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Sorry, Ben, your Monday offering was banal, insipid, vapid treacle from stem to stern. Edwards was running for office. He was running to get on board the supposedly future liberal-Democratic political bandwagon and had his eye on a nice slot in it. He put himself in the political and personal coverage crosshairs.p>By the way, each and every one of your examples of flawed men was a poster boy for venality and corruption. While it is true that great and good men can be, and usually are flawed, the ones you held up were, with the exception of Mr. Caesar, rather limp arguments for any kind of “greatness.” The last sentence was a cop-out. People need to be judged. We do it every day and ought to do it. You do it too. Ask sister Paris. br> — J.C. Eaton br> Wisconsin /p>
Maybe it’s all that smoke from the California wild fires wafting over Beverly Hills that has Ben Stein’s eyes seeing rosy red rather than reality. How else to explain one of Mr. Stein’s most inane articles to date? I had hoped it was parody, but sadly, he meant this drivel.p>Points Two and Three of Mr. Stein’s tripe speak of a frightening naivety and nonchalance concerning Edwards’ breath taking hypocrisy, power lust, and sickening moralizing. But more folly from Mr. Stein flows; he applauds Ms. Hunter for having the baby, but it apparently hasn’t dawned on him that 15 K a month in support payments might be a substantial motive for being mother of the year. Not to mention her trump card over Edwards: an affair is brief, a child a lasting commitment. br> — A. DiPentima /p>
Although most (married) men may have momentary thoughts of being with an attractive woman they have either just met or spotted walking through the mall many don’t ever act on it. (I’ve never cheated on my wife of 28 years.)
When this story first broke Edwards was in fact running for his party’s nomination but the MSM ignored it. I for one am glad that a media outlet was willing to go after a Democrat and expose the true character of the man (Edwards) when the rest of the MSM continues to protect members of the DNC no matter how serious the alleged offenses while at the same time looking for anything (even resorting to making stuff up) to go after Republicans.p>I might also add that while it’s commendable that Ben is willing to give Rielle Hunter the benefit of the doubt for reasons of keeping the baby, her motives might also be to insure her future is spent with Edwards, a man of great means.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?