David Petraeus

David Petraeus resigns as head of CIA after admitting to extra-marital affair

The former general had been one of the most respected figures in the military and intelligence establishment, but has stepped down to deal with the ‘personal and professional issues’ surrounding his relationship with a woman who is not his wife.

D’oh! So…what’s the protocol here? Does he get a free pass because he’s a Republican, or is it career-ending because he was part of a Democratic administration? If the latter, then surely appointing him was a brilliant eleventy-dimensional move by Obama to remove his GOP teflon protective coating.

[Ed Note: Dday has more.]