Vacation 2 is complete, but boy did I miss some fun.
John Edwards, a man for whom I once used to work (though not by my choice per se), was outed as an adulterer.
Ed Brayton says I shouldn’t feel betrayed, but I do.
Edwards can conduct his personal affairs as he pleases, with the consequences and benefits falling on him. But when he does so with the mantle of a party, a campaign, and as an active player in the political scene, he is most certainly is taking on a level of commitment and trust to the people who support him and work for him that he’ll do everything he can not to screw things up. Imagine if he had won the nomination, only to drop this bombshell on the entire party. Betrayed? You betcha.
Course, maybe I’m biased, since I’ve never met the man, but I did get to meet his wife, who was a truly classy lady.
In other news, Obama is apparently still very snooty and arrogant for having the audacity to be a Democrat. China really, really wants to impress the world. Russia really, really wants to disgust the world. Some famous people died of oddly improbable causes. And President Bush rather laudably spoke out, albeit a little timidly, for religious freedom in China. Some other stuff happened, but dude, I was at the beach.
More to come…