Twenty Thousand Emails? Ok, Now I’m Interested

What in the HELL?

After my rant last night about how boring this scandal is, consider my tune changed! Even though the players aren’t as sexy as I would like, this thing just got a lot more interesting.

To recap: The director of the CIA begins an affair with his biographer. She starts getting jealous, worried that another hussy is in the mix. Biographer begins a wackjob intimidation campaign against her perceived rival, who is not only a socialite but also a “military liaison” (sometimes the jokes write themselves). While Socialite is receiving these harassing emails from Biographer, she is also busy exchanging an absurd number of emails with another top military man, who is not David Petraeus. Socialite gets spooked by the Biographer’s harassing emails and puts in a call to her pal, who is an FBI agent. Because that’s totally what you do. Agent gets a little overzealous about the situation and at some point, decides to send Socialite a shirtless picture of himself. Everyone’s cover is blown because a player couldn’t stay cool.

Does that sound about right?

Here are a few questions I have:

1. Why do I never see job openings for socialite positions? I would be great at that job.

2. How – how?! – do you exchange that many emails in a roughly two year period? Have these people never heard of sexting?

3. Will we ever be a society in which a woman in power – someone who is about as attractive as Hillary, let’s say – is hotly and a little crazily pursued by a younger, more attractive man who is dazzled by her power and brilliance?

What do you think, readers?

Gawker's Petraeus scandal chart

Gawker’s brilliant infographic

6 thoughts on “Twenty Thousand Emails? Ok, Now I’m Interested

  1. Lisa Spak says:

    I think it is so sad that these people all care so little what it will do to their children.

  2. Lisa Spak says:

    little about (I meant!)

  3. nancy says:

    Does anyone out there send roughly 35 emails a day, 365 days a year to a “friend”?? If so let me know what else you get done in a day!

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