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Larry Sabato's Hairpiece

Couldn't happen to a nicer guy. One of the most pompous, sanctimonious, self-righteous pricks to ever try to claw his way onto the national stage.

But, it's all good. He told ABC News he didn't love the piece on the side, so that makes it all better. Never mind that he's doing this while his wife has cancer.

Whatever. Good riddance. Another political scumbag's career rightfully thrown in a ditch.


Yep, as a former John Edwards staffer- John Edwards = asshole.

Pete in Williamsburg

He had me fooled. I thought he was one of the good ones... . He'll be forgiven in time, but his political career is 100% over. There are dozens of major GOP and Democratic politicos who had affairs and continued on the main stage, but Edwards' fall from grace is such a come-uppance, I don't think the public will take him back.

this really hurts NLS

Hillary would have been the nominee without Edwards in Iowa squising Obama like an ant in a straight up race there


Ouch- wasn't a supporter but didn't see this way back when. At least he's still less of a total douche than Lieberman, but I am starting to wonder about what sort of idiot the next VP pick might be for the dems... oh, yeah..


Oh wait, he can wait 30 years and run like McSame did. Cheat on your wife, call your mistress a c**t, whore your beer heiress out for a T&A biker show then run for President. No worries for Edwards then... though I won't vote for his lying ass.

That was unfair to McSame- he whored his wife out after he was running. Sorry.

Bubby Hussein, Hillbilly Sheikh

Edwards could have done it like McCain did - have a very public affair for months, lie about two-timing your wife to speed up the divorce, and then abandon your wife and kids, leaving her handicapped and destitute. That's how a maverick does it!

Not Wayne Rooney

Congratulations. Good call. You must be so proud of yourself.

My problem with Edwards is not his failed marriage, but his failed economic policies. His personal conduct (as long as he does not break any laws) is of no concern to me.

James Young

I love it when the far Left (in comments; not you, Ben) has to attack Republicans to draw attention away from their own heroes!

Actually, I'm surprised by this. I thought about the only thing admirable about Edwards was the fact that a good-looking, successful guy didn't trade his frumpy, sick wife in for a trophy wife.

Oh well. 'Guess there's NOTHING admirable about Edwards.

Not Wayne Rooney

But I have to ask, how much worse would this blog be responding if Edwards had endorsed Connolly?

Bubby Hussein, Hillbilly Sheikh

James: Try to remember that YOUR philander is still running for President. I'll keep reminding you every time you mention "family values", or "hero".


That's philanderer. Philander was the first name of Knox, the old Secretary of State and Attorney General.

They're all immoral.

Shall we talk about Ted and John Kennedy? You know about Ted and his sexual assault of a waitress, in the company of Sen. Dodd, who did nothing. (Google Teddy and waitress sandwich.)

How about Obama, the guy who deserted his father's village after promising to help them. http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23520981-details/Barack+Obama%27s+broken+promise+to+African+village/article.do

Also the guy who thinks it's cool that his 3 year old daughter listens to rap songs like "Drop It Like It's Hot". Here's the tape where he says it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6Si8h4zgqA

Wanna look up those lyrics? Here's the last verse, for example:

I’m a Bad Boy, wit a lotta ho’s
Drive my own cars, and wear my own clothes
I hang out tough, I’m a real Bo$$
Big Snoop Dogg, yeah he’s so sharp
On the TV screen and in the magazines
If you play me close, you’re on a red beam
Oh you got a gun so you wanna pop back?
AK47 now n----, stop that!
Cement shoes, now I’m on the move
You’re family’s crying, now you on the news
They can’t find you, and now they miss you
Must I remind you I’m only here to twist you
Pistol whip you, dip you then flip you
Then dance to this motherf---ing music we crip to
Subscribe n----, get yo issue
Baby come close, let me see how you get loose!

I think Hillary is probably the most moral one of the bunch.

Not Jeff W.

Edwards is a total piece of crap, that said he had a message worth hearing and responding to. I hope his “Two America’s" message does not get lost or ignored because the messenger was flawed.


