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Paula Broadwell:
Devastated by affair fallout

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:Oblio, 11/19/2012 7:04:36 AM

WASHINGTON — Paula Broadwell, whose extramarital affair with CIA chief David Petraeus led to his resignation, is telling friends she is devastated by the fallout.A person close to Broadwell said Sunday she deeply regrets the damage that´s been done to her family and everyone else´s, and she is trying to repair that and move forward. The friend spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly. A group of friends and neighbors welcomed Broadwell, her husband, Scott, and their young sons back to their home in Charlotte, N.C.,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: HicksvilleKid59, 11/19/2012 7:08:24 AM     (No. 9023186)

Wow. Really?



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Reply 2 - Posted by: MHR, 11/19/2012 7:09:48 AM     (No. 9023188)

She´s devastated she got caught!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: miceal, 11/19/2012 7:16:49 AM     (No. 9023196)

You cannot make this stuff up. She just needs to get herself to a Nunnery.....

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Reply 4 - Posted by: dwillyc, 11/19/2012 7:23:26 AM     (No. 9023208)

Think twice act once. It´s pretty simple yet few understand it.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: PeoplesRepublikNY, 11/19/2012 7:24:31 AM     (No. 9023211)

Isnt that special? Nothing-to-see-here-so-let´s-move-along piece by the AP.

It´s not up to investigators to minimize the crime of possessing classified documents in an unclassified setting because they´re old Declassifying them is up to the documents´ originator.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: cheese, 11/19/2012 7:26:36 AM     (No. 9023213)

"...She deeply regrets the damage that´s been done to her family".

Um, Honey, perhaps you need to deeply regret the damage that YOU´VE done to your family. YOU are NOT the victim, here, sweetheart.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: StormCnter, 11/19/2012 7:28:05 AM     (No. 9023216)

My heart just bleeds.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 11/19/2012 7:31:51 AM     (No. 9023219)

"A group of friends and neighbors welcomed Broadwell, her husband, Scott, and their young sons back to their home in Charlotte, N.C."

Almost makes it sound as if they´ve been away at war. /s

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Lt.Mom, 11/19/2012 7:36:16 AM     (No. 9023224)

After the affair comes to light, the regret is always stated in the passive voice; "regrets the fallout, regrets the damage that was done to her family"...no, Paula, YOU did it!

Admit it, repent, and pray for the best for your family, friends and the all the others you have hurt, and stop thinking about yourself. Self was the reason you caused trouble in the first place.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Keekng, 11/19/2012 7:36:26 AM     (No. 9023226)

"Move forward"..............
How Clintonian is that?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Spidey, 11/19/2012 7:37:30 AM     (No. 9023228)

I actually believe her and I hope she patches up things with her husband who is apparently forgiving her.Maybe I´m just being blinded by the fact that I think kids are better off in 2 parent families.I actually think the thousands of tawdry emails by the general in Afghanistan is a bigger deal because he´s supposed to be watching over a war.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Judith, 11/19/2012 7:43:37 AM     (No. 9023233)

Oh, come on. She has two very young children and she takes a year off to follow a man around for a book someone else is going to write?
I seriously doubt this is the first intransigence for broadwell or petraeus. But, as all liberal women seem to be, it certainly makes her a useful tool of the liberals in dc.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: BirdsNest, 11/19/2012 7:48:54 AM     (No. 9023238)

It´s all fun and games til someone gets caught.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Really?, 11/19/2012 7:49:59 AM     (No. 9023241)

How is her husband dealing with it ? Haven´t heard from this deep digging press corps.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Maybeth, 11/19/2012 7:55:31 AM     (No. 9023253)

She´s devastated about the damage she has done to her family and other families.
... Unmentioned is the damage she has done to America.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: steveracer, 11/19/2012 7:56:00 AM     (No. 9023255)

Mrs. Petraeus is devastated.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Jebediah, 11/19/2012 7:58:33 AM     (No. 9023260)

And we are supposed to feel empathy for this highly ambitious, aggressive, self-serving mother of two because.........?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Southern Oracle, 11/19/2012 8:02:32 AM     (No. 9023265)

We´ll never know but... if Petraeus had left his wife and run off with her, how ´regretful´ would she have been then?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 11/19/2012 8:11:34 AM     (No. 9023283)

I´m sure she´s devastated she got caught.

