Thursday, July 24, 2008

John Edwards Scandal Causes Leftwing Angst

Picture the scene from the DUkes of Hazzard. Same theme music. Only instead of the sheriff chasing the Dukes' Dodge Charger, it is reporters from the National Enquirer chasing John Edwards all around the basement of the Beverly Hilton with the chase ending up in a restroom where the Breck Girl remained trapped for 15 minutes until rescued by hotel security. In case you haven't heard about this Edwards scandal, here is an excerpt from the National Enquirer STORY:

Edwards went out of the hotel briefly with Rielle, they were observed by the NATIONAL ENQUIRER and then went back to her room, where he stayed until attempting to sneak out of the hotel unseen at 2:40 a.m. (PST). But when he emerged alone from an elevator into the hotel basement he was greeted by several reporters from the NATIONAL ENQUIRER.

Senior NATIONAL ENQUIRER Reporter Alexander Hitchen asked Edwards why he was visiting Rielle and whether he was ready to confirm that he was the father of her baby.

Shocked to see a reporter, and without saying anything, Edwards ran up the stairs leading from the hotel basement to the lobby. But, spotting a photographer, he doubled back into the basement. As he emerged from the stairwell, reporter Butterfield questioned him about his hookup with Rielle.

Edwards did not answer and then ran into a nearby restroom. He stayed inside for about 15 minutes, refusing to answer questions from the NATIONAL ENQUIRER about what he was doing in the hotel. A group of hotel security men eventually escorted him from the men's room, while preventing the NATIONAL ENQUIRER reporters from following him out of the hotel.

Said reporter Hitchen: "After we confronted him about seeing Rielle, Edwards looked like a deer caught in headlights!

Even though the MSM has avoided this story (although they would be all over it by now if a REPUBLICAN had been involved) the John Edwards scandal is all over the Web. As a result it is causing quite a bit of angst in the Leftwing blogosphere with reactions ranging from denial to disgust with a lot of depression in between. Two of the interesting Edwards scandal threads are this DUmmie THREAD with the denial mode title of "John Edward's, i believe him, i have no reason not to," and this KOmmie THREAD expressing disgust with "the shame of John Edwards." So let us now watch the DUmmies and the KOmmies confront the John Edwards scandal in scandalous red while the commentary of your humble correspondent, wondering if Walmart will have a PlayStation3 sale, is in the [brackets]:

John Edward's, i believe him, i have no reason not to

[I BEEEEEELEEEEVE in John Edward's...and unnecessary apostrophe's.]

and those who think he's done for or actually just believe the story about him should ask themselves why they are so quick to not question the source. The only place i've heard about this story is right here at DU. Do any of you remember what Drudge tried to do to Kerry in 2004 and how is was all bullshit?

[Kerry had the same deer in the headlights look back then as Edwards has now.]

As far as "witnesses" just look at the credibility of the Swift Boaters for Truth.

[So was Larry Craig also "Swiftboated?"]

I think the story is bull pucky. I believe John completely.

[You BEEEEELEEEEVE the deer in the headlights.]

Same shit-stirring. Different day. Edwards will rise above it.

[Just like you rose above your admission earlier about defacing a Diebold truck, DUmmie AtomicKitten?]

Exactly. Edwards has bigger fish to fry than tabloid trash

[It looks like his political career has been fried bigtime. And now we take a visit to KOmmieland...]

the shame of John Edwards

How is he going to explain this to Mrs. Edwards?]

The National Enquirer may be a rag, but it looks like they nailed John Edwards hard. In a nutshell, they stalked Edwards while he attempted a covert late-night rendezvous with a mistress at a Los Angeles hotel.

[Look at the bright side. At least the rendezvous didn't happen at a Walmart.]

get lost. Come back when you don`t base your accusations on drudge and the national enquirer!

[Can we come back when we have the pics of Edwards in the Beverly Hilton basement?]

What gets me is that people are buying this hook line and sinker without even seeing the article.

[I'll be buying this edition of the National Enquirer when they have the deer in headlight Edwards photos.]

Is there any evidence that this is true??? (I raked someone over the coals for posting a diary about this yesterday but... I'm beginning to think, since there's no denial, that it might be true... Does anyone have any insight?

[I have a VIDEO of Edwards deer in headlights "denial."]

Supposedly there are pictures for the print edition, due out today. I hope it is not true, but the story seems specific enough that it could be. And despite everyone's jokes about alien babies, NE does produce some fact-based stories

[Maybe Edwards can claim a PlayStation3 was the real daddy.]

