Once upon a time, the quickest career ender for a naval line officer was running his ship aground, or having a collision with another ship. Now, it's scraping your hull on the reef of political correctness. The Navy has 28 years and a fortune (in training) invested in Captain Honors. He is by all accounts a highly effective officer. But he ignored a cardinal rule of military conduct: If you want stars, you can't be a load of laughs.