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2012-06-03 07:54:40 PM
He aint no Kennedy, thats for sure.
 
2012-06-03 07:58:09 PM
I wouldn't vote for him for dog catcher

/a hoary cliche, but 100% accurate
 
2012-06-03 08:00:09 PM
Could he "do good things"? Sure. Nothing stopped him from "doing good things" before. The real question is, can he keep from doing BAD things?

I don't know and I really REALLY don't care. Sadly, he wouldn't be the first politician to cheat on his wife dying of cancer. And if he were a republican it may not be a problem, but dems kind of frown on that kind of stupidity.
 
2012-06-03 08:11:10 PM

Ambivalence: Sadly, he wouldn't be the first politician to cheat on his wife dying of cancer. And if he were a republican it may not be a problem, but dems kind of frown on that kind of stupidity.


The distinction should also be made that I'm pretty sure (but could be wrong) that Edwards never made a huge deal of pushing "conservative Christian values" regarding sex and morality.

That doesn't excuse his behavior, but it takes away the whole hypocrisy angle. That's much more important to me personally.
 
2012-06-03 08:13:59 PM
Sure he can. You don't have to be popular to use your talents, wealth, connections, etc to do good works.

"Will he?" is a totally different question.
 
2012-06-03 08:15:36 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I wouldn't vote for him for dog catcher


I don't know who the hell was voting for him in 2004. Seriously, have you ever met someone who admitted to voting for Edwards?
 
2012-06-03 08:18:50 PM

GAT_00: I don't know who the hell was voting for him in 2004. Seriously, have you ever met someone who admitted to voting for Edwards?


Ya know... now that you mention it

/is it actually a comeback if you weren't really ever there?
 
2012-06-03 08:23:20 PM

GAT_00: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I wouldn't vote for him for dog catcher

I don't know who the hell was voting for him in 2004. Seriously, have you ever met someone who admitted to voting for Edwards?


What you said. In most presidential contests, the role of the VP pick is to, basically, not be a f*ckup. Until this whole scandal, Edwards was a marginally qualified candidate with no major f*ckups. Now, he's just a walking cautionary tale.

If he has any future, it's as a Joel Osteen clone - he has the voice, and if he can learn to cry properly in public, he can pull off the act pretty well.
 
2012-06-03 08:25:14 PM
Magic Eightball says:.........shake........shake.... You sh*tting me?
 
2012-06-03 08:36:21 PM
Did Mr Furley find out he isn't gay?

/cause he looks like John Ritter
 
2012-06-03 08:36:43 PM

GAT_00: I don't know who the hell was voting for him in 2004. Seriously, have you ever met someone who admitted to voting for Edwards?


I'll admit I liked him. I always liked someone else more (Howard Dean in 2004 for example), but I had no idea who he really was and was incredibly disapointed when his true self came to light. I also did tire of his "Son of a millworker" schtick.

For a while I'd say "Son of a millworker" instead of "Son of a biatch"
 
2012-06-03 08:44:03 PM

Ambivalence: I always liked someone else more (Howard Dean in 2004 for example)


You have got to be farking kidding me.
 
2012-06-03 08:44:38 PM

GAT_00: Ambivalence: I always liked someone else more (Howard Dean in 2004 for example)

You have got to be farking kidding me.


Wait, misread, thought you liked him better than Dean.

Never mind.
 
2012-06-03 08:46:20 PM
Long answer: Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.
 
2012-06-03 08:48:52 PM
Don't call it a comeback
He's been here for years
Rockin' good hair and puttin' suckas in fear
 
2012-06-03 08:49:46 PM

Demetrius: Long answer: Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.


"Short answer? No. Long anser? fark no." - Stephen Fry

/It's a shame hair that beautiful is attached to a head that terrible.
 
2012-06-03 08:50:02 PM
He has enough money that he doesn't have to do anything anymore, so why would he?
Go hang at the club, play a few rounds of golf, dine out, and get a username on Fark.
 
2012-06-03 08:51:19 PM
He's a sleeze. In politics, that's a badge of honor. He could very well make a comeback. I'm sure somewhere, there are some idiots that would vote for him. Can't that be said of ALL politicians?
 
2012-06-03 08:52:50 PM
He could. Marion Barry did, so why not Edwards?

I can honestly say that I dont think any less of him than I ever did.
 
2012-06-03 08:52:58 PM
"I don't think God's through with me."

Zzzzzzzotttt!


Guess he was right.
 
2012-06-03 08:53:21 PM
The question is actually, "Can he do good things while earning boatloads of cash to keep him in the lifestyle which he's become accustomed." Because of course he can do good things. Unfortunately volunteering at a soup kitchen doesn't pay all that well.
 
2012-06-03 08:55:20 PM
"That doesn't excuse his behavior, but it takes away the whole hypocrisy angle. That's much more important to me personally."

Well on that angle, no, but as far as the "preaching oh there's two americas those poor people and i'll just be a greedhead lawyer getting richer than sin while pretending to give a shiat about the poor downtrodden folk", I'd say he scores rather high on the hypocrisy meter. While I may not agree with our C-in-C on many issues, I'd say that he's a much more humble and genuine individual than Edwards. And yes, many if not most R's are just as hypocritical as Edwards.
 
