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Paula Broadwell fell short of aims at Harvard
Boston Globe ^

Posted on 11/15/2012 7:20:26 AM PST by outpostinmass2

Paula Broadwell, the biographer with whom former CIA ­director David Petraeus had an extramarital affair, abandoned her bid for a doctorate from Harvard in 2007, failing to advance to PhD candidacy after four semesters at the Kennedy School of Government, and now faces the prospect of an ethical review at King’s College London, where she has resumed pursuit of a doctorate. The revelations about her mixed academic record add to the portrait of a principal figure in the Petraeus scandal who has refused to respond to multiple Globe requests for comment and hasn’t spoken publicly since disclosure of her relationship with …

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: broadwell; democratsmeartatic; petraeus
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The Democrat machine is in full smear campaign. I would say this is getting interesting......
1 posted on 11/15/2012 7:20:38 AM PST by outpostinmass2
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To: outpostinmass2

why the folk would ANYONE speak to the press about ANYTHING? They are liars and thieves and fully responsible for turning us over to the Commies

fubs


2 posted on 11/15/2012 7:22:45 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: outpostinmass2
Hey, she's more honest than Obama. When she had problems finishing her book, she brought in a coauthor. Obama just had his ghost written.
3 posted on 11/15/2012 7:26:15 AM PST by Truth29
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To: outpostinmass2

I don’t trust anything in the Boston Globe/NYT, not even the ball scores.


4 posted on 11/15/2012 7:27:16 AM PST by bjc (Check the data!!)
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To: yldstrk

The Boston Globe is the campaign wing and part of the chief propaganda wing of the Democrat party. Harvard professors and Boston Globe news reporters all work in the same circles. A negative story from a Harvard professor about a former student is rare and very unproffesional.

Petraeus obviously has some dirt or inside info and Broadwell must know have this information as well.

The democrats are going full out now.


5 posted on 11/15/2012 7:29:11 AM PST by outpostinmass2
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To: yldstrk
The Boston Globe is the campaign wing and part of the chief propaganda wing of the Democrat party. Harvard professors and Boston Globe news reporters all work in the same circles. A negative story from a Harvard professor about a former student is rare and very unprofessional.

Petraeus obviously has some dirt or inside info and Broadwell must know have this information as well.

The democrats are going full out now.

6 posted on 11/15/2012 7:29:50 AM PST by outpostinmass2
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To: outpostinmass2

“The Democrat machine is in full smear campaign.”

I’m not sure what you mean by this. If we accept that Petraeus was asked to resign because they didn’t like how he was staking out a “don’t blame us” position on Benghazi, then Broadwell did the WH a huge favor by giving them a pretext for said firing. Unlike how Lewinsky was handled, I don’t see any effort by this administration to “rehabilitate” Petraeus or make it look like he was an innocent victim. He self-reported dishonoring himself and his position and they accepted his resignation. End of story. What am I missing?


7 posted on 11/15/2012 7:31:24 AM PST by DrC
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To: bjc
Neither do I. I even trust Harvard professors even less so. Which is why I find it interesting that one is unprofessionally smearing an ex-student. What does Broadwell know and why are the Democrats smearing her?
8 posted on 11/15/2012 7:32:21 AM PST by outpostinmass2
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To: outpostinmass2

“dirt or inside info” about what?

I am deeply suspicious of all writers guilders, after having read Witness by Whittaker Chambers and his revelations about how it is crawling with commies


9 posted on 11/15/2012 7:36:21 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: DrC
Petraeus may have been forced to stake a “don't blame us” position on Benghazi or else his affair would be made public. Petraeus may have negative information that he passed on to Broadwell. The Democrats are getting out in front and smearing her as unintelligent.

Harvard professors rarely negatively smear an ex-student. Very strange, we'll see....

10 posted on 11/15/2012 7:37:54 AM PST by outpostinmass2
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To: DrC

I’m not sympathetic to Broadwell at all! She fell short of her goals at Harvard. So, she fell on her back and used her breasts and vagina to achieve her goals. And if she had unauthorized classified information on her computer, put her sorry ass in GiTMO!


11 posted on 11/15/2012 7:38:09 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: DrC

well guess what DrC you moron he wasn’t “asked to resign” he was destroyed by a snakelike machine because he wouldn’t testify in accordance with their demands. are you really that stupid


12 posted on 11/15/2012 7:38:29 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Truth29
When she had problems finishing her book, she brought in a coauthor. Obama just had his ghost written.

