The news world is, I suppose understandably, quite abuzz over the John Edwards infidelity. And me, well, I couldn’t help but see it as a sort of Brown Shoes Don’t Make It moment.
Now, while it’s true that his statements about Bill Clinton were a long time ago and it’s possible for people to change their minds (I can do it repeatedly in minutes, even!), he came out against gay marriage (using the exact phrase “the sanctity of marriage”, even), and also apparently has claimed that those who have been unfaithful in their marriages should not run for President. How exactly it is he’s exempt, I don’t know – but I do know that he’s defied his own prohibition.
Anyway, sadly, at the end of the day it’s just another day in politics (in fairness, of course, Canadian politics are just as much an old boy’s club as American politics), and I have nothing else to say except, well, it’s too bad. For his political aspirations, maybe, but it’s especially too bad for his wife.
Finally, I leave this link, which is an excellent take on the situation and how it’s emblematic of a much larger problem.
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