Miserable sinners, the lot of you
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When CNN talking head Soledad O'Brien clinched the Worst Journalist on Earth award by asking John Edwards to name the biggest sin he ever committed, Edwards might have responded thusly:
While I can't bring myself to reveal all the particulars of my transgression, I'll just say that it involved a can of whipped cream, a bathtub of gelatin, a bottle of Jack, and three of the Pussycat Dolls.
An appropriate response to an intrusive query, but Edwards didn't say that. Nor, sadly, did he say this:
This is a pathetic and insulting line of questioning that violates privacy, debases faith, and demeans the electoral process, and I decline to go along with it.
No, Edwards instead talked about what a big sinner he is - aren't we all? - and so responded much as any of the big three Dem presidential contestants did in the Sojourners/Call to Renewal forum. That is, Edwards, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama burnished their religious bonafides in an attempt to demonstrate that Democrats - like their Republican rivals - are properly down with the whole God thing.