Today's Sex Scandal Comment
My main reaction to the General Petraeus matter is that we know a lot more about it than we have any right to know. Obviously, since it prompted the resignation of a prominent government official, we have the right to know that there was an affair…and if any details of it had compromised National Security, I suppose we'd have the right to know those. But everyone covering the story seems to believe the public has the right to know everything, up to and including what positions they did it in. And we don't, really. To the limited extent possible, I'm averting my eyes and I feel like a better person for it.