John Edwards speaks…
"It is inadequate to say to the people who believed in me that I am sorry, as it is inadequate to say to the people who love me that I am sorry. In the course of several campaigns, I started to believe that I was special and became increasingly egocentric and narcissistic."
Well, luckily the American voters were there to relieve him of that delusion.
"If you want to beat me up — feel free."
I'm sure that many people will take him up on this offer.
"You cannot beat me up more than I have already beaten up myself."
Has this guy just now started paying attention to the American media?
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Tags: John Edwards, Rielle Hunter, Scandalgate
Most of the major news sources have been reluctant to cover John Edwards' alleged extra-marital affair for some reason.
Well, I wonder if this makes it newsworthy enough?
John Edwards repeatedly lied during his Presidential campaign about an extramarital affair with a novice filmmaker, the former Senator admitted to ABC News today.
In an interview for broadcast tonight on Nightline, Edwards told ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff he did have an affair with 44-year old Rielle Hunter, but said that he did not love her.
Well, as long as he didn't love her — as long as it wasn't a complicated matter of the heart and was just dirty, unseemly, inconsiderate sex — I guess that makes it kind of better somehow.
Oh, and wouldn't this just have been a fantastic development for the Democrats and the country if he had managed to sure up the Democratic nomination?
For what it's worth, Edwards still contends that Hunter's baby is not his…
Edwards said he knew he was not the father based on timing of the baby's birth on February 27, 2008. He said his affair ended too soon for him to have been the father.
A former campaign aide, Andrew Young, has said he was the father of the child.
What the shit was going on in that campaign? No wonder they petered out so soon. They must have been exhausted.
Tags: John Edwards, Rielle Hunter, Scandalgate
For weeks we've been wondering if Dick Cheney would get a speaking slot at the Republican National Convention next month. On the one hand, he holds the second-highest office in America.
On the other hand, he holds the distinction of being the most unpopular elected official in America. And possibly the multiverse.
Because of that John McCain has avoided making appearances with Cheney, leading to rumors that the vice president would be shut out of the RNC's festivities in St. Paul.
Turns out they're making time for him after all…
"The vice president looks forward to participating in the Republican National Convention and continuing to work for the election of Sen. McCain and other Republican candidates in the coming months," the White House said in a statement [that made John McCain whimper slightly].
But that's not the only thing that could undermine McCain's big moment…
McCain's biggest convention problem may not be Bush or Cheney, but the fact that Sept. 4–the night he makes his nomination speech–also happens to kick off the 2008 NFL season.
NBC will air a highly anticipated Washington Redskins vs. New York Giants game. TVNewser reported Wednesday that NBC News has been working with NBC Sports and the Republican National Committee on timing. If the game goes long, McCain would most likely delay his speech.
Man, that's sad. War hero John McCain, a prisoner of NFL scheduling.
Where are Mike Huckabee's imaginary cheerleaders when you really need them?
Tags: Dick Cheney, George W. Bush, John McCain, Republican National Convention
Hillary Clinton's former campaign team are reportedly not particularly excited over a bunch of their interoffice memos that the Atlantic Monthly has somehow managed to get their greasy fingers on…
Of particular concern are nearly 200 internal memos that the author, Josh Green, obtained — 130 or so of which he plans to scan in and post online.
When the piece is published sometime next week, readers will be able to scroll through the memos, from senior strategists such as Mark Penn, Harold Ickes and Geoff Garin, and see what exactly was going on inside the infamously fractured Clinton organization. That has some former team members in a panic.
This should be interesting. I think it'll be important for future generations to learn the mystical secrets of just what goes into taking one of the most popular, respected and competent politicians in the country driving a shoo-in campaign directly into the ground.
I mean, that takes some expertise.
Tags: Hillary Clinton
Here's some news for people who still remember that we're in the middle of a war in some country called Irack or something…
Influential Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr would dissolve his Mehdi Army militia if the United States started withdrawing troops according to a set timetable, a spokesman said.
I don't know. That an awful lot like an endorsement for Barack Obama from his Muslim buddy Moqtada al-Sadr.
I think we should play it safe and elect John McCain and let him blow that motherfucker to hell and back.
And then maybe he can go after al-Sadr.
Tags: Barack Obama, Iraq, John McCain