What happened and what’s next for David, Holly, and Paula
Since the Petraeus affair exploded on Friday, my inbox has exploded with questions from people who are genuinely disturbed about it. It’s really hard for us to take something like this in stride. A smart, sane, sober, ambitious guy suddenly sees his private life or his career or both collapse in a heap just because he couldn’t keep it zipped. It’s not like car accidents, where we assume that even a careful driver will have his share of mishaps. No one ever has to have an affair.
So when we hear about the Petraeus/Broadwell affair, it shakes us up. If you’re a woman, you think, “If a guy like Petraeus can screw up like this, why should I trust my husband?” If you’re a man, you think, “Wow, am I next?”
In other words, are we all doomed? (more…)