Today’s revelation from former White House hopeful John Edwards offers a nice reminder of what’s wrong with our current political system.

Regarding a report of an extramarital affair, John Edwards said late last year:

It’s completely untrue, ridiculous. I’ve been in love with the same woman for 30-plus years and, as anybody who’s been around us knows, she’s an extraordinary human being, warm, loving, beautiful, sexy and as good a person as I have ever known. So the story’s just false.

John Edwards today:

In 2006, I made a serious error in judgment and conducted myself in a way that was disloyal to my family and to my core beliefs … I was and am ashamed of my conduct and choices, and I had hoped that it would never become public.

Too many politicians feel no compunction whatsoever after telling bold-faced lies.