Scandal after Scandal and Immaturity

The current American commander in Afghanistan, General Allen, is now being investigated for “inappropriate communications” with Jill Kelley. If you forgot your scorecard, Kelley is the woman who reported the intimidating emails that started the Petraeus investigation.

The nature of the “inappropriate communications” has not yet been revealed. The quantity of communications has been revealed, and the sheer volume is interesting. According to the linked story, 20-30,000 pages of e-mails and other documents exchanged between Allen and Kelley are being reviewed.

Setting the other issues to the side, I am mystified how it is possible that men like Petraeus and Allen, both exercising great authority and bearing great responsibilities, have the time and energy to devote to sending massive numbers of e-mails to women, especially women who are not their wives.

I am going to take a shot in the dark and guess that General Allen’s wife did not receive anything like the same amount of e-mails from her husband in the same time span.

And now the FBI agent who began the investigation on Kelley’s behalf is being investigated for sending Kelley shirtless photos.

I feel as if I am trapped in a soap opera dominated by hormonally driven teenagers. But these people are all allegedly mature adults, and several have positions of great responsibility!

It seems to me that the teenage soap opera we are seeing enacted here says something about the level of responsibility and ability amongst our senior policymakers.

In other news, Mrs. Clinton cannot attend the hearings on Benghazi because she has friends to visit and wine tastings to attend!