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Beyond Petraeus Biographer’s TV Interviews, a Family-Focused Life
New York Times ^ | November 11, 2012 | SHERYL GAY STOLBERG

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 Washington’s 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 Washington’s 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 wasn’t 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.”

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: broadwell; broadwellbio; petraeusaffair

1 posted on 11/11/2012 1:19:04 PM PST by billorites
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To: billorites

Sluts seem to like candle light. Who would have thunk it?


2 posted on 11/11/2012 1:21:50 PM PST by polkajello
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To: billorites

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.


3 posted on 11/11/2012 1:22:13 PM PST by OwenKellogg
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To: billorites
"Nobody put Paula on a pedestal..."

Well, it's a short leap from under the desk to up on a pedestal after all.

4 posted on 11/11/2012 1:25:48 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: billorites

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.


5 posted on 11/11/2012 1:28:36 PM PST by randita
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To: billorites

Wow.


6 posted on 11/11/2012 1:30:08 PM PST by petitfour
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To: billorites

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.


7 posted on 11/11/2012 1:30:20 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Mamzelle

Easy, Petraeus is a military general (read evil dude).


8 posted on 11/11/2012 1:34:34 PM PST by polkajello
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To: polkajello
Well, the slut went to West Point, too! Both are military. And the cuckolded husband is an evil doctor.

Wait and see. There's gotta be a reason the Times is writing a puff piece on the piece of tail.

9 posted on 11/11/2012 1:37:25 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: OwenKellogg

“adventure junkie” eh? She gone get some adventure now.


10 posted on 11/11/2012 1:39:44 PM PST by hulagirl (Mother Theresa was right)
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To: billorites

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.


11 posted on 11/11/2012 1:47:08 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: randita

The dims know if they can make this “all about sex” then no one will pay attention... Talking points.


12 posted on 11/11/2012 2:06:32 PM PST by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: billorites

Wonder whose payroll she was on when she was writing “All In”. Taxpayers?


13 posted on 11/11/2012 2:07:55 PM PST by ex-snook (without forgiveness there is no Christianity)
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14 posted on 11/11/2012 2:32:43 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: billorites

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.


15 posted on 11/11/2012 2:39:00 PM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: billorites
She took down a Four Star Republican General, of course she is a heroine.
16 posted on 11/11/2012 2:50:35 PM PST by Chgogal (Obama murdered the SEALs.They "were hung out to dry, basically exposed like a set of dog balls.")
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To: T-Bird45

“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.”

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.


17 posted on 11/11/2012 4:16:06 PM PST by AnonymousConservative (Why did Liberals evolve within our species? www.anonymousconservative.com)
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To: Chgogal
His wife is a Democrat who worked for Elizabeth Warren’s campaign. Who says he’s a Republican? He sure didn’t have any trouble working for Obama and covering for his admin by lying to Congress with the stupid video story.
18 posted on 11/11/2012 4:19:52 PM PST by FR_addict
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To: T-Bird45

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.


19 posted on 11/11/2012 4:33:08 PM PST by Twinkie (Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.)
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To: billorites

Sso this is the new Bengahzi diversion?


20 posted on 11/11/2012 7:03:15 PM PST by Chickensoup
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To: Mamzelle
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.

I would like to know who paid her way to Afghanistan. How much did her shacking up with the General cost US? And who exactly sent her and who exactly approved her mission?

21 posted on 11/11/2012 7:09:43 PM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: Just mythoughts

More good questions. I read that she was “embedded” with Petreus for a year. Doesn’t she have two small children? Did she leave them behind for a year? And what kind of a stupid sap is her husband?


22 posted on 11/11/2012 7:45:41 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: AnonymousConservative

I saw her biceps and thought maybe she’d been hitting the testosterone. Look at her man hands, too. Kinda tranny.


23 posted on 11/11/2012 7:49:38 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Mamzelle
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.

More good questions. I read that she was “embedded” with Petreus for a year. Doesn’t she have two small children? Did she leave them behind for a year? And what kind of a stupid sap is her husband?

Must be new neighbors as it is not possible for the above to have been said for over a year. Well that is unless she got frequent flier miles via some military transport jet. So Petraeus gets sent to Afghanistan in 2010 and not long after this broad some how gets sent on a mission to write a tell tale book about the frisky general. And out of the wild blue yonder the general gets a promotion to head the CIA???

I have not read much on the hubby, he probably is trying to protect his kids from hearing the gossip about their slutty mother.

24 posted on 11/11/2012 8:11:40 PM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: Mamzelle

Yep, “reversal of sexual dimorphism.” Males become effete, females become manly and aggressive. She will even probably end up raising her kids with low-investment single-parenting.

There is not an aspect of politics I can find which isn’t clearly predicted and explained by r/K selection theory.


25 posted on 11/11/2012 8:56:05 PM PST by AnonymousConservative (Why did Liberals evolve within our species? www.anonymousconservative.com)
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To: AnonymousConservative

If I was the hubby I’d dump the disgusting whore and take the kids far away from her, and leave her to her push-up competition with the high brass. ..........and can’t P4 get disciplined by the military, maybe spend some time in the brig?


26 posted on 11/11/2012 9:02:20 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Mamzelle

Given the ego to get him here, Petraeus is in hell right now, and will be for sometime to come. He was master of the universe, and never will be again. The brig is probably just a redundant waste of money.

The sad thing with the bimbo is the kids, because they won’t understand any of it, beyond the fact Mommy will be gone, or Daddy will be gone, and their whole world will be destroyed, through no fault of their own, and for no perceptible reason.

If it was me, I’d like to think I might hang around for the kids, and play pretend until they are all 18. Then again, Mommy is a self-absorbed whore, so are they better with her or without her?

Bad answers all around. Best to just avoid the manjawed guy-wannabe in the first place.


27 posted on 11/15/2012 9:21:02 AM PST by AnonymousConservative (Why did Liberals evolve within our species? www.anonymousconservative.com)
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