In my last post I wrote about the ongoing reality show to find our next Secretary of State. At the time it appeared to be a cage match between Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney.
But wait! Yesterday we learned that the President Elect played a wild card by interviewing General David Petraeus for the position.
In fairness, General Petraeus was an excellent soldier and (according to my sister who knows him) a brilliant man. But here’s the thing: he has a criminal record. After completing his military service he was named director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in 2011 by President Obama.
But, as a married man, he began an extramarital affair with Paula Broadwell who was writing his biography. In the course of their relationship General Petreaus shared with Ms. Broadwell his calendar which contained classified information.
When this was discovered, General Petraeus was charged with a felony but plead it down to a misdomeanor.
So here’s my irony: For most of the campaign, Don has charged Secretary Clinton as “Crooked Hillary” on the false charge that she shared classified information. It’s not true and an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation showed that.
But now, Don wants us to approve someone for Secretary of State who has been convicted of the crime he falsely accused his opponent of doing.
It’s going to be a long four years.