"Helping you because you can't help yourself."
Later: Well, I was half-tempted when I blogged this to include some crack about Edwards, speculating whether he, as is Gore with his carbon offsets, behind any of it. Now it's official (the affair, that is).
How is it that all these Democrat darling "pretty boys" can't control themselves? Well, let's just say that I come from a time and place where such behavior isn't engaged in just as much due to plain old self-respect as anything else, like causing pain and hurt to someone you supposedly care about.
Then again, Edwards preaches a lot of selflessness and self-sacrifice, doesn't he? I'd say that at least he practices what he preaches, only I see no evidence of any self-respect for him to lay at the altar of sacrifice.
Genuine self-respect has a prerequisite: rational selfishness. Edwards is a selfless as they come. That's why his conscience will permit him to wreak havoc in the lives of others for the sake of his own pleasures and perceived gain.
Pathetic; through and through.