One Chart To Explain It All: Petraeus Edition

If you’re having trouble putting together all the entangling, umm, couplings in L’Affaire Petraeus, this handy chart should help:

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  1. mantis says:

    It’s from Gawker. Jim Cooke, specifically.

  2. Lynda says:

    One Chart to explain it All…. and in the darkness bind them

    With apologies to J. R. R. Tolkien

  3. Gromitt Gunn says:

    “Revenge” on ABC is easier to follow.

  4. rodney dill says:

    One Chart to rile them all, One Chart to find them
    One Chart to explain it all, their trysts and secrets blind them
    in the land of reporters, where everyone lies.

    (Thanks Lynda)

  5. OzarkHillbilly says:

    Well, that clears it up.

    @rodney dill: Genius.

  6. Fred Humphries says:

    this one is better