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

by Hilary Sargent

November 20, 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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