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Why is Edwards being shunned?

by C1ay / September 6, 2008 6:40 AM PDT

Did he pull a Lieberman or something?

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(NT) Because he was a bad boy.
by Angeline Booher / September 6, 2008 6:49 AM PDT
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Broke rule #1...
by EdHannigan / September 6, 2008 7:40 AM PDT

Don't Get Caught!

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(NT) Bill Clinton was caught
by Diana Forum moderator / September 6, 2008 8:16 AM PDT
In reply to: Broke rule #1...
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Just lucky I guess
by EdHannigan / September 6, 2008 8:31 AM PDT

I've never understood the attraction. Had him pegged from the get go.

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Pegged as what?
by Dan McC / September 6, 2008 8:35 AM PDT
In reply to: Just lucky I guess

Someone who would become entangled outside the covenant of marriage? Is that relevant?


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I was thinking more along the lines of....
by EdHannigan / September 6, 2008 8:49 AM PDT
In reply to: Pegged as what?

dishonest greedy lying scum.

Something like that.

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I see no reason why he should be.
by Dan McC / September 6, 2008 8:33 AM PDT

What he did is none of our business.

Does anyone think his actions are relevant to any offices he may pursue or positions he may espouse?


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Very telling.
by EdHannigan / September 6, 2008 8:51 AM PDT

The lying and sneaking around and betraying of those close to him don't count?

Do you believe he has STOPPED lying?

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Do you feel this
by Dan McC / September 6, 2008 1:23 PM PDT
In reply to: Very telling.

way about all people who have had extramarital affairs?


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That's only the smallest part of it.
by EdHannigan / September 6, 2008 1:25 PM PDT
In reply to: Do you feel this

Not a big fan of his.

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I couldn't tell.
by Dan McC / September 6, 2008 9:48 PM PDT

Was that a yes or a no?


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It was a no...
by EdHannigan / September 6, 2008 9:51 PM PDT
In reply to: I couldn't tell.


Are you an admirer of his?

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Maybe this video can explain a few things...
by EdHannigan / September 6, 2008 10:07 AM PDT
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What fun!
by Angeline Booher / September 6, 2008 11:56 PM PDT

Reading what a bunch of guys have to say about a married man

.... playing around

.. messing around

.. giving into temptation

... succumbing to a vixen

... committing adultery

all depending on ones point of view or politics.

Speakeasy Moderator

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The facts depend on one's point of view or politics?
by EdHannigan / September 7, 2008 12:03 AM PDT
In reply to: What fun!

I think not. He actually DID do those things. Has nothing to do with "a bunch of guys". Was that a sexist remark?

Look, if Edwards is being shunned it must be by former associated or supporters, right? One is not suddenly "shunned" by one's opponents. They already didn't like you.

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You left out identifying hypocrites
by C1ay / September 7, 2008 12:45 AM PDT
In reply to: What fun!

It seems many Democrats will overlook Bill Clinton's transgressions and blow them off as a trivial events and yet, John Edwards has been shunned like a leper even though he was much quicker to fess up.

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by EdHannigan / September 7, 2008 12:50 AM PDT

that the chances that he has completely 'fessed up are suspect.

And perhaps it's not that Edwards should be treated like Clinton, but that Clinton should be treated like Edwards.

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Shunned??....by whom??
by Steven Haninger / September 7, 2008 12:24 AM PDT

The press?....His party?

I suppose it makes a difference whether one thinks of shunning as an active or passive verb. The press and political parties tend to be fickle, in my view. As for John Edwards, I'm not sure what's left to say about him. He's got fences to mend. These can be inspected later by anyone who cares to do so.

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His party....
by C1ay / September 7, 2008 12:49 AM PDT
In reply to: Shunned??....by whom??

They are treating him quite differently than Bill Clinton even though he made little to no effort to put on a long, drawn out defense and denial that he had done anything wrong when compared to Bill.

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Big difference in timing
by Steven Haninger / September 7, 2008 3:06 AM PDT
In reply to: His party....

Clinton was in office. He was already their dog and appeared to be in good health when the party adopted him. Edwards was found flawed while the party was still searching for a new dog. Why would they try to rescue him? It's a lot easier to euthanize a wounded stray than one whose a long time faithful companion. Wink

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No need to rescue Edwards.....
by C1ay / September 7, 2008 3:36 AM PDT

and similarly no need to idolize Clinton any further. If Edwards wasn't welcome at their convention why should Bill have been welcome and even invited to speak?

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Well maybe...just maybe
by Steven Haninger / September 7, 2008 5:46 AM PDT

the nickname by which some referred to him (some variation of "Slippery William") was warranted. I posted a while back about the AG in my state of Ohio that was caught in a similar situation wondering if Clinton's survival as president might have been precedent setting allowing other public officials to survive office as well. In the case of the Ohio AG, who was dead set to fight for his job, found no friends with his own party to help him...including the governor. I thought that was a proper and expedient.

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maybe he's a lousy politician
by jonah jones / September 7, 2008 12:55 AM PDT

and has the charisma of a turtle with gout?


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Not shunned. Hiding- he had a
by drpruner / September 9, 2008 3:36 PM PDT

bad hair day.

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Maybe he can't get it cut
by Steven Haninger / September 9, 2008 8:41 PM PDT

because his barber refuses to do so without wearing gloves and a lab coat. Devil

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(NT) Or the price is so high even he can't afford it.
by drpruner / September 9, 2008 9:36 PM PDT
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