As most of you know I am a life-long member of the Republican Party and most decidedly a conservative. Over the years you have heard me wax poetic about the GOP and every election day if you happened to call my phone sex line you would hear a giddy message from me reminding you to vote.
What can I say? I am a proud American who believes in the democratic process. I have faith in my elected officials (my representative and senators rock), believe in my President and love my country. I did not realize what a Good American I was until eight years of President Bush. Did you ever hear me criticize Mr. Bush? Ever hear me belittle his policies? I never did because I, unlike so many Americans, will always give the President whoever s/he may be the benefit of the doubt.
However, as a true conservative, I did not like seeing what was happening in Washington and the country as a whole. For the first time, I entertained the idea of voting for someone on the Democratic ticket. I wanted to vote for someone who understood my pain and knew what it was like to worry about paying the mortgage or seeing your parents struggle to cover your tuition. So for a very brief moment, I thought of supporting John Edwards.
Whew! That was a close one. Thankfully it never came to it, but I am still a little unnerved. If someone like John Edwards could fool so many Americans to the point where we find nothing out until months after the birth of his alleged illegitimate daughter well all of these politicians deserve some intense scrutiny.
Former Senator John Edwards’ childhood friend and campaign finance manager, Andrew Young, will have a book out early next year entitled, The Politician: An Insider’s Account of John Edwards’ Pursuit of the Presidency and the Scandal That Brought Him Down. While I normally save my reading time for the classics and histories of great men and women, I believe I will purchase this book when it becomes available February 2010 for the simple fact that I have not been able to bypass any nugget of information regarding John Edwards’ indiscretions.
It is almost an obsession reading the little bits of information regarding how the former Senator hoodwinked so many people. With possible charges of misuse of campaign money to provide financial support to his mistress and alleged “love child,” this is not a private matter.
So, SNL got it right this past weekend. Former Senator Edwards, Governor Sanford, and Senator Enzi did more than Tiger Woods. Their indiscretions affected more than just their families, friends and colleagues. Their extra-marital affairs affected the American electorate in a way that undermines the democratic process and that is unacceptable.
On a completely different note, for cheap phone sex, call 1-888-669-6389. The price of a phone sex call is $12 for 15-minutes or 80 cents a minute. Remember you must be at least 23 to call. Oh, yeah, and phone sex is not cheating. Just ask Mrs. Edwards, Mrs. Sanford, Mrs. Enzi, and Mrs. Woods. They wish their husbands called me instead.