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John Edwards admits extra-marital affair

edwards.jpgFormer Democractic Presidential candidate John Edwards has admitted that he was having affair with a 42 year old female who recently gave birth to a daughter on Feb 27, 2008. So, the Mr. Clean was not all that clean. When his wife was under health issues and he was running for President, he was also getting in to bed with this lady. I am not the one to make any judgments and affair as an action is just that. An Action.

It just goes to show that people when they are facing some tough situations in life do tend to find ways to ease out their emotions. They want a release. And that is what Edwards probably was looking for. Presidential race is not easy and it wasn’t so for him as well.

For many, he will immediately become a “sinner” and for some, his admittance and asking for forgiveness will be enough. And to me, both sides will just using nonsensical constructs. It is one thing to judge someone by not being in her/his position, and quite another to be in that position.

But it certainly rules him out of any VP posts or any other attempt at the Presidential race next time.

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8 thoughts on “John Edwards admits extra-marital affair”

  1. This remind me of a joke you will love it!
    At a local businessmans club four members got together after a few drinks and began to confess their secret vices.
    ”I must own up”said the leading banker,that I gamble.every week or so I place a bet on the horses ,not too much but I have been doing it for years.”
    Well, I will come clean of my weakness” said the prominent executive.”No one in town where I am not known,I rent a motel room for few days,get stoned,and return home feeling better than ever!

    I am not ashamed to admit that my weakness is women.” said another important businessman “I have to be very discreet, of course,but with a cautious secretary it can be managed easily enough. I have never been found out.”
    The fourth member of the group,who had been listening intently, said nothing , he was the Rabbi of the village, others expected him to reveal something,but he shrugged his shoulders as is the way of all the Jews of all the ages.He simply shrugged his soulders.
    ”well asked one of them,Rabbi, how about you?”
    ”I would rather not confess,” he said shaking his head,they looked at him with suspicion.what could be the covering up?each one of them accused him of being a poor sport,espescially since they all had open up.
    Finally the Rabbi gave in,’all right’, he said relucantly,’if you must know my weakness,it is scandal! ‘and I can hardly wait to get out of this place!’
    Desh you trying to coin the scandal like
    into two,One Casuality that conclude in cause following the effect and second, syncronicity, as a non casual things which happens and you never know what is the cause and what is the effect they happen simultaneously!

  2. Hahaha…. good joke! I think we should just let these politicians be human as well. Of course, they shouldn’t be screwing around at the expense of the nation – specially with someone who can influence them or hurt their decision making capacity (Nehru??)… but other than that, they too have a right to an orgasm or two 😉

  3. This remind me of a joke you will love it!
    At a local businessmans club four members got together after a few drinks and began to confess their secret vices.
    ”I must own up”said the leading banker,that I gamble.every week or so I place a bet on the horses ,not too much but I have been doing it for years.”
    Well, I will come clean of my weakness” said the prominent executive.”No one in town where I am not known,I rent a motel room for few days,get stoned,and return home feeling better than ever!

    I am not ashamed to admit that my weakness is women.” said another important businessman “I have to be very discreet, of course,but with a cautious secretary it can be managed easily enough. I have never been found out.”
    The fourth member of the group,who had been listening intently, said nothing , he was the Rabbi of the village, others expected him to reveal something,but he shrugged his shoulders as is the way of all the Jews of all the ages.He simply shrugged his soulders.
    ”well asked one of them,Rabbi, how about you?”
    ”I would rather not confess,” he said shaking his head,they looked at him with suspicion.what could be the covering up?each one of them accused him of being a poor sport,espescially since they all had open up.
    Finally the Rabbi gave in,’all right’, he said relucantly,’if you must know my weakness,it is scandal! ‘and I can hardly wait to get out of this place!’
    Desh you trying to coin the scandal like
    into two,One Casuality that conclude in cause following the effect and second, syncronicity, as a non casual things which happens and you never know what is the cause and what is the effect they happen simultaneously!

  4. Hahaha…. good joke! I think we should just let these politicians be human as well. Of course, they shouldn’t be screwing around at the expense of the nation – specially with someone who can influence them or hurt their decision making capacity (Nehru??)… but other than that, they too have a right to an orgasm or two 😉

  5. I saw John Edwards with his wife on Oprah a little while ago when they talked about her cancer and how she encouraged him to continue his presidential campaign in spite of her failing health. I am, quite frankly, sickened by this news and distraught for his poor wife.

  6. I saw John Edwards with his wife on Oprah a little while ago when they talked about her cancer and how she encouraged him to continue his presidential campaign in spite of her failing health. I am, quite frankly, sickened by this news and distraught for his poor wife.

  7. Priya – its easy to give it a sin vs good color… but we don’t know many factors that could be material:

    – like the actual quality of their relationship (not the on-screen)
    – pressure on John Edwards because of the campaign and other things
    – how deep was his involvement in that relationship with his mistress. It seems he did not love… but just had a fling!

    I am not justifying but the fact is that the same drama is played everytime from all the sides without anyone knowing anything beyond the media-bytes. I am as guilty of all this as anyone else.

  8. Priya – its easy to give it a sin vs good color… but we don’t know many factors that could be material:

    – like the actual quality of their relationship (not the on-screen)
    – pressure on John Edwards because of the campaign and other things
    – how deep was his involvement in that relationship with his mistress. It seems he did not love… but just had a fling!

    I am not justifying but the fact is that the same drama is played everytime from all the sides without anyone knowing anything beyond the media-bytes. I am as guilty of all this as anyone else.

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