Daily Kos up in arms over Edwards' affair
So apparently this dude named John Edwards has had an affair, and even ran for teh presidential nomination knowing that there was this little skeleton in his closet.
Colour me shocked. Tall, telegenic politician running for national office has a secret affair? How can this be?
All jokulating aside, obviously we all know that cheating on your wife is probably not a good thing, especially when she's recovering from cancer. But we also all know from, um, previous experience, that it's not wise to speculate about the peculiarities of relationships between the rich and famous.
It's also probably not wise to have an affair when running for president.
But I was kind of taken aback by the outpouring of anger and grief from certain quarters.
Colour me shocked again. You guys have made me jaded and paranoid. Dare I say it: I see overcompensation here. Yes, it would have been a serious and probably irresponsible risk for him to have run, especially if he actually won the nomination.
But: he didn't win. So shouldn't this be more of a footnote rather than an outpouring of rage? And even then, didn't we prove in the 90s that popular male politicians will be forgiven by the public if the alternatives are worse? Yes, media, campaign, destroy...