Quote Of The Day

On John Edwards’ sex tape, the understatement of the day:

While he was unpacking, Young discovered a videocassette, according to the book pitch. Hunter had been hired by the Edwards campaign to videotape the candidate’s movements, but this one is said to have shown him taking positions that weren’t on his official platform.

I don’t suppose any of the positions, then, were of him bending the taxpayers over for a reaming — because that pretty much was his entire official platform.

H/T: Doug

  • SWilliams

    I hope we get some video of Mark Sanford down here because it is getting pretty sickening. First he compares his current situation to that of David and now,

    “This was a whole lot more than a simple affair, this was a love story,” Sanford said. “A forbidden one, a tragic one, but a love story at the end of the day.”

    People eat this shit up, God help America.

  • southernjames

    SW –

    Who really eats it up? From what I have been able to gather, don’t most Republicans want him to resign?

    And even if he doesn’t resign and serves out his term, he can’t run again right? (SC term limits?). And his potential to bid for any other office is pretty much shot, I would say. His political future appears over.

    So this is all yesterday’s news, isn’t it?

    Isn’t this now just an amusing diversion for the kind of people who think it is slow day news day if there isn’t a fresh Michael Jackson story?

    I think if people are still eating this up, it is just the usual “spectator sport” People magazine fluff which the public goes for, when movie stars and politicians have scandals. The media would rather distract us with Brad and Angelina’s latest escapades, or the latest politician caught with his dick hanging out, or the latest celebrity death…than point out stuff like that the Crap and Trade bill wasn’t even fully WRITTEN yet, let alone read first.

    “Enquiring minds want to know!! Just how hot IS the Argentine lady? This month in Cosmo: “Learn the sex secrets of Latin lovers who seduce politicians!” “Homewrecker or Hopeless Romantic? You Decide!” – Stay Tuned for the next episode of Inside Hollywood!

    I’m even smelling a made for t.v. bio-pic about Gov Sanford for the Lifetime Channel – what about you.

  • SWilliams

    I’m talking about the bible waving and the TV addicted 6SP down here. This is better than a reality or a televangelist marathon for them and takes the focus off the problems facing SC.

    On this one I don’t blame the press, while I don’t consistently read The Post and Courier or The State on line I do check on articles from time to time to read the reactions voiced in the comments section and usually you’re lucky if there are 15 to 20 on a major event but these stories are getting +200 posts. Now, when they will not comment on a coal fired plant on the Santee because they know it’s nonsense and TPTB will do what they want while Sanford was simply using it for more national exposure, on this issue though they seem to see their voice as having some significance, either defending Sanford or condemning him it doesn’t really matter because once again they have their attention shifted to issues that are irrelevant. You can feel sorry for the first few sheep slaughtered but then you must start to question the others for staying in line.

    And yeah, lame duck or not, his statements, lies are disappearing act are absolutely disgusting and I know it is not just sandlappers on the religious right who are defending the guy.

    SC republicans are whole another aspect of this, I don’t think this was a suicide as much as an assassination, they knew about it in December and waited to nail him. I don’t know who but he pissed off the wrong good ole boy I will bet on it. It’s also foolish to think he is the only bible thumping republican down here with a harem.

    As for the made for TV movie, after staring dumbfounded at the “… this was a love story…” quote my first thought was this is exactly where it is headed.