Parents are embarrassing. It's part of our job description. We wear the wrong clothes or talk too loudly or just breathe. Yet it could always be worse: as if it weren't bad enough that former presidential hopeful and U.S. Senator John Edwards fathered a love child while publicly professing to truly, madly, deeply love his wife, Elizabeth Edwards, a grand jury now suspects he may have illegally spent money earmarked for his presidential campaign to secret away his paramour and their baby daughter.