Bill Clinton was indicted for lying to a grand jury about his affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
Former Congressman Anthony Weiner took illicit videos of himself, which forced his resignation.
US Senate candidates Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock shared their principled pro-life positions on issues. Their loose lips about abortion killed their campaigns.
Now the media and our federal government are delving into the private failings of CIA director David Petraus. In spite of his personal indiscretion, we should be celebrating his difficult tenure as Commander of our troops in Afghanistan.
These salacious gossip stories are dysfunctional distractions.
Doesn’t our media culture have more important issues to be investigating, like why our troops are still fighting a losing war in the Middle East? How about the ongoing failures of our schools with taxpayer dollars, or the fact that a slim majority of voters chose to keep government divided?