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Some things are a whole lot more important than private human sex acts

August 10, 2008

That was Zengotita’s conclusion about the freshly exploded John Edwards scandal.

A Bill Clinton all over again, except Edwards did not make it past the primaries. And a good thing too. Imagine what the American press would do to him if he did.

And just as telling, John Edward’s wife Elizabeth, like Bill Clinton’s wife Hillary, made exactly the same decision when they found out about their cheating husbands.They shrugged it off.

Zengotita concluded these ladies accepted there were bigger things than marital fidelity.

Honesty and trust are the new negotiables.

(*scratches head*)

7 Comments leave one →
  1. LC Teh permalink
    August 12, 2008 12:46 pm

    This one is like drawing a parallel with our Chua Soi Lek case. The world must be moving on to bigger issues. Those who lean on this yardstick may soon find it a filmsy support. Maybe they should be asking now, “who’ll cast the first stone?” No one, it seems, is really clean and above it all. There are always the means to manufacture an issue and leave the decision to the court of public opinion.

  2. Damien permalink*
    August 13, 2008 8:34 am

    I wonder if it would’ve been different if it was an average family thats involved. Everyone says fame and fortune shouldn’t exempt one from the basic rules but in reality it does. In the Edwards and Clintons case, the men hold the cards so the lady is left with only 2 choices. Live with the truth (and find some excuse to condone misbehavior, like the ‘bigger picture’ ) or be ejected out of fame and back to mediocrity. I think for them, the latter has a higher cost emotionally but either way it must be painful. Speaking from the lady’s viewpoint of course.

  3. LC Teh permalink
    August 13, 2008 11:27 am

    I would see the same scenario with an average family. If the man is the main breadwinner, the choice is still ‘live with it or get out into the cold’. It would take a tough character and with lots of good luck to rough it out starting all over. A sad fact of life.

  4. Damien permalink*
    August 13, 2008 9:51 pm

    Guess that’s what they mean by our greatest happiness also being our greatest misery. Humans change as do their environment. It takes a miracle to build something over shifting sands and have it stand firmly 4 decades after.

  5. LC Teh permalink
    August 14, 2008 1:40 pm

    Precisely. The same way to say it: The people you love the most have the ability to hurt you in the worst way.
    A little bit of Shakespeare would be: Frailty, thy name is human…

  6. Damien permalink*
    August 17, 2008 11:07 am

    Hmmm that sounds familiar…

  7. LC Teh permalink
    August 19, 2008 11:07 am

    …exactly. Life and relationships, I can’t tell the difference.

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