I am not one of the John Edwards haters. I think many politicians have done what he has done, and many men have done what he has done. But that is neither here nor there. As I understand it, what Edwards is accused of is funneling campaign money to his girlfriend. That is the long and the short of it. His girlfriend was pregnant and he was married, but as far as I can see that has nothing to do with the actual charge. The actual charge is it is illegal to funnel campaign money to your girlfriend. Am I not right about this? And John Edwards is facing a brutal trial and possibly 30 years in prison.
So here is my problem. Mark Kirk's ex-wife just accused him of the same thing. And she should know because she was actually working inside of the campaign. Here is the link to the Talking Points Memo story. Shouldn't the justice department immediately start an investigation into this? This is a pretty big crime from what I understand. It is also morally reprehensible. From the John Edwards example shouldn't this, if true, end Mark Kirk's career and send him to prison? And shouldn't the justice department be using an enormous amount of resources to be finding out if it is true?
Now I know Mark Kirk has had a stroke. I feel bad for him. But John Edwards lost a child and his wife was dying of cancer, I kind of feel worse for him. Now you can say John Edwards was cheating, but it seems Mark Kirk may have been cheating as well. And actually it doesn't matter. It doesn't matter if cheating was involved. It doesn't matter if Mark Kirk is sick. He did the same thing, and it should be just as big a thing if he did it as it is if Kirk did. Holder's justice department, I am telling you, I demand justice!! Justice now!!