Earlier today I was at the gym doing cardio and gawking at the tellie. They had it parked on CNN with news that Russia had attacked Georgia. Open conflict in that unstable region, great, just what the world needs. I figured that I'd finish my workout to the endless repetition of images of explosions and armoured vehicles. But no, twas not to be. For that tale got wiped right off the old screen by the breaking news that John Edwards had indeed had adulterous sex with a woman. The remainder of my workout took place under the cathode light of this tawdry news. Now I'll admit that, as a male, there is a very insistent little voice in the old trousers that often seems to usurp control of the self. There is good reason that some refer to the masculine reproductive apparatus as the dumb stick. Edwards is not alone in his indiscretion. Lots and lots of people cheat on their spouses. And as much as men are labeled dogs for their pursuit of conjugality, it should be noted that in the hetero universe, they're doing all this bucking and snuffling with someone. The ladies ain't immune from carnality.
What separates the Edwards news from run of the mill sordid fuckery is his public profile. The fool was running for the Democratic nomination. Did he honestly believe that in today's crotch snuffling political climate that an extramarital affair would remain a secret? Has he actually met any Republicans? What a fucking idiot. The optics are just terrible on this. Not only did he cheat on his wife (while she fights a serious cancer) but he lied about it repeatedly. Edwards seemed like a good candidate, clean cut, all American, white bread, nice guy. And now, after taking advice from the evil, blind trouser mole his political career is toast and he gave the screeching Jeeziz gang a stick to wallop liberals with. Way to go moron. The allegedly left leaning press is going to play this into the frickin' ground. Too bad he wasn't buying time on hookers for diaper duty or hitting on strangers in public toilets or paying for buggery and meth with collection box cash.
On the other hand, Dennis Kucinich handed Bush-enabling milquetoast Nancy Pelosi a petition with 100,000 names calling for the impeachment of America's crooked president. Funny, while Obama is rolling over and playing to the middle, wishying and washying all over the damn place, Dodd and Kucinich are actually leading and fighting for justice and for the constitution (which from this Canadian's point of view is a pretty damned impressive and worthy document). The Democrats could have had a great candidate in Dodd or a great but less telegenic one in Kucinich. Regardless, Edwards would still be a cock noggin for not keeping it in his britches and then for lying about it.