Elizabeth deserves so much better than this.



Any chance Obaba still picks him for veep?

What about his $4000.00 hairpiece?


I've always said that the guy was a pretty boy phony. This proves it.

Ding dong, the dick head is dead.

Not Hussein (formerly Not Ben)

Rowney's writing to us from the grave? Creepy...

Pete in Williamsburg


Don't pick at that scab, there are too many on your GOP side of the family who didn't practice what they screeched.


Tap tap tap, Senator Craig to Diaper Vitter, are you there? tap tap...


Are there any straight politicians who don't do this?


Er, sorry, I should clarify something- I'm only mad at Edwards because he was the third most likely to get the Democratic nomination for President, and, if he had, right now we'd be saying, "Hello President McOMG!!"

But I have to comment, come the fuck on Rowhey- you throw stones in that glass house of yours much?


I meant- President McOMFGYSFOACYMFA

I wonder how many of you obama worshipers are actually ex edward fans. And when your latest “hero” gets so tainted that you look stupid staying with him then toss the bum aside and move on to the next media darling.

The first idol was Edwards, then obama whoever the media tells you to follow, head down nose up (follow closely to the rear in front of you).

Did any of you folks (not you ben) scream with righteous indignation when the LA times and the rest of the liberal media quashed this story? Nope, keep quiet and do as your told. Now it is the anointed one at whose alter you worship, where do you go when he fails the media and they turn on him? Watch out for the kool aid lemmings, you never know whats inside.


Doug, the only comment I have to offer is this: I would gladly fuck your wife provided she meet my 36D-24-36 specs. Outside of that, I shall await John Edwards and his many happy endings.

G Lodge

The Breck Girl's "Two Americas" collide . . .

How any fool could work for or support this ambulance-chasing narcissist is beyond me.

Good riddence. Go back to Raleigh and stay, please!

Pete in Williamsburg

11:03 Troll,

The NEnq had the scoop and no one (even Fox!) ran the story until more proof surfaced.

Rowhey, what the heck was that? Did the 11:03 troll hack your NLS sign-on and post for you?

James Young

Uh, Pete, Bubby, you on the far Left are so stuck on your caricatures that you just don't get the point. Nowhere have I condemned Edwards for his behavior. In fact, I would largely agree that it is between him and his family (though Elizabeth Edwards has may have joined a long line of Democrat women willing to degrade themselves in the pursuit of proximity to power). To the contrary, I noted what I previously believed to be his laudatory behavior. But then, you probably have yourself convinced that Clinton's impeachment was about sex, not perjury and obstruction of justice.

The point here is you on the far Left have beaten the GOP about the head and shoulders about "too many on your GOP side of the family who didn't practice [your caricature of] what they screeched," while giving the likes of Edwards a pass. Talk about not "practic[ing] what [you] screeched"!

Johnny Longtorso

(Before anyone asks, yeah, I supported Edwards, and yeah, I'm disappointed in him, but I don't feel the need to go on a moralizing, sanctimonious tirade about it like everyone else on the internets has.)

You know, you're a sad, hateful man, Ben. I've stuck with this blog despite your endless personal attacks against Democrats because you actually have decent coverage of Virginia races, but I'm fed up with it. I for one am tired of the constant, venomous invective that you spew forth now in lieu of actually having anything substantive to talk about. I hope one day you find something positive to live for rather than using this blog for your personal vendettas against anyone who doesn't support who you like. Good riddance.


J Longtorso can now return his full-time attention to his important work of shooting Grade B porn movies.




If you think "moral" and "Hillary Clinton" belong in the same sentence, I can't really help you there.


Doug said: "At least he's still less of a total douche than Lieberman"

Perhaps, but you're still a bigger douche than either of them.

Fooling around on the wife is potentially forgivable, but when she has cancer? Just CRUEL.


Hey i.pubes- posting with your little tiny ID again? Grapes and t miss you.