Bet a paycheck this broad is divorced within a year.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 11/19/2012 8:13:25 AM     (No. 9023291)

Emotional devastation is the last refuge of females who find themselves in a tight spot.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: BcdErick, 11/19/2012 8:14:56 AM     (No. 9023297)

Yawn. Kids do the darnedest things.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: suejeanne, 11/19/2012 8:15:01 AM     (No. 9023298)

She looked like the cat that swallowed the canary in the picture of her at the swearing-in ceremony where Petraeus is there with his wife, walking across the front of the room and she is sitting there, beaming at him.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: mrduc, 11/19/2012 8:17:38 AM     (No. 9023301)

Oooooh, I´m so stoked for Paula that her neighbors are so ´enlightened.´

Not!

My Sympathy-O-Meter remains pegged at zero.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/19/2012 8:24:35 AM     (No. 9023312)

"Mistakes were made."

The acid test for those who believe her:

If she hadn´t been found out, would she still be doing what she was doing?

Those who have read and remember the whole Paula story recall that she picked him out, set her cap for him, and managed to insinuate herself into his life with her "thesis" gambit which became her "book". And things went from there.

Does anyone believe that Petraeus came up with that intricate anonymous email account thing with unsent emails left in their respective Draft folders for the other, with login password, to come and read?

He was the general, but I see her as the predator. The self-admitted "driven" person.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: NYBruin, 11/19/2012 8:26:41 AM     (No. 9023315)

Looks like the PR firm she hired is earning their money. . .

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Reply 26 - Posted by: planetgeo, 11/19/2012 8:43:37 AM     (No. 9023336)

Personally, I´m waiting for the follow-up tell-all book , "OK, Only Partly In ".

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Reply 27 - Posted by: skedaddle, 11/19/2012 8:48:28 AM     (No. 9023344)

I don´t buy it. Broadwell might be nervous because things have blown up way bigger than she ever expected but there´s a bigger game afoot than adultery. Too many generals have been purged, too quickly after the stolen election. Paula would do well to stay out of parks and not walk alone in her neighborhood after dark.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: gam, 11/19/2012 8:49:48 AM     (No. 9023349)

I suppose a Playboy Pictorial is her next stop.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: pigop, 11/19/2012 8:50:24 AM     (No. 9023350)

Her sequel book will be titled, "to the hilt."

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Reply 30 - Posted by: thelmalou, 11/19/2012 9:00:10 AM     (No. 9023368)

Well, bless her heart. She´s what some of us here in the South call a DOG - dumb ol´ girl. And wouldn´t you just know it...my give-a-damn is flat busted today, too.


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Reply 31 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 11/19/2012 9:00:17 AM     (No. 9023369)

#28 may be correct but if not, I´ll bet there are at least a few naked pictures in our future. Petraeus´ wife will probably find them on his phone.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Vast Right Winger, 11/19/2012 9:14:22 AM     (No. 9023391)

I need a shower.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 11/19/2012 9:15:52 AM     (No. 9023393)

Sorry for the "devastation " Paula, but look at it this way, your´ve given the public a chance to voyeur for a bit and leave the ugliness of the election on the shelf for a while.

You did blow it for the ghost writer of your book,( sales -wise) and probably shred your own plans for greatness, but we got to see Gen. P and his entitlement wife as real players in the power circle, got to meet your nemesis on the sex front, and and were treated to an exciting peek into how many emails a busy General can write while his men risk their lives actually doing their jobs. Thanks for the reality explosion and sorry about your crappy mood.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: CzndCitzen, 11/19/2012 9:31:59 AM     (No. 9023423)

Classic Narcissistic Personality Disorder going on here...

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Reply 35 - Posted by: caddyjak, 11/19/2012 9:40:32 AM     (No. 9023437)

Larry Sinclair was devastated too because his book didn´t make the Time´s list....The MSM is soo picky....

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Reply 36 - Posted by: rustycfc, 11/19/2012 9:42:11 AM     (No. 9023440)

Broadwell and Petraeus will be divorced within the year. You talk about the s---hiting the fan.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Felixcat, 11/19/2012 9:47:15 AM     (No. 9023449)

I don´t get the husband. Well, I do - knew casually a liberal professional woman obsessed with career - actually took a sabbatical from work while pregnant to spend several months in Russia for some work study while husband stayed behind.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: dittohead, 11/19/2012 9:54:18 AM     (No. 9023457)

How about the damage done to our COUNTRY on so many levels!!

