[Guest post by Aaron Worthing; if you have tips, please send them here. Or by Twitter @AaronWorthing.]
“Trial or not, John Edwards is the Charlie Sheen of American politics — great hair and no chance for rehabilitation,” said Democratic consultant Jack Quinn.
It’s been a while since I have seen a funny Charlie Sheen reference. Anyway, it’s all on the impending indictment of John Edwards and you should read the whole thing.
Basically the theory of the case is pretty simple. It works like this.
1. These people gave money to keep the Reille Hunter story a secret.
2. This benefited his campaign by preventing a revelation that would have completely destroyed it.
3. Therefore, that money was an undeclared campaign donation to Edwards, and thus illegal.
And of course Edwards defense is to claim that really, it was just to save his late wife’s feelings. Of course if he really wanted to save his wife’s feelings, he might have waited until she was dead before seeing other women, but hey, who cares? I mean it’s not like a President should have character or something.* Seriously, it’s like as if you think that if you grant a person massive amounts of power that we should feel they have a moral core that might prevent them from abusing that power, or something. How parochial!
* Note: I am being sarcastic here. I know, sometimes it can be hard to tell on the net.
[Posted and authored by Aaron Worthing.]