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FourScore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-10-09 10:36 PM
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76. This is a bullshit story.
It was bullshit when George Stephenopoulos said it and it was bullshit for ABC to blog it.

Even if someone is making such ridiculous claims, then I can only assume they are making this up to try and save their own political hide. It's like Cokie Roberts said (I can't even believe I am quoting her, because I genuinely despise her): Why wouldn't they just all quit the campaign together in protest? This is bullshit.

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  -Edwards Staff Had Affair 'Doomsday' Strategy kpete  May-10-09 12:13 PM   #0 
  - Wow starting an article with a George Will reference  underpants   May-10-09 12:16 PM   #1 
  - So Cokie doesn't know a single couple in DC who stayed together for political reasons?  underpants   May-10-09 12:32 PM   #3 
  - The "article" is just a rehashing of part of the "This Week" roundtable.  MADem   May-10-09 01:21 PM   #18 
  - This is a bullshit story.  FourScore   May-10-09 10:36 PM   #76 
  - That is an amazing development  Adelante   May-10-09 12:29 PM   #2 
  - But a good point was made during This Week--who knows how the primary  No Elephants   May-10-09 12:45 PM   #7 
  - I didn't see the interview  Adelante   May-10-09 12:56 PM   #12 
  - There is a link to the entire roundtable at the bottom of the synopsis.  MADem   May-10-09 01:24 PM   #19 
  - Iowa's Des Moines Register polls for second choice  karynnj   May-11-09 01:32 PM   #94 
  - I agree with your assessment. NT  MADem   May-10-09 01:33 PM   #24 
     - I keep thinking about something I read about the National Enquirer editor-in-chief  Adelante   May-10-09 02:02 PM   #27 
        - Could be--I'm guessing the oppo was well researched, too.  MADem   May-10-09 03:58 PM   #39 
  - With friends like that, who needs enemies? nt  Old Coot   May-10-09 12:41 PM   #4 
  - Welcome to DU, Old Coot! n/t  pnwmom   May-10-09 06:27 PM   #66 
  - But, George... He didn't win the nomination and the system worked.  Hugin   May-10-09 12:42 PM   #5 
  - What a crowd of backstabbing douches! Whose business is it that  Somawas   May-10-09 12:43 PM   #6 
  - If Rielle had been the October surprise, it damned well might have been the business of the entire  No Elephants   May-10-09 12:48 PM   #8 
  - Valid points, all.  MADem   May-10-09 01:26 PM   #20 
  - i agree. thank you. n/t.  okieinpain   May-11-09 08:17 AM   #93 
  - Thank you!  Christa   May-10-09 12:51 PM   #9 
  - I care that a man cheated on a dying woman and exposed her and their kids to this at this time. I  No Elephants   May-10-09 01:16 PM   #15 
  - No one is perfect  Christa   May-10-09 01:41 PM   #26 
  - That is true  rpannier   May-10-09 05:29 PM   #62 
  - Should Bill Clinton have been president?  JDPriestly   May-10-09 11:37 PM   #79 
  - Sorry, but with what happened to Bill Clinton as an example  customerserviceguy   May-10-09 08:47 PM   #70 
  - And don't ever forget how fucking Edwards was PUBLICLY SCOLDING CLINTON  TankLV   May-10-09 09:28 PM   #74 
  - We cant afford this now  Bert   May-10-09 11:51 PM   #82 
  - Bingo! I hate to say it because I supported Edwards  Triana   May-10-09 02:21 PM   #29 
  - We All Do - But I Don't Think You See What Some of the Rest of Us Do  NashVegas   May-10-09 07:46 PM   #67 
  - And I care that Edwards was the only candidate that really understood  JDPriestly   May-10-09 11:36 PM   #78 
  - We're still under the shadow of the Clenis 11 years after the fact  XemaSab   May-10-09 01:28 PM   #21 
