It’s high time to leave the sex out of politics

by J Scott Christianson, Columbia Daily Tribune Columnist

John Edwards’ public confession of an adulterous affair in 2006 — an affair that he apparently disclosed to his wife shortly thereafter — has been front-page material since the story broke late last week. We already know much more than we need to, thanks to hundreds of articles and reports, many of which are accompanied by intersecting timelines of Edwards’ affair, his presidential campaign and Elizabeth Edwards’ cancer diagnosis. Given this revelation, many former Edwards supporters are…