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Posted on 08/18/2008 2:44:34 PM PDT by AnnGora
I am sorry that John Edwards had an affair with a campaign worker. But I am not surprised. Men like to have affairs. Men like to have sex with new women. That's just how men are and always have been.
I am not surprised that a major Presidential candidate and former V.P. nominee of a major party had an affair. Politicians are men and they have all of the yearnings and drives that other men have. They do not check their flaws and essential elements at the Capitol cloakroom.
Nor is it a sign that Edwards might not have been a great public servant. The list of important men with great achievements who have had extramarital liaisons goes from Julius Caesar to Napoleon to Thomas Jefferson to John F. Kennedy to Bill Clinton and undoubtedly has a lot longer to run. John Edwards and Rielle Hunter are only a tiny footnote in this magnum opus
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Why does anybody pay any attention to this goofball?
“and wrecked his wife’s remaining life.”
I think Edwards is doing that all on his ownsome in “...hotel basements and men’s rooms.”
Weren’t American voters supposed to feel guilty his wife had cancer and vote for him? Now we’re supposed to feel sorry for him?
Ah! The smell of strange perfume!
Men (males) of all mammalian species do this. It's an universal phenomenon, sometimes know as the Coolidge Effect.
John Edwards and Vlad Putin actually had the same agenda. They both pulled off their dirty work on the opening day of the Olympics.
They were hoping most of the world wouldn’t be paying attention.
Birds of a feather.
Ben Stein has been disappointing me a lot lately. ‘Nuff said.
Sorry Ben, some of us are married and promised not to do some things we might otherwise have done.
Your hero, John Edwards, made a big deal about his commitment to his wife during his campaign. He almost certainly would have been appointed to a cabinet post in a (G-d forbid!) Democrat Administration. He made his private life an issue and you want us to forget about it now that it's obvious HE LIED.
Shame on you.
ML/NJ (who used to respect you)
Sounds like Ben feels guilty about something.....
John Edwards thinks with his pee-pee!
That being said, why was this affair, over in 2006, find him in a hotel room in 2008, holding a “friends” baby at 2:00 AM??
But Ben Stein is a creationist. According to him, humans didn’t evolve from other mammals, so in his mind there shouldn’t be any reason for human beings to act like the more primitive mammals. He can’t use the animal excuse.
Yes, but we are not mere animals, as much as we’d like to pretend to be when we are indulging our basest notions. We are men, made in God’s image, with a conscience and a will, capable of doing great things.
We are not baboons.
Bill Clinton? An important man with great achievements?
Yeah, that Ben Stein's a great conservative, all right. (obvious sarcasm)
“Men like to have sex with new women. “
Men also like to hit people when they are angry, destroy other people’s property, rape whatever’s moving when they’re horny, sleep when their dependents are hungry, get drunk and drive, steal whatever looks good at the moment, and kill people they hate.
However, they shouldn’t do that, should they? There are reasons those things are outside the realm of accepted behavior.
In actual practice, we are furry little beasts in human suits.
But we do strive for a more noble countenance.
I always thought Ben resembled a turtle...maybe he really isn’t a mammal.
I suspect you and I have two different world views.
I don’t believe in evolution, and I don’t think we’re descended from apes.
I think we are made in God’s image, and fell, and so must constantly subdue our sinful nature.
If you think you are descended from apes, you can dismiss just about anything, including eating your own kids.
Talk about Looney Tunes!