Monday, August 11, 2008
For the record, even back when I supported John Edwards and pushed for him to be at least VP, I thought he reminded me of the notorious "Smiler" president from Transmetropolitan.
The fact that he decided to risk the Democratic election by covering up the affair he had while his wife was in cancer remission only makes it moreso.
I don't condemn him for the affair, but I think had he made it to the presidential nomination and this stuff came out now -- it would have cost everything. It was irresponsible. But -- as he himself said in his speech a few days ago -- he was on an "ego trip."
You know how it is...the wife is tired from chemo, she's not paying attention to you anymore...you meet some chick in a hotel bar...and next thing you know, you're hiring her to do campaign videos for you as a cover for your affair -- even though the chick has little-to-no experience. And she's getting paid for this out of campaign funds. And now the videos have mysteriously disappeared. It's awesome.
And when she gets pregnant? Get one of your married loyal staffers to fall on his sword for you and claim it's his baby. Your staffers LOVE you, they'd eat poop for you! (this isn't proven yet...but this is the theory. there is no father listed on the child's birth certificate).
Can Warren Ellis make this stuff up?