I couldn’t agree more with what Joe Klein says here at Time Mag’s Swampland, regarding Edwards, and the sex lives of others. This includes Larry Craig, Newt Gingrich, Bill Clinton, Mark Foley, Henry Hyde, Elliot Spitzer and every other politician you can think of that succumbed to the temptations of the flesh (just about all of them–oh, the moral outrage!).
Edwards’ adultery is not a problem for Obama any more than Larry Craig’s importunings should be a problem for McCain. As for McCain’s alleged adultery–it’s been denied by both parties and I really don’t care about the Senator’s sex life. I do care about the fact that he is running a campaign filled with lies about his opponent’s positions, a campaign that is conducted in a snarky, subversive tone that is entirely inappropriate to American politics. I wish my colleagues would spend more time talking about what a disservice McCain is doing the country and less time “analyzing” why McCain has to tear down Obama in order to win. (If tearing down Obama is the only way he can win–and this should be obvious, but apparently it isn’t–McCain doesn’t deserve to win.)
Yep, that’s why right-wingers are whining about the lack of coverage on Edwards: because it helps take the focus off of McCain’s lies about Obama. And because that’s what they’re best at, is lying and whining. McCain is going to get pummeled, eventually. November 4, to be exact.