Saturday, August 09, 2008

Sex and Politics

Okay, so John Edwards had sex with Rielle Hunter. Certainly that was a bad thing to do on his part; ethically and morally reprehensible with respect to his wife and just stupid with respect to his political career. Both he and Elizabeth decided to lie about it for the sake of his presidential aspirations, which is giving the press vapors. I’m just amazed at their profound dumbness in thinking that they could get away with it.

Certainly this is newsworthy. Is it worthy of more than 45 minutes of commentary and analysis on a one-hour news show entitled “Race to the White House” by no fewer than six pundits?

John Edwards has sex with a woman other than his wife, briefly, then apologizes to his wife and obtains her forgiveness and remains married to her. The press is freaked out and declares his political aspirations dead.

John McCain has sex with a woman other than his wife, and a woman who is enormously wealthy to boot. He continues that affair on a long term basis, divorces his wife during the course of that affair and marries that woman, obtaining the benefit of enormous wealth possessed by the woman with whom he has been having adulterous sex. The press has no comment other than that John McCain is a “straight talker,” and “a man of great honor and integrity.”

Which of these two men is currently in nomination to become President?


  1. AND: Everyone knew about the nominee's behavior before they nominated him. Can we spell h-y-p-o-c-r-i-c-y?

  2. Anonymous6:47 PM

    Maybe the Edwards thing is fresh and the McCain one is old.

    Maybe the Ewards things is too similiar to Clinton's affair.

    Maybe McCain's wife agreed to the divorce and yada yada.

    Maybe the electorate is just stupid? At least some of them are. And the media needs yet something else to pontificate about.

    I never liked Edwards anyway, so no loss in my mind. I thought he was a hypocrite in many other ways, this just was a final nail in the coffin.

    I just hope he's not like a vampire, and comes back to life...