Jesse James isn't just a despicable idiot because he cheated on his wildly popular wife Sandra Bullock. He's a despicable idiot because, in doing so, he basically offered himself up to America's lynch mob.
This week's tabloidian news cycle has been dominated by the news that James allegedly cheated on Bullock with Michelle McGee, a woman who uses "Bombshell" as her middle name and who, it seems, is a smart (if not scrupulous) businesswoman, waiting until the moment Bullock won her Oscar to sell the story of her trysts with James to In Touch for a rumored $30,000. Sandra reportedly found out that her husband was a jerk via her publicist, who was notified on Monday that In Touch had the tell-all scoop. Ugh. And now, for God knows how long, more lurid details will spill out, making the public side of this drama all the more painful.