Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Conan O'Brien, John Edwards, and Scandal

On Tuesday's Late Night with Conan O'Brien, John Edwards was shown no mercy.

Although O'Brien was technically ranting about Edwards and his adultery, Max Weinberg served as the butt of the joke, and, to a lesser extent, LaBamba.

O'BRIEN: I'm sure many of you have heard the rumors about former Sen. John Edwards having a secret love child with a woman who used to work for him. Yeah, and when the story first broke, Edwards denied it. One of his former political aides claimed that it was he, not Edwards, that had made the woman pregnant. Well since then however the woman has confided that Edwards actually is her baby's father. And last week The National Enquirer caught Edwards visiting the woman in a hotel.

I want to talk about this just for a second. Now, I don't know about you but I find this whole thing really disgusting.

What kind of a guy would cheat on his wife, make another woman pregnant, and then still pretend to be an upstanding family man?

(Cut to shot of Max Weinberg)

It's ridiculous. I mean, I guess some jerks, in the public eye think they can do whatever sleazy little thing they feel like doing and then just scurry away like a weasel.

(Cut to shot of Max Weinberg)

Now only a spineless dirtbag would leave his trusting wife at home and then sneak off for a quickie with his out of town baby mama. It just makes me sick.

(Cut to shot of Max Weinberg)

A guy who probably spends less money supporting his army of illegitimate kids than he does on imitation Italian suits and over-priced hair gel.

(Cut to shot of Max Weinberg)

And rather... rather than take responsibility for his despicable actions, he gets some underling to take the heat for him, some innocent, insignificant schlub too stupid to realize he's being used.

(Cut to shot of LaBamba)

If you are as outraged as I am by all this, please address your angry emails to:

(Cut to shot of Max Weinberg with email address at the bottom of the screen)

So the joke was on Weinberg.

It appeared that he was a cowardly, adulterous sleazeball, but there was no question that O'Brien's bit was grounded in the alleged actions of John Edwards -- the cowardly, adulterous sleazeball.

In Edwards' case, it's no joke. Any hopes of Edwards playing a prominent role in a possible Barack Obama administration are lost.

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