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Reply 39 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 11/19/2012 10:01:23 AM     (No. 9023473)

Sex...under a desk. Now that´s access.
I feel bad for her children.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: krause, 11/19/2012 10:03:01 AM     (No. 9023477)

She forgot....."that I´m responsible for."

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Reply 41 - Posted by: toodles3956, 11/19/2012 10:04:27 AM     (No. 9023480)

The word "Treason" comes to my mind.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: mickturn, 11/19/2012 10:14:56 AM     (No. 9023498)

There is a serious judgement deficit here...now that you have ruined your and the Gen´s life, His wife/kids life, your husbands and kids life, we hope you will be punished accordingly...another moron on the loose!

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Reply 43 - Posted by: farmwife, 11/19/2012 10:25:48 AM     (No. 9023515)

No sympathy. None. And if she were my neighbor I would turn my back when she walked by. She is a selfish and destructive women, who sows wreckage wherever she goes.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 11/19/2012 10:53:39 AM     (No. 9023552)

More scenic wreckage left over from the Sexual Revolution. These are the sorts of people coming out of West Point these days? Aaargh!

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Reply 45 - Posted by: lazlototh, 11/19/2012 11:01:02 AM     (No. 9023561)

I feel badly for her children. I don´t know what her husband is like but I feel badly for him. I hope that in addition to being devastated by the fallout, she faces the mirror and thinks things through and reflects on her actions fairly and objectively. I actually wish her and her family good luck in straightening this out, as I do Mr. and Mrs. Petraeus. Feelings were hurt and vows were broken but sometimes people can still repair that if they make up their minds to do so and I hope that happens here, unlikely though I think it is.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: comstock, 11/19/2012 11:15:10 AM     (No. 9023575)

She didn´t "helplessly fall into Patraeus´ arms" like in some Harlequin novel. At some point she decided to hike down her knickers.

The victims are her cuckold husband and her two little children. He should Man Up and kick her to the curb. She´ll get the kids and then play the single mom card to the hilt.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: mamafrog, 11/19/2012 11:38:06 AM     (No. 9023615)

I wonder how many other generals, senators, governors and other powerful people are now closing email accounts and wondering how far back the FBI can access communications they thought were lost in the great void.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: pensom2, 11/19/2012 11:42:21 AM     (No. 9023629)

She was wrong. She was a high-achiever who inevitably tripped over her own hubris.

Both males and females in the nation´s sewing circles, can´t stop tsk-tsking.

Her friends and neighbors want to wish her family the best as she tries to pick up the pieces of her disheveled life--such as it is. That seems a Christian approach.

Not for me to revel in the sorrow of others, however much deserved. I´ll let God judge her.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: msjena, 11/19/2012 11:45:38 AM     (No. 9023641)

What about the damage she´s done to Petraeus´ wife and kids, not to mention the country?

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Reply 50 - Posted by: Blonde Patriot, 11/19/2012 12:56:46 PM     (No. 9023809)

So our Genrals are taking orders now from their "privates"....how convenient.

Sorry Paula, you jumped into this with both feet. You are not a VICTIM. You victimized others. You betrayed your family & country. You should be ashamed - but alas, I believe you only feel sorry for yourself.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: zzzghy, 11/20/2012 9:37:03 AM     (No. 9025228)

My give-a-damn-0-meter fell in the toilet while I was getting ready this morning. I guess I´ll have to pass on this one.

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Democrats are facing a senior problem that could get even worse this year. The party has traditionally had trouble with older voters, losing the group aged 65 and over by 21 points in 2010 — when Republicans picked up 63 seats — and by 12 points in the 2012 presidential race. Seniors are the GOP’s most reliable voting bloc in midterm years, turning out in higher numbers than Democratic base voters. A recent Gallup poll showed seniors have become even more Republican over the last two decades; in 2013, 48 percent considered themselves Republican. That spells trouble for Democrats, who are already facing

Peaches Geldof dies unexpectedly at age 25
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Associated Press, by Sylvia Hui    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/7/2014 2:44:12 PM     Post Reply
LONDON - Peaches Geldof, the wild-child second daughter of concert organizer Bob Geldof who worked as a model, a television presenter and a fashion writer and filled the pages of British tabloids with her late-night antics, has died at age 25. There was no immediate word on the cause of her death at her home in Wrotham, Kent, southeast England. Her father said in a statement Monday: "Peaches has died. We are beyond pain." "She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us," he said. "Writing 'was' destroys me afresh. What a beautiful child. How is this possible that we will not see her again? How is that bearable? We loved her and will cherish her forever."




