“I think this president has shown a remarkable disrespect for his office, for the moral dimensions of leadership, for his friends, for his wife, for his precious daughter. It is breathtaking to me the level to which that disrespect has risen.”

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As you probably guessed or already read elsewhere, that’s what John Edwards had to say about Bill Clinton during Clinton’s impeachment trial. To quote Ani DiFranco in 32 Flavors:

Squint your eyes and look closer
I’m not between you and your ambition
I am a poster girl with no poster
I am thirty-two flavors and then some
And I’m beyond your peripheral vision
So you might want to turn your head
Cause someday you might find you are hungry
And eating most of the words you just said

Edwards’ sex life doesn’t particularly interest me, but anybody who wants to be President better expect a lot of scrutiny, and it is very surprising that he didn’t anticipate disclosure of this aspect of his personal life. One requirement for having a private life is staying out of politics and show business, and of course even that is no guarantee, not even close.

–Ann Bartow

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0 Responses to “I think this president has shown a remarkable disrespect for his office, for the moral dimensions of leadership, for his friends, for his wife, for his precious daughter. It is breathtaking to me the level to which that disrespect has risen.”

  1. barbara burke says:

    A group of us – all second-year law students – were talking about this blog today. We agreed that no one really cared about John Edwards and his hypocrisy. But we also agreed to another thing: You know what is really cool? A law professor who listens to Ani DiFranco. Now that’s cool.