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Aide: Sex tape shows Edwards' 'arrogance and hubris'
WRAL ^ | February 1, 2010

Posted on 02/01/2010 2:41:36 PM PST by NCjim

New York — Two-time Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards was so cavalier about his illicit relationship with a campaign staffer that he allowed her to make a videotape of a sexual encounter and never ensured it was destroyed, a former top aide said Monday.

In a one-on-one interview with WRAL News two days after the release of his tell-all book about Edwards' campaign and affair, Andrew Young said he thinks John and Elizabeth Edwards became so power-hungry that they lost their moral compasses as they chased a bid for the White House.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: arrogance; bimboeruption; edwards; elitists
they lost their moral compasses

This assumes that they had one to lose...

1 posted on 02/01/2010 2:41:36 PM PST by NCjim
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To: NCjim

It probably shows that John was an inconsiderate lover. No shock there.

The other thoughts that came into my head had to do with the necessity of a telephoto lens, and the brevity of the entire show.

But thats just how I think.


2 posted on 02/01/2010 2:43:43 PM PST by Vermont Lt (I am light skinned and don't speak with a dialect. Can I be President?)
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To: NCjim

The tape became less important as leverage after the mistress was pregnant. Edwards can’t be so stupid as to not know he was being reeled in.


3 posted on 02/01/2010 2:44:44 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: NCjim

By the time Edwards is done fixing his hair it is already the morning after.


4 posted on 02/01/2010 2:45:52 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Round 2 (insert Bikini Babe here) - DING!)
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To: NCjim

The mere thought of seeing John Edwards in a “sexual encounter” is enough to make any sane person lose their lunch. Maybe that’s why he thought it was safe.


5 posted on 02/01/2010 2:47:09 PM PST by livius
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To: NCjim

This career ambulance chaser lost his moral compass?


6 posted on 02/01/2010 2:47:44 PM PST by SeeSharp
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To: NCjim
Sex tape shows Edwards' 'arrogance and hubris'

Nobody want to see his hubris! You sick hubris-viewing FREAKS!

7 posted on 02/01/2010 2:47:55 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Uh, stupid is as stupid does... if he wasn’t stupid, then there is no such thing as stupid... as ma, mama used to say...


8 posted on 02/01/2010 2:47:55 PM PST by dps.inspect
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To: NCjim

What are the odds he’s looking at his reflection in the mirror most of the tape?


9 posted on 02/01/2010 2:50:21 PM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (Enjoy nature - eat meat, wear fur and drive your car!)
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To: NCjim

The two Whores never had a Moral Compass, nor any Morals or Ethics at all! The Edwards were two more Cartoon Characters out of the DEMORAT SIDESHOW! Will never forget the “Mutt and Jeff” Comedy Presidential Ticket! LURCH (Vietnam) KERRY and The Breck GIRL!! Buffoons ALL! But they are Destroying Our AMERICA!!


10 posted on 02/01/2010 2:50:54 PM PST by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Great President George W. Bush!!)
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To: NCjim
A preview scene:


11 posted on 02/01/2010 2:51:24 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: NCjim

Do you think Edwards shaves?


12 posted on 02/01/2010 2:52:15 PM PST by JohnLongIsland
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To: SeeSharp

...”compass?, what compass? I don’t need no stinkin’ compass”...


13 posted on 02/01/2010 2:52:28 PM PST by dps.inspect
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To: Anti-Bubba182
"The tape became less important as leverage after the mistress was pregnant. Edwards can’t be so stupid as to not know he was being reeled in."

Never overestimate the intelligence of a dim. Remember when Bob Beckel got blackmailed by a street ho and her pimp?

14 posted on 02/01/2010 2:52:43 PM PST by libs_kma (If you RAM it down our throats in 2009, we're going to SHOVE it up your "donkey" in 2010!!!!!)
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To: NCjim

I guess he wanted Little John to be a movie star...


15 posted on 02/01/2010 2:53:00 PM PST by TankerKC (John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt should have used LifeLock.)
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To: JohnLongIsland

You deserve a 10 minute FR ‘timeout’ for that one. ;)


16 posted on 02/01/2010 2:55:45 PM PST by TankerKC (No government employees were harmed in this budget slashing.)
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To: Vermont Lt

Who did the filming? Hunter? If so its just out and out blackmail. Edwards is the fool for not ensuring a lens
free bedroom.


17 posted on 02/01/2010 2:55:53 PM PST by rahbert
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To: NCjim
I bet it goes viral in the Internet. The Silk Pony will be remembered forever for his bedtime romp!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find only things evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelogus

18 posted on 02/01/2010 2:56:59 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: rahbert
Yep. The good old blackmail routine. I wonder how much he will pay to prevent the tape from being released?

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find only things evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelogus

19 posted on 02/01/2010 2:58:50 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: SeeSharp
This career ambulance chaser lost his moral compass?

I was surprised at that statement, too. All liberals try to rationalize their behavior by claiming it is for the greater good. What they fail to admit is it's always their greater good.

Good grief.

20 posted on 02/01/2010 3:04:14 PM PST by Magnolia
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To: TankerKC

I know, but I just wrote what everyone was thinking...


21 posted on 02/01/2010 3:11:41 PM PST by JohnLongIsland
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To: humblegunner
Nobody want to see his hubris! You sick hubris-viewing FREAKS!

ROFL!!

