I love men, I really do…they’re so interesting. Only a man would tell the half-truth
about an affair, which happened before and most likely during his Presidential campaign
(and probably produced a child), in front of the national media with a straight face!
To John Edwards’ credit, that tactic would work in a “normal” situation. Quite often,
when there is absolutely no doubt that man has cheated, he will confess just enough
since he feels backed into a corner and forced to admit his infidelity. And frankly, he
wants to move past the situation as quickly as possible. Partial admission usually works
with the wife, who is normally devastated, and wants move past the embarrassment and
avoid as much pain as possible. The fact that Elizabeth Edwards has cancer adds an OMG!
factor to the story, but the truth is she may have some type of understanding with her
husband as far as other women are concerned, so this situation really is not surprising.
The surprising part is that both John and Elizabeth went forward with John’s quest for
Shocked. Dismayed. Incredulous. I can’t shake the image of John Edwards being the
nominee, instead of Barack Obama, and this story coming to light now. The Democratic
Party would have imploded, and John McCain would have most likely been handed the
Presidency. While some people want to take the stand that the affair was a private
matter, it certainly is not when you are in a public office or running for one. When a
person decides they want a highly visible public office, they open their life up to
public scrutiny. Interestingly, it was the National Enquirer that kept pushing this meme
while the mainstream media accepted Edwards dismissive denial and did not pursue the
story. Which reminds me of the MSM dismissing the possible effect of President Clinton’s
past dalliances and ignoring the possibility of more recent affairs because they accepted
Hillary Clinton campaign stance that those situations were non-issues.
This is a trying time for the Edwards family and the state of his political future is
unclear. Although, some politicians have revived successful careers, there are a few
issues that could hamper an Edwards’ return, including his “I am not the father” Maury
Povich moment and $120,000+ paid to Rielle Hunter during the primaries. It is not hard to make the leap that Edwards could easily lie about paternity since the mother has stated that she will not take a paternity test. Andrew Young, an Edwards’ campaign staffer, has claimed that he is the child’s father, which seems ludicrous and over the top. The money to pay for Hunter’s and Young’s residencies is currently being scrutinized not to mention the outright lie by Edwards that Hunter was paid before the affair.
If your story can be examined by the MSM and the entire country, tell the whole truth. Telling only half the truth has destroyed Edwards’ credibility and
makes him look like an idiot.
And now for more MSM foolishness: Watch as the political pundits feverishly try to
develop a tenuous connection between Obama and the Edwards affair and drone on and on
about how this will damage Obama while not ignoring the more logical connection to John
McCain who left his sick wife for a young heiress.