Does the Public Really Care About David Petraeus’s Sex Life?
Matt | On 14, Nov 2012
Let me see if I can describe this situation of former CIA Director David Petraeus in a nutshell….
It’s a MESS that keeps getting more weird.
Petraeus had an extramarital affair with biographer Paula Broadwell while serving as head of the CIA. In the regular world, that would have no bearing on someone’s job performance. It wouldn’t even be anyone’s business. Who Petraeus presses pillows should not affect his ability to handle top-secret intelligence information.
So, WHY has this scandal has taken off so much? It’s not like President Obama or VP Biden were caught cheating. People really didn’t, and still don’t, give that much thought to the sex life of 60-year-old David Petraeus. Because there could have been a breach of information into the nation’s top intelligence agency, some red flags were raised and this whole mess started.
In case you missed it, Petraeus resigned on November 9 as head of the Central Intelligence Agency. He had been having an affair with Broadwell, who formerly served in the Army and wrote a book about him.
This whole “scandal” became public when Broadwell got pissed that Petraeus may be getting too close to Jill Kelley, a woman from Florida . So, she threatened Kelley via email. And the snowball effect began. A woman who started out as “the other woman” felt threatened by the new girl. It’s a lover’s triangle that no one really wanted to see.
Let’s not forget that Gen. Petraeus has been married for 38 years. So, the unfortunate loser in all of this is Petraeus’s wife, Holly, and adult children. They are the ones that have been innocently dragged into the spotlight for the wrong reasons.
For their sake and to calm my imagination, let’s just change the subject AWAY from David Petraeus’s sex life. Lol… If there was a CIA breach of information, we can handle that through the proper channels. Every other detail about this “affair” is really more than I ever cared to know.
*plugs ears and covers eyes*