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June 29th, 2009

And the Sex Scandals Keep Getting Worse

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john-edwards-rielle-hunterBy Emily Geiger

Just when you thought the political sex scandals couldn’t get any worse… there’s a sex tape.

Apparently John Edward didn’t want to be outdone by all the Republicans in the news lately. It wasn’t enough for him to betray his sick wife with complete space cadet, he had to document it. And then he left the evidence for a campaign aid to find.

And now that aide, Andrew Young, (who I think was the one who claimed at first that the baby was his to spare his boss the embarrassment) has apparently decided that he’s done enough to cover up and is floating a book manuscript. With details.

My guess is that Mr. Young will soon receive a book deal contract with a lot of zeros on it, or a check from his old boss with “hush money” on the memo line with lots of zeros on it.

And speaking of cheating politicians… asks whether the fact that Mark Sanford really seemed to be in love with his mistress makes him more sympathetic.

Let me field that one for you… NO, it just makes him more pathetic.

That means he wasn’t just having a physical affair, he was also having an emotional affair, which for a lot of women is even worse.

And, don’t forget that those steamy emails revealed that she didn’t even stop dating other guys during their little fling. I’m thinking that he was head over heels for her, but it seems she was just sleeping with this not-so-attractive governor because of the perceived power that he holds. Which makes him even more pathetic since she obviously doesn’t feel the same way about him as he does about her.

Here’s what I don’t get. Sanford’s wife was known as his top advisor, ivy league educated, politically savvy, and basically, the brains behind the operation. Her family is wealthy, and she used her resources to help him get elected. She is tall, thin, and cute. She was his partner at home and in the political world, and what does she get for it?

Physical and emotional betrayal.

One of the things that struck me most about Sanford’s “apologies” was that he didn’t really seem very sorry. He was all about his mistress, and that was obvious. His first apology was actually to her. And then he said that he spent five days crying in Argentina because he had to break it off with her.

I have to say I have a lot of respect for Jenny Sanford, who had made the governor move out of their home because she didn’t want her sons to see their father disrespecting their mother and getting away with such inappropriate behavior. And she wasn’t standing there with a fake smile at his press conference either, which I also appreciate. It tells me she has some self-respect and that

Good for her. It’s about time political wives (and women in general) started demanding the respect they deserve.

About the Author

Battleground Iowa
Emily Geiger writes from a conservative perspective on everything from politics to religion to pop culture. Like the original Emily of Revolutionary War era, this Emily is delivering important messages crucial to winning the raging war of the time, but today, this is a culture war rather than a traditional one. And, like the original Emily, sometimes it takes a woman to do (or say) that which lesser men lack the courage and tenacity to do.

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