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Lewinsky-ing of Paula Broadwell
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A Scarlet Letter—the Monica
Lewinsky-ing of Paula Broadwell

Daily Beast, by Allison Yarrow

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Posted By:StormCnter, 11/15/2012 4:32:21 AM

The more things change: one of the world’s most powerful men stepped out on his marriage, yet much of the public attention and opprobrium has focused on the far-less-powerful woman who was drawn to him, media critics and other observers charged Tuesday—with several comparing the coverage of CIA Director David Petraeus and Paula Broadwell to that of President Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky. Almost none of the coverage of the scandal involving both Petraeus—the retired four-star general

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The concept is interesting, but the base analogy is flawed. Monica Lewinsky was a naive kid. Broadwell is neither.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: pineledger, 11/15/2012 5:57:23 AM     (No. 9015392)

I agree with OP completely. No comparison.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mainelysane, 11/15/2012 7:13:48 AM     (No. 9015476)

This hearkens back to the Christine Keeler days in the British Parliament. I barely remember it, but I remember the jokes about it.... ex. : "Christine Keeler is the world´s worst carpenter. One screw and the whole cabinet fell apart."


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Reply 3 - Posted by: Mai Bad, 11/15/2012 7:22:06 AM     (No. 9015487)

Yo..yo...Broadwell has mo muscles between her ears than on her arms!!! Why does she have a "ghostwriter" who actually wrote "her" book?? Didn´t they teach her how to write at West Point?? Or did she major in pull-ups and push-ups??? How about Harvard?? She went to Harvard. What no writing samples to be admitted??? She get in the same way Obama got in and Warren got hired?? Broadwell claim to be a Cherokee??? Maybe her best talents might be below the belt. Sure got the Puritan P4´s attention!!


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Reply 4 - Posted by: lizzee1, 11/15/2012 7:55:12 AM     (No. 9015536)

Thong-snapping is not indicative of naivete.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: BirdsNest, 11/15/2012 8:09:46 AM     (No. 9015572)

Both of the women in this mess look hard as nails to me and either one would be likely to "boil a bunny". It doesn´t hurt that they are "stacked", the male of the species is mostly visual anyway, so that grabs and keeps their attention.

Monica was young and stupid. She may as well have been 13 at the time, she sure acted like it. I do not feel sorry for her, she made her own choices, but she is now paying for it and it would be a miracle if she found anyone to love her, she doesn´t exactly love herself. Maybe a big book deal will be her new best friend.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 11/15/2012 8:33:10 AM     (No. 9015625)

OP: "Monica Lewinsky was a naive kid. Broadwell is neither."

Bullseye,OP.

The rest of the bull is contained in the article.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 11/15/2012 10:05:51 AM     (No. 9015863)

I´m willing to cut a besotted 19-year old a little more slack than a 38-year old woman. Broadwell was old enough to know quite well what she was doing.

As for the "blame the woman" meme, it was ever thus - the man will recover and move on, the woman will forever be branded a skank or worse.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Pepper Tree, 11/15/2012 11:05:25 AM     (No. 9016068)

I must have missed that part of the Lewinsky story where she had a husband and kids, and carted home a box of classified documents.

Beyond the heaving alabaster globes stuff, there is no parallel between the two situations.

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