Um …. WOW

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November 9, 2012 10:12 a.m.
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CIA Director David Petraeus resigns over an extramarital affair.

Like most people I find this news pretty flabbergasting. I will say there’s some important context: extra-marital affairs in CIA, however common they may be, are always a big, big deal since they invite potential blackmail. So whatever else is going on here it’s significantly different than an ordinary politician having an affair. But still, wow.

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