Thankful For The Destruction Of the John Edwards Sex Tape

I wasn’t aware that there was a John Edwards sex tape, or that there was a lawsuit about it.  I’m just profoundly grateful that the lawsuit ended with a settlement that means the sex tape will be destroyed.

I don’t know why people make sex tapes — it seems narcissistic, sleazy, and extremely weird, all at the same time. Given that, I probably shouldn’t be surprised that John Edwards was involved in making one.  He seems to have all of the embarrassing qualities that you would normally find in a sex tape participant and producer.

Do the people who make sex tapes actually watch them?  That seems even more bizarre to me — but in any case I’m glad not one moment of national dialogue will be devoted to people talking about watching the John Edwards sex tape.  We don’t need it.

In fact, we would all be better off if John Edwards’ name were never mentioned again — except as part of a cautionary tale about how the mighty have fallen and are brought low by their wretched excesses.

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