It's funny how often marital infidelity comes up in Richard Cohen's atrocious columns. Today, for instance, he has this to say about, like, Wikileaks 'n' stuff: "Governments, like married couples, are entitled to their secrets - from us, from the kids and from the neighbors. Total transparency produces total opaqueness. If everything's open, no one says anything." Really? That's not what I heard. Here is a reference, written years after the fact in 1998 in the NY Observer, to Cohen's own adulterous relationship with Kati Marton, married at the time to Peter Jennings: "Such energy, Ms. Marton's friends said, appears to be the consequence of her feeling that she could finally come into her own after many years in Mr. Jennings' shadow during their marriage, an increasingly unhappy relationship that engendered a flood of attention when Ms. Marton embarked on a drearily public affair with Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen–often chortled about on the air by Don Imus."
Ha ha ha @ drearily public. It's a cheap shot, I know, but I'm just trying to put Cohen's metaphors into context.