Patraeus isn't doing it right.
He's supposed to lie to the nation, then throw up any and every legal hurtle with a courtier press telling us that he's "defending the constitution". (Maybe if he'd picked a fat intern.)
Trash like Valerie Plame pull a smear campaign on GWB and get a "book deal" out of it. (Guess it's ok to slander, but not womanize - unless you're a dumb hick from Arkansas.)