John Edwards, meet Jonathan Edwards

For those of us old enough to remember Jonathan Edward’s 1971 song Sunshine, last week’s revelations about politician John Edwards brought back memories. The name similarity is almost spooky. The key line of the song reads:

“He can’t even run his own life, I’ll be damned if he’ll run mine.”

It could have been written about the current Edwards. But just think about all the other politicians it might apply to.

Steve Buckstein is Senior Policy Analyst and founder of Cascade Policy Institute, a Portland-based think tank.