For the most part I strive to keep a certain level of discourse in this blog.
However, this really makes my blood boil:
Former presidential candidate John Edwards, in the news today for his admission that he was the father of Rielle Hunter’s daughter, is now in Haiti helping with earthquake relief efforts.
He said he had come with a group of 25 to 30 people, including doctors, and had brought supplies and medicine in an effort to “help in whatever way we can.”
“We’re going to do a variety of things, we’re gonna get our intelligence, make sure we know where the medicine needs to go, which facilities can do the most good, where are other supplies – generators, food, water, water purifiers, where they can go and be distributed in the best way,” Edwards said upon landing in the country. “And we’re gonna figure out which places the physicians can provide the most help.”
Now, excuse the language, but,
Jesus H. Christ!
This is the epitome of malignant narcissism. This ridiculous vain fool tries to redeem himself from his despicable behavior by creating a distraction and using Haiti.
Let me tell you something you can not understand, John Edwards: Haiti has an airport with only one runway. Dozens, if not hundreds of organizations with decades of experience in disaster relief (not poverty relief, which has failed Haiti for decades) need that one runway for delivering the supplies and personnel that will help the millions of people who are homeless, hungry and despondent.
Ban Ki Moon and Hillary Clinton already had their photo-ops in Haiti and delayed dozens of flights and wasted valuable hours of experienced personnel by doing so.
Every single moment you stand in that runway in a press conference wasting valuable time, is costing someone’s life.
So stick that trip up your kazoo, John Edwards, and stay in the US where you do not hinder the work, and – were you interested in really helping the Haitians – you could support financially and in other ways seasoned organizations like the Salvation Army, who don’t need to “figure out which places the physicians can provide the most help.” They already know where the help is needed, and are working around-the-clock.
Do the Haitians a favor, John Edwards, and stay away.
Here in the US, Leslie is outraged,
I’m outraged on another level because it seems that only ABC is pointing out that: 1) his public acknowledgement of paternity happened so close to the airing of his former campaign aide’s interview on 20/20 that it can only have been done to throw up a smoke screen; and, 2) the rest of the mainstream media has seemingly paid no attention to the fact that an officer of the court has been accused of alleged illegal behavior that should have his brothers and sisters in the legal profession shouting from the rafters for him to be brought before the bar for professional ethics violations.
Yes, it should, shouldn’t it?
This morning, Haiti works to relocate homeless; strong aftershock reported
The need for more permanent shelter was underscored at 7:54 a.m. Friday when yet another substantial aftershock roiled Port-au-Prince, jangling nerves and sending frightened people at one makeshift encampment running from large, swaying trees.