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8.08.2008

what a...

Heard about this from a former colleague last weekend, but I wasn't going to post on it until a source more reputable than the National Enquirer printed something. Edwards was a little too shiny-politiciany for my tastes, so I'm not particularly surprised, but having an affair while your wife is undergoing cancer treatments is among the more reprehensible things anyone could do, politician or not.

It appears that Elizabeth Edwards will be speaking in a prime-time slot at the DNC. Good for her. And that will be all we have to say about this tawdry little affair, and about this former candidate. I think it's safe to say that his political career is over. Hers, however, may just be beginning...

2 Comments:

Blogger MamasBoy said...

What amazes me is that it took the National Enquirer to break this story, but the NYT was willing to impugn McCain not too long ago on the front page using incredibly tenuous evidence that even my committed Democrat friends thought was amateurish. The MSM bias is pathetic.

MB

Friday, August 08, 2008 11:09:00 PM

 
Anonymous Michael Westmoreland-White said...

I see the bias as going the other way. I was disappointed in John (and I hope he is telling the truth that he DID tell Elizabeth about this long ago), but I wonder why the public only cares about politicians committing adultery when they are Democrats! Rudy Giuliani is on his 3rd wife--and both wife 2 and wife 3 were mistresses while he was married to former wives. Newt Gingrich, ditto. And he didn't just cheat on a wife while she had cancer, but divorced her because of it!
McCain cheated with Cindy while married and divorced wife 1 for Cindy because (a)wife 1 wasn't as pretty and (b) Cindy had lots of money and political connections to further his career. No one seems to care.

If these character questions matter (other than to family members) for political office, then they should matter equally for BOTH offices.

As for Elizabeth Edwards, I hope she becomes Sec. of Health and Human Services and overhauls our medical system.

Saturday, August 09, 2008 6:33:00 PM

 

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