “good” bodies - not so much.


3 posted on 11/17/2012 1:45:27 PM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: MNDude
Every time I go in the locker room of a local gym, I am reminded how gross the male body usually is and I’m amazed any women are attracted to us.

Ain't that the truth. That's why men like virgins...anything else is just too gross to think about.

That said, I think Paula was more attracted to the General's uniform. He was just another trophy on her wall.

4 posted on 11/17/2012 1:45:37 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Bill Clinton just signed Paula Broadwell to write his bio...and Jill Kelley as his social liaison.)
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To: kabumpo
We are attracted to faces, and attracted by charisma and charm, but bodies - even “good” bodies - not so much.

Can you imagine how much damage such a statement could do to the Health Club and Gym Industry.;-)

On the other hand, some smart, entrepreneurial women could make a fortune opening up charm and charisma schools for men.

5 posted on 11/17/2012 1:50:11 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Bill Clinton just signed Paula Broadwell to write his bio...and Jill Kelley as his social liaison.)
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To: kabumpo

6 posted on 11/17/2012 1:59:33 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: RoosterRedux

Impossible to teach charisma. Charm, which is half cultural and half personal, could be taught if you started with children. By the time males reach adulthood, it’s too late.
But don’t despair. As Oscar Wilde commented: “ no man is so vile that some woman will not love him.”


7 posted on 11/17/2012 2:00:15 PM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: kabumpo

Oh, I’m not talking about me...I’ve got charisma and charm in dangerous abundance...humility too.;-)


8 posted on 11/17/2012 2:07:48 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Bill Clinton just signed Paula Broadwell to write his bio...and Jill Kelley as his social liaison.)
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To: RoosterRedux

I like women in red. I like women in leather. I like women in jeans. I like women with old fashion hairdos and attire. I like women with guns.... ok, and real guns too. ;>)

I like women that like to play outside and women that like playing in the dirt. I like women that know how to cook.

I like smart women and women that laugh at my humor. I like sexy women, but not tramps. I like women in...., I like women, oh heck, I just like women.

I married a woman that I described and we remain newlyweds after 40 wonderful years.... No, I have never cheated on her, but certainly could have.

Petraeus may be one heck of a military tactician, but he has proven himself a fool. In my view, his taste in women is horrible. Broadwell may be attractive to some, but I find her ugly, inside and out.

Petraeus may be a genius in some things, but he has shown that he is dumber than a box of rocks. The top guy of the CIA can’t hide an affair... I find that hilarious.


9 posted on 11/17/2012 2:11:24 PM PST by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Romney & Ryan.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: RoosterRedux
Not since Maya Angelou finished the last of her six autobiographies has a biographer worshipped a subject so completely

Beautiful. Worth the price of admission alone.

10 posted on 11/17/2012 2:18:01 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: RoosterRedux

Yes and no. I think she actually fell in love with him for his mind...which may have been pro-American before Obama got hold of him.

Their “affair” was very brief (actually, I’m not sure he was even still in the military at that point) but Obama’s minions found out about it because this is a typical Obama tactic: find some personal dirt, hold it, and then use it to destroy.

Nobody knows where she is now. Her father said this was not about sex at all and I think he’s right.

As for the famous e-mails to the flake and possible Arab spy Jill Kelley, they seemed to mention something that she had done (not necessarily sexual) to some unnamed man (not necessarily Petraeus). There were only two people who had access to that account: Broadwell and Petraeus. They had set it up to exchange documents easily, sort of like an impromptu Evernote account, because she was working on her doctorate. (Somebody else could have hacked it, however, because it was not secure in any way.)

Before she disappeared, Broadwell said she had not sent the e-mail. So who sent it, and to what did it refer?


11 posted on 11/17/2012 2:19:05 PM PST by livius
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To: livius
Before she disappeared, Broadwell said she had not sent the e-mail. So who sent it, and to what did it refer?

I had not heard that. Do you have a source? I would love to read more.

BTW, Paula was at her brother's home last week in the Mt Pleasant area of DC...she accidentally lost her driver's license on a run (I presume) in Rock Creek Park.

12 posted on 11/17/2012 2:42:09 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Bill Clinton just signed Paula Broadwell to write his bio...and Jill Kelley as his social liaison.)
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To: RoosterRedux
Men love a woman out of a uniform.

Literally, one supposes.

Though I'm very attracted to women in uniform.

I once worked on a film scene that had a female Army officer in it. I could barely keep my eyes off her in uniform. Though once the scene had wrapped, and she was now back in civies, I don't think I would have given her a second look.

13 posted on 11/17/2012 2:43:05 PM PST by onedoug
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To: RoosterRedux

It was reported in various press sources before she went incommunicado.

She lost her driver’s license on a run and hasn’t been seen since she discussed this with reporters.

