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It's just sex, folks
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

I don't want to sound like I'm justifying adultery. I don't. But does anyone believe that Gen. David Petraeus, who just resigned as director of the CIA, would sell his country down the river to prevent a scandal?

We are now going to waste millions of dollars, thousands of column inches, who knows how many hours of Congress' time (like there might not be a few more pressing issues for it to devote its time to), and also waste a brilliant, accomplished and invaluable resource to our country — all over sex. It's just sex.

If an illicit, ill-advised liaison disqualified a person from public service, how many of our country's presidents and members of Congress in history would have had to leave office? In many countries, this is a non-issue. Maybe some day this country may advance to the 19th century as well.

I'll say it again. It's just sex!

Bob Barr

Salt Lake City

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