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John Edwards: My part in his downfall
The Guardian ^ | Andrew Young

Posted on 04/05/2010 8:54:20 AM PDT by ventanax5

Late on a spring afternoon last year, my wife, Cheri, and I went to watch our eight-year-old son, Brody, play in the last baseball game of the season. Out on the field was the man who had once promised me the brightest future I could imagine and then abandoned me to national disgrace. He was hiding behind his sunglasses, talking to his son, Jack. Cheri and I sat alone, ignored, as the other parents chatted. Jack and his sister, Emma Claire, who used to play with our kids, looked at us with confusion in their eyes, and we overheard one of the mothers in the crowd whisper something about "the Youngs". When the game ended, my old friend, boss and mentor walked the long way to his car so he could avoid us. It was the last time I would see John Edwards.

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: democrats; johnedwards; lies

1 posted on 04/05/2010 8:54:20 AM PDT by ventanax5
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To: ventanax5

yo, imbecil: why don’t you slink away and stay slunk? Your 15 minutes were up a long time ago.


2 posted on 04/05/2010 8:56:27 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (the media is your daddy.)
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To: ventanax5

i love this heartwarming story. i only wish there had been videotape
of bill clinton.


3 posted on 04/05/2010 8:57:45 AM PDT by gussiefinknottle (woof!woof!woof!)
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To: ventanax5

So he even used his children to fight his battles?


4 posted on 04/05/2010 8:59:15 AM PDT by twigs
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To: ventanax5
Once a lackey, always a lackey.
5 posted on 04/05/2010 9:06:01 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (FYBO: Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

Because nobody will ignore him.


6 posted on 04/05/2010 9:06:08 AM PDT by jazminerose
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To: ventanax5

Lay with dogs wake up with fleas.


7 posted on 04/05/2010 9:11:34 AM PDT by navymom1
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To: ventanax5

I cannot muster any sympathy for Mr Young. He willingly aided and abetted Edwards in all his schemes, and admits as much. Now Young is apparently hurt and surprised that Edwards treated him with the same callous disregard that he showed for his wife and family.


8 posted on 04/05/2010 9:14:44 AM PDT by D1X1E
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To: ventanax5

Andy, Andy, Andy please don’t go away mad.
Just go away!


9 posted on 04/05/2010 9:14:52 AM PDT by Tupelo
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To: navymom1
Lay with dogs wake up with fleas.

Lay with dogs - wake up with puppies.

10 posted on 04/05/2010 9:48:06 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: ventanax5

bUMP


11 posted on 04/05/2010 9:50:56 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: ventanax5

I fully expect to see this man’s picture next to the word “enable” in the dictionary.


12 posted on 04/05/2010 9:56:42 AM PDT by PrincessB ("if government X-rays are anything like the photos the DMV takes for your license, count me out" A.)
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To: ventanax5

After reading this ‘excerpt’ not only will I discourage anyone from buying the book, I think I’ll go spend the rest of the day in the shower.


13 posted on 04/05/2010 9:58:07 AM PDT by mkjessup (0bama squats to pee.)
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To: ventanax5
Hey Andy, did you tell your kid Brody how you agreed to claim Johns bastard as your own? Brought h s new age moonbeam mistress into your household with you and your mother? Cleaned out her apartment, found, watched and kept a videotape of Rielle and John having sex? Then sold the story to the tabloids?

Your kids should know what a loyal swell guy you are. Or else he's going to hear it from all the neighbors. And in the south, forget being chums with John Edwards, I wouldn't expect Brody to have much of a social life period. People down there have long memories and know a rat when they see one.

14 posted on 04/05/2010 10:14:11 AM PDT by silverleaf (Karl Marx was NOT one of America's Founding Fathers)
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To: ventanax5

He’s learning that to Dems and Libs trust is nothing but the condition necessary for betrayal to occur.


15 posted on 04/05/2010 10:19:08 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously! No moobs, please.)
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To: ventanax5

The media kept silent on John Edwards story long enough to ensure Hillary was beaten by Obama.


16 posted on 04/05/2010 10:31:30 AM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15)
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To: ventanax5

I want this guy to keep telling this story over and over and over...

It is a perfect metaphor for the Democrat Party, and for what is happening right now.

All the Blue Dogs and “moderates” are being used for the so-called greater good.

Just as Edwards used and abused Youngs’ starry-eyed loyalty for his self aggrandizing agenda, Obama, Nancy and Harry are willing to sacrifice everyone elses career to build legislative monuments to themselves.

This whole story is the modern Democrat Party in action, but without the MSM filter.


17 posted on 04/05/2010 10:36:51 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: ventanax5
A truth to realize is ... a man that lies and cheats on his wife, has a character flow. He is not living according to God Almighty instructions, and if he betrays God and family, he is to be expected, to betray anyone else.

Andrew Young was engaging in a process to lie to America. So that John Edwards could become the President of America. Both of you were engaging in lies, and if known scandalous behavior. It is right to be stung by disappointment, yet all that time you (Andrew) were also betraying Ameica; which evidently to you was okay.

God is not mocked. He allows us to reap what we sow.

we are to learn from our mistakes.

God help us in our day, in Jesus name, amen.

18 posted on 04/05/2010 10:56:40 AM PDT by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: ventanax5

The Ends justify the Mean.


19 posted on 04/05/2010 10:58:52 AM PDT by Colvin (Proud Owner '66 Binder PU, '66 Binder Travelall,)
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To: ventanax5

I really liked this story full of wacky hijinx and slapstick comedy.


20 posted on 04/05/2010 11:45:03 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: ventanax5

All democrats are thieves by nature. There is no honor among thieves.


21 posted on 04/05/2010 3:47:40 PM PDT by highimpact (Abortion - [n]: human sacrifice at the altar of convenience.)
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To: silverleaf
I read every page of Young's tell-some book, but nowhere in this waste of trees did I find what I was looking for.

The Edwards hair secrets? Please, my life is a bad hair day.

BTW, Allowing the bastard to make Mr. Young claim the Edward's bastard as Young's bastard kinda makes Young a bastard. BTW, the trollop in the case is also kind of a bastard, too. And so was Mrs. Edwards I. That makes 4 or 5 bastards, when the story began with one bastard.

I guess this is what the Democrats mean by "creating jobs?"

22 posted on 04/05/2010 3:56:31 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Obama. He'll bring back States' Rights. In the meantime, this ain't gonna be pretty.)
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To: ventanax5
When John Edwards goes to prison maybe he can drag this lowlife with him. Both of them will make prize “b*tches.”
23 posted on 04/05/2010 5:12:59 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: ventanax5

I visited Chapel Hill this weekend and we were lookingat places to eat. I was told that several were near the old Edwards Campaign HQ and closed more than once because of bomb threats to the Edwards HQ.

It moved because it became so unpopular


24 posted on 04/05/2010 5:22:14 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Ostracize Democrats. There can be no Democrat friends.)
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