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John Edwards

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by TWD, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. TWD

    TWD Cute and Cuddly

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    I shouldn't have to tell you what this thread is about, but just in case you're living under a rock John Edwards has publically admitted to having an affair.

    How much more of a douchebag can you be? His wife was dieing of cancer, and he's out cheating on her? I can't believe this guy was a top tier candidate for president.
     
  2. Wormbo

    Wormbo Administrator Staff Member

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    Let's look at it from the opposite side: Which former or current American president doesn't have any skeletons in his closet?
     
  3. Capt.Toilet

    Capt.Toilet Good news everyone!

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    To add to this, what politician of any kinda hasnt had an affair, swindled, lied, etc etc.

    And of course this will be all over the news for the next 2 weeks because for some reason we give a **** about these people.
     
  4. das_ben

    das_ben Concerned.

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    Now, those Democrats sure are pretty immoral.
     
  5. SlayerDragon

    SlayerDragon LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLADIES

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    Who cares?
     
  6. dotnetbeast

    dotnetbeast Mood Muzik

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    If only SlayerDragon was a moderator...
     
  7. TWD

    TWD Cute and Cuddly

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    I think we should care about any time that our public servants are committing immoral acts such as this. Stuff like this happens and people say "meh who cares" and then we wander about wondering why our government is so corrupt?
     
  8. Wormbo

    Wormbo Administrator Staff Member

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    Honest people don't become politicians. That'd be a contradiction.
     
  9. haarg

    haarg PC blowticious

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    He isn't a public servant. His term ended in 2005.
     
  10. SlayerDragon

    SlayerDragon LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLADIES

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    Newsflash: Government is NEVER to be trusted to do anything. The only thing you can do with government officials/agents is watch what they do as a government official/agent and make sure they do their job properly.

    Anyway, he's not even relevant anymore. He got kicked out of his office for not doing his job.
     
  11. dragonfliet

    dragonfliet I write stuffs

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    Considering that a large number of presidents (including essentially every "great" president) has had an extra-marital affair, you're getting your panties in a twist over nothing.

    Because of absolutely worthless and bullcrap arguments like the one you're putting forward, people forget about ACTUAL ISSUES and instead concentrate on the things that have absolutely no impact on anyone else. An affair is something that doesn't concern anyone other than the parties involved so keep your nose out of other people's business and let's focus instead on how to turn around our economy, OK?

    ~Jason
     
  12. Jacks:Revenge

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    Unfortunately it has nothing to do with being a douchebag or not.

    This is just the male condition. We're wired to spread our seed. Modern societal constrains do their best to keep us in check by inventing marriage but it will never beat out nature.

    Most all men have, and will always cheat (to some degree) on their partners (married or not) at some point in their lives. Nothing will stop it and it doesn't necessarily mean you're a douche. If anything it just reveals your level of self control.

    As for him being a presidential candidate, this carries even less meaning.

    Men of power are much more temped to seek affairs than the common man. It reinforces their position. Pretty much any politician is especially guilty.

    What it comes down to is who gets caught and who gets away with it.
     
  13. Firefly

    Firefly United Kingdom is not a country.

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    wrong. my dick's attached to me, NOT the other way round.

    like you said, self control. if you havn't got any then you have a problem.
    If you can't respect the person you proport to love and honour then you have a problem.

    Its all well blaming nature but evolution has granted us self control.
     
  14. Hadmar

    Hadmar Queen Bitch of the Universe

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    Are bribery, corruption, decisions that are supposed to be made serving the public but really serve ones own interests, lying, etc. immoral acts? If the answer is yes there's tons of immoral acts out there that are a skyscraper or two higher on the priority list than this.

    Not limited to males.
     
  15. SleepyHe4d

    SleepyHe4d fap fap fap

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    The next season of Heroes? Or are you talking about IRL?
     
  16. dotnetbeast

    dotnetbeast Mood Muzik

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    Then some of us tend to turn to other things to get our minds off of things like this, and then it becomes and endless cycle.
     
  17. Continuum

    Continuum Lobotomistician

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    public servants???

    Wrong century
     
  18. Swarthy_Foreskin

    Swarthy_Foreskin Retarderator

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    Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't Mccain cheat on his first crippled wife with the woman he is now married to?
     
  19. TomWithTheWeather

    TomWithTheWeather Die Paper Robots!

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    Yeah, it's not good to cheat on your wife, but I don't see that as a huge issue in the realm of politics. Politicians from both/all parties have always cheated.

    It only becomes a big issue when you get busted after years of making a career out of legislating for all that "family values" bull****, like Larry Craig.
     
  20. TomWithTheWeather

    TomWithTheWeather Die Paper Robots!

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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1024927/The-wife-John-McCain-callously-left-behind.html

    I'm not sure if he actually cheated, I think he may have just left her after her accident, some say because she wasn't pretty anymore.

    Edit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_McCain

    "Having been rehabilitated, by late 1974, McCain had his flight status reinstated, and in 1976 he became commanding officer of a training squadron stationed in Florida.[54][56] He turned around an undistinguished unit and won the squadron its first Meritorious Unit Commendation.[55] During this period in Florida, McCain had extramarital affairs, the McCains' marriage began to falter, and he would later accept blame.[57][58]"

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cenk-uygur/why-doesnt-john-mccains-a_b_117811.html - I like this guy's take on it.
     
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