It is entirely conceivable that a man married to the same woman for
nearly forty years just might seek an outside relationship with
another woman and it's hardly the stuff that should concern anyone but
those who are involved. But just as the Secret Service sex scandal
rocked Washington a few months ago and was discussed across the
country as if it were a major issue, so too this so-called scandal
involving the former head of the CIA. Should anyone really give a
shit? Of course not. But all the sanctimonious hypocrites in our
midst just love a juicy sex scandal. They don't give a rat's behind
if it's really none of their business and one must wonder what sort of
a guy the CIA Director is to resign over something as trivial as this.
Obviously, there's more to it, because it can't be only about who
emailed whom or who boinked whom. You have to wonder who is behind
all of these rather peculiar, morbid, and obsessive sexual concerns of
late. That kind of crap supposedly went out with J. Edgar Hoover, who
was constantly worried about the private lives of public officials and
everyone else while he, himself, was reputedly engaged in some very
questionable activities of a sexual, financial, and political nature.
Is this country ever going to get away from its puritanical past and
enter into the modern world? I doubt it. What's embarrassing is not
that the CIA Director had an affair but that so many people think it's
big news. I can just see the rest of the world laughing at us again.
They already understand that we are a very fucked-up group of people.
Now they can see all over again just how fucked-up we really are.