November 15, 2012


Petraeus Mistress Had Political Ambitions

Time magazine reports Gen. David Petraeus tried to talk his mistress, Paul Broadwell, out of ambitions for political office last summer.

Broadwell had discussed her plans with "at least six new acquaintances at the Aspen conference. That evening, over drinks, she told a small group that she had been arguing with her mentor about the direction of her career. Republican moneymen, she said, had approached her about a Senate run in North Carolina. She was tempted. Petraeus, she said in an irritated tone, rejected the idea out of hand. What was her position, he asked, on abortion? Climate change? Gun control? Gay marriage? Tax cuts? Social Security vouchers? Her answers, he told her, would not fit either party, and she should not sell herself out."










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