I think I know why I'm still banned. Markos got this story totally wrong and his wrongness set the tone over at Daily Kos for everyone who attacked me and who continue to attack me to this day.
Make sure your scandal is consistent with your story. We always knew Bill Clinton wasn't a saint, and he never claimed to be one. That's why multiple sex scandals failed to destroy his career.
Going out and getting stupidly laid and then coming home and reconciling with the wife is not the same as going out, getting stupidly laid, divorcing the crippled wife and marrying the pretty young thing.
Edwards, who chalks up his sexual indiscretions to unbridled narcissism, flatly denies he's the father of Hunter's six month old baby. So let's get this straight: he's unequivocally denying something else?
The mob has no respect for Elizbaeth's decisions about her own private life. The blogosphere will support or condemn her, according to the dictates of its own mob-heated blood lust.
They did this -- both John and Elizabeth engaged in this grand public deception -- in light of, and despite, what Bill Clinton had done to the Democratic party and to the country from late 1995 until early 1999.
Talk of Edwards losing his public career forever is just plain silly. Such a fate for having an affair and lying about it would mean that millions should be added to the already rising numbers of jobless Americans.
Thanks to the clumsy deceptions at every turn, the Edwards gang has obliterated any instinct many of us might have to give their guy the benefit of the doubt.
Public records searches reveal a history of criminal charges and convictions that paint a potentially different picture of Andrew Young than that of a typical campaign worker.
Here's why Elizabeth was willing to believe her husband could cheat and STILL run for president.
This week brought us the latest twists in the John Edwards infidelity story -- a story with many inconsistencies, which HuffPost began to explore last September. Edwards told ABC that he will have no more to say on the matter, but so many loose ends remain -- the incomplete birth certificate, the money paid to Edwards' mistress by his campaign's finance chairman, that blurry pic of Edwards and the baby he claims isn't his -- that more revelations seem inevitable. I've long pushed for a giant border fence separating public life and private lives. But the issue here wasn't Edwards' infidelity, it was his lying directly to the American people. The last thing we need is a sexual purity test for our politicians, but we desperately need political leaders whose word we can trust.
I can't be the only one who Tivoed the Opening Ceremony and channel surfed between Fox News Channel and CNN as the talking heads and tabloid reporters waxed hours about Edwards' turpitude.
In retrospect, Edwards' entire political career was a flash in the pan, a triumph of hype over substance, and a big let-down for any progressives who were fooled into thinking Edwards was the second coming of FDR.
Arianna discusses HuffPost reporter Sam Stein's coverage of Rielle Hunter's connection to the Edwards campaign on CNN. Watch Arianna on HuffPost's c...
To think that the importance of Edwards' message about eradicating poverty has been systematically disabled by the predators of prurience who pretend to trade in virtue, is an insult to the American dream.
We're not many hours into the official mainstream media phase of the John Edwards scandal and I'm already surprised. Something has happened that I didn't anticipate: I've lost respect for Elizabeth Edwards.