Friday, August 08, 2008

Kabell: Edwards Probably Should Not Speak At Convention

Admits to Extra-Marital Fling The Day The Olympics Starts
Teamsters Member & Former Edwards Backer Jim Kabell: "I hate it. It's obviously disappointing. He's a good man with a good heart, but men have weaknesses and foibles, I think. Republicans, Democrats and everybody else in between have sexual urges and desires. It's always been a part of history, it's just too bad."

ASKED ABOUT WHETHER EDWARDS SHOULD HAVE A ROLE AT THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION: "Probably not. I think it just gives meat to the other side. I still think a candidate's sex life is not as important as what they plan to do for the country," Kabell said.

Springfield Democrat and Convention Delegate Vicky Trippe, when told of the news: "Good for him, he admitted it."

Adds Trippe: "Of course it's disappointing, but it doesn't change the fact that his heart is in a good place."

ALSO: Scolds media for focusing on the affair while ignoring how John McCain ended up with his second wife, Cindy McCain

***DEVELOPING for KY3 News @ 11 (due to Olympics coverage) . . .


Matt said...

This shouldn't be a political issue. John Edwards fell. In spite of this, the faith he espouses and I share with him teaches forgiveness and grace. Instead of circling like vultures over his political carcass, we should pray that he finds that forgiveness and grace with his family and his God.

The larger lesson is that we are all flawed and fallen. You can be a presidential candidate or you can live in a box- it doesn't matter.

I am a Republican but that's beside the point- once you strip away the political labels we're all human. That's why I'll be praying for John and Elizabeth and hope others pray as well.

springfieldgirl said...

and how did John and Cindy meet? is it "news" or not?!