A high-stakes sex scandal is just what Washington needed to cope with the loss of its marathon bender on presidential politics. Chanting “fiscal cliff” 4,000 times a day just wasn’t doing the trick.
Nothing like dirty emails and bureaucratic intrigue to get the juices flowing again. For a while there it looked like we might have to talk about stuff that Americans really care about. Close call.
For Republicans searching to understand why the country ripped their faces off on Election Day, the disgraced David Petraeus offers a chance to keep on making up stuff about President Obama — and hope it comes true.
The Administration gets a handy distraction from the possibility that it will again sacrifice campaign promises to raise taxes for the wealthy.
And the news media can go back to chasing fireflies without a net.
Why endure a hangover when you can just get drunk again?