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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 08:22 PM
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124. Oh, I don't care about him. I do care about public hypocrisy that is giving him some kind of
credit which is not deserved.

Who was the philosopher who said that "hypocrisy is the homage that vice pays to virtue"?

I snicker at all this "virtue"...
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  - This may not be popular but spare a prayer for John Edwards . saracat  Dec-06-10 07:32 PM   #0 
  - I agree...  CaliforniaPeggy   Dec-06-10 07:34 PM   #1 
  - I certainly will.  Cleita   Dec-06-10 07:35 PM   #2 
  - Thank you. I am so saddened by all this. The world seems as though a light is dimming.  saracat   Dec-06-10 07:39 PM   #8 
  - agree.  unapatriciated   Dec-07-10 07:21 AM   #70 
  - Agreed  alcibiades_mystery   Dec-06-10 07:35 PM   #3 
  - Prayers for both of them.  TwilightGardener   Dec-06-10 07:37 PM   #4 
  - Agreed !!! - K & R !!!  WillyT   Dec-06-10 07:37 PM   #5 
  - My thoughts are with the entire family, including John.  jesus_of_suburbia   Dec-06-10 07:38 PM   #6 
  - I will.  Withywindle   Dec-06-10 07:39 PM   #7 
  - For them both.  bahrbearian   Dec-06-10 07:40 PM   #9 
  - If I was a praying person, and I am not, I would pray for Elizabeth. nw  rhett o rick   Dec-06-10 07:41 PM   #10 
  - Those children  flpab   Dec-06-10 07:46 PM   #11 
  - I think he would have made an excellent president  Time for change   Dec-06-10 07:55 PM   #12 
  - He would have stood with the poor. But he fell as a tragic hero, from his own fatal flaw.  WinkyDink   Dec-06-10 08:10 PM   #15 
  - Yes.  saracat   Dec-06-10 08:15 PM   #16 
  - Two of our greatest presidents (FDR and JFK) had that same fatal flaw  Time for change   Dec-06-10 08:31 PM   #26 
  - It's called getting caught (resulting in a baby) at the time and trying to cover it up.  JanMichael   Dec-06-10 10:23 PM   #40 
     - Please leave this alone if just for tonight.Peace.  saracat   Dec-06-10 11:59 PM   #43 
     - Saracat, thank you for your kind, generous spirit. Prayers to Elizabeth and her family. May they  chimpymustgo   Dec-07-10 05:41 AM   #57 
     - jeez --  Donnachaidh   Dec-07-10 05:34 AM   #56 
     - give it a rest.  unapatriciated   Dec-07-10 07:28 AM   #71 
  - Yes.  Jamastiene   Dec-06-10 08:37 PM   #30 
  - He was a vain, frivolous man and you think he would have made a good President.  Pisces   Dec-06-10 08:19 PM   #19 
     - This is not the time to attack . A family is grieving and John is by her side.  saracat   Dec-07-10 12:09 AM   #49 
        - You are right, this is about Elizabeth and I wish her all the best.  Pisces   Dec-07-10 09:57 AM   #79 
        - saracat, you are one fine cat with integrity and compassion.  bobbolink   Dec-07-10 02:35 PM   #96 
  - My most sincere Prayers go out to Dearest Elizabeth and her children and family.  flyarm   Dec-06-10 08:03 PM   #13 
  - he was always my pick for Prez..  TheUnspeakable   Dec-06-10 08:04 PM   #14 
  - Agreed  liskddksil   Dec-06-10 08:36 PM   #28 
  - +1. I know that even in the midst of a divorce, both spouses often  blondeatlast   Dec-06-10 08:15 PM   #17 
  - John Edwards may have made several mistakes...  adnelson60087   Dec-06-10 08:17 PM   #18 
