The most interesting thing about this John Edwards story: the National Enquirer scooped the MSM. Second-most interesting angle: Edwards admits that all that time on the campaign trail made him a narcissist.
That one must be a bit self-absorbed to want to run for President is not surprising. As Chris Rock opined in his current comedy tour, "Do you realize how arrogant you have to be to think you deserve to be President of the United States?" But I haven't heard a candidate explain an affair that way before.
Maureen Dowd's column ends:
Back in 2002, Edwards sent me a Ken doll dressed in bathing trunks, Rio de Janeiro Ken, with a teasing note, because he didn’t like my reference to him as a Ken doll in a column.
In retrospect, the comparison was not fair — to Ken.