Friday, June 3, 2011
Two Americas: A Family in Each One
John Edwards indicted: Can his political legacy be rehabbed?
John Edwards could broker peace in the Middle East, cure cancer and give every out-of-work American a well-paying job for life and his legacy will still be that of world-class jerk.
His cyclone of deceit touched not only his family, but his staff, supporters and a huge number of volunteers who believed in his message. The actual affair, while tremendously hurtful, was/is the business of his family, and should be handled as such. But when he started throwing those around him overboard, especially his staff (the unsung heroes of every campaign and office who put their lives/dreams/desires aside for the good of the overall effort), he showed that his frailties went beyond carnal desires and that he took hubris to its highest levels.