Oval Office. Jed's raving to Charlie as he signs stuff, "He's wrong. Leo's wrong. Are we to live with the assumption that there are no men in the services who've committed adultery?" I'm not sure that's the argument anyone's making. Jed: "I don't know what's worse, being stupid or pretending to be stupid. Tell him that." Charlie says, "Yes, sir."
Jed decides to do it himself. He walks to Leo's office door, bursts through it, and -- ignoring the person Leo's meeting with -- declares, "Eisenhower and Kay Summersby, a subordinate...Hammond with the wives of two junior officers. So GI Jane gets a court martial; GI Joe gets a short film on hygiene? That is all I have to say to you." He flounces out, leaving Leo looking slightly bewildered.
When Jed reaches his desk again, Charlie asks, "Feel better, sir?" Jed says he forgot to tell Leo something else and heads for Leo's office again. Leo's already on his way through the door, holding up the Uniform Code of Military Justice and mentioning Article 134: "Which exists to ensure that soldiers will risk their life [sic] for each other. I think you'll agree that without that, there isn't much point in having articles 1 through 133. Nobody ordered Eisenhower to stop seeing Summersby." Jed snaps, "That's right! Because men don't give that order to other men!" Leo: "Excuse me, but did you not fire our ambassador to somewhere in South America, I can't remember, 'cause he was messing around with..." Jed says it was the daughter of the President of Brazil. Actually it was the Bulgarian Ambassador who was having an affair with the Prime Minister's daughter. Or, you know, maybe they're talking about another incident altogether. Or maybe both their memories are going. Or maybe mine is. Jed says that presented a political problem for him. He adds that he didn't fire the ambassador, he asked him to resign, and set him up in the private sector: "And if you think the difference is semantic, look up 'dishonourable discharge' in there. Look up Fort Leavenworth." Well, I think the real issue is whether there's a double standard in the way punishments are applied to male and female members of the military. I believe the answer is yes, and I hope they're going to get into this in future episodes. Vicky Hilton shouldn't be given a free ride because she's a woman, never mind a very talented one; nor should she be subject to stricter discipline than a man in her situation would be. What's love got to do with it?