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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Bill Clinton vs. David Petraeus vs. JFK


or Monica Lewinsky vs. Paula Broadwell vs. Mimi Alford.



Clinton
Petraeus
JFK

Age of Paramour

23

39

19

Education of Paramour

College

Graduate, Military

High School

Attractiveness of Paramour

High (on good days)

High, esp. when you include accomplishments

High

Discretion of Paramour

Not much (trusted Linda Tripp)

Not much (but at least she used Internet cafes)

High (almost 50 years)

Sexual Experience of Paramour
Unknown
Unknown
None

Equality of Relationship

Low

Reasonably high

Low

Seriousness of Male Interest

Fleeting

Reasonably high

Obsessive, at least for a year after first seeing her

Mutuality of Emotional Attachment

Weak
Strong
Ambiguous
Paramour Demonstration of Affection
Submission to Cigar
Something under the desk
Sex Act on Aide, but drew the line at Teddy


Illegal Behavior Attributable to Affair
Perjury, subornation of perjury
Compromise of classified information (probably)
Drug use

Immediate Action on being
Discovered by Someone Who Might Disclose

Denial

Admission

Unknown/NA

Longer-Term Action on being discovered

Denial

Resignation

Unknown/NA

Action upon being confronted with DNA evidence

Admission

N/A

N/A

Who broke it off?

Man

Not clear, some say woman

Woman, upon getting engaged

Surprise to Country

Not much

Significant

Unknown

Surprise to Spouse

Not much

Unknown

Unknown

Harm to Country

Huge - Got GW Bush Elected

Unknown at this stage

Not much (we survived the Cuban Missile Crisis, even thought they were together)

Harm to Career

Not much, in the long term

Severe and unlikely to regain former stratospheric level

None

Harm to Wife

Not much; she was used to it, and got elected Senator

Unknown, probably considerable



Unknown

Ok, that helped.   I don't know what it proves, but I needed a side-by-side-by-side comparison, and now I've got it, and so do you.  If I've left something out, please let me know.

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