John Edwards Was Always a Fake!
We knew it was probably true, but even now the MSM isn’t reporting it like they would if it were a conservative!
He Was Always A Fake
New York Post
By KIRSTEN POWERS
August 9, 2008
JOHN Edwards “shocked” the political world yesterday by admitting he’d cheated on his wife of 30 years with a campaign aide, Rielle Hunter.
If it looks like a phony, walks like a phony, quacks like a phony, it’s a phony.
There’s nothing particularly shocking about a politician cheating, and there’s even less shock in learning that Edwards has been lying through his teeth about his own affair. In fact, we should assume that his detailed timeline about the affair is likely just another lie.
As is usual with people who’ve been unfaithful, he’s already told a string of lies. On July 23, Edwards denied the recent allegations and called the National Enquirer story “tabloid trash.”
Last October, he said: “It’s completely untrue, ridiculous. I’ve been in love with the same woman for 30-plus years and, as anybody who’s been around us knows, she’s an extraordinary human being, warm, loving, beautiful, sexy and as good a person as I have ever known. So the story’s just false.”
But something about Edwards always seemed uniquely phony, even by the standards of politics. Actually, nothing about him seemed authentic.
Who was he? Apparently, whatever he thought people wanted him to be. In 2000, he helped found the “New Democrat Coalition” for the centrist Democratic Leadership Council (DLC) along with Sen. Joe Lieberman and others. Then, for his 2004 presidential run, he staked out the populist “Two Americas” theme. By 2008, he’d completed a total morph into a class warrior who pandered to the farthest reaches of the Democratic Left.
The poor suddenly became a great concern to him after his 2004 loss – yet he saw no disconnect in building a massive mansion as he crusaded for the poverty-stricken. He discovered New Orleans when he wanted to make his 2008 campaign announcement, but was nowhere to be seen back when the tragedy occurred.
In campaign focus groups, people would say something about him was “too perfect,” that there must be “something wrong with him.” A YouTube clip of him obsessing over his hair captured what so many felt: He was more concerned with appearances than anything else.
By the way, Edwards isn’t the only one dishonored. The media accepted his denials of any affair – while holding at least one other candidate to a different standard. The New York Times insinuated in a front-page story that McCain had had an affair with a lobbyist – an allegation utterly without evidence. And MSNBC’s Keith Ollberman broke into scheduled programming to hawk the story.
But it’s Edwards who most deserves our disgust.