What really galled me about John Edwards acknowledging that his affair with a woman while his wife was struggling with cancer was his protestation that he didn’t love his mistress, as if that someone made it better. I was glad to find Richard Miniter explaining why saying such a thing is so contemptible. I mean, I would also find it despicable if he said he DID love her and used that as an excuse. But still.
(Now it appears that, contrary to what Edwards says, he may have begun the affair BEFORE paying the woman $114,000 of campaign money to be his photographer.)