July 1, 2009

Hunter was hired to make videos of Edwards, "but this one is said to have shown him taking positions that weren’t on his official platform."

The Daily News gossip column quipped about the report that there's a John Edwards/Rielle Hunter sex tape.

This sets Popehat off, riffing wildly on sexual wordplay, for example, here:
This brings us, of course, to pirates. How did it come to pass that “to take one’s foot” became an idiom for orgasm? Prior to the Revolution, and therefore prior to the metric system, the French used measurements akin to the imperial system. When corsairs went to divide their spoils after a stint of rapine, each would naturally demand his portion of the whole. The allotted part, by convention, was a foot-high mound of booty. No, really.

Taking his foot of gold was the pirate’s pleasure. Since not everything that happens in Tortuga stays in Tortuga, taking the foot gradually became anyone’s pleasure in anything... And just as a noble, sexy, piraty bit of bawd has by now been stripped bare by its broad overuse in French, so too has the vitality of allusiveness in English suffered under the weight of too popular a press. We’ve seen enough; it’s time to close your eyes and think of English.
Maybe you'd better go over there and see how this all fits together.

8 comments:

traditionalguy said...

Is Paris Hilto in the video ? No wonder Edwards has never dumped her totally, yet.

garage mahal said...

Bu...but...but he's just a mere ex Senator! Why are we talking about this?

Aaron said...

On a vaguely related note, this has to be the most unfortunate slogan for tourism. "I was blown away in upstate South Carolina."

http://www.iwasblownaway.com/

Actually I think your governor was blown away in Buenos Ares. Yike!

Aaron said...

garage mahal

I fully concurr that i wish he, his enabling wife, and the story would go away. Sheesh. As they said on the simpsons once "hide your shame!"

NKVD said...

There has been too much pussyfooting around on this subject.

This is just like Teddy Kennedy changing his position on off shore drilling.

Ralph L said...

Poor John Edwards. Makes a sex tape which only gets 6 comments on Althouse. No one cares how big his thang is, or if his hair moves when bonking.

Synova said...

You know...

Doesn't everyone, or at least anyone sane, have a horrible realization one day that someone, most probably one of your children, is going to miraculously locate that nude sketch you did of your husband or the topless photo of yourself, and immediately after that moment of blinding awareness those items are immediately shredded or flushed and then you can breathe again?

Ralph L said...

I'm always amazed by the number of people who have done porn or posted nude photos of themselves, and I'm determined to count them all.