Now that the former senator and vice-presidential candidate has been indicted, any number of articles are appearing in the mainstream media chronicling his so-called “fall from grace.” As if…
One wonders what is worse: Gushing over active politicians, or writing elegies over what might have been. While this sort of hero worship is not absolutely limited to the Left, they have pretty much cornered the market on glorifying deeply flawed, if not outright scummy characters.
Thus, the Right may tend to overpraise Ronald Reagan—who did raise taxes six out of the eight years he was in office—but leave it to our Leftie friends to wax eloquent on lowlifes such as Teddy Kennedy, Eliot Spitzer, and yes…John Edwards.
Clueless journos are describing his “brilliant” legal career, which in reality was nothing more than a grand expression of being a scumbag plaintiff’s lawyer, winning a series of very questionable medical malpractice cases. They also detail his recent lies, and try to reconcile these with various pro-family platitudes, uttered during his political speeches.
Let me try to reconcile this. He lied recently and he lied then! That was easy.
He didn’t “fall” at all. He just got caught.