Sunday, July 27, 2008

It's the Cover-Up, Stupid!

The U.S. mainstream media is staying pretty far away from the John Edwards love child story. However, the Brits are used to covering scandals like this one.

The most damaging thing to Edwards' reputation is not the alleged affair (or the child it produced) but the elaborate cover-up he engaged in last year to prevent it from ruining his presidential chances. Allowing a married aide with two young kids to take the rap for him, to pretend he was the father of his mistress' child. Wow! Talk about misplaced loyalty.

Anyway, it's always the cover-up that gets 'em.

Which brings us to Cece Grimes.

She's pleading guilty to a charge of destroying evidence during a federal investigation into her business dealings with Curt Weldon. Just what the evidence was that she destroyed is still unclear. But it is entirely possible that the evidence wasn't related to any "crime" but of a personal relationship that if made public would have been embarrassing to herself and others.

The cover-up in this case is a felony. There is embarrassment and there is committing a crime. To avoid one, Grimes did the other and ended up with both.

Anyway, that's how it's looking right now.

24 Comments:

Blogger David Diano said...

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July 27, 2008 at 12:29 PM 
Anonymous r said...

Why are you so emotional about this, Shrill Partisan Dave? Weldon is out of office, what more do you want?

July 27, 2008 at 1:30 PM 
Blogger David Diano said...

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July 27, 2008 at 1:39 PM 
Anonymous r said...

Right. Regardless of any proof or facts saying that is warranted. ONLY because they are Repubs. And you are a shrill vicious partisan LiDem jerk.

That's not very reasonable or objective, now is it, DDD?

Are you starting to see why no one take much of what you have to say at all seriously, Dishonest Dave? I'm telling you, you've done it to yourself.

July 27, 2008 at 1:54 PM 
Blogger David Diano said...

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July 27, 2008 at 3:27 PM 
Blogger Spencerblog said...

"... but there is a lot more that she attempted to destroy."

Either Diano has excellent justice department sources (though he doesn't cite any) or he is trafficking in partisan supposition and wallowing in apparent personal hatred.

Nothing in the Daily Times suggested Grimes destroyed evidence that implicated Weldon in any crime.

As for the "rumors" concerning John Edwards, the former presidential candidate could clear them all up by submitting to a DNA test. But he won't.

His actions and words indicate he tried to cover-up his relationship to the woman in question. The media gave him a pass when it was first reported last year. Whatever you think of the National Enquirer, it has nailed Edwards pretty cold. Absent any explanation from Edwards, the world will construe according to its wits.

On a witless nit can't figure this one out.

Call Edwards Senator No Stance.

If Diano can think of a less embarrassing reason Edwards was leaving the woman's hotel room at 2:40 a.m. I'd love to hear it.

Now, compare how the NYT based on much less evidence attempted to smear John McCain by trying to link him romantically to a lobbyist.

If Mitt Romney were caught in the same set of circumstances Edwards has been caught, the mainstream media would be all over the story.

Once again, Diano can't see the forest through the trees. His ideological blinders are obstructing his view.

July 27, 2008 at 4:40 PM 
Anonymous r said...

Diano... is trafficking in partisan supposition and wallowing in apparent personal hatred.

Yeah, that's what I said.

His ideological blinders are obstructing his view.

Always. This is why his words mean very little.

The bias of the Lib Media is disgusting. It's as if Dishonest Dave himself were calling their shots.

July 27, 2008 at 5:41 PM 
Blogger David Diano said...

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July 27, 2008 at 7:23 PM 
Blogger Spencerblog said...

Diano remains thick as ever.

Edwards doesn't HAVE TO take a DNA test, but if he wanted to effectively rebut the story he could. He won't because the story of his love-kid is almost positively true.

Moreover he participated in a cover-up to mislead Democrats into thinking they could nominate him when he had to know the truth would come out and he would be revealed a self-serving cheat and a liar.

Senator No Stance becomes Bill Clinton Redux.

Some Democrats might be offended by Edwards conduct. But other liberals seem to believe that being a Democratic candidate for office means never having to say you're sorry or admit a mistake.

Weldon, on the other hand, in Diano's blinkered view is presumptively guilty of crimes with which he hasn't even been charged because, well... he is a Republican.

I will be as interested as the next guy, more probably, to see whatever case the government brings against him, if it ever does.

It has been almost two years since the FBI raided the offices of his political and business associates two weeks before election day and no charges have yet been filed against him.

So far the charges lodged against his associates don't involve the underlying corruption of influence peddling alleged in the news stories that led to the investigation in the first place.

We'll see.

