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The Enquirer, Fox News and John Edwards

Boy am I cranky!

Not sure if I’m suffering from system overload or what… but I’m damn grumpy today.

What’s this about John Edwards’ secret rendezvous in a Beverly Hills hotel with his mistress and love child? More importantly, who cares? Is meeting your secret lover and child any more a crime these days than any of the other shit these politicians find themselves involved in?

The real story lies in the fact that the National Enquirer is now considered a reputable news source.

Damn.

When did that happen? If I’d have known it was a respectable publication I would have taken that headline I saw about the lady who gave birth to an alien seriously.

Ugh.

I don’t care that John Edwards has joined the ranks of politicians who can’t keep it in their pants any more than I care that George Bush blames the collapsing economy on the fact that “Wall Street got drunk”.

Seems to me you almost have to be dishonest, slimy and slithering- in the political arena at least- to get anywhere these days. Unless your name rhymes with Osama… in which case people will simply resort to making shit up about you.

I love how Fox News just pounces on this story about Edwards in the Enquirer.

Fair and Balanced my ass.

When the news broke, conservatives were immediately up in arms gasping and declaring, “Well I never!”. I am very much amused by their apparent amnesia… as if Republicans haven’t had their share of sex scandals.

Actually, where Republicans are concerned, it really isn’t a scandal at all unless the male politician involved is married to a woman… and gay.

Honestly.

How quickly we forget! So let me jog the memory…

Remember Republican representative Mark Foley? If you recall, he was diddling teenaged office pages. Boys. Ouch. 

How about good ol’ senator Larry Craig? He’s the guy who tried to bang the undercover cop in the men’s restroom at the airport. He was actually convicted of that one. Double ouch.

None of that shit came from the Enquirer either. If nothing else, all the Edwards-haters out there are doing a great job of showcasing hypocrasy at its finest.

Yawn.