I am only just now watching the Oprah interview with Andrew Young and his wife Cheri that I DVR'd yesterday. The topic of the interview was, obviously, Young's book about the role he played covering up Edwards' affair with Rielle Hunter, even claiming to be the father of Edwards' baby. Throughout the interview Oprah asks over and over again why the Youngs would even want John Edwards to be President or Vice President once they had seen him perpetrate such a deception. She asked if he lied about something like this what else might he lie about when in office.
I found it hard to watch the interview because I could not stop yelling at the television. Am I the only person watching Oprah's questions who could not stop thinking of Bill Clinton? Was Oprah asking Vernon Jordan or any of the Clinton protectors how they could try to paint a young intern as a lying stalker when they knew Clinton had a sexual relationship with her and she was not lying? Did Oprah ask why we would want a President who would do such a thing? Did she ask what else such a person might lie about if he could tell such a lie as that? Of course not.
I don't know what Oprah would say if asked what the difference between Edwards and Clinton was, but suspect the fact that a child was involved might be one reason given. Another might be the fact that Edwards' wife has a terminal illness. My belief, however, is that the biggest difference is that by the time Edwards' sex scandal and deception were revealed he had no chance at the presidency. Oprah was pulling for Edwards' opponent, Barack Obama, anyway. By the time Clinton got busted, however, Democrats were so invested in him and his presidency that they vigorously defended his outrageous behavior. It is amazing what Democrats can forgive and even attempt to cover up when a political office is at stake.