July 27, 2008 at 8:19 PM 
Blogger David Diano said...

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July 27, 2008 at 10:54 PM 
Anonymous r said...

Since the investigation was into Weldon, even you have enough brain cells to connect those dots.


Good thing this isn't the legal stadard.

How do you explain the hundreds of thousands Weldon has spent on his defense, if he is so innocent?

Lol. Too funny. Dave's really grasping this time.

Point for Gil.

July 27, 2008 at 11:29 PM 
Blogger David Diano said...

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July 28, 2008 at 1:52 AM 
Blogger Spencerblog said...

For Diano, Bush Derangement Syndrome has become Sexton and Weldon Derangement Syndrome,
symptomized by a growing lack of judgement and perspective, bouts of inappropriate anger and irrational demands for revenge.

"I hope he doesn't die before he goes to prison."

Yes, well.

July 28, 2008 at 6:55 AM 
Blogger David Diano said...

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July 28, 2008 at 11:19 AM 
Anonymous randal said...

I hope everyone sees the level of raw, irrational, emotion-driven, vicious partisan hatred that is Modern Liberalism as displayed by Dave Diano here.

You should reach for a wider audience, DDD! With you out there spreading your Lib hatred, you make my job easier! You're doing my work for me!

;)

July 28, 2008 at 11:46 AM 
Blogger Franny Ward said...

Weldon is gone and some people know my feelings about him by reading my own blog. He played his part well. If your curious just Google "Curt Weldon Franny Ward".

Oh yes I forgot. Joe Sestak has done just what since he became my Congressman?

P.S. David: You need to update your Blog http://www.pa7watch.com/. Seems that there is a GOP challenger by the name of Craig Williams.

Cheers.

July 28, 2008 at 3:01 PM 
Blogger David Diano said...

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July 29, 2008 at 1:19 AM 
Blogger steve mcdonald said...

expert research = cut & paste from Wikipedia?

How about I cut and paste the biography I read on Sugar Ray Leonard several months ago where he was noted as a "Professional Boxer and c&(%sucker"

tell your friend that progressive patriot joe sestak has an opponent this fall, I'm sure you guys can doctor up a picture of him smoking a doobie or something like that for the effect!

July 29, 2008 at 9:52 AM 
Blogger David Diano said...

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July 29, 2008 at 11:22 AM 
Anonymous r said...

Some of the crazy paranoid stuff that Weldon said was his own undoing, particularly when the Pentagon and other government investigation debunked and discredited many of his wild claims.

And the blind LibDem partisan Daves dissmissed his clains just and only because they came from a Repub. That's hardly a responsble rational in these very real terrorist times.

July 29, 2008 at 11:53 AM 
Blogger David Diano said...

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July 29, 2008 at 12:19 PM 
Anonymous r said...

Just simmer down there, Emotional Dave.

The difference (and a huge one it is) between them and you is that they waited until investigating facts of the matter before denying his claims. While blind partisan dope you pooh-poohed it before any facts were in just and only because he is a Repub.
Kinda like how you want to send him to jail BEFORE HE HAS EVEN BEEN CHARGED WITH A CRIME, just and only because he is a Repub.
Kinda like the LibDem denial that a nuclear Iran is a threat, just and only because Bush says so.

Hardly sound, objective or reasonable, these Denial Politics of Hurt Feelings. This is why we don’t let Hurt Feelings folks like you call shots or make policy. You guys are a joke. Yes, much more of a joke than Weldon’s somewhat feasible claims. Ya did it to yourselves.

July 29, 2008 at 12:53 PM 
Blogger David Diano said...

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July 29, 2008 at 1:32 PM 
Anonymous r said...

I didn’t flip nor did I flop, ya liar. I said that the “blind LibDem partisan Daves dissmissed his claims just and only because they came from a Repub.” And yous did…

The speculation on Iran sounds like more of the same.

“The Boy Who Cried Wolf”?? You can’t be serious. It is hardly sound strategy –foreign policy, national security/ war on terror, or anything else- to base one’s views on a children’s fable. Here’s a bulletin: Iran is not Iraq.
Funny how the entire world is watching, meeting and talking about Iran’s nuke program if it’s all just Bush nonsense, eh, Dopey Dishonest Dave? No, as I said, you bitter Hurt Feelings folks just refuse to believe it only and just because Bush sees Iran as the threat that it is. Hurt Feeling and childish fairy tale politics aside… Lol…
And you wonder why no one takes you guys at all seriously…. Childish Hurt Feelings Libs are funny. Even Aesop would laugh at you.

July 29, 2008 at 2:27 PM 

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