And absolute ambition corrupts absolutely

This is worse than sad news. One winces to read Elizabeth Edwards post about it on DailyKos. It ends,

  I ask that the public, who expressed concern about the harm John’s conduct has done to us, think also about the real harm that the present voyeurism does and give me and my family the privacy we need at this time.

Celebrity voyeurism is the neon-lit armpit of every culture infected by it, especially when its light and stink surround the wounded. As voters, however, we can breathe a sigh of relief that the country was spared another Bill Clinton: a man whose little head told his big head what to do — at risk to everybody else’s, starting with his own family.


  1. Chip’s avatar

    Ouch and Amen

    Those that seek office are suspect….

  2. Brad Nickel’s avatar

    I don’t care what his little head does. Yeah, yeah, the argument that somehow our security will be compromised because he screwed around on his wife, is pretty tired. As I read elsewhere, look at all the world leaders who had mistresses and still were able to conquer, rule, run, and organize. Beyond the voyeurism, our society needs to get to the point where we only care about the job done.

  3. Doc Searls’s avatar

    My argument against Edwards has nothing to do with security. It has everything to do with trustworthiness and leadership.

    I don’t care if other world leaders, past and present, cheated on their wives. This is here and now.

    We expect and deserve better than John Edwards has proved to be. That was my point.

    You might say we cannot stand a White House divided against itself.

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