more proof that john edwards is a scumbag

Not that there’s insufficient evidence to convict, but this latest submission should make it unanimous: Edwards is scheduled to speak at the University of Illinois’ Urbana campus in mid-October. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Edwards will rake in $65,000 for the chat. But the paper reports Edwards’ agent told a University official Edwards wants to book more engagements and charge more than the pre-Beverly Hilton rate. In 2006, Edwards was paid a measly $55,000 to speak at UC Davis … on poverty. Now the miserable cheat is seeking to profit from scandal, even though he still hasn’t been forthcoming about it.

imagine if obama had lost

We’d be stuck with either a slimeball — rational observes know that Edwards has yet to come clean about his mistress and their spawn — or Hillbot, whose campaign operatives are whining what coulda been had Edwards been upfront about his personal life. Let that sink in: Hillary, wife of Bill, bemoaning the lack of exposure of a sex scandal. Michelle Cottle revisits Clintonia: John Edwards has been outed as a pathetic lying tool. His widely revered wife has been implicated in his politically idiotic coverup. There is a baby out there whose paternity will remain a matter of gross public speculation…

could he be more icky?

So what did John Edwards see in Rielle Hunter? “Finally, someone who understands just how amazingly wonderful I am.” Edwards, she said, was an old soul who had barely tapped into any of his potential. The real John Edwards, she believed, was a brilliant, generous, giving man who was driven by competing impulses—to feed his ego and serve the world. If he could only tap into his heart more, and use his head less, he had the power to be a “transformational leader” on par with Gandhi and Martin Luther King. “He has the power to change the world,” she said. Edwards…

no mercy for the pretty boy

Nor should there be. Maureen Dowd piles on, appropriately. Even in confessing to preening, Edwards was preening. His diagnosis of narcissism was weirdly narcissistic, or was it self-narcissistic? Given his diagnosis, I’m sure his H.M.O. would pay. The creepiest part of his creepy confession was when he stressed to Woodruff that he cheated on Elizabeth in 2006 when her cancer was in remission. His infidelity was oncologically correct

john edwards is like school on sunday

Yes, he’s a scumbag. No, he’s only human. Shit, I thought he was the Green Lantern. Okay, so he’s a mammal. Not a very admirable one, it turns out. (For you partisan types, same criticism applies to insensitive asshole Newt Gingrich, who at the very least was a lousy husband.) Should this be news? I’m torn, but debating it is pointless. It’s been nearly 50 years since the press overlooked JFK’s dalliances — 20 years since Gary Hart’s monkey business signaled the end of that unspoken agreement. Personal indiscretions by prominent politicians will be covered, and there’s no turning back. Truth be…