I Did Not Make This Up [Dan Collins]
Former U.S. Sen. John Edwards took another tentative step into the public spotlight tonight, speaking at Brown University about extreme poverty around the world and urging Americans to get involved in what he called a â€œfundamental moral issue.â€
I think I’m on record as having said that I applaud Edwards and that wack-job Rielle Hunter for having the baby, as there must have been lots of pressure to go a different direction. But I still hold that former US Senator and presidential candidate John Edwards can’t possibly speak to morality until he owns up to having knocked this woman up while his wife was in remission from cancer.
How does one go about telling the truth? Stacy’s post, linked below, is a pretty good primer.
The bigger question is why a university is giving this discredited third-string bounder a forum to hold forth on peopleâ€™s moral obligations in the first place. Let him get a blog like the rest of us discredited third-string bounders.
Jules makes a good point, and if Edwards gets a decent backing band together, I’ll see what I can do to get him a spot in the line-up at the Vermont State Fair.
Hey, look! Another moral equivalence opportunity!