Sometimes you get jewelry, sometimes you get chocolates. John Edwards gets a headline. Attorney: Edwards is Deposed in Sex Tape Lawsuit What’s a guy to do when he has to testify about a sex tape where he is the co-star? He’s not even trying to get it back from someone. His mistress Rielle Hunter is suing Andrew Young, a former campaign aide, for the tape.
Whenever I read stories like this, I wonder, why the hell do we care? It’s really none of our business. We’re a voyeuristic society, I guess, addicted to juicy gossip. A lot of people talk about morality and how our leaders should be held to a higher standard. I get that, but people make mistakes and can screw up royally. Edwards is a tool for cheating on his wife, but the relationship drama was between him and his late wife, Elizabeth.
Back when we had a surplus and jobs, President Clinton had an affair with his intern Monica Lewinsky. He was a big, fat liar for saying he didn’t have sexual relations with her. Is that really grounds for impeachment? He had an affair and denied it. Horrible, but aren’t there married men and women out there today doing the same thing? It doesn’t make it right, but I don’t see it as a high crime or misdemeanor. If the grounds for impeachment included moral turpitude, there was plenty of evidence of his breach of that. But it doesn’t.
I wish, as a society, we can just leave the leaders alone when it comes to their private lives. In Edwards case, the issue isn’t the affair. It’s the campaign money. If he was using it for wining and dining his mistress, then that is definitely not right. People donated to his Presidential campaign, not the New Shiny Trinket for Rielle fund.
Edwards is a former Senator. A former candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination. A political has been. For that alone, we shouldn’t care. I hope his mistress gets that tape back so it doesn’t accidentally get leaked. Well, if it were released, maybe he could end up like Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian. Maybe he can be the first to have a reality show on C-Span: Life after I Killed My Political Career