Tuesday, August 12

An Affair to Dismember: Why John Edwards Deserves to be Throttled

Having been a supporter of John Edwards, I do not take great pleasure to hear about his affair with a former staff videographer. Yes, he is a hypocrite. He eagerly joined in the bashing of Bill Clinton for his affair with Monica Lewinsky. At that time Edwards said, "I think this President [Clinton]has shown a remarkable disrespect for his office, for the moral dimensions of leadership, for his friends, for his wife, for his precious daughter. It is breathtaking to me the level to which that disrespect has risen.” -- Feb. 12, 1999.

Well, right back at you, JRE, but add a son to your list of people you've disrespected. Is it any wonder that the public is seeking better leaders?

This is proof of what I have said to my wife upon meeting Elizabeth Edwards at a book reading; the best part of John Edwards is Elizabeth. For both their sakes, I hope that his contrition is not based on political expediency.

For all intents and purposes, his political career is dead in the water and the saddest part of all is that the ideas he championed, such as the need to re-enter the war on poverty, are poisoned by association.

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