The trial of John Edwards starts today. Edwards is accused of having a mistress and paying serious money to keep her comfortable and discrete. Don't get me wrong, Edwards is a sleaseball, taking up a mistress while his wife is dying of cancer, and doing all this while running for President of the US.
But, used to be, sleaseballs merely got bad press and shunned by society. Now it's a federal offense with serious jail time. I'm so glad we had all that campaign finance reform to allow the feds to prosecute politicians for keeping mistresses.