The National Enquirer has more details on John Edwards’s second family. Since we’re talking about politicians here, the emphasis is not on morality or on character, but instead,
One political source divulged: “His advisors told him they were furious that this had been brought out by the NATIONAL ENQUIRER right when Obama is considering whether he’s V.P. material with the Democratic National Convention (Aug. 25-28 in Denver) only weeks away.
“From what I hear, John was read the riot act by his people. The fallout from this could cost him the job of running mate. They told him Obama doesn’t want to pick someone and be embarrassed by the choice. This ‘bimbo eruption’ at this critical time will do him absolutely no good.
“While his people are not trying to tell him how to live his personal life, this baggage isn’t going to help him convince Obama that he’s the right guy to be his veep.”
Well, maybe “his people” would be well advised to tell him how to llive his personal life: a candidate running for president who is cheating on his wife while she is battling cancer shows a kind of sleaze that should not go uncensored by anyone, be it “his people” or the public at large. Adding a child born out of wedlock is yet more immorality.
It’s a sad comment on public morals when people like John Cole think that
In short, aside from the fact that all there is to the story is an Enquirer report, it is just boring. You all have made standard affairs pedestrian and dull. Even when you use the phrase “love child,” what it boils down to is a guy allegedly sleeping with a woman. Pretty tame stuff, given what the GOP has provided us for the past few years
After all, there’s a different standard for the GOP.
And that’s the real reason why the Edwards love child will remain as undernews, even if Edwards does become a cabinet official. You can rest assure the media’s going to continue looking at the PR triumphs instead.
For all we know, is it possible Elizabeth might actually be encouraging John to have a side dish?