The Mamas and the Papas had a song called Monday, Monday. The chief lyric was Can’t trust that day. The song makes very little sense but it has a good melody, excellent harmonies, and a very catchy chorus.
In the political world, the day you cannot trust is Friday. Friday is the equivalent of Obama – can’t be trusted.
In the political world, as we all know, Friday is news dump day. If there is something you don’t want people generally to be too aware of you put the news out on a Friday. It’s a rather effective strategy. Usually it works. At the very least, a Friday news dump will get less coverage, if not kill the story altogether.
Friday is not just a day to dump bad news. For instance if someone has to give a speech even though you don’t want to really give the speech, Friday is an excellent day to do it. Typically the speech gets very little coverage if it is done on a Friday afternoon. Some Friday’s are better than other Friday’s. The Friday before the 4th of July is a good day to do things and say things you don’t really want to say or do. A Friday in August is a good day to say things you don’t want to say. A Friday with another major news event, say the beginning of the Olympics, is an extra good day to say things you don’t really want to say. It’s even better if you do and say the things you don’t want to say or do as far away from Big Media centers as possible.
The really, really smart and the really really capable politicians know how to do this better than most others.
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Some politicians however, think they can use Friday to cover up something that simply cannot be covered up or tamped down. But some dirty sheets just can’t be washed clean. Yesterday, Friday once again proved (like Obama) that it can’t be trusted. Instead of a sleepy August Friday with little news, yesterday had major news events in abundance. One ugly story however stood out and will stand out until we get the full truth.
John and Elizabeth Edwards questioned Hillary Clinton’s character, truthfulness, and integrity – as did Michelle and Barack Obama, throughout the campaign season.
At no time did Elizabeth Edwards defend Hillary. Knowing that she and Hillary shared a very painful personal circumstance, of which neither of them are to blame, Elizabeth Edwards never showed a bit of defense or sympathy as Hillary was savaged.
Instead, Elizabeth Edwards assisted her loving husband of 31 years as he aligned himself with Obama who opposed her supposedly high priority issue of universal health care.
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There are still many questions John and Elizabeth Edwards have to answer. There are questions about payments for a $3 million dollar house given to the woman Edwards did not love, there are questions about the Edwards campaign paying a salary to the woman Edwards did not love, there is a question of paternity and child care payments. At some point the child of the woman Edwards did not love will ask John Edwards Are you my daddy?
If Obama gets selected by suicidal superdelegates this August, Obama will lose in NOvember. At some point Dean/Brazile/Pelosi/Kennedy/Kerry/Richardson/Oprah/Edwards/Clyburn/Dodd/McCaskill/Napolitano/Caroline/Leahy will be asked by the child they fathered, the child named the 2008 Democratic Defeat: Are you my daddy?