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What is you r thoughts on the John Edwards scandal?

Asked by wrestlemaniac (810points) August 8th, 2008

It’s no surprise to me there is always a skeleton in the closets of politicians.

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PupnTaco's avatar

He’s a scumbag. I’m through with him.

jrpowell's avatar

I used to respect him. Now I don’t.

charliecompany34's avatar

power + public = promiscuity

wrestlemaniac's avatar

it’s amazing how you respect a person who does many things for good fame, and only one bad detail it changes your view dramatically.

seVen's avatar

I feel sorry for him and those hurt by his willful actions. The lesson of the story is that we must repent sincerely of our sins before they overtake us in bondage.

lindabrowne1's avatar

He looks like hell!

tinyfaery's avatar

I agree with wrestle. What politician doesn’t have something in their closet, or out in the open, that isn’t offensive or derogatory? There is no such thing as a perfect person. I try to look at a person’s positive influence in their respective sector (music for musicians, politics for politicians, etc) and disregard their actions in any other part of life. So he cheated on his wife. Barring the possibility that they had an “agreement”, it is wrong. But, hey, I try not to judge. We do not know any of the circumstances.

wrestlemaniac's avatar

thanks for agreeing with me after all we are only human any way thanks for the discussion gotta go now smack down starts at 8:00 pm see ya.

Judi's avatar

Most of the worlds greatest leaders greatest strength is also their biggest failing. It’s passion.

MacBean's avatar

I don’t care; it’s none of my business.

gailcalled's avatar

I’m with MacBean. What happens in people’s private lives is just that – private. Who among us would be open to total scrutiny? I certainly did some things when I was younger that I wouldn’t want picked up by the gutter press. That does not detract from my strengths and skills.

wrestlemaniac's avatar

But it affects reputation and in politics reputation is everything, but your right nevertheless. :)

gailcalled's avatar

Welcome, wrestle. (How was your smackdown, or whatever it’s called?)

(you’re =you are.)

During the JFK era and before, the press agreed to ignore the politicians’’ sexual pecadillos and adventures. Truman behaved himself, but IKE and FDR had a woman on the side.

wrestlemaniac's avatar

You know your history, and thanks for the correction and yes this nights smackdown (you were right) rocked.

Megan64's avatar

I don’t care

2 cents: None of us are perfect. We can’t pretend to know what it’s like to be him or to live his life or know what was going on in his head when he decided to cheat on his wife. He said it best when he commented that the public could beat him up if they wanted but that it wouldn’t compare to how much he’s beat himself up. It’s a private matter and I don’t think he’s any less of a competent leader because of it.

PupnTaco's avatar

Looks like a comment to me.

I agree with the whole “nobody’s perfect, don’t judge others” philosophy in general; I just happen to have a low tolerance for adultery for my own reasons.

scamp's avatar

It seems like the power involved with being a politician gets to too many people’s heads, and they fall one way or another. I can’t say I am surprised, but I am disappointed. I think he’s a pretty good guy. This is an unfortunate turn for all involved.

jca's avatar

many people cheat on their spouses all the time but it seems that politicians are held to a higher standard. politicians are also not expected to lie (not that they don’t lie all the time, personally i think that most of their entire public image is a lie) but when they get caught lying, as john edwards just did, it seems to be worse than if regular people lie.

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