...Would the United States Please get over it's obsession with sex? What is with this rash of resignations for merely human failings, though I am not sure they are failings at all.
Today, David Petraeus:
"After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair.
"Such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours. This afternoon, the president graciously accepted my resignation."
Maybe Mr. Petraeus's duty to the American people was to continue to run the CIA well. These resignations of embarrassment seem to me to be ego-driven in the sense that personal embarrassment is more central than their duty to country.
The same is true for Elliot Spitzer. And that Republican guy hanging out in public bathrooms...I don't care. Do your job.
Thank you very much.
Best Wishes, Traveller
Further comment on the truth of contemporary American mores: