Posts Tagged ‘empty promises
The Charlotte Observer is following the FBI’s investigation into John “bathroom hider” Edwards’ misappropriation of campaign funds to cover up his affair with Rielle “Lisa Druck” Hunter, and the suspected love child Edwards allegedly conceived with Druck-Hunter.
This all pertains to the bizarre episode the National Enquirer instigated where, for an undisclosed amount of time, John Edwards hid in the bathroom of the Beverly Hills Hilton, crying, while a burly security man rushed to his rescue, Kevin Costner-style, in the middle of the night to protect him from the reporters.
Where have we seen this before, minus the bathroom-hiding, but with presumbably more singing?
“You will always be my bodyguard”, indeed.
SOMEBODY paid to house Druck-Hunter in luxury while she was presumably being pampered to keep her from talking about her affair or pregnancy. In addition to the Wisteria Lane-esque manse she lived in, she was also periodically flown around the country, and to the Caribbean, on private jets, at whose largesse remains to be seen.
A federal grand jury is looking into all of this.
Considering what a huckster Edwards is, and how good he is at lying, they’ve got their work cut out for them.
This article is a great indictment of Obama: for all his speeches, he does not offer any practical solutions. There is a dangerous emptiness there that will cause a lot of people to have buyer’s remorse when the magic spells fade.
This article is one of the first that I have seen from the media talking about the end of Oprahbamamania…when people start to see beyond the speeches and realize there is no substance there. The best parts of the article are:
As (Obama Comedown Syndrome) progresses, they begin to ask questions about The Presence himself:
Barack Obama vowed to abide by the public finance campaign-spending rules in the general election if his opponent did. But now he’s waffling on his promise. Why does he need to check with his campaign staff members when deciding whether to keep his word?
Obama says he is practicing a new kind of politics, but why has his PAC sloshed $698,000 to the campaigns of the superdelegates, according to the Center for Responsive Politics? Is giving Robert Byrd’s campaign $10,000 the kind of change we can believe in?
If he values independent thinking, why is his the most predictable liberal vote in the Senate? A People for the American Way computer program would cast the same votes for cheaper.
And should we be worried about Obama’s mountainous self-confidence?
This article makes a good argument that: (1) people will tire of Obama’s rhetoric eventually, when they realize he never really says anything and (2) what few policy matters he discusses are stale rehashes of things that have been tried unsuccessfully in the past.
It also captures the fact that people who support Obama aren’t thinking about WHY they support him, but are being caught up in the media-fueled phenomenon.