Saturday, August 09, 2008

As the walls come tumbling down

Edwards admits affair
A bad situation that may get worse

Former Democratic Vice Presidential nominee and candidate for President, Sen. John Edwards (D-NC), finally admitted to ABC news that he had an extra-marital affair in 2006 with a woman doing work for his campaign. Edwards has been denying charges of infidelity first addressed by the National Enquirer last December. Two weeks ago reports surfaced again after the tabloid reported that Edwards visited a woman and her child at a Beverly Hills hotel at 2:40 in the morning. Edwards was photographed at the hotel by the Enquirer who also insist that the child in question was fathered by Edwards.

"I started to believe that I was special and became increasingly egocentric and narcissistic," Edwards told ABC. I found this statement very interesting and was reminded of a song that may describe Edwards perfectly.

The song is "Creep," by the critically acclaimed alternative band Radiohead. "I don't care if it hurts, I want to have control, I want a perfect body, I want a perfect soul. I want you to notice when I'm not around, you're so f**king special, I wish I was special...But I'm a creep, I'm a weirdo. What the hell I'm doing here? I don't belong here."

Cheating on your spouse is bad enough. Cheating on the mother of your children who is battling Cancer is beyond words. Edwards is a creep who thought he was special, beyond the same moral conduct that you and I are expected to live by. As the song says you are creep and as far as being considered to lead this nation as President or the local County Coroner, you don't belong here.

When I first wrote about this story last month I didn't focus on the prospect of Edwards being an adulterer. If every congressman and senator who had inappropriate sexual relations left Washington, I'd bet that the remaining members in the senate would be in the single digits and as far as the House, they might be able to field a football team. I focused on the media cover-up.

At the time of my July 25Th posting it was believed that the National Enquirer was going to release incriminating photos of Edwards at anytime. I wrote "If the pictures are incriminating, how will CBS, MSNBC and the New York Times cover the story? Will they cover it all?" Anytime was earlier in the week and a deafening silence was heard. Your brilliant blogger was spot on in my prediction of the continued refusal to address the story.

Edwards probably felt that the Enquirer could of printed photos of him him fondling an eight-year old boy and he would get away with it. However with the Democratic convention coming up and his fellow Dems asking him to address the allegations or be shunned during the event, as well as the blogosphere brewing with more affair stories, he knew that no time would be better than the present. The fact that it was a Friday night interview he granted ABC Nightline and America was more tuned into the Olympics more than politics, the time for bad news was now.

Even though the mainstream press is now forced to report the story, they have already found creative ways to downplay it's relevance. "Mr. Edwards, who no longer holds public office," are the leading words in the NY Times article. MSNBC which is better known as the Messiah Serving National Barack Channel, is running an excuse piece of why media outlets didn't cover the story, blaming the ability to prove it.

Edwards has denied fathering the child stating a willingness to take a paternity test. That will never happen because it appears that his former mistress holds no malice against Edwards and would assist in keeping him in a positive light. She contends he is not the father and claims she knows who the father is and therefore no test is needed. Edwards will appear innocent due to his supposed willingness to take the test.

Right now I'm sure some Progressive whack-job at the Daily Kos or the Huffington Post and of course Media Matters (Yes I am aware your reading) is having a fit regarding the above paragraph. So to satisfy your concerns, do I think Edwards is the father? Yes! Why else would he be at the Beverly Hills hotel under the cover of darkness in the middle of the night to see a woman he ended an affair with in 2006? It wasn't for a game of Checkers or to get her recipe for Banana Bread. Daddy wanted to see his little girl.

At age 55, Edwards could of run for President until 2020. However he is done. No President or candidate for the White House will want to be in the same room with him. It's time to go back to ambulance chasing and hopefully being a supportive husband to a woman fighting for her life.


What's Hillary up too?
Name may be in convention vote

I would of love to be a fly on the wall when Barack Obama learned that Hillary Clinton is not ruling out having her name placed into nomination at the Democratic Convention at the end of this month.

While the mainstream press continues to claim that Obama has locked up the nomination, they forget that his delegate victory in the primaries and caucuses was marginal and that super delegates can change their mind.

Many of these delegates are asking themselves tough questions. Why doesn't Obama have a commanding or even any lead in the polls? Can he win in November? In a year that Dems should be sweeping the congressional races, why isn't Obama doing the same to John McCain?

Hillary and Bill hear these concerns and who knows what they are doing behind the scenes. There is little doubt that she would sell Chelsea's first born to be President, so selling out the Party is of no concern to her. Over the next few weeks Hillary will remind her fellow Dems that Jimmy Carter, Michael Dukakis and John Kerry had high single to double-digit leads going in and out of their conventions and still lost. Obama is in a statistical tie with McCain and is even losing among likely voters. How can he possibly win in November?

The Clinton's may not be finished and if they aren't, Denver will be fun to watch.

Paulie

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