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The double standard in affairs
Washington Post, by Kathleen Parker

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Posted By:Drive, 11/28/2012 7:20:00 AM

As events have unfolded in what shall ever be known as “The Petraeus Affair,” one cannot escape noticing that the women in this sordid saga have been handed the short end of the shtick, as though the men are mere victims of ambitious, hormonally driven vixens. There’s the so-called “socialite” in Tampa, Jill Kelley, who courted generals and exchanged at least hundreds of e-mails with our lead commander in Afghanistan, John Allen. And there’s the biographer with toned arms, Paula Broadwell, who wore tight jeans and allegedly seduced America’s most darling general, David Petraeus.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Poca Dot, 11/28/2012 7:31:46 AM     (No. 9037131)

Getting fired is not the short end of the stick?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Spidey, 11/28/2012 7:35:37 AM     (No. 9037133)

Hey Kathleen,none of us wold be here if there wasn´t some sort of male/female attraction. It just happens.Your sorry attempts at gossip won´t change that.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: BcdErick, 11/28/2012 8:09:08 AM     (No. 9037171)

Obviously this is bad satire. If I was editor of "The Onion" I´d give Kathy the boot. Really embarrassing. Does this poor woman know nothing of the way the world works?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: a man over thirty, 11/28/2012 8:26:01 AM     (No. 9037198)

Parker´s a hack. It´s a shame that papers use her as a voice from the Right to claim balance on their editorial pages.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 11/28/2012 8:32:10 AM     (No. 9037209)

The only reason it is a double standard in this case Kathleen, is because it happened during a Dem administration. The media will do anything to protect their guy, including throwing women under the bus.

Real conservatives know this, Kathleen not so much...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 11/28/2012 8:38:33 AM     (No. 9037220)

Ol´ KP, once again about a month behind the story.
Yer one of the luckiest chicks in the world.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Gretchen, 11/28/2012 8:50:07 AM     (No. 9037235)

Note to Ms. Parker: Just shut up.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: dr.lakerman, 11/28/2012 9:26:31 AM     (No. 9037299)

When the name of Monica Lewinsky came out in that sordid mess, the White House was able, within hours, to serve up a press conference starring monica lewinsky´s thirty something former high school teacher, married, who said that monica seduced him when she was a student at his school. Remember that?
Nothing new here.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: stablemoney, 11/28/2012 9:28:10 AM     (No. 9037303)

No standards have been applied to anyone, just a recitation of the facts. The WaPo manufactures another victim story and shows they don´t know what they are talking about.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Danceman, 11/28/2012 9:41:04 AM     (No. 9037329)

No Kathy, this story is about how it started when Bambi and PIAPS got cold feet, people got killed and then lied.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: reilly, 11/28/2012 10:14:12 AM     (No. 9037404)


Hey Kathy, write about the Elmo guy on Sesame Street, who had to quit because he was buggering children. Now just imagine if he was a Catholic priest...
Where´s that column?


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Reply 12 - Posted by: lillehuset, 11/28/2012 10:19:23 AM     (No. 9037412)

No.#8 is correct.......the Clintons´ had a woman by the name of Betsey Wright who was in charge of what was called "bimbo eruptions " her main job was to embarrass and humiliate and sometimes even threaten women who came forward with sex charges against Bill Clinton......I remember it well.....they both knew how to play hardball.......


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Reply 13 - Posted by: pomom, 11/28/2012 10:23:57 AM     (No. 9037417)

KP reminds me of Maureen Dowd. They must wake up from some substance-induced coma to write about an old story after the media has done all the work for them.

She fails to see that this was just another distraction by the Obama administration on the Benghazi terrorist attack.



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Reply 14 - Posted by: comstock, 11/28/2012 10:24:28 AM     (No. 9037420)

Kathleen, sweetheart - professional men don´t "woo" or "seduce" women any more. Too dangerous in a world where telling a lady "You look nice today." will get you slapped with a charge of sexual harassment in a New York Minute.

The woman has to be pretty overt to get a man to make a move these days.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Anner40, 11/28/2012 11:19:01 AM     (No. 9037553)

Were these women born yesterday...no sympathy here....I´ve been around a long time and am shocked that KP thinks there is a double standard....the women can´t take over everything...

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