Writer Sam Stein, who is reputable enough that Ben Smith at Politico has quoted him on the Edwards affair, suggests Edwards was using poverty-eradication funds to support his affair, and that Rielle's documentary project was a coverup. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/08/09/john-edwards-false-assert_n_117925.html


Did anyone see the praise Russ Feingold has heaped on McCain?


“sexual harassment” = A republican paying a female employee for sex.

“poverty-eradication” = A liberal democrat is paying a female employee for sex.

Wonder how much money Edwards and his trial lawyer friends would extort from a “big business” executive in these circumstances?

Hokie Guru

Edwards was with a woman, right?


: G Lodge

What a jerky thing to say. So any lawyer who actually represents a citizen who has been armed by faulty products and the company knew it - is an ambulance chaser? Really. God forbid you are ever harmed and or dismembered by the acts of another - do not think that you should getone ounced of relief and or representation.

I found it totally disrespectfuly of any American citizen that thinks that other citizens should not be able to be represented against BAD shit.

soon to be a woman scorned

and shortly thereafter, a rich woman.

when she figures out that Edwards is not leaving his wife for her, she is going to roll over (and I dont mean for a different sexual position), I mean she is going to start telling secrets and raking in the cash from those who owe her some truth in her life. I'll represent her for 15 pct of the win, well below the going rate.

Yes, it is terrible that someone would cheat on their spouse, but have you noticed that when Democrats are caught in the unfaithful zone, it's with a woman?

I mean, look at Troy King:


Look at Mark Foley:



Look at Larry Craig:


I sound like an auctioneer here.

Mind you, I have no problem with gay relationships (I'm heterosexual myself and love women), but people shouldn't throw stones in glass houses, right?

Edwards will survive and will make a political comback.

Not Saunders

Heck, ah reckon that this Rielle gal is gonna get greased more than Benjie on a weekend at Joey's. Speakin of country folk, mebbe ol' Bubby was helpin to guard that thar hotel room? Silky may of given Bubby boy a piece of Rielle's ass too!

Yoo hoo, Bubby, 'fess up!

I am not sure that "cheating" is the issue here. I believe it has more to do with the fact that he was not only using campaign funds to put her up and pay her for her “work”. She was his employee, his wife was sick, and he was selling the American people that he was a dedicated husband and asking us to support him for the most important job in the free world.

In a nutshell, while he was screwing this chick, he was screwing his supporters, Hillary’s supporters and was willing to screw the American people.

Now he makes out like this bimbo was nothing but a tryst and the baby is not his. Now he want us to believe that she was banging him and anyone else in his campaign who had any needs at the time. I can not believe the women out there are not livid over this. I suppose politics supersedes morality.

Edwards is a proven liar, now we have another candidate full of integrity and consistency in their words and deeds….. er.. ahh.. well.. we have Obama.

Kirk Goolsby

I still have my Edwards sticker on my car.

His affair is disappointing, but not that unusual.

Temptation must surround these guys day and night. Being tempted myself, I will not judge too deeply without having walked in his shoes. Still I do think he was a bit foolish to run again for POTUS with this skeleton in his closet. People are nutso about sex and it was sure to come out.

I still liked his views the best, hense the sticker stays.


Kg- Amen my brother

Bubby Hussein, Hillbilly Sheikh

Two words: Carol Shepp
Four more: abandoned mother of three.
Bonus round: Mrs. McCain


I am Shocked! SHOCKED! that a male elected official would have an affair. Seriously, most male politicians either have affairs, want to have one, or wish they could have one. Cannot believe the media is shocked.


Typical Bubby. He once said that there is great importance in selecting the right candidate. Character counts, he said.

Guess you counted wrong, Bubby.

Spirit of Tom Downing

Speaking of losers, what an interesting story:


As with most democrat positions things only "count" if they pertain to the other side.

To be sure Edwards is a sleaze but to you Republicans who are commenting so gleefully how about peaking in John McCain's more ample closet and commenting on what you find if you really claim to be consistent:

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