Friday, August 8, 2008
Greed, Lust and The Desire to Be President
The President of the United States of America is the head of state and head of government of the United States and is the highest political office in United States by influence and recognition. The President is at the head of the executive branch of the federal government, whose role is to enforce national law as given in the Constitution and written by Congress. Article Two of the Constitution establishes the President as commander-in-chief of the armed forces and enumerates powers specifically granted to the President, including the power to sign into law or veto bills passed by both houses of Congress. The President also has the power to create a cabinet of advisers and to grant pardons or reprieves. (Source: Wikipedia.com)
So, Mr. Edwards, you couldn't control your "member" yet you wanted us to give you this type of power? You couldn't remain faithful to your wife, yet you were promising to remain faithful to our country? You wanted to create the cabinet, but now there is rumor that you were out creating babies. And not with your wife.
Quoted from your web site...
"I began my presidential campaign here to remind the country that we, as citizens and as a government, have a moral responsibility to each other, and what we do together matters. We must do better, if we want to live up to the great promise of this country that we all love so much".
Excuse me, Mr. Edwards, but did you say moral responsibility? As if you have the right.
Also from your site...
"Today, I am suspending my campaign for the Democratic nomination for the Presidency.
But I want to say this to everyone: with Elizabeth, with my family, with my friends, with all of you and all of your support, this son of a millworker's gonna be just fine. Our job now is to make certain that America will be fine".
Mr. Edwards, did you forget to mention your girlfriend? You know, the woman who knew you were married, knew you had children...but justified sleeping with you? Weren't you saying this to her also?
Another fabulous quote of yours....
"If I need to be with Elizabeth, I will be there."
Really? But how would she have reached you at the hotel? Would you have interrupted what you were doing to answer the phone?
So you had a family. You had political power and yet greed still brewed in you. It just wasn't enough.
The woman you married has cancer. She lost her son. How could you possible justify an affair?
We almost trusted you with our country. Our faith. Our future.
The truth is, you couldn't be trusted by your own wife.
Yes, I know this is judgemental as I don't know the complete story. And I really try not to be like this. But I just don't get it. I don't get why you lied to your family and to yourself. Wouldn't the right thing to do have been to walk away from one relationship before begining another? Sure it would hurt. But at least there would be dignity, for you and for your family.
If you came home and told your wife you met someone else, it would hurt but not as much as telling your wife you slept with someone else. It takes a coward to have an affair.
You must have pooped your suit when Elliot Spitzer got caught.
People are homeless, there is a war going on, people are dying of AIDS, and the man who wanted to be our President is having an affair. I'm sure the priorities would have been in perfect order.
After vigorously denying the Enquirer’s allegations when they were first made in October 2007 as “completely untrue”, pressure mounted on Mr Edwards when it reported last month that an undercover team confronted him in a Los Angeles hotel at 2.40am on July 21. The story alleged that Mr Edwards had been visiting Ms Hunter and her child. He told reporters: "I don’t talk about these tabloids. They’ re tabloid trash and just full of lies".
Well, Mr. Edwards this American has more faith in the Enquirer than you.
I can only wonder if it was worth it.