Never was I more glad to be an Episcopalian and an American.
As Goran pointed out, Judas only betrayed his Friend once.
You can read all about the whole sorry mess at Thinking Anglicans.
For a little insight into the English process of choosing bishops, see this post on Church-Mouse's blog, and especially read the comments section (hat tip to Grandmere).
Our system of picking bishops is by no means perfect. Sometimes a compromise candidate that no one really likes will win out over an excellent candidate who alienates a particular faction. But, our system has transparency, accountability, and participation, things I see conspicuously lacking in the C of E system. Whatever the result of an election process, it has a legitimacy that rarely comes into question (even in the case of +Gene Robinson).
"Confidential" or not, I'm very surprised John's name was ever on any list of candidates if he never had a serious chance for consideration.
According to The Guardian (hat tip to Thinking Anglicans), it appears Jeffery John was screwed from the beginning, that it was conservative evangelicals who leaked his name in order to sabotage his appointment. The Archbishop, as usual, played right into their hands.