Edwards Indictment Will Push Weiner's Wiener Off the Front Page
The News Porn industry is about to get a fresh infusion of new, red meat today.
2004 Democratic Vice Presidential nominee and 2008 Presidential contender John Edwards has been indicted today on criminal charges that he broke campaign finance laws to cover up his extramarital affair with Rielle Hunter.
Having wrung Weinergate dry, the media will drop the congressman's weenie like it's hot. The whole story will quickly fade into the quaint history of New York City, only to surface again — briefly — when the congressman runs for Mayor.
But who is the bigger dick here? A congressman who may or may not have sent a picture of an underwear bulge to his Twitter followers (although I and others have proven how easy it was to produce a photo — any photo — and "tweet" it to everyone on a selected user's follower list), or a guy like Edwards.
First, what we know.
Edwards had an affair with another woman while his wife was dying from cancer. He had a baby with this woman. Then, KNOWING all this, he made a serious attempt at running for president in 2008. He was one of the final three standing late in the primary season, and held back his endorsement of Barack Obama until well past the point where Obama even needed it. Word is that Edwards was playing both sides against the middle, holding out for a Vice Presidential nod or at least the Attorney General slot.
Then the news broke. He denied it at first. Elizabeth kicked him to the curb. He broke his children's hearts. After Elizabeth died, John Edwards looked like a huge horse's ass as his children couldn't even make eye contact with their father.Continued on the next page