Sunday, August 10, 2008

Why, John, why?

John Edwards has admitted to having an affair - yes, his wife's cancer was in remission at the time, but he had an affair when she was fighting the battle of her life.

Why did he do it? He says he essentially got a big head - became a narcissist and an egomaniac with all the hype and media surrounding his presidential run. Are men just built that way? Can they not be monogomous?

I wonder if there is not more to this story. He and his wife have been through so much - the death of a child, his running for and losing - the vice presidency - her cancer. Perhaps it all became too much for the marriage.

I maintain that we are all capable of committing adultery - if the odds are stacked in our favor - if a man or woman happens to cross our paths during a time of weakness, we, too, could fall and succumb.

Judge not, least ye be judged.

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