David Bonior On Edwards's Affair
by Todd Beeton, Fri Aug 08, 2008 at 12:13:08 PM EDT
I know a lot of people are reluctant to sort of "judge" John Edwards for what they consider a private matter. I don't count myself in that camp. I agree with former congressman and John Edwards's campaign manager, David Bonior:
David Bonior, Edwards' campaign manager for his 2008 presidential bid, said Friday he was disappointed and angry after hearing about Edwards' confession.
"Thousands of friends of the senators and his supporters have put their faith and confidence in him and he's let him down," said Bonior, a former congressman from Michigan. "They've been betrayed by his action."
Asked whether the affair would damage Edwards' future aspirations in public service, Bonior replied: "You can't lie in politics and expect to have people's confidence."
Update [2008-8-8 16:18:43 by Todd Beeton]:Not to mention that it gives the right so much satisfaction. My Republican Dad might as well have been walking on air when he came in the door today, announcing the affair as though it were some right-wing triumph. Perhaps I'll bring up the fact that John McCain left his wife, in a wheelchair no less, for Cindy McCain? No doubt he'll have the same level of disgust.