(Buck up, top earners: As someone who comes from a long line of vegetable-growers, I can attest it's not so bad.)
I'd love some answers on Benghazi, too, mind you - four Americans were killed, after all, and we have yet to hear anything approaching a full accounting.
Yet I have a hard time believing that Obama risked everything to hide or facilitate someone's affair. Then again, I would have thought that a Petraeus liaison wouldn't reflect on the president at all.
For me, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., who runs the Senate intelligence committee, has been the disbelieving voice of reason, sprinting through the stages of grief before our eyes since news of the scandal broke on Friday.
"I wish President Obama had not accepted this resignation," she said then.
But by Tuesday, she seemed ready for anything: "This is the National Enquirer," she said on CNN. "I mean, every day, there is something new."
Feinstein has also said that Petraeus jolly well will testify on Benghazi: "I have no doubt now that we will need to talk with David Petraeus, and we will likely do that in closed session. But it will be done one way or another," she told Andrea Mitchell.
That hasn't slowed the conspiracy theorists a whit.
Yes, this whole story is nine kinds of improbable - unless, of course, you think that although we all have secrets, powerful older men pursuing younger women isn't a very well-kept one.
And by all accounts, Petraeus had an ego that was out of control long before Broadwell came along.
What bothers me most is that the head of the CIA was so cavalier as to put lives at risk by keeping secrets and potentially revealing some about Benghazi to Broadwell, as she seemed to indicate in a speech in Denver before the scandal broke.
In the contest of his CIA post, his rule-breaking was callous, cowardly and the opposite of a conspiracy, which typically requires a great deal of thought.
And maybe just this once, it really isn't the sex that's so disqualifying.
Henneberger is a Washington Post political writer and anchor of "She the People," a forum for women writers from across the country and the political spectrum.