The Color of His Presidency
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New York Magazine, by Jonathan Chait    Original Article
Posted By: drive- 4/8/2014 7:41:59 AM     Post Reply
A few weeks ago, the liberal comedian Bill Maher and conservative strategist and pundit Bill Kristol had a brief spat on Maher’s HBO show, putatively over what instigated the tea party but ultimately over the psychic wound that has divided red America and blue America in the Obama years. The rise of the tea party, explained Maher in a let’s-get-real moment, closing his eyes for a second the way one does when saying something everybody knows but nobody wants to say, “was about a black president.” Both Maher and Kristol carry themselves with a weary cynicism that allows them to

Caught kissing staffer, Rep. Vance McAllister
asks for forgiveness

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CBSNews.com, by Lindsey Boerma    Original Article
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A married freshman Republican congressman who campaigned on his Christian, conservative values apologized Monday after surveillance video surfaced purportedly showing him in a lengthy liplock with a staffer. In the Dec. 23 footage, obtained by a local newspaper, Rep. Vance McAllister, R-La. - who ahead of his election last fall ran multiple campaign ads trumpeting his faith and family - is seen kissing and embracing a woman for about 20 seconds at his Monroe, La., district office. The Ouachita Citizen reports the woman is the congressman´s 33-year-old part-time scheduler, who is also married.

Millions of Americans aren´t working. Why?
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CNBC, by Allison Linn    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/7/2014 2:32:09 PM     Post Reply
Call it the million-worker mystery. A large chunk of American adults are no longer in the labor force. That has left economists divided over how many of them are voluntarily not working-or even looking for work-because they wanted to retire, go to school or take care of family members, versus how many have been forced out because they couldn´t find a job. (snip) Shierholz estimates that there are currently more than 5 million missing workers who are not included in the unemployment rate because they are neither working nor looking for work, but who might be if the job market

Democrats slam ´offensive´
Pelosi image on Breitbart site

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USA Today, by Catalina Camia    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 4/7/2014 4:34:06 PM     Post Reply
The Democratic National Committee is furious by a conservative website’s ad campaign that depicts Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi clad in a bikini in a provocative pose with her tongue sticking out. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, called on Republicans to press Breitbart News to remove the artwork — one of several suggestive images on the website promoting the new California site. The image of Pelosi, beneath one of California Gov. Jerry Brown’s face photo-shopped onto a flexing body builder, includes the sub-head: “Because you can’t make this s— up.” “To say the least,

House Committee: Possible
Crimes by IRS Official

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Associated Press, by Stephen Ohlemacher    Original Article
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The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee says investigators have uncovered evidence that a former Internal Revenue Service official may have committed crimes as part of the agency´s tea party controversy. Rep. Dave Camp set a committee vote for Wednesday on whether to refer Lois Lerner, who used to head the agency´s tax-exempt division, to the Justice Department "for possible criminal prosecution." Camp, R-Mich., did not specify which laws Lerner may have broken. Lerner´s lawyer, William W. Taylor III, has said she broke no laws. On Monday, Taylor emailed this response to Camp´s announcement: "One word: Ridiculous." Camp´s committee has been investigating

Bryan Cranston of ´Breaking Bad´:
Obamacare ´is fantastic´
despite ´growing pains´

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Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: AltaD- 4/7/2014 11:01:59 AM     Post Reply
Add Bryan Cranston, the star of TV´s recent hit "Breaking Bad" and a new Broadway play about former President Lyndon B. Johnson, to Team Obamacare. In an interview with Yahoo News “global anchor” Katie Couric, the actor called Obamacare the highlight of President Obama´s legacy. “Now’s the time to stake a claim to leave your legacy,” he encouraged Obama. “I personally believe that his health care program is fantastic. Yes, there are problems. Anything worth while is going to go through a growing pains period. But this is his legacy and I think it’s a great one because I don’t


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