  - Edwards and Kucinich were the only two major party 08 candidates who embraced that message  Time for change   Dec-06-10 08:35 PM   #27 
     - I agree with you. Those were my two top choices, too.  Rhiannon12866   Dec-07-10 06:17 AM   #63 
     - Assassins don't always use bullets  Horse with no Name   Dec-08-10 12:34 AM   #130 
  - He was an unfaithful husband; my thoughts are with Elizabeth...  CTyankee   Dec-06-10 08:20 PM   #20 
  - Those that are left behind are those that suffer the most. My prayers are for them both  saracat   Dec-07-10 12:06 AM   #48 
  - My thoughts and  KC   Dec-07-10 07:02 AM   #64 
  - Well, I do not pray. However, it is sad that John chose the path he did.  CTyankee   Dec-07-10 08:11 AM   #74 
     - +1 except I doubt he ever "got" it.... My thoughts are with Elizabeth and her children  NotThisTime   Dec-07-10 06:11 PM   #113 
        - You "doubt" that he ever got it? Why don't you shit in one hand and "doubt" in the other? Then ...  11 Bravo   Dec-07-10 07:21 PM   #122 
  - Give it a break! Peoples' private sex life isn't for us to judge.  Alameda   Dec-07-10 05:37 PM   #108 
     - Oh, I don't care about him. I do care about public hypocrisy that is giving him some kind of  CTyankee   Dec-07-10 08:22 PM   #124 
  - I am glad he is by Elizabeth's side tonight  derby378   Dec-06-10 08:20 PM   #21 
  - Very, very well said. It is not for us to judge.  bobbolink   Dec-07-10 02:39 PM   #98 
  - agreed.  mikita   Dec-07-10 05:59 PM   #110 
  - beautifully said, thank you for saying this- my thoughts  Bluerthanblue   Dec-06-10 08:21 PM   #22 
  - I will say a prayer for the entire family  dana_b   Dec-06-10 08:22 PM   #23 
  - Very well said.  bleever   Dec-06-10 08:27 PM   #24 
  - Praying for the entire family.  ChazII   Dec-06-10 08:27 PM   #25 
  - And, you, ma'am are to be commended for your courage and empathy and generosity of  Atticus   Dec-06-10 08:36 PM   #29 
  - Right about now he is reaping what he sowed. My prayers are with the children.  LibraLiz1973   Dec-06-10 08:38 PM   #31 
  - That is not for us to decide. Tonight, he is a man losing his wife of thirty years.  saracat   Dec-07-10 12:03 AM   #47 
     - He "lost" his wife when he decided he couldn't be faithful.  Statistical   Dec-07-10 07:16 AM   #68 
        - She loves him, he is the father of her children and he is at her side .  saracat   Dec-07-10 10:18 AM   #80 
           - you have a beautiful heart, saracat.  bobbolink   Dec-07-10 02:43 PM   #99 
              - Thank you bobolink! That means a lot to me.  saracat   Dec-07-10 11:22 PM   #126 
  - Well, he sure showed his love for his wife  cyr330   Dec-06-10 08:42 PM   #32 
  - Really not the place for this.I wish ALL the Edwards peace.  saracat   Dec-07-10 10:20 AM   #81 
  - Lovely post saracat.  Lucinda   Dec-06-10 08:44 PM   #33 
  - My thoughts are with the Edwards family.  delightfulstar   Dec-06-10 08:46 PM   #34 
  - For Elizabeth and the children, yes. For John, no.  Kaleva   Dec-06-10 08:50 PM   #35 
  - K and R. I'm sad for anyone losing a loved one. eom  Hello_Kitty   Dec-06-10 08:50 PM   #36 
  - Remember that the Repub Fed porsecutor still has grand jury  unc70   Dec-06-10 09:27 PM   #37 
  - Only the worst kind of heathens could throw hate toward a man losing the mother of his kids.  BlueIris   Dec-06-10 09:32 PM   #38 
