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The Decline of Scandal

climber Wrote: Apr 20, 2012 8:59 AM
Where is Charlie Wilson when you need him? Scandal everywhere, no apologies, help defeat the Soviet Union along the way.

It's another sign of the blah times: The sordid details of our public figures' none too private scandals have grown beyond boring. By now, scandals have become as repetitive, predictable and standardized as the apologies for them. Just one more thing to be logged into the system at the end of the of the day's routine. Like answering your emails.

Oh, what ever happened to mink coats and satin sheets? Back streets and midnight rendezvous? Caviar and champagne? Or perhaps a crisp Pouilly-Fuisse served cold but never frosty, like Eva Marie Saint to Cary Grant in "North by Northwest."

But even...