All zipper cases are not created equal
David Petraeus’s political future has almost certainly just gone up in a puff of smoke. The cause? Extramarital sex.
While all general officers—and flag officers—are political, big-boy politics ain’t beanbag, nor is it nearly as collegial as the military.
(Consider Colon Colin Powell, a non-zipper case military man who still clearly confirms the military-political Peter Principle. With Powell, the longer he’s out of the public light, the better his legacy.)
Other political zipper cases—Bill Clinton, the Lyin’ Lion of the Senate, his brother, others—haven’t fared as poorly as Petraeus, nor for that matter, are those who have been charged with crimes, such a John Edwards (although Edwards is finally toast).
Yeah, you got your occasional Gary Hart, but it’s strange how it works out, isn’t it?