  - +1  JCMach1   Dec-07-10 06:09 AM   #62 
  - Not heathens, only people who believe they do no wrong...  a la izquierda   Dec-07-10 07:15 AM   #67 
  - Amen.  bobbolink   Dec-07-10 02:44 PM   #100 
  - God bless Elizabeth and the entire Edwards family during a horribly painful period at the holidays.  Divine Discontent   Dec-06-10 10:19 PM   #39 
  - Kind thoughts & wishes for the kids, but a "shame on you" to John-Boy  SoCalDem   Dec-06-10 11:08 PM   #41 
  - saracat politely asked everyone to leave that condemnation behind.  bobbolink   Dec-07-10 02:46 PM   #101 
  - K&R  EFerrari   Dec-06-10 11:11 PM   #42 
  - K&R  KC   Dec-07-10 02:10 PM   #94 
  - k&r, with sadness. thank you, saracat, for this thread.  inna   Dec-07-10 12:00 AM   #44 
  - I pray that Elizabeth is not in pain and suffering  Raine   Dec-07-10 12:00 AM   #45 
  - I feel bad he couldn't handle Elizabeth's illness.  dkf   Dec-07-10 12:02 AM   #46 
  - thank you for your humanity...I so agree with your thoughts. n/t  arthritisR_US   Dec-07-10 12:12 AM   #50 
  - WHat makes everyone think they are together? I thought they were separated.  kath   Dec-07-10 12:57 AM   #51 
  - news reports say he and the kids are with her during this crisis moment  Skittles   Dec-07-10 01:01 AM   #54 
  - And Elizabeth and John also reunited to take the children and Elizabeth the Japanand other places  saracat   Dec-07-10 12:40 PM   #89 
  - I do sympathize with John  Skittles   Dec-07-10 01:01 AM   #52 
  - I believe John Edwards is merely making the smarter move to get you to forgive/forget...  Imagevision   Dec-07-10 01:01 AM   #53 
  - John Edwards is still her husband and has been so for thirty years.  saracat   Dec-07-10 12:45 PM   #91 
  - why the fuck would I pray for him?  Whisp   Dec-07-10 01:02 AM   #55 
  - grace..nt  xiamiam   Dec-07-10 05:43 AM   #58 
  - I have friends, neighbours and family in horrible situations as well  Whisp   Dec-07-10 01:24 PM   #92 
  - It's just a little thing called compassion.  Pacifist Patriot   Dec-07-10 08:20 AM   #76 
  - He caused her great pain at the worst possible time.  cali   Dec-07-10 05:44 AM   #59 
  - My thoughts  cate94   Dec-07-10 05:55 AM   #60 
  - My thoughts are with the Edwards family. They need support during this hard time.  political_Dem   Dec-07-10 06:07 AM   #61 
  - got an "eeew" initially. and it didnt go away thru out the post. no, even well into it, he was an  seabeyond   Dec-07-10 07:11 AM   #65 
  - I am amazed that you can see into another's soul. Elizabeth and the children need him  saracat   Dec-07-10 12:43 PM   #90 
  - My heart goes out to Elizabeth AND John and ALL the  onecent   Dec-07-10 07:13 AM   #66 
  - John has been through the wringer as well, and his maker will be the judge -  TBF   Dec-07-10 07:16 AM   #69 
  - I would imagine it would be particularly hard for him. Can you imagine  Alameda   Dec-07-10 05:31 PM   #104 
  - My thoughts are with the Edwards family.  madinmaryland   Dec-07-10 07:41 AM   #72 
  - my thoughts and wishes are with the entire Edwards family  unapatriciated   Dec-07-10 07:44 AM   #73 
  - I cannot tell you how much your compassion means to me.  Pacifist Patriot   Dec-07-10 08:18 AM   #75 
  - K&R  Mira   Dec-07-10 09:55 AM   #77 
  - Very well said. n/t  lumberjack_jeff   Dec-07-10 09:55 AM   #78 