22 posted on 02/01/2010 3:15:10 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: NCjim

While running for President, and cheating on his cancer-stricken wife, he thinks it would be great to video his sex with the girl he is cheating with! Yes, what a wise man.


23 posted on 02/01/2010 3:17:49 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: NCjim

What is seen cannot be unseen.


24 posted on 02/01/2010 3:18:47 PM PST by lacrew (Barack Obama is always the least experienced most condescending guy in the room. (Rush))
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To: NCjim

“Arrogance” and “Hubris” are his pet names for his testicles.


25 posted on 02/01/2010 3:21:30 PM PST by Question Liberal Authority ("My...health care plan is a Bolshevik plot... which will destroy America." - Barack Obama)
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To: NCjim
Aide: Sex tape shows Edwards' 'arrogance and hubris'

I've heard of women who give their breasts pet names.

But Edwards must be the first guy who named his testicles ...

26 posted on 02/01/2010 3:21:37 PM PST by x
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry
What are the odds he’s looking at his reflection in the mirror most of the tape?

His theme song is; I'm in love with a wonderful guy.

27 posted on 02/01/2010 3:21:51 PM PST by dearolddad
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To: libs_kma

Beckel is completely different! As such a specimen of male beauty he had every reason to believe the whore truly lusted after his flesh. As a matter of fact if Beckel wasn’t a Democratic Strategist he should be a gigolo. Just think of the money he could make, especially if they sold his ass by the pound!


28 posted on 02/01/2010 3:21:55 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: NCjim

Elizabeth was definitely in this desperate climb to the top as much as her husband. I have no sympathy for her nor of her side of the story.


29 posted on 02/01/2010 3:23:32 PM PST by ChocChipCookie (God to Obama: Don't think I'm not keepin' track. Brother.)
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To: NCjim

30 posted on 02/01/2010 3:26:20 PM PST by MaxMax (Lets get a sense)
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To: JohnLongIsland
Do you think Edwards shaves?

Shaves his what?

31 posted on 02/01/2010 3:26:21 PM PST by dearolddad
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To: NCjim
Funny, I've never seen the words "Arrogance" and "Hubris" used as euphemisms for anyone's private parts.

Oh, never mind!

32 posted on 02/01/2010 3:46:24 PM PST by katana
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To: NCjim

Poor Elizabeth…knew…she KNEW…what was going on and still played the victim card…no pity from me...


33 posted on 02/01/2010 3:50:53 PM PST by Thinkin
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To: NCjim
This assumes that they had one to lose...

A dubious assumption.

34 posted on 02/01/2010 4:00:42 PM PST by gogeo ("Every one has a right to be an idiot. He abuses the privilege!" Groucho Marx)
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To: TankerKC
I guess he wanted Little John to be a movie star...

HEEEEEEEEEERE'S JOHNNY!!!!!!

35 posted on 02/01/2010 4:04:58 PM PST by gogeo ("Every one has a right to be an idiot. He abuses the privilege!" Groucho Marx)
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To: NCjim
The very fact that there were KNOWING Democrat high-ups who KNEW of Edwards proclivities and idiocy yet maintained their support of Kerry chosing him in 2004 as "PRESIDENTIAL CALIBER" is sickening. The added intolerable fact is that these self-same whizzers joined and gave rise to the media firestorm around the "inexperienced and naive" Governor of the Nation's largest state in 2008. Their noses should now, by all that is holy, be used for yardsticks! SHEESH!
36 posted on 02/01/2010 4:06:10 PM PST by SES1066 (Cycling to conserve, Conservative to save, Saving to Retire, will Retire to Cycle.)
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To: JohnLongIsland
"Do you think Edwards shaves?"

I'm guessing he's more the "hot wax" type.

37 posted on 02/01/2010 4:10:04 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: humblegunner

lol i needed that laugh


38 posted on 02/01/2010 4:28:38 PM PST by Neets
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To: NCjim

This Young guy and his wife lost their moral compasses too. I watched the special on either 48 hrs or 20/20 the other night. Almost to the end of the show you see his Young and his wife laughing and having just a happy grand time with Edwards’ g/f.


39 posted on 02/01/2010 4:31:31 PM PST by Neets
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Nary a moral compass in the whole lot:
"Young said he didn't get paid for participating in the ruse, beyond his family's living expenses in California. Fred Baron, a Dallas lawyer who was Edwards' campaign finance chairman, also gave Young and his wife $325,000 so they could finish building their Chapel Hill home and put it up for sale, he said."

40 posted on 02/01/2010 4:41:16 PM PST by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Question Liberal Authority

And his “Pride” stood out right between his “Arrogance” and”Hubris”.


41 posted on 02/01/2010 4:50:26 PM PST by excopconservative
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To: excopconservative
And his “Pride” stood out right between his “Arrogance” and”Hubris”.

Probably more like "Pri".

42 posted on 02/01/2010 4:56:54 PM PST by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: JohnLongIsland
"Do you think Edwards shaves?"

He probably did --- just before his porn tape shoot with his girlfriend( if you know what I mean.) ;-)

43 posted on 02/01/2010 7:19:51 PM PST by StormEye
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To: rahbert

I don’t know if I am “normal” or not. But I do know that I had enough film review playing football in college.

I do not need that kind of “review” in the bedroom.


44 posted on 02/02/2010 5:14:24 AM PST by Vermont Lt (I am light skinned and don't speak with a dialect. Can I be President?)
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