I haven't seen any other sites or MSM pick up on this story, so I'm inclined NOT to believe it.

If the target had been a REPUBLICAN, the MSM would have already been all over it.]

These slanderous rumors are complete bullshit--if there were any truth to this, the GOP would have trotted it out in '04 along with the SwiftBoat crap. But maybe wingnuts have a hard time believing that a nice-looking man can be faithful to a longtime spouse....which says a lot more about THEM and THEIR values, imo.

[Except the affair hadn't even happened yet in 2004.]

I wouldn't be surprised if John McCain or someone in his camp knows someone at the Enquirer and put in a call to bring this back up in order to put attention on Edwards, taking it off Obama and by extension, off McCain.

[Do you have more FUnnie conspiracy theories?]

Who is shocked by this?

[Apparently just the original poster. This KOmmie thread should also be placed in the "denial" category.]

The intention is to take the heat off scum bag McCain. This has Rove written all over it.

[WHEW! I was worried we would go through this whole KOmmie thread without anybody blaming Karl Rove.]


Anonymous Anon 1:50 said...

While the Enquirer is hardly a source I would quote in reasoned debate, the lack of MSM coverage leads me in the direction of believing that what they did report did, in fact, take place.

Besides, when you ask yourself, "Could John Edwards be this shallow, small, selfish and slimy?"...

It's not even a big leap to "Sure!".

5:55 AM  
Anonymous DumbAss Tanker said...

Mmmm, the idiots who don't want to acknowledge it because it's not in the MSM appear to be among the same idiots who wouldn't believe the MSM if they DID publish a negative story about a Dem (rare as that is, I know).

8:06 AM  
Blogger Tazzerman said...

I am completely at a loss in figuring out how these moonbats can POSSIBLY keep their heads on.

Their twisted logic and infantile arguments would cause mine to explode like the aliens in Mars Attacks.

I belieeeeeeeve is their Mantra isn't it?

So far, I have yet to see a single piece of REAL evidence that contradicts a single thing that the Swiftboat Vets charged. Not ONE FREAKIN thing, yet the lefties have ALL convinced themselves that everything the Swiftboaters said was a lie.

How can you possibly go through life so deluded?

Once again, my head explodes!

9:33 AM  
Anonymous Jerome Goolsby said...

Glen Beck on CNN-HN is the only person I've seen speak about this, and he had some idiot guest saying that Edwards should not sue if this is false. That's a load of BS. Stories like this (if false) should be cause for a lawsuit. If you don't sue, then you are admitting that either your personal reputation doesn't mean a rat's ass to you or that the story is true or both.

If Edwards doesn't sue, then the story is true.

As for National Enquirer credibility, The New York Times uses them without crediting them whenever it suits their intent. So there is no reason for the Moonbats to be howling IMOH.

11:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. Tazzerman's right in that it's just amazing that they can manage to function at all in society. No wonder their posts are often profanity-laced word-salads.

It's no surprise they are so easily fooled, believe in completely impossible economic proposals, and buy into the latest conspiracy insanity. When you lack the capacity to think critically, you're condemned to a life of constant uncertainty, agony and subservience to others.

12:07 PM  
Anonymous elrond hubbard said...

The irony here is, if the National Enquirer made these allegations against a Republican, the DUmmies would believe them without question.

DUmmies in denial remind of six year olds clapping their hands over their ears and chanting "La-la-la-la-la,I can't hear you. Anyway Rove did it."

2:47 PM  
Anonymous happy fun ball said...

I prefer the Benny Hill theme actually.

4:10 PM  
Anonymous Shambhala said...

John Edward's, i believe him, i have no reason not to

Translation: my head is as thick as depleted uranium. If Edwards told me the sky is green, I would ask him "what shade of beautiful, vibrant green is it?"

9:17 AM  
Blogger The Gunslinger said...

When did John McCain become a "scum-bag" to Democrats?

When did John McCain ever have anything to do with Karl Rove?

Ten minutes ago? 5 minutes ago?

The minute he got a lock on the nomination?

Yesterday, he was a courageous maverick, who stood up to Bush and the Republican Establishment.

Today he's a "scum-bag" using Rovian tricks to leak lies about people against whom he is not even running for President.

Surely these people must suffer from regular bouts of whiplash.

11:34 AM  

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