Skip to comments.'The Politician' made me want to keep the lights on at bedtime
Posted on 05/07/2010 3:05:20 PM PDT by fightinJAG
Bookstores won't be filing "The Politician" in the horror section, but they should.
It's the first book I've read since "Christine" that made me want to keep the lights on when I went to bed.
It's about John Edwards, the man who would be president, and the infidelity scandal that brought him down. Andrew Young, Edwards' longtime aide and eventually spurned confidant, is the author.
That alone might make the content suspect former employees with an ax to grind do not make the most objective storytellers.
But then there's the fact that Young himself comes off as a total idiot.
He ruefully but freely confesses he was blinded by ambition Edwards' and his own causing him to do things that in hindsight make Larry, Curly and Moe look brilliant.
At the affair's nadir, in an effort to save Edwards (and thus himself), he went so far as to claim paternity of the child his boss illegitimately fathered. In the annals of obsequious, truckling sycophants, Andrew Young is a man with few peers.
Young also freely confesses in print that he's afraid no one will ever hire
(Excerpt) Read more at deseretnews.com ...
Edwards has the same attitude towards women that Clinton does-use and discard them. It’s what serial killers do.
Scary that that man could have become President. In this day and age, we need a lot of more vetting of these people.
“But then there’s the fact that Young himself comes off as a total idiot.”
Now he can run for Congress.