Paula Broadwell at Harvard — “Self-Promoter”

From “Broadwell fell short of aims at Harvard,” Callum Borchers, Bryan Bender, and Tracy Jan, Boston Globe:

One of Broadwell’s former professors at Harvard described her as a self-promoter who would routinely show up at office hours.

“It was very much, ‘I’m here and you’re going to know I’m here,’ ” said the professor, who did not want to be identified because of the sensitivity of ongoing investigations. “She was not someone you would think of as a critical thinker. I don’t remember anything about her as a student. I remember her as a personality.”

The professor said when Petraeus chose Broadwell to write his biography, there was shock among the national security faculty at Harvard because “she just didn’t have the background — the academic background, the national security background, or the writing background.”

One comment on “Paula Broadwell at Harvard — “Self-Promoter”

  1. Harris Jordan says:

    Quell surprise!
    But this timid Harvard professor, hiding behind his curtain of anonymity did nothing to stop, dissuade, interfere, impede, or oppose her or the ambition that cloaked her.

    I would even wager he replaced her image for his wife’s during lovemaking, or rather while having sex.

    She’s a great looking woman, and as the old axiom goes, a great looking woman will always trump the morals and good judgment of almost any guy.
    So let’s have some veritas when we speak ill of Mrs. Broadwell, okay professor?
    Her ilk has been around since Eve and Delilah and until there is an evolutionary mutation, she will always buckle men’s knees and make them act stupid.
    Patreus should have had more discipline, and this Harvard professor should grow a spine.

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