August 09, 2008

Miniter, on John Edwards' Defense

. . . and what it says about modern-day feminism. ("The Clinton wound was mortal.")

Well, I don't think I know what feminism is—as with Art, I just know what I like. If men can be gentlemenly (perhaps even, on special occasions, gallant) without patronizing me, thas cool. and without it being this desperate endless striving to get to the door first, so he can be the one to open it for me: how about seeing which one of us gets there first, and he/she will hold it for the other?

If lesbians can stop pretending that I'm an idiot because I (as they say about polling data) "trend straight," that's a good thing, too. [After all--can we admit that some of the worst sexists out there are dykes, and a few tall women of miscellaneous orientations?]

But instead of that blunt "I didn't love her," Silky would have been better off with "I had tremendous respect for her"—instinctively moving his hands forward, as most of 'em do, like heat-seeking missiles—"frontal lobes. I mean, she had a first-rate intellect. That's why we don't need a paternity test: the child just doesn't seem vain enough. No sitting in front of the mirror, trying on various hairstyles. What a waste of money that would be."

Actually, I liked Breck boy, because he just wasn't ever afraid to kind of brainstorm about ideas for what we could do to improve the country. I didn't agree with most of 'em, but I liked the fact that the wheels kept turning.

Likewise, I have a soft spot in my heart for a politician who's been caught out in an affair that's tawdrier-than-average (when one's wife is diagnosed with cancer isn't a great time to go clitting around), and yet he admitted that Universal Truth in a way I hadn't ever heard Clinton articulate, and doubt even Ted Kennedy has ever put into words. "I thought I was special."

Does everyone have moments of sociopathy? More, perhaps, than might want to publicize that fact. Edwards scores lower on the sociapath scale because he admitted it.

Posted by Attila Girl at August 9, 2008 11:17 PM | TrackBack

According to multiple sources, Edwards was apoplectic that ABC News broke the story on its website and began promoting it early on Friday, giving the rest of the media a chance to play catch-up and site [sic] ABC News’ report. (Representatives for Edwards did not return a call or e-mail for comment.)

Edwards subsequently made solicitous calls to multiple reporters including CBS News’ Bob Schieffer, who also talked to a distraught Elizabeth Edwards.

Slimeball. Yes, he's always thinking. He can improve the country by never being heard from again.

Posted by: Darrell at August 10, 2008 06:37 AM

clitting around

Have I seen that before? I can't recall, but I like it.

Posted by: Desert Cat at August 10, 2008 09:36 PM

That term is usually used by lesbians, or by those the polyamorous variety cheat on. What? You trying to imply that Edward's a lesbian? On second thought, I know you wouldn't insult lesbians that way.

The only reason Edwards spoke after calling everyone "liars" for nine months is that he finally got caught in a situation(with proof) that he couldn't explain away. And he times his response to get lost in the Olympic coverage, but ABC moved it ahead--and publicized the interview. Another smartest guy in the room that had promised to be capable of micromanaging every aspect of American life having the same outcome of all centrally-planned schemes that had come before. I hope his talks with tax officials and prosecutors go better. I bet they have rules about the appropriate uses of campaign funds. And tax requiremenst on diverting thoses funds for personal use.

Posted by: Darrell at August 10, 2008 10:09 PM

Yeah, well: maybe the liberal part of my nature got the better part of me for a time.

Or perhaps I forgot that Edwards made his killing as a P.I. lawyer, 99% of whom are scumbuckets--and, taken as a totality, a group that has led to huge increases in health care costs in this country.

Posted by: Attila Girl at August 11, 2008 07:42 AM

BTW, the only thing worse than clitting around is not clitting around, if-you-know-what-I-mean-and-I-think-you-do.

Posted by: Attila Girl at August 11, 2008 09:27 AM

Yeah, but when you finally make that big decision to love, honor, cherish, and obey one particular clitoris, you must be true to your word. Oh you can still see if you have what it takes to make another quiver, swell, or 'blush'. But you'll have to judge that from her eyes, before you tell her that you have another waiting for you at home.

Posted by: Darrell at August 11, 2008 08:37 PM

Darrell: I don't recall obeying any clitoris as part of marriage vows. I do recall women having to obey cocks, though...

/being pussy-whipped is plenty bad enough, one should think...

Posted by: Gregory at August 12, 2008 01:40 AM

And being cock-whipped would be, I should imagine, just as bad.

Posted by: Attila Girl at August 12, 2008 09:31 AM

For years, only one had to say it. Then no one had to. Nothing says that both can't cede power to form an even stronger union than the sum of the individual parts.

Posted by: Darrell at August 12, 2008 10:54 AM

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