The John Edwards saga has resurfaced. Now he is facing a Federal inquiry over money he gave to his girlfriend. It is not that anyone, apart from his wife, cares two fucks (or however many) what the oily little rascal gets up to in his leisure hours. No, it is the hypocrisy that amuses us. For this we must thank him. He made our lives lighter, cheerier, less care-worn with his absurd sniveling excuses. Edwards´ only plausible defence was the Homer Simpson Gambit. When Marge confronts Homer saying, "How could you do such a dreadful thing?" Homer replies, hand on heart, "I swear to God, Marge, I never thought you´d find out!" If Edwards had had the honesty to declare that from the get-go, he would be heading a Senate Committee on Ethical Decency and Morality this very day.
TODAY´S THOUGHT A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything. Friedrich Nietzsche