2012-06-03 09:00:56 PM
He could do commercial for Gold Line.
 
2012-06-03 09:03:09 PM

GAT_00: Wait, misread, thought you liked him better than Dean.


Fark no! Dean's the man. I like Obama for a lot of things, and I dislike Obama for a few, but none more so than taking Dean out of DNC head.
 
2012-06-03 09:05:08 PM
Donald Trump does it all the time. Oh wait, you said "comeback"
 
2012-06-03 09:06:48 PM
fark no. Edwards's 2008 primary supporters are the group most pissed at him. They generally regard thefact he'd run for President at all with the skeletons he had in his closet at the time as an affront. He would have lost the general, which a a huge deal to them.
 
2012-06-03 09:07:01 PM
Sure, he can. But he'll have to run as an independent. I don't think he'll get any support from the Democratic party. He's already proven that he's willing to endanger the party for his personal gains.
 
2012-06-03 09:07:21 PM
The only example I can think of that comes even close was John Profumo. And most people have no idea about the good he spent the rest of his life doing.

The hurdle for John Edwards will be whether he is willing, like Profumo, to forsake the spotlight and do good purely for personal redemption, neither asking nor expecting any recognition. I doubt it.
 
2012-06-03 09:09:11 PM
Absolutely not.

I can't believe I used to support this guy.
 
2012-06-03 09:12:23 PM

Mrtraveler01: Absolutely not.

I can't believe I used to support this guy.


Lots of people did. He had a persuasive populist message, and an effective delivery. The key is sincerity, and once you learn to fake that, you've got it made.
 
2012-06-03 09:15:06 PM

Notabunny: Mrtraveler01: Absolutely not.

I can't believe I used to support this guy.

Lots of people did. He had a persuasive populist message, and an effective delivery. The key is sincerity, and once you learn to fake that, you've got it made.


Can't bullsh*t a bullsh*tter, I guess. I always felt a need to take a shower after hearing him talk.
 
2012-06-03 09:17:27 PM

Salt Lick Steady: Can't bullsh*t a bullsh*tter, I guess. I always felt a need to take a shower after hearing him talk.


Son of a Millworker!
 
2012-06-03 09:18:35 PM
He could always do a gay sitcom.

Blanche: "I would have you know, John, that my perky breasts entice Eduardo."

John: "What, do you have to sit in an inch of water... like me?"
 
2012-06-03 09:18:59 PM

TomD9938: He could. Marion Barry did, so why not Edwards?

I can honestly say that I dont think any less of him than I ever did.


Marion Barry did time so he had rehabilitation cred. Also seems more sincere. Also has a sympathetic DC constituency.
 
2012-06-03 09:20:09 PM

Salt Lick Steady: Notabunny: Mrtraveler01: Absolutely not.

I can't believe I used to support this guy.

Lots of people did. He had a persuasive populist message, and an effective delivery. The key is sincerity, and once you learn to fake that, you've got it made.

Can't bullsh*t a bullsh*tter, I guess. I always felt a need to take a shower after hearing him talk.


He had the scent of a used car salesman about him. But lots of people buy used cars.
 
2012-06-03 09:21:24 PM

Salt Lick Steady: Notabunny: Mrtraveler01: Absolutely not.

I can't believe I used to support this guy.

Lots of people did. He had a persuasive populist message, and an effective delivery. The key is sincerity, and once you learn to fake that, you've got it made.

Can't bullsh*t a bullsh*tter, I guess. I always felt a need to take a shower after hearing him talk.


I was younger too (Sophomore in college in 2008 and a Sophomore in HS in 2004). Maybe I'll just chalk it up to being young and naive.
 
2012-06-03 09:21:51 PM

Hoban Washburne: Ambivalence: Sadly, he wouldn't be the first politician to cheat on his wife dying of cancer. And if he were a republican it may not be a problem, but dems kind of frown on that kind of stupidity.

The distinction should also be made that I'm pretty sure (but could be wrong) that Edwards never made a huge deal of pushing "conservative Christian values" regarding sex and morality.

That doesn't excuse his behavior, but it takes away the whole hypocrisy angle. That's much more important to me personally.


Bullshiat. You're just a partisan stooge. Otherwise explain Obama hiring a tax cheat as a Treasury Secretary after his administration claimed paying taxes is patriotic?
 
2012-06-03 09:24:08 PM

Nemo's Brother: Hoban Washburne: Ambivalence: Sadly, he wouldn't be the first politician to cheat on his wife dying of cancer. And if he were a republican it may not be a problem, but dems kind of frown on that kind of stupidity.

The distinction should also be made that I'm pretty sure (but could be wrong) that Edwards never made a huge deal of pushing "conservative Christian values" regarding sex and morality.

That doesn't excuse his behavior, but it takes away the whole hypocrisy angle. That's much more important to me personally.

Bullshiat. You're just a partisan stooge. Otherwise explain Obama hiring a tax cheat as a Treasury Secretary after his administration claimed paying taxes is patriotic?