Actually, Obama never finished his first book - the one for which he received the $120,000 advance from Poseidon (a Simon & Schuster company) in November 1990.

13 posted on 11/15/2012 7:39:25 AM PST by Scoutmaster
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"her mixed academic record"

Hilarious hipocracy of The Left!

Where are Hussain's academic records?
14 posted on 11/15/2012 7:39:58 AM PST by indthkr
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To: outpostinmass2

Perhaps the paper might start looking into the Obamadork’s non-existent academic records.

And the N inconsistencies in his book - where N is an almost uncountable number.

And his non existent real birth certificates.

And his non existent passport records.

Etc, etc, etc.

(As for Harvard, I’m surprised that they’d refuse admission to anyone...given their rather shoddy record of admitting the Obamadork and “electing” him to the Law Review. Heh!)


15 posted on 11/15/2012 7:40:17 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: indthkr

exactly.....this smells


16 posted on 11/15/2012 7:42:07 AM PST by outpostinmass2
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To: outpostinmass2
The revelations about her mixed academic record add to the portrait of a principal figure in the Petraeus scandal who has refused to respond to multiple Globe requests for comment

LOL! The Globe was never this interested in Elizabeth Warren.

17 posted on 11/15/2012 7:42:07 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (People will vote for Obama to replace a god that they don't believe in)
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To: VeniVidiVici

The same newspaper that refused to report on the Edwards affair because he was a private citizen, etc, etc...


18 posted on 11/15/2012 7:43:45 AM PST by outpostinmass2
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To: outpostinmass2

Just simply amazing at the rate at which THE MEDIA can get out information to the public when it REALLY wants to. Hey Boston Globe, how about some interviews with those 30 people who were saved by the Ty Woods and Glen Doherty?!


19 posted on 11/15/2012 7:45:22 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: Enterprise

...and she used them well.


20 posted on 11/15/2012 7:45:49 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: yldstrk

Benghazi???


21 posted on 11/15/2012 7:45:58 AM PST by outpostinmass2
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To: outpostinmass2

oh you are probably right.


22 posted on 11/15/2012 7:47:12 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: outpostinmass2
The revelations about her mixed academic record

How about you go and dig up OUR PRESIDENT's school records?! Or is that not something the American people should have been able to see to develop a view of him.
23 posted on 11/15/2012 7:47:31 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: TexasCajun
"...and she used them well."

You could say she snatched a General.

24 posted on 11/15/2012 7:51:08 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: outpostinmass2

Whenever you have the LA Times and Boston Globe saying, “Look at the women!”, that means you should be looking somewhere else.


25 posted on 11/15/2012 7:58:57 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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Especially since she was a West Point Grad. A far superior academic institution than Harvard. Something smells here.


26 posted on 11/15/2012 8:01:56 AM PST by outpostinmass2
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To: Enterprise

“[Paula Broadwell] was not someone you would think of as a critical thinker. I don’t remember anything about her as a student. I remember her as a personality.”
- Paula Broadwell’s former professor at Harvard. Broadwell is the biographer with whom former CIA ­director David Petraeus had an extramarital affair


27 posted on 11/15/2012 8:05:35 AM PST by outpostinmass2
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To: outpostinmass2

I think Broadwell’s problem is that her job was keeping an eye on Petraeus with her legs open and her mouth shut. She blew it when she sent e-mails to “hostess” Jill telling her to back off her man. It escalated until the evil Republicans found out about it and then it was all over. Now Broadwell is no use to Obama criminal enterprise she is being reminded to keep her mouth shut.


28 posted on 11/15/2012 8:06:06 AM PST by shoff (Vote Democratic it beats thinking!)
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To: outpostinmass2

Paula probably thinks the sex was great, but does he respect her as a person?


29 posted on 11/15/2012 8:07:07 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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He self-reported dishonoring himself and his position and they accepted his resignation. End of story. What am I missing?

The story of Benghazi going away.
30 posted on 11/15/2012 8:07:28 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: shoff
Heh heh heh.

"She blew it..."

31 posted on 11/15/2012 8:08:15 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: shoff

They usually smear a person like this before their testimony. Remember the Clinton days?


32 posted on 11/15/2012 8:08:39 AM PST by outpostinmass2
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To: outpostinmass2

On the serious side, she may truly be someone who is not a critical thinker. She had a clearance, and she had the knowledge that unauthorized possession of classified information can result in a fine and/or prison. Guess what? It appears that she had unauthorized classified information on her personal computer. Not a good example of critical thinking at all! Whew! Sucks to be her right now.