  - My prayers are with the Edwards' children.  Dappleganger   Dec-07-10 10:21 AM   #82 
  - If I still believed in a God, I would  Taverner   Dec-07-10 10:21 AM   #83 
  - Eh  tcaudilllg   Dec-07-10 10:37 AM   #84 
  - I wish them all well. n/t  kiva   Dec-07-10 10:38 AM   #85 
  - My thoughts and prayers are with all of the Edwards family  avaistheone1   Dec-07-10 10:49 AM   #86 
  - "Every person is worth more than their worst act." - Sister Helen Prejean  lightningandsnow   Dec-07-10 10:53 AM   #87 
  - Praying for all of them, and thanks Saracat, for this. n/t  waiting for hope   Dec-07-10 11:06 AM   #88 
  - Kicked and recommended.  Uncle Joe   Dec-07-10 01:27 PM   #93 
  - K&R  AndrewP   Dec-07-10 02:12 PM   #95 
  - He'll share it with their children  malaise   Dec-07-10 02:37 PM   #97 
  - You have a gentle and kind spirit. Thank you for setting a good example.  BrklynLiberal   Dec-07-10 03:14 PM   #102 
  - Nope, he is a sorry son-of-a-bitch, not only  Freetradesucks   Dec-07-10 05:30 PM   #103 
  - I do feel an incredible amount of compassion for what  Freetradesucks   Dec-07-10 05:32 PM   #106 
  - I have to agree with you  DeadEyeDyck   Dec-07-10 06:03 PM   #111 
  - To engage in such recrimination tonight especially is a repudiation  saracat   Dec-08-10 12:52 AM   #132 
  - YES.  Mimosa   Dec-07-10 05:32 PM   #105 
  - Saracat, glad there are people like you (sorry, I'm not one of them) eom  fadedrose   Dec-07-10 05:34 PM   #107 
  - Agreed  Canuckistanian   Dec-07-10 05:43 PM   #109 
  - My prayer is that he can be given wisdom  AspenRose   Dec-07-10 06:08 PM   #112 
  - I will, and please add one for the kids  demwing   Dec-07-10 06:18 PM   #114 
  - Agreed. I would have stayed with Elizabeth, but...  Mike Nelson   Dec-07-10 06:26 PM   #115 
  - agreed n/t  yasmina27   Dec-07-10 06:27 PM   #116 
  - I just hope he doesn't shame her memory by marrying his lover  MoonRiver   Dec-07-10 06:33 PM   #117 
  - He'll be the American version of Prince Charles. nt  mentalsolstice   Dec-07-10 06:47 PM   #118 
     - Only Prince Charles got away with it because he's en"titled."  MoonRiver   Dec-07-10 06:56 PM   #119 
  - Thank you Saracat. Peace to John. n/t  veness   Dec-07-10 07:03 PM   #120 
  - You are absolutely right, saracat.  Ferretherder   Dec-07-10 07:13 PM   #121 
  - It's tough to feel sorry for him.  travelingtypist   Dec-07-10 07:30 PM   #123 
  - My prayers are for Elizabeth and the children.....  Rowdyboy   Dec-07-10 08:26 PM   #125 
  - I wasn't an Edwards fan, but now that Elizabeth is beyond the reach of my good thoughts...  cherokeeprogressive   Dec-07-10 11:37 PM   #127 
  - Gee. Does "fuck that noise" seem too harsh?  Maru Kitteh   Dec-08-10 12:27 AM   #128 
  - Elizabeth would not appreciate your hatred. She specifically asked that such speech  saracat   Dec-08-10 12:48 AM   #131 
  - He is a flawed man  Horse with no Name   Dec-08-10 12:32 AM   #129 
  - Thank you Horse. I agree.  saracat   Dec-08-10 12:53 AM   #133 
  - It isn't my place to pass judgment. The Edwards' endured some very  LibDemAlways   Dec-08-10 12:55 AM   #134 
  - I have to assume if John was there that she wanted him there.  reformist2   Dec-08-10 11:07 PM   #135 
  - I couldn't care less about that selfish shitheel.  Ikonoklast   Dec-10-10 10:03 PM   #136 

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