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The Most Comprehensive Chart for Your Petreaus Scandal Needs The Most Comprehensive Chart for Your Petreaus Scandal Needs

The Most Comprehensive Chart for Your Petreaus Scandal Needs

by Hilary Sargent

November 19, 2012

 

I've been making charts for about 5 years. Usually to illustrate illegal schemes I'm investigating for my "real" job(s), sometimes to make something easier to understand for myself. These days, I have a toddler, and a part-time job as an investigator at a law firm, and another couple of part-time volunteer jobs doing investigative stuff. So, my news-reading, chart-making time is pretty limited.

As the Petraeus story broke, it just seemed so, so chart-worthy. Irresistibly chart-worthy. On Monday night, I read a very brief synopsis of the scandal, and two things were immediately clear. One: I should make a chart. And two: How can I incorporate my toddler into this activity? Sadly, toddlers have no work ethic. The first drawing is Draft 1. The second is Draft 2 (I love white out, as you can see). And the third I made during my son's naptime, using Omnigraffle. Then my cousin Lee made my charts a nice Internet home at lilsarg.com.

Draft 1


 

Draft 2


 
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