33 posted on 11/15/2012 8:12:49 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: outpostinmass2

Are they attacking Broadwell for having children? She probably thought she could do it all—write a dissertation, be a wife, serve in the military, etc.

Her boys are how old? Five and six? Or six and seven?


34 posted on 11/15/2012 8:13:00 AM PST by petitfour
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To: Enterprise
The Boston Globe and Harvard professors would never print a comment about a female student like that. The only time they do is when said woman has information that is negative to Democrats. Harvard had nothing to say about Liz Warren or Obama’s academic record. Now they find a professor that remembers Broadwell from 2007. Very strange and telling.
35 posted on 11/15/2012 8:18:25 AM PST by outpostinmass2
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To: outpostinmass2

I watched a video of her from the book tour for “All In.” She did not impress me. Sounded like a teen, or freshman college student giving a book report. Definitely not a brain. She was probably helped through West Point the same way Hillary was helped through Yale Law — to fulfill the female graduate quota.


36 posted on 11/15/2012 8:20:23 AM PST by sockhead (Socialism: trickle up poverty.)
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To: outpostinmass2

After reading the full article, I have to wonder about these liberal professors talking about someone’s private academic record. Has the Globe done any reporting on Obama’s bio? Haha. Right.

Did Paula Broadwell adopt her children or what?


37 posted on 11/15/2012 8:20:23 AM PST by petitfour
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To: outpostinmass2

That is a point that keeps me curious. Despite what I believe about Broadwell, I have to remember who is attacking her.


38 posted on 11/15/2012 8:20:37 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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I watched a video of her from the book tour for “All In.”

"Uh hehhehhuhhuhhuh"

39 posted on 11/15/2012 8:23:45 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: sockhead
I agree, but the Globe and Harvard would not be smearing her for no reason. The mere fact she was sleeping with the subject of her book and sending foolish emails to the competition speaks about her critical thinking skills alone. The Globe and Harvard publicly writing that a student was not academically fit, a female student to boot, extremely rare. What does she know and when is she going to tell us?
40 posted on 11/15/2012 8:29:01 AM PST by outpostinmass2
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To: dfwgator

Haha! Wish I had saved the YouTube link...it was a clip in which Broadwell is speaking of Petraeus’ devotion to his wife and family. It is clear in the video that Broadwell is “smitten” with the General.


41 posted on 11/15/2012 8:29:19 AM PST by sockhead (Socialism: trickle up poverty.)
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uF96KtSYQAs

This one?


42 posted on 11/15/2012 8:36:54 AM PST by outpostinmass2
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To: outpostinmass2

I think that is the clip. Why did she need a co-writer? He looks bored as hell.


43 posted on 11/15/2012 8:40:10 AM PST by sockhead (Socialism: trickle up poverty.)
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To: DrC

You’re missing that the Whitehouse knew about the affair before they made Petraeus director. They won’t appoint somebody they don’t have something on. It’s called Chicago politics.


44 posted on 11/15/2012 8:45:50 AM PST by Cold Heart
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To: outpostinmass2

Looks like she didn’t pass her comps!!

KK <— who passed hers this summer


45 posted on 11/15/2012 9:50:35 AM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Enterprise

I am reminded of 4 Lacrosse players being hung out to dry by Duke based on the obvious lies of a crazy ho.
This is no different. It wasn’t about the truth then. It is not about the truth now.


46 posted on 11/15/2012 10:01:16 AM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: outpostinmass2

Benghazi. Say it again: Benghazi.

This is about complicity in murder and terrorism, not sex.

This is about Obama, not Broadwell.

Benghazi.


47 posted on 11/15/2012 10:43:26 AM PST by DPMD
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To: outpostinmass2

just...wow. She sounds like a groupie, not a professional author.


48 posted on 11/15/2012 10:55:10 AM PST by jjm2111
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To: DPMD

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/2012/11/14/paula-broadwell-switched-her-phd-bid-from-harvard-british-college/u0uOkzdrm7q6x0leL2DyCM/story-1.html?comments=all#readerComm

The full article is one big hit piece


49 posted on 11/15/2012 10:55:49 AM PST by outpostinmass2
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To: jjm2111

so says the Globe....


50 posted on 11/15/2012 11:02:20 AM PST by outpostinmass2
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