During his commentary segment on The 700 Club yesterday, prominent televangelist Pat Robertson tried to offer up a rationale for why CIA director Gen. David Petraeus would have been involved in an extramarital affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell, focusing mostly on the fact that the mistress is an attractive woman and Petraeus was overseas for long periods of time.
“She is an extremely good-looking woman,” Robertson said of Broadwell. “She is marathon runner, she’d run Iron Man triathlons, and so she’s out running with him, and she’s writing a biography. And I think the term is propinquity. And there was a lot of propinquity going on.”
He then offered up this potential reasoning for Petraeus’ affair: “The man’s off in a foreign land and he’s lonely and here’s a good-looking lady throwing herself at him. He’s a man.”