Thursday, March 22, 2007


This Guy Needs To Get His in Order

John Edwards just announced that he will continue his presidential bid despite the fact that his wife Elizabeth's cancer has returned. Ok. You are running for president and you find out your wife has cancer that is likely incurable. Only a COMPLETE ASSHOLE keeps running for president at that point.

I've never been a fan of Edwards. I think he's style over substance at a time when America needs leadership with credibility. This decision now makes me wonder if he would be capable of handling the complex decisions of the presidency.

I know he's saying his wife is forcing him to stay in the race, but he can say no. He can say thanks for your support dear, but my most important job is here with you now.

My other issue here is that he told us that his wife being cancer-free was a major factor in his getting into the race. Now suddenly it doesn't matter. I see a credibility gap.

At any rate, I sure hope that her treatment is successful and this is all a minor setback for her.

Phoenix Has It

Priority that is. Over Philly. The Daily News has a rather confusing story today that basically boils down to this: more people live in Phoenix than live in Philadelphia. We dropped from 5th largest city in the US to 6th. Probably sometime last year.

Bummer. At least we still have grass.

Umm Yeah No-Brainer Here

Ok. I'll admit I have done it. But texting should not be your priority when driving. Our friends in Trenton are ready to help us by banning texting while driving. You already can't use a cell phone when driving in NJ. Yeah right. Thanks to Assemblymen Paul Moriarty, D-Gloucester, and David Mayer, D-Gloucester, we now have another thing that we wont be allow to do. Sure. Uh-huh.

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Rake Morgan said...

Appreciated reading your thoughts about Edwards and setting priorities. I added a link to this page from my blog, A Rake's Progress.

Cavalier92 said...

Rake -

I sure appreciate the link! Thanks!


King Wolfie said...

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King Wolfie said...

Edwards obviously has his priorities twisted. His image and accomplishments take precedence over family matters???
I don’t know, CAV…family only becomes overshadowed by the shady.

Hooray for Phoenix! The only thing good there is the Suns anyway.

I’m sure you’ll manage to sneak a text or two in while driving to A.C.
We know how rebellious you are with the cell phone!

Hillary said...


i agree whole-heartedly with you on Edwards -what a jerk.

as for philly's decline - perhaps it's all those murders. . .

and how do they plan to enforce the no texting rule? it's not as if the trooper can see you send that msg while you fly past him at 70 mph on the turnpike.

here's to a great weekend -

Daddy Democrat said...

I'm not supporting Edwards, but I think it's unfair to judge him a jerk just because he's keeping the campaign going.

I think this campaign is a shared crusade that both husband and wife share. It wouldn't seem out of character for them *both* to want to keep pushing on.

I think it's almost always unwise to try to judge other peoples' family decisions. We're not them. And the last thing you really want to do when you discover that you or somebody you love has a serious illness is to stop everything going on in your life to focus on being ill.

There's plenty of time for them to figure out how her treatment is going on, how practical this run for the presidency is, etc.

Cavalier92 said...

daddy -

he put this in the public arena back when he said that his wife being cancer free was a major part of his decision.

and i think that the .decisions that someone makes in tough personal spots can say a lot about how he will handle other tough decisions.

love your blog. thanks for stopping by