John Edwards is s demogogue, a hypocrite and a pandering class-warrior. He cynically used the ‘justice’ system in this country to enrich himself and damage the health care system. Thousands of unnecessary Caesarian sections are performed yearly because doctors don’t want to be sued by shysters like Edwards. Edwards is currently building a huge house with these ill-gotten gains.
But everyone has been pussy-footing around his newest selfish hypocrisy. When it seemed he would drop out of the race due to his wife’s illness (recurrence of her breast cancer in surrounding rib bones) he was hailed as an unselfish hero. Now he’s _not_ dropping out, he’s hailed as a brave unselfish hero.
Well, fuck all that noble “its a personal choice for every family and blah blah blah”. I just read an article about her illness here, and while I’m sure its not definitive, there is an inescapable conclusion: Edwards wife is probably terminal. She may have a few years of quality life left, filled with unpleasant and dibilitating treatments to keep her alive. She will be in and out of the hospital, she will be ill most of the time. And thanks to the essential jet-set lifestyle of a prez candidate, she’ll do it alone, or at least without her husband.
Edwards is a long shot as the nominee. He’s obviously angling for a 2nd shot at veep or a cabinet or other high-ranking job. He could get that even by pulling out of the race now. You have to conclude the only reason he’s staying in now is his deep-seated vanity and love of the spotlight. How he can live with himself, travelling around the country when his wife is this sick is beyond me.
He certainly has shown, for once and for all, he is not presidential material. He is a deeply fucked up individual.
Someone had to say it.