That's the same as asking what right does Romney have to complain about rich people being taxed too much when his tax rate was only 13%.
 
2012-06-03 09:26:25 PM
Don't put your dick in crazy!

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2012-06-03 09:27:57 PM
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MaudlinMutantMollusk: I wouldn't vote for him for dog catcher

/a hoary cliche, but 100% accurate


He might get my vote. When it comes to catching dogs he's a rielle hunter.
 
2012-06-03 09:31:28 PM
How long a trip is it to Atlanta? He's got CNN written all over him.
 
2012-06-03 09:34:55 PM

GAT_00: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I wouldn't vote for him for dog catcher

I don't know who the hell was voting for him in 2004. Seriously, have you ever met someone who admitted to voting for Edwards?


Definitely. And not surprising, considering his opponent was Cheney.
 
2012-06-03 09:35:26 PM

proteus_b: "That doesn't excuse his behavior, but it takes away the whole hypocrisy angle. That's much more important to me personally."

Well on that angle, no, but as far as the "preaching oh there's two americas those poor people and i'll just be a greedhead lawyer getting richer than sin while pretending to give a shiat about the poor downtrodden folk", I'd say he scores rather high on the hypocrisy meter. While I may not agree with our C-in-C on many issues, I'd say that he's a much more humble and genuine individual than Edwards. And yes, many if not most R's are just as hypocritical as Edwards.


It's actually possible to be wealthy, and sincerely want to improve the plight of the poor. You are an unintelligent person.
 
2012-06-03 09:36:41 PM

hurdboy: How long a trip is it to Atlanta? He's got CNN written all over him.


Oddly enough, I agree.
 
2012-06-03 09:37:42 PM
I would have agreed with you subby, except for Eliot Spitzer.
 
2012-06-03 09:38:26 PM
Edwards has his faults, but at least he isn't wanted by The Hague.
 
2012-06-03 09:40:49 PM

herrDrFarkenstein: [images.huffingtonpost.com image 300x400]

He might get my vote. When it comes to catching dogs he's a rielle hunter.


Oh, I didn't mean ti impugn his experience at catching dogs. Simply that despite those proven skills, I wouldn't trust him to sit the right way on a toilet
 
2012-06-03 09:45:16 PM

lordofwar7777: proteus_b: "That doesn't excuse his behavior, but it takes away the whole hypocrisy angle. That's much more important to me personally."

Well on that angle, no, but as far as the "preaching oh there's two americas those poor people and i'll just be a greedhead lawyer getting richer than sin while pretending to give a shiat about the poor downtrodden folk", I'd say he scores rather high on the hypocrisy meter. While I may not agree with our C-in-C on many issues, I'd say that he's a much more humble and genuine individual than Edwards. And yes, many if not most R's are just as hypocritical as Edwards.

It's actually possible to be wealthy, and sincerely want to improve the plight of the poor. You are an unintelligent person.


This. "Hypocrisy" is when you zealously advocate a moral principle, but then act inconsistently with it.

Example: representing that "homosexuality is abomination"
Conduct: secretly having gay sex.

So what does non-hypocrisy look like?

Example: representing that "we ought to enact policies which will reduce income inequality, and improve the plight of the poor.
Conduct: becoming wealthy, and using the wealth and status so obtained to get elected to public office so one can enact policies which will reduce income inequality, and improve the plight of the poor.

In acting consistently with the principle he advocated, John Edwards did not exhibit hypocrisy.

See how that works?
 
2012-06-03 09:45:41 PM

ciderczar: Demetrius: Long answer: Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.

"Short answer? No. Long anser? fark no." - Stephen Fry

/It's a shame hair that beautiful is attached to a head that terrible.


Maybe he could swap with Donald Trump.

/Next season on Bravo "Hair Swap"
//Bravo: We're gay!
 
2012-06-03 09:47:52 PM

bugontherug: lordofwar7777: proteus_b: "That doesn't excuse his behavior, but it takes away the whole hypocrisy angle. That's much more important to me personally."

Well on that angle, no, but as far as the "preaching oh there's two americas those poor people and i'll just be a greedhead lawyer getting richer than sin while pretending to give a shiat about the poor downtrodden folk", I'd say he scores rather high on the hypocrisy meter. While I may not agree with our C-in-C on many issues, I'd say that he's a much more humble and genuine individual than Edwards. And yes, many if not most R's are just as hypocritical as Edwards.

It's actually possible to be wealthy, and sincerely want to improve the plight of the poor. You are an unintelligent person.

This. "Hypocrisy" is when you zealously advocate a moral principle, but then act inconsistently with it.

Example: representing that "homosexuality is abomination"
Conduct: secretly having gay sex.

So what does non-hypocrisy look like?

Example: representing that "we ought to enact policies which will reduce income inequality, and improve the plight of the poor.
Conduct: becoming wealthy, and using the wealth and status so obtained to get elected to public office so one can enact policies which will reduce income inequality, and improve the plight of the poor.

In acting consistently with the principle he advocated, John Edwards did not exhibit hypocrisy.

See how that works?


You left out the part where Edwards went around saying rich people are evil who need to be punished with superhigh tax rates, because it's evil to get rich.
 
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