All posts tagged Paula Broadwell

SEX OVER DRUGS

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Little has happened on the political sex scandal front since Eliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner failed to regain the trust of New York voters in September. But in the meantime there’s been a pretty big political drug scandal thanks to Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. Earlier this month, Toronto police announced they had acquired a video […]

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WHAT’S LEFT BEHIND

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Two weeks ago, I noted that Gen. Petraeus seems to be the only person not suffering from his affair with Paula Broadwell. Jill Kelley (pictured above) is suing the FBI for violating her privacy, Gen. John Allen’s nomination for Supreme Allied Commander was withdrawn, and Paula Broadwell has switched from journalism to helping vets find […]

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PETRAEUS SCANDAL: WHO WINS? WHO LOSES?

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Sex scandals usually require politicians to find a new career, but that doesn’t always work out so well. Eliot Spitzer didn’t last as a TV commentator, and Gary Condit failed with his ice cream shops. But General Petraeus, ex-director of the CIA, seems to have landed on his feet. As voters no doubt recall from […]

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MORE BAD IDEAS

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This week President Obama passed over former Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and chose Anthony Foxx for Transportation Secretary. You may remember from an earlier post that Villaraigosa was rumored to be Obama’s pick for that position. Unfortunately for the former mayor, he attended a party in Mexico hosted by Charlie Sheen and had his […]

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AFTER THE SCANDAL

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Today’s New York Times reports that General David Petraeus is beginning the process of rehabilitating his reputation with a speech honoring the University of Southern California’s ROTC program.  The general is going to begin his remarks by taking responsibility for what happened to him after the public learned of his affair with Paula Broadwell.  According to the Times, he’s […]

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WHY DO WE LIKE THEM?

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How much time did you spend following the Robert Pattinson/Kristen Stewart sex scandal?  Pattinson and Stewart are the vampire lovers from the Twilight series, and Forbes magazine ranks Stewart as one of Hollywood’s highest paid actresses.  At age 22, she earned about $34M last year. Pattinson and Stewart were living together in real life until […]

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PETRAEUS DETRITUS

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In most cases, interest in political sex scandals reaches a peak, then tapers off as people turn their attention to other topics.  But Gen. Petraeus’ scandal seems to be different from the norm in the way it keeps growing.  Petraeus and girlfriend Paula Broadwell and their spouses aren’t the only characters in this drama.  The […]

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WHAT WAS HE THINKING?

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Yesterday Americans were stunned to learn that General David Petraeus resigned as Director of the CIA because of an extramarital affair.  In this case, the public was probably more stunned that he resigned than that he had the affair.  After all, we know from Prince Harry that life in the military can be pretty wild. […]

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