Friday, August 08, 2008

Thank You, John Edwards

Thanks to you, men all across America -- guys who work hard and play by the rules -- will go home tonight to a little more bitterness, shorter fuzes, heightened suspicion. It's not much of a legacy. But it's what you've got.

Other than that, I don't think this story makes a damn bit of difference, unless you really thought this politician was somehow in a different category than the rest. If you want a different category, try Barney Frank. Who I'd vote for in a heartbeat if -- well -- straight talk and frankness were the sole considerations.

But think about it. There are tens of millions of Democrats out there with passionate beliefs, ideals, and thirst for change of one sort or another, and this man rode hard to be their standard-bearer, their sole knight in the crucial battle, knowing that his cardboard armor would crumple at the first hit.