“I think this President has shown a remarkable disrespect for his office, for the moral dimensions of leadership, for his friends, for his wife, for his precious daughter. It is breathtaking to me the level to which that disrespect has risen.”
“In 2006, I made a serious error in judgment and conducted myself in a way that was disloyal to my family and to my core beliefs. I recognized my mistake and I told my wife that I had a liaison with another woman, and I asked for her forgiveness. Although I was honest in every painful detail with my family, I did not tell the public…”
As many others have said already today: it’s really quite simple. John Edwards is always prattling about two Americas. Clearly, he has a wife in one, and a girlfriend in the other.
Yes, his statement (linked above) contains language that indicates remorse. He’s a talented lawyer, after all. Amazing how contrite he is after he’s caught, isn’t it?
I thought this guy radiated smarm from the get-go, and I never liked him even a tenth of a percent. I thought it only the inherent hypocrisy of a super-rich guy making piles of money, then railing against the “system” that got him there. Turns out it’s that, but, gee willakers, he’s also sticking his dick in a mistress.
I’d like to think this will be the political end of this windbag, but there isn’t a chance in hell. Anymore, an insufficient number of people find cheating on a spouse a big deal, and for politicians, well, we just don’t go there! That’s his private life. It doesn’t say anything about the character of a person in a position of leadership.
What he needs to do now is go on a Remorse Tour. He’ll be lionized by the end of it, if he plays it right.
Or, if that doesn’t work out, he can always go be a televangelist.