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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Edwards sleaze-fest continues

The newly reputable National Enquirer now reports that multimillionaire John Edwards hasn't purchased health insurance for his baby daughter. Perhaps he was just waiting for ObamaCare to pass.

Meanwhile the Wall Street Journal has the details
from the new book by Andrew Young so you don't have to read it. Here are a couple of tidbits that reveal the character of the man.
Donations: “S–t, they love me — they would do anything for me,” John Edwards would say after getting a big donation, Young writes. If refused, he would say, “What the hell — why are they wasting my time? I’m going to be president. I don’t have time for this s–t. Everyone wants to give me advice. I don’t want their advice. I want their money.”

Made in USA: Young says Edwards is an Atkins-dieter who hated making appearances at state fairs where “fat rednecks try to shove food down my face. I know I’m the people’s senator, but do I have to hang out with them?” Before a SEIU candidate forum in Las Vegas, Young says Edwards made him cut out a “made in the USA” label from Young’s own suit to sew in place of Edwards’s “made in Italy” label.
What a charmer. He was cheating right and left despite both the campaign and his wife's cancer.

The man was a phony through and through. Some of us knew it as soon as he appeared on the scene in North Carolina. But it's scary how close he got to high public office. I guess John Kerry's judgment in picking a running mate was worse than John McCain's.

Another thought on John Edwards - everyone, right and left, agrees now that the guy is a major sleaze and that we're extremely glad that he didn't rise further in political office. But I thought that we were taught that how a person acted in his personal life was totally divorced from how he performed in public office. Only Neanderthal prudes would care about how he behaved in private. So what makes John Edwards so different from Bill Clinton? Is it that Bill's wife didn't have cancer? Is it that Bill's paramour didn't conceive a child because Bill preferred a different, er, pleasure delivery system? That all seems a difference in details, not character. Is the real difference that Clinton was in office when his sins were laid bare, so to speak, and Edwards was out of office?

Here's a horror thought: if we were now in the second term of a Kerry/Edwards administration (I know, I know, but bear with me) and just some of this sleazy story came out, would we be told that it didn't matter because that was just his private life?


tfhr said...

By now Kerry would be saying, of Edwards, "I was for him before I was against him."

QDman said...

Regarding Edwards not purchasing health care for his daughter: If he's a "multimillionaire," why does he need to buy insurance? Can't he just pay for treatment as needed? I hate to think we are perpetuating the idea that everyone needs health insurance.

ic said...

Why should he buy insurance for the baby if he can afford to cover the baby's expenses? Until the baby is sick and the mother cannot pay for her hospital stay, there is no story here.

Locomotive Breath said...

John doesn't want to buy health insurance because he knows how much of the premium goes to support trial lawyers and he's no longer getting his cut of the action.

Old Rebel said...

Yes, we have to get real news from the tabloid National Enquirer, and intelligent commentary from the Daily Show.

What will archaeologists of the future think of us?

Pat Patterson said...

Maybe John Edwards is positioning himself to move to Van Nuys, porn capital of the world, and make money selling preggo porn?

Bachbone said...

Fox News reported Mrs. Edwards has finally had enough of her husband's shenanigans and is leaving him. Maybe she should give advice to Hillary Clinton?