Sunday, December 19, 2010

Sure he's a war criminal, but at least he didn't cheat on his wife!

In 2002, former North Carolina Senator John Edwards supported a preemptive war on Iraq that ended hundreds of thousands of lives and forced more than 4.5 million people to flee their homes. And according to his top political adviser at the time, he did so not because he thought the invasion was necessary to protect America – he was privately skeptical of that – but because he thought it would be good for his political career.

Edwards of course went on to be the 2004 Democratic candidate for vice president – because, not despite, of his support for the war. Even after it was exposed that he'd backed the bombing of poor brown people on the other side of the globe for purely selfish reasons, he made a serious run for the presidential nomination in 2008.

Only after it was revealed that Edwards porked someone who wasn't his wife did all good, patriotic Americans start hating on the sleazy bastard. That whole support for an unjust, immoral war he knew was wrong thing? Again: a feature, not a flaw.

Seriously, fuck you America.


  1. Aw comeon! People don't vote based on a candidates record. They vote based on how a candidates hair looks. And Edwards had very presidential hair...

  2. Anonymous7:03 PM

    I hope it's okay that I hated him for both. Personally, I have no problem at all hating these creeps when they get caught straying. The reason is simple: they make life or death decisions about us every day based on their own belief that they're arbiters of our morality. Then when they get caught with a hooker or a baggie of pot or whatever, they feign disbelief that they themselves should suffer in any tangible or long-term way for their perfectly understandable little lapses! Why those horrid peasants! Don't they understand that there's one set of rules for us and another set of rules for them! Why, the idea!

    But, hey-- your mileage may vary I guess...

    -- ms_xeno

  3. the interesting part of the story is that Bob Shrum pushed him to do it, based upon the flawed sort of political expediency that has characterized his career as a "consultant"

  4. ms. xeno --

    Any reason for hating politicians is generally fine by me. I just hate them more when they kill people, not when they fuck 'em.