Normally, a lost drivers’ license is sent back to the DMV, but this time it was turned over to the FBI. I think you can interpret this as something that could have been of criminal importance. However, she was obviously alive at that point and came out to say something about it, but I don’t think she’s been seen since.

She’s probably alive, but may be hiding, since her father said this has nothing to do with an affair and there’s something much more serious involved in this (which I believe). On the other hand, given how corrupt things are, she may be “preparing” her testimony with Susan Rice.


14 posted on 11/17/2012 3:04:42 PM PST by livius
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Click

15 posted on 11/17/2012 3:07:53 PM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: livius
there’s something much more serious involved in this (which I believe)

Me too.

16 posted on 11/17/2012 3:13:31 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Bill Clinton just signed Paula Broadwell to write his bio...and Jill Kelley as his social liaison.)
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To: livius
"Nobody knows where she is now. Her father said this was not about sex at all and I think he’s right."

She's in DC with her brother:

http://www.wtop.com/109/3119077/Petraeus-mistress-hunkered-down-in-DC-as-sex-scandal-intensifies

17 posted on 11/17/2012 3:27:14 PM PST by Truth29
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To: RoosterRedux

John McCain said the other day there are many more shoes to drop from this centipede.


18 posted on 11/17/2012 3:31:17 PM PST by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: kabumpo

19 posted on 11/17/2012 3:46:39 PM PST by Chuckster (The longer I live the less I care about what you think.)
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To: RoosterRedux

She’s got a high forehead.
Guilty.


20 posted on 11/17/2012 3:51:15 PM PST by oldbill
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To: RoosterRedux

She’s got a high forehead.
Guilty.


21 posted on 11/17/2012 3:52:11 PM PST by oldbill
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To: MNDude

I not only agree whole-heartedly, I use that as my excuse to stay out of the gym


22 posted on 11/17/2012 3:55:59 PM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: oldbill
Those high foreheads are hideous...just hideous?


23 posted on 11/17/2012 3:59:08 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Bill Clinton just signed Paula Broadwell to write his bio...and Jill Kelley as his social liaison.)
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To: kabumpo
Newsflash from a woman: the secret no one will tell is that in general...

As I have long suspected, size matters!

In perceived personal power,

In net personal wealth,

And elsewhere...

Regards,
GtG

24 posted on 11/17/2012 4:00:14 PM PST by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Poor Dave. 60 years old. That would make him 30 when she was 10. Taken in by this seductress. I still haven’t seen any green eyed jealousy monster stuff in those e-mails. They could just as easily have been written by Petraeus’ buddy.


25 posted on 11/17/2012 4:03:51 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: RoosterRedux

I’m most proud of my humility.


26 posted on 11/17/2012 4:13:05 PM PST by EandH Dad (sleeping giants wake up REALLY grumpy)
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To: EandH Dad
Actually, me too...because I know it's not from me. It's a gift.

The charisma and charm is BS.

27 posted on 11/17/2012 4:36:16 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Bill Clinton just signed Paula Broadwell to write his bio...and Jill Kelley as his social liaison.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

http://www.amazon.com/Collected-Autobiographies-Angelou-Modern-Library/dp/0679643257/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1353198858&sr=8-1&keywords=Maya+Angelou+autobiographies

It is true. This lesbianated porker (Maya Angelou) did write six autobiographies. Obama only wrote two


28 posted on 11/17/2012 4:42:30 PM PST by dennisw ( The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: EandH Dad
Correction.

Being proud of humility is kind of an oxymoron.

I was once filled with a powerful sense of self. Pride--probably charm and charisma--but I have been fortunate in that the lord brought me low...and opened my eyes to the Truth.

Now I am not just humble...I am dead.

Dead in Him.

29 posted on 11/17/2012 5:03:39 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Bill Clinton just signed Paula Broadwell to write his bio...and Jill Kelley as his social liaison.)
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To: Truth29

That’s good to know. She was in DC for awhile (that was when she lost her driver’s license, I believe) and then she sort of dropped out of sight, but it seems like she’s still there. Wherever she is, if she had any information, I hope she made a lot of copies and stashed them all over the country.


30 posted on 11/17/2012 6:38:03 PM PST by livius
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To: EandH Dad
I’m most proud of my humility.

Lord it's hard to be humble

31 posted on 11/17/2012 7:00:11 PM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: RoosterRedux

Great article. Funny and to the point.


32 posted on 11/17/2012 7:05:19 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: fella
Love that...watched it many times!

;-)

33 posted on 11/17/2012 7:44:20 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Bill Clinton just signed Paula Broadwell to write his bio...and Jill Kelley as his social liaison.)
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To: Gandalf_The_Gray

No, it really doesn’t. Especially not the elsewhere.


34 posted on 11/17/2012 11:07:11 PM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: EandH Dad
I’m most proud of my humility.

And I'm an iconoclast. But these days, I'm finding it hard to keep up my image.

35 posted on 11/17/2012 11:10:37 PM PST by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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