Why Did Petraeus Cheat?

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By Eddie Scarry Comment

It’s always startling when people in high-profile positions engage in risky behavior. It’s an age old question, especially in Washington: Why mess around when they have so much to lose?

When the news broke Friday that now-former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus had been having an extramarital affair, it was no less shocking. He’s a man respected by both Democrats and Republicans. It was even rumored earlier this year that he might be GOP Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney‘s V.P. choice. Despite having national admiration, Petraeus gave it up when he confessed that he’d been cheating on his wife of 38 years Holly with his biographer Paula Broadwell.

So what drove Petraeus to stray? Answer our Fish Poll below. We’ll post the results tomorrow.

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