Comment: That's an incredibly shallow comment. If she's a good person, it shouldn't matter whether she has "sex appeal".
Comment: We want to have sex with good looking persons, not with Mother Theresa, it is a fact of life.
Comment: If I were Holly Petraeus, I would consider this affair a wake up a call and take action. I would:
1. Get on the elliptical machine daily.
2. Hire a trainer and get on an exercise and healthy food regimen
3.Go to George of the Four Seasons in DC (or another top hairstylist) and get a plan for my hair cut and color and implement it how he suggests. Get a French manicure while you're there.
4. Find a great makeup artist and implement a plan for day and evening makeup
5. Hire an image consultant to do a complete wardrobe redesign. You can make some immediate impacting changes and then more as you see the results from the work out plan . Even conservative clothes manufacturers like Talbots have great looking, eye catching outfits.
I would implement all five steps immediately - you can afford to do it.