John Edwards Got His Dick Wet
Friday, August 08, 2008
Time for another rant.
News recently broke that John Edwards had an extramarital affair (and he isn't even running for president anymore).
There are various reports that John McCain has had extramarital affairs.
Newt Gingrich had an extramarital affair while he was seeking the impeachment of Bill Clinton, who had an extramarital affair.
John F. Kennedy boned Marilyn Monroe, even though he had that fine chippy Jackie O at home. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. He was also linked with Vegas stripper Blaze Starr, painter Mary Pinshot Meyer, and mafia wife Judith Campbell Exner.
FDR himself was getting some side action until Eleanore Roosevelt found out. He promised to stop and did...for a while, eventually returning to the scene of the crime.
Circa 1920, news broke that presidential candidate Warren Harding had an extramarital affair. He was then elected to president.
In 1884, Grover Cleveland admitted to having an extramarital affair and a bastard child to boot while running for president. Admitting his transgression was said to have contributed to his success in the presidential race.
Thomas Jefferson had an affair with at least one slave. In fact, it was just a few years ago that the members of the Jefferson family tree hailing from some of the darker branches were invited to the annual Jefferson family reunion.
All of this is to say that extramarital affairs amongst politicians is hardly something new. AND, there is no indication that any of these morally unfit presidents were bad for our nation just because they liked a bit of the strange.
So, remind me once again why the media acts shocked and appauled when a political figure is accused or admits to adultery. Yeah, exactly.
Until next time, make mine poker!
posted by Jordan @ 4:04 PM,
- At 7:49 PM, ToddCommish said...
Dude, it's not the affair or even the lying about the affair...
His wife is dying... Of cancer... and he made all sorts of noble-sounding speeches about sticking with her...
While he's nailing some lobbyist.
- At 7:51 PM, ToddCommish said...
Oh, and there's a big difference between "there are reports" about McCain/Gingrich and the admitted affairs (and subsequent lies) of Clinton and Edwards.
- At 11:56 AM, said...
Not even close, horrible analogies you used.
wife dying + sanctimonious speeches + banging a chick that works for you = douchebag
- At 9:09 AM, Hammer Player a.k.a Hoyazo said...
Hasn't the NYT admitted publicly (albeit in tiny print on page 8 or some shit) that they made up the bullshit story about McCain banging someone from his campaign?
I am no kind of McCain fan, but it's the worst thing in the world if people are going to reprint stories that I thought were already admitted to have been made up to begin with.
Edwards is a pig, but yeah I don't understand all the hubbub. The American people love love LOVE a good adulterous piglet.
- At 1:48 PM, Alceste said...
Well, McCain dated Cindy for at least a year before divorcing his first wife (technically, admitted adultery) -- but no one really cares (rightfully so) because he didn't go around proclaiming the wholesomeness of his marriage as a reason to vote for him (what Edwards was thinking during this last campaign baffles me).