by Will Graham, Wed May 06, 2009 at 03:25:32 AM EDT
Why is Newt Gingrich allowed to be all over my teevee and yet John Edwards is radioactive? Morally, what is the difference between the two men? They both cheated on sick wives.
Why is John Kennedy considered one of the greatest presidents of all time, yet John Edwards is radioactive? JFK screwed around with more women than Edwards could ever dream of, yet no one has any problem whatsoever with this.
Bill Clinton is a hero in the Democratic Party, and is treated like royalty, and yet John Edwards is radioactive. Why? When it came to adultery, the Big Dog was in a league of his own.
How is John Edwards any worse than Rudy Giuliani, Eliot Spitzer, David Vitter, or any of the countless other politicians who have cheated on their wives--and were allowed to continue their careers?
To be clear, I was never an Edwards supporter. I never voted for him or donated money to him. I just think that the way he is treated relative to other cheating politicians is a little unfair.