JOHN EDWARDS - Some News Is So Big It Needs Its Own Page
I really don't want to talk about it. It's like deja vu all over again.
Blogher has a good post for discussion:
For months we've heard John Edwards deny rumors that he had an affair with Rielle Hunter. He's also denied being the father of Hunter's baby. Today, he revealed that he did, after all, have an affair with Hunter but continues to deny paternity. The blogosphere is buzzing.
Sister Toldjah says Looks like The Enquirer got it right after all and questions the MSM's handling of the story.
I’d say the MSM has a lot to answer for here, too, considering Edwards’ name was being thrown around as a possible running mate for Obama. The mainstream mediots dropped the ball on this one, an we all know why (hint: The “D” in “D-NC”).
Long time Edwards supporter and BlogHer Contributing Editor Punditmom shares the #1 rule for presidential wannabes.
In our day of 24/7 news coverage and cable news that feeds on stories about sex or anything even coming close, you have to be a fool not to believe that if you fool around, you are going to get caught eventually.
I really didn't think you were a fool, John.
Whether it's our business or not, when you get caught (and people always get caught), it will pretty much be the end of your career, unless you are an uber-politician like Bill Clinton.
Jane Hamsher at Firedoglake says she doesn't care what people do in their private lives, but...
But Edwards did play the family card quite heavily during his campaign, and if he'd gotten the nomination, the Democrats would be sunk right now and we'd be looking at four years of John McCain. So on that count, I'm profoundly grateful that he didn't get it. He was risking a lot for all of us by doing this stuff and running at the same time. It was incredibly stupid.
Sharp Right Turn, a conservative blogger, has some questions.
John Edwards admitted to his affair today… but says he didn’t love her (isn’t that always the way?), was not the father of the baby (then who is and why are you visiting her now?) and that he is unaware of who is providing Rielle Hunter with so much money that she lives in digs fit for a queen (perhaps his friends, Edwards says?…I am LMAO on that one!)
Some of us are saying this is not news, this is not a story, this is no big deal... And the blog posts just keep rolling in. The tweets continue to fly.
Are you tweeting it or blogging it? Are you talking about it offline with coworkers, family and friends? IS this news? Does this matter to you?
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