It should be a rhetorical question but after Tweeting John Edwards latest declaration of Ass-hattedness to Twitter and Facebook about an alleged John Edwards sex tape, the question was asked jokingly:
"Is John Edwards and alleged Scumbag or is it confirmed he is a Scumbag. Don't want you to cross any legal lines."
Great question? When does an ambulance chasing trial lawyer turned professional lying-cheat, rat-bastard, who had an affair on his cancer-stricken wife and made a sex tape with his videographer who had his love child, cross the line to scumbag?
That's a hard question to answer when he started on the other side of the line; but is allowing is mistress to create a sex tape she never destroyed her fault or is it his, and what about his reaction?
I can't give an unbiased answer. I think he always was a scum bag. So I figured I'd give some of the folks who were willing to ignore the fact that he was an ambulance chasing trial lawyer turned professional lying-cheat, rat-bastard, and supported his goal to to be President, an opportunity to answer the question for us. To that end I have included an October 2007 list of Graniteroots town chairs for Edwards I found over at NH Insider. If anyone can tell us when or if he has crossed the line to 'scumbag' they can.
Or we can ask Tim Horrigan, also an Edwards fan at least in Jan of 2008, who is the one Democrat I know of most likely to read this post.
So find a name and take a survey. Let us know if Edwards is officially a scumbag across the ideological spectrum or...will the democrats now elevate him to Clintonesque stature? Sex scandal, perjury, a southern lilt, lying dirt-bag; that's presidential material for left wingers. This could be a tough one.