A little, minor news item that popped up over the weekend: apparently, a politician has had sex with a woman not his wife. Shocking. The next thing you know bears will be taking dumps in the woods. Oh, wait a minute...
In classic American political style, failed presidential candidate/failed vice presidential nominee/former Senator John Edwards of North Carolina sat down on Nightline and came clean about his affair with Rielle Hunter. Hunter, it seems, was a videographer who worked with his campaign. Edwards said the affair ended in 2006.
I know I shouldn't have to ask, but truthfully, do we really still care about this crap?
Seriously, the guy is a one-term senator who came in second in the Democratic primaries four years ago and wasn't even an also-ran this year. Supposedly, according to one article, he may have been in the running for a cabinet post should Barrack Obama win the election in November.
Probably not going to happen anymore.
If Liz, his wife, forgave him, which she apparently has since it happened at least two years ago and they're still married, what the hell business is it of ours?
Some say it shows a lack of judgement and a lack of trustworthiness. I say we already elected a president we know is a hound dog. So, as a country, we've pretty much forfeited any right to bitch about someone else's fidelity...or lack there of. Also, if you take a close look, our choices this November include another admitted adulterer and a guy who admitted to smoking pot and doing blow in high school.
If you're thinking, "Well, drug use is illegal, so that's much worse," you're wrong. Adultery violates the Uniform Code of Military Justice's Article 134, paragraph 60, making an extramarital tryst while in the military a federal felony conviction.
But, I guess, some people just aren't happy unless they're puritanically peeking through other people's bedroom (or hotel) windows. I say they just need to loosen up a bit and get a little.