Aug 102008
 

It seems that the tabloid National Enquirer has a knack for catching wandering politicians, and they’ve nabbed another now…my favorite recent presidential candidate, John Edwards. It appears that back in 2006 Edwards had an affair with Rielle Hunter, a lady hired to produce campaign films for the Edwards campaign.

The question is, what to make of this? I am certainly disappointed in this behavior. I am the first to admit that guys in general are pigs when it comes to sex, but what makes these guys all think they can be in the public limelight and get away with these affairs? I suppose if you have the balls to think you can run the country and solve all the issues we have, then you have the balls to think you can get away with anything. Obviously, based on the information on this website, it’s not all that uncommon for President’s and Vice Presidents to have their dalliance’s. It goes back to Washington.

I am certainly sorry for his family and the pain this brings to them…and especially since they have to deal with it in the public. That brings up the obvious question, what business is it of ours (the publics)? Edwards certainly is something of a public figure, but he is no longer a candidate for anything, and the affair was between consenting adults.

He did continue to deny the affair to the press for a while, but that’s a natural reaction. It appears he came clean to his wife and family some time back. Of course Fox News and some of the rest of the MSM has tried to tie Edwards to Obama. I’m not sure people are going to fall for that. McCain seems to continue to get a pass for running around on his first wife with his current wife before the divorce.

I guess my attitude is that there are more important things to report than an affair between adults, but if the media is going to insist on reporting on these issues, I just wish they’d report fairly, and call out everyone’s proclivities.

And Another Republican Sex Scandal

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Jan 182008
 

Boy, Republican hypocracy is the gift that just keeps going and going and going….

As Michael at Bloggernista says, it’s been like 20 minutes since the last Repug scandal, so time for a new one. This one is especially delicious since it involves the Texas District Attorney who argued before the U.S. Supreme Court to allow Texass to keep their sodomy law which criminalized homosexuality.

Harris County DA, Chuck Rosenthal argued before the Supreme Court:

“Even if you infer that various States acting through their legislative process have repealed sodomy laws, there is no protected right to engage in extrasexual – extramarital sexual relations, again, that can trace their roots to history or the traditions of this nation.”

So what makes this one so great. Rosenthal is married and has portrayed himself as a strong defender of family values and the sanctity of marriage, but now Chuck has a little problem. It seems he’s under investigation following the discovery of e-mails containing sexually explicit videos, racist jokes and what is described as torrid love notes to his executive secretary.

I’m beginning think these guys are so interested in controlling everyone else’s sex life, so they can clear the field for themselves.