Why is it still worth pursuing the John Edwards scandal? Slate's Mickey Kaus offers up a pretty comprehensive explanation, to which we will add one more point: It's summer! You see anything else going on?
Of course, the gossip mill continues to churn even during these dog days of August, because we keep hearing the following rumor: Cheri Young, the wife of Edwards' good pal and former aide Andrew Young, is not so pleased that her husband stepped up to the plate and claimed responsibility for fathering Rielle Hunter's love child. (Or at least kind of claimed responsibility: His name isn't on the birth certificate.) And she'd been expressing her displeasure in the most cliche manner possible: by venting about the whole situation to her hairdresser.