Thursday, January 28, 2010

Brief Political Aside

Following Sarah Palin's selection as John McCain's running mate, there were a lot of people who argued that the very inclusion of Palin on the ticket provided case-closed evidence that McCain was not fit for office. This argument was normally built around Palin's thin record of public service and/or Palin's private character.

So how the John Edwards revelations are particularly striking, because not only is he a liar/adulterer/etc., but he comes off, at least in Andrew Young's telling, as a borderline psychopath. Coupled with his incredibly thin record of accomplishment, doesn't that make his inclusion on the Democratic ticket in 2004 an automatic disqualifier for John Kerry?

I understand that not everyone knew in 2004 that Edwards was such a monster, so I'd be completely satisfied with Palin-haters who are willing to retro-spectively disqualify Kerry.

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