Harvard Professors Shocked That David Petraeus Picked Paula Broadwell for Biography

Harvard Professors Shocked That David Petraeus Picked Self-Promoting Paula Broadwell for Biography. Unnamed Harvard professors had some scathing comments about Petraeus’s mistress, who switched her path for a doctorate at Harvard to King’s College London, where she now faces an ethical review. Among the complaints from Harvard Kennedy School of Government profs is that her failure to deliver on the biography was “deeply embarrassing” to the school, at least until the book became a New York Times bestseller. “It was very much, ‘I’m here and you’re going to know I’m here,'” one unnamed professor told the Globe. “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.” Another unnamed professor said this: “She was a lot of talk but not a lot of follow-through … That is why she brought on a co-author.”  [Globe]

Whitey Bulger’s GF Files Appeal Seeking to Decrease Her Prison Time. In the appeal, filed Wednesday, Catherine Greig says that the families of Whitey Bulger’s alleged victims shouldn’t have been able to speak at her sentencing. Greig is asking for re-sentencing.  [WBZ]

Delvonte Tisdale’s Family Sues Charlotte, Airport, US Airways. In November 2010, Tisdale’s body was found in Milton after he climbed into a wheel well of a Boston-bound plane from Charlotte. Authorities never identified if he died in the wheel well or from the fall.  [Charlotte Observer]

Looks Like This Guy Needs to Re-Take American History. Dana T. Leland, 29, used counterfeit $100 bills with Abraham Lincoln’s face on them to allegedly buy “socks and other items” at a Target store. There’s a lot of back-and-forth on the appropriate amount of his bail (also cash), which could turn into the ultimate zinger if Leland has an accomplice.  [Sun Chronicle]

“Mitt Romney’s Not Prez … But He’s Still Se–” … Nooooooooo!! Just no.  [Herald]