The Only Lesson From the Petraeus Scandal Is About Email Habits

The send button: It is the cause of all bad things!

The head of the CIA and former commander of the war in Afghanistan has fallen in a tawdry scandal involving marital infidelity, leaked national security secrets, weird FBI agents and a whole network of high-level grifters in Florida. What can we learn from this huge, bizarre conspiracy at the very top of the national security state? Watch out for that crafty “send” button on the email program! Especially if you’re 60 years old, like David Petraeus. According to the important morning program The Today Show, older people must constantly watch out for the young people’s Hotmail.

There’s a valuable lesson everyone can learn from the scandal involving CIA Director David Petraeus: Take a deep breath before you hit that “send” button.

Yes, that is certainly the valuable lesson here. By all means, high-ranking baby boomers in the Pentagon and CIA and FBI, continue living your professional lives exactly how you’ve been doing it. It’s boring protecting God & Country when you’re a horny middle-aged Floridian. Don’t get caught by those tricksy computer buttons with their emails and sexting.