So Petraeus Paramour Paula (Broadwell) had some ambitions of her own?
Nor was Broadwell without a larger plan. After running with Lance Armstrong in July, she volunteered her secret purpose to 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.
Just goes to show you that the Republican kingmakers are stupid. Luckily for us, she’s never going to be on the ballot. General Petraeus pointed out that she didn’t have a coherent political platform.
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.
She’s a shoe in for the Democrat nomination. They seem to like homewreckers. Their policies destroy families. Broadwell just took a “hands on” approach.