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At a time of fiscal trouble, we’re distracted by sex

By Cynthia Oi

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 15, 2012

~~<p>Oh, for heaven&rsquo;s sake.&nbsp; Just after an all-consuming election had ended, just as politicos had their heads between their knees, taking deep breaths after screen-sifting furiously through the debris of ballot boxes, when &mdash; ta-da &mdash; a sex scandal surfaces to divert national attention from serious matters at hand.</p>
<p>Which is not to say that there aren&rsquo;t serious matters at hand in the fallout from America&rsquo;s affair of the moment, that of a married, retired big-time general turned CIA director and his fit-as-a-fiddle biographer.</p>
~~

Oh, for heaven’s sake.  Just after an all-consuming election had ended, just as politicos had their heads between their knees, taking deep breaths after screen-sifting furiously through the debris of ballot boxes, when — ta-da — a sex scandal surfaces to divert national attention from serious matters at hand.

Which is not to say that there aren’t serious matters at hand in the fallout from America’s affair of the moment, that of a married, retired big-time general turned CIA director and his fit-as-a-fiddle biographer. Login for more...



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