  - Well, for one thing  skepticscott   May-10-09 04:15 PM   #45 
  - Clinton lied to Hillary, but he did a great job as president.  JDPriestly   May-10-09 11:38 PM   #80 
  - the pos used the sacredness of marriage and his marriage in particular  cali   May-10-09 04:27 PM   #52 
  - Exactly. And I wonder if this is even true.  EFerrari   May-10-09 12:57 PM   #13 
  - The tragedy would have been if Rielle and her mysterious infant had been the October surprise,  No Elephants   May-10-09 01:09 PM   #14 
     - People getting killed is a tragedy. A politician getting busted for  EFerrari   May-10-09 02:26 PM   #30 
     - I like you EFerrari  Catch22Dem   May-10-09 02:31 PM   #31 
     - Enough people liked McCain/Palin too give them far more votes...  Frank Cannon   May-10-09 03:36 PM   #37 
     - You may be right, Frank. But wasn't Sarah Palin's daughter walking around  EFerrari   May-10-09 03:42 PM   #38 
        - But Bristol Palin was neither running for President (or anything else) nor  No Elephants   May-10-09 04:03 PM   #42 
        - I have a hard time believing Americans would choose McCain  EFerrari   May-10-09 04:10 PM   #43 
           - Cheating on your cancer-stricken wife "proves you are a man" in some circles  oberliner   May-10-09 04:16 PM   #46 
           - Human circles? I didn't say I agreed with that viewpoint  EFerrari   May-10-09 04:18 PM   #48 
              - Again, you limit to an affair. You left out the part about a wife dying of cancer and  No Elephants   May-10-09 04:32 PM   #55 
              - There is noting extraordinary about the real daily lives of real people  EFerrari   May-10-09 05:01 PM   #59 
              - I'm glad I've never met anyone in any of those circles  oberliner   May-10-09 04:45 PM   #56 
                 - That would be the extreme version of the story, that's right. n/t  EFerrari   May-10-09 05:02 PM   #60 
           - In my posts, I have been assuming that he might not have had two weeks, though.  No Elephants   May-10-09 04:18 PM   #47 
              - It's also very difficult to believe that if Edwards was that close  EFerrari   May-10-09 04:22 PM   #50 
                 - As long as we deal in "very difficult to believe," we are dealing solely in  No Elephants   May-10-09 04:48 PM   #58 
                    - Bush I also did, it is rumored. And, of course, the timing of Reagan's  JDPriestly   May-10-09 11:50 PM   #81 
                    - I think we can distinguish between an affair 25 or so years before running for office and an  No Elephants   May-11-09 05:59 AM   #90 
                    - LBJ is said to have been a womanizer, yes. And remember  EFerrari   May-11-09 02:05 AM   #87 
                    - Rumors vs. caught in the woman's hotel at 2 am, after the Enquirer has  No Elephants   May-11-09 06:05 AM   #91 
                    - I'd like to know what Doris Kearns Goodwin knows about LBJ's private habits.  MADem   May-12-09 02:17 PM   #98 
        - But as always, IOKIYAR. nt  tblue37   May-10-09 05:41 PM   #63 
     - I said that a McCain Palin administration would have been a tragedy, not  No Elephants   May-10-09 03:58 PM   #40 
     - Thanks for the clarification. n/t  EFerrari   May-10-09 04:11 PM   #44 
     - i think the election could've been a lot closer  PittPoliSci   May-10-09 08:57 PM   #72 
        - That's true. And with so many venues that use all touch screen  EFerrari   May-11-09 01:42 AM   #86 
     - Bush never once had a sex scandal. Not the whole 8 years.  aquart   May-10-09 05:57 PM   #64 
