So I come back from a five-day mountain retreat — no Drudge, no Instapundit, not RealClearNothin’ — to learn that David Petraeus can’t keep it zipped and that John Kerry, the man who once threw “his” medals away in protest, might be out new Secretary of Defense.

Right now I’m good to need one good reason not to throw my suitcase back into the truck and head right back up the mountain.

Better yet, make it three good reasons. No, twelve. Do I hear 17?