Jessica Peck, a Denver-based attorney, writes in Human Events about her friendship with Paula Broadwell:
I first met Paula by email in 2009. In advance of a transatlantic forum engaging 25 young American leaders and an equal number of German counterparts in Berlin and Munich, she sent out a group email laying out the best jogging trails in each city.
Annoying, I thought. This two-week adventure, hosted by the American Council on Germany, would conclude just two days before I would sit for the Colorado bar. Who had time for working out?
Peck actually goes on to write in admiration of Broadwell as a person and of her career. “I know she’ll come back,” she says. “While we’ve only briefly communicated over email in the days since the scandal broke (and we have not discussed her situation in any shape or form), I think as more details emerge, people will get a more accurate picture of the Paula I know.”
Broadwell is the woman who now-former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus had an extramarital affair with.