        - "So far as we know" is right. But, when did I say that any kind of extra marital affair at any  No Elephants   May-11-09 06:21 AM   #92 
        - Some psychotropic drugs are said to depress the libido, perhaps?  MADem   May-12-09 02:22 PM   #99 
  - It's fucking  Cha   May-10-09 03:20 PM   #33 
  - ESPECIALLY when his WIFE has CANCER and so Does the USA!  spooked   May-10-09 04:47 PM   #57 
  - According to Edwards during the campaign it was the voters' business.  Garbo 2004   May-10-09 04:19 PM   #49 
  - that isn't the point.  PittPoliSci   May-10-09 08:55 PM   #71 
  - In theory, you're right. In theory.  bluestateguy   May-10-09 10:55 PM   #77 
  - Unlike you, they probably cared about winning elections. nt  anonymous171   May-11-09 02:25 AM   #88 
  - I doubt it would have mattered if he'd been honest about it...  Baby Snooks   May-10-09 12:51 PM   #10 
  - Being honest about it would have shown that he was (a) in touch with reality and (b) at least  No Elephants   May-10-09 01:18 PM   #16 
  - The thing is, for most public figures "hide and hush" and "being honest"  EFerrari   May-10-09 02:38 PM   #32 
  - George Will and Newt Gingrich, the intellectual future of the Republican........  pattmarty   May-10-09 12:53 PM   #11 
  - It wasn't George Will who put forward the Doomsday Strategy.  MADem   May-10-09 01:36 PM   #25 
  - It didn't matter to me, Wills is a pompous no nothing windbag................  pattmarty   May-10-09 04:27 PM   #53 
  - Newt Gingrich has no right to criticize someone for having an affair.  JDPriestly   May-10-09 11:54 PM   #83 
  - I would be interested in knowing how they  madaboutharry   May-10-09 01:19 PM   #17 
  - Yeah, If he'd won  Turbineguy   May-10-09 01:30 PM   #22 
  - Why not just resign?  Necon-Be-Gone   May-10-09 01:30 PM   #23 
  - No.  troubleinwinter   May-10-09 02:09 PM   #28 
  - it's not the sex - it's the lying and deceit and the cover up (as in watergate) nt  msongs   May-10-09 03:21 PM   #34 
  - GREAT NEWS! too bad there weren't similarly PATRIOTIC Americans who are also REPUKES...  TankLV   May-10-09 03:28 PM   #35 
  - to the Edwards haters  Divine Discontent   May-10-09 03:32 PM   #36 
  - Obviously, you mean Edwards' critics, since no has posted that they hate him. And you are  No Elephants   May-10-09 04:25 PM   #51 
  - Aye  NashVegas   May-10-09 07:52 PM   #68 
     - That's weird  XemaSab   May-10-09 08:04 PM   #69 
     - That's Even Weirder  NashVegas   May-11-09 02:59 PM   #97 
     - I voted for Edwards in the primary -- after he had dropped out,  JDPriestly   May-10-09 11:56 PM   #84 
  - that is not true, even after Edwards left, Obama continued to lead  JI7   May-10-09 06:21 PM   #65 
  - I never trusted Edwards from the get-go. Especially since his ANTI-GAY stances...  TankLV   May-10-09 09:26 PM   #73 
  - Don't you mean McCain would have won?...  misanthrope   May-11-09 01:59 PM   #96 
  - George Will.  high density   May-10-09 03:59 PM   #41 
  - Right-fucking someone besides one spouse is enough to take matters in ones own hands for the nations  LaPera   May-10-09 04:30 PM   #54 
  - in the real world, this shit can wreck a campaign  cali   May-11-09 01:44 PM   #95 
  - ABC contributor George Will...  rpannier   May-10-09 05:27 PM   #61 
  - You know, that's kind of shitty. They took campaign contributions from people knowing that he would  SemiCharmedQuark   May-10-09 10:19 PM   #75 
  - and thats really wrong. I gave plenty. I like what he stood up for  Divine Discontent   May-11-09 02:35 AM   #89 
  - Regarding the alleged "doomsday" strategy  Liberal813   May-11-09 01:08 AM   #85 

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