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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:09 PM

"Who is Holly Petraeous?" ....... and her link to Elizabeth Warren

Who is Holly Petraeus?
By Dylan Stableford, Yahoo! News | The Lookout 7 hrs ago

http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/kHV47aWbVCZJyqDKaLJFjg--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7cT04NTt3PTYzMA--/Gen. David Petraeus and Holly are seen on the field before the Super Bowl in Tampa, Feb. 1, 2009. (Reuters)

On Sept. 6, 2011, Holly Petraeus, wife of retired Gen. David Petraeus, stood smiling inside the Roosevelt Room of the White House, clutching a bible next to her husband as he was sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden as the 20th director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Now, a little more than a year later, Mrs. Petraeus finds herself involved a scandal, after her husband of more than 37 years resigned from the CIA on Friday after admitting to an extramarital affair.

Holly--then known as Hollister Knowlton--met her future husband in 1973 while she was a student at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa., and he a cadet at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where Gen. William Knowlton, Holly's dad, was the school's superintendent.
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hile David's service sent the Petraeus family ping-ponging from military base to military base (West Point, Fort Benning, Fort Knox, Fort Stewart, Fort Leavenworth, Fort Bragg, Fort Campbell as well as stops in Washington, D.C., Tampa, Italy, Belgium and Germany) Holly began working to help educate military families like hers.

In June 2003, as a military unit advocate at the Better Business Bureau, she testified at a U.S. Senate hearing. "My husband has been deployed 16 of the last 24 months," Holly said. "This unrelenting pace of deployment is a retention issue. Families will not be willing to go it alone forever, with little relief in sight."
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Last year, Holly was appointed by Elizabeth Warren to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Office of Service Member Affairs, helping military families navigate the often murky financial waters for those with active-duty family members.

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Reply "Who is Holly Petraeous?" ....... and her link to Elizabeth Warren (Original post)
KoKo Nov 2012 OP
msanthrope Nov 2012 #1
GP6971 Nov 2012 #4
Raine Nov 2012 #2
DURHAM D Nov 2012 #3
UTUSN Nov 2012 #5
Autumn Nov 2012 #6
riderinthestorm Nov 2012 #7
fairfaxvadem Nov 2012 #8

Response to KoKo (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:11 PM

1. Poor woman--having such a personal matter in the media. nt

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:29 PM

4. I agree

betrayal to the max. How does one recover from that? It takes a long time if both are willing to work on it..Sadly, there may have been too much damage to recover. For both of them, I hope not


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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:23 PM

2. She sounds like a nice person, doesn't deserve this kind of public humiliation. nt

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:27 PM

3. I just love female power networking.

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:36 PM

5. Looks like PETREAUS likes to marry "up" n/t

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:42 PM

6. She doesn't deserve this. My heart goes out

to her.

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:03 PM

7. She looks so much like me, and my husband is also a "superstar" in his field

I feel this big personal connection to the story. I can imagine her grief, rage and fear so clearly.

All of the stories keep going on and on about how beautiful the two other women are, so much younger....

Heartbreaking. I have no idea if she actually still cares about him anymore (at this stage of the game, so many of us older women remain in relationships because we're a good business match, mutually beneficial even if the love has died some). Whats even worse is if she was still 100% faithful, loving him completely and naive to his infidelities. And then this.

What horrible public exposure for two seemingly dedicated public servants.

Her humiliation however is so, so much worse. Shame on David Petraeus for his despicable conduct. Hugs to her. I can't imagine how she must feel - like Hillary and Bill.... ugh.


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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:47 PM

8. I hope she stays active after...

she kicks him to the curb. She clearly didn't need him to be "somebody," as officers' wives so often do.

yes, obviously what she decides to do vis a vis her marriage is entirely her business. But I suspect if she does go it alone, she'll have a lot of help in her corner - help that is very deserved...

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