A couple of weeks ago, I blogged here about the stupidity of John Edwards, or any politician, having an affair in this day and age. With all the scrutiny by reporters, people with cellphones, etc. etc, how in the world do these politicians think they can get away with it?
Well, Bill Clinton got away with it, but I dont' doubt that he torpedoed his wife's chances of getting elected president. (Well...not him... but her acceptance of his actions rather than divorcing him after it happened the 3rd or 4th time.)
Now we've got Edwards, who admits lying repeatedly when he said he wasn't having an affair, but he denies that his mistress' child is his.
"The timing of the birth isn't right for it to be mine," he says.
My question is this, "What do you mean, the timing isn't right? Shouldn't it be, 'that baby isn't mine because I wore a condom because I did not want to father a child out of wedlock.'" Wouldn't that make more sense? Show a bit more intelligence? Or even better --- that child isn't mine because I had a vasectomy, so that I could cheat on my wife with lots of women, but never have to risk getting her pregnant.
But politicians are stupid. That's all there is to it.
His wife is dying of cancer. I'm sure she just feels great to know that he was cheating on her while she was enduring chemo. Or perhaps she thinks it's okay... "Well, I couldn't give him any so he got his sex elsewhere." Frankly - most men have affairs and that's why they have it.
So Edwards might not be a scumbag because he had an affair - but he's a scumbag for lying about it.
Will his political career end on this note? Probably not.... there's lots of crooked politicians still voted into office by idiot voters.... which is why this country is in the mess it is in.
On the other hand, there's no reason at all for Sean Hannity to be playing clips of Edwards and his ill wife and be all smug about it. No need to rub the wife's face in it even more than Edwards did.