Bette Davis said it best: “Sex is God’s joke on human beings.” Amen, sister. And praise the Lord. If not for the things men do in pursuit of unauthorized nookie, the world would be a much duller place.
For John Edwards, the punch lines keep coming. Now he finds that Rielle Hunter has cost him not only a political career, but also the likelihood that he’ll get through life without a felony conviction. Even if Edwards skates on the indictments announced today, it’s safe to say this isn’t going to burnish his Wikipedia entry. It’s one thing to be an unprincipled horndog in the tradition of J.F.K., quite another to face jail time as a direct result. Damn it, John. Things were going so well just a few short years ago.
They are slow learners, these otherwise regular guys who suddenly find themselves with power and prominence. Ask Rep. Anthony Weiner. Ask Rep. Christoper Lee. Ask Larry Craig. Ask Eliot Spitzer. Ask – well, you try to list them all and finally you run out of time. You get the picture. A man gets a little influence and the first way he thinks to use it is to get a little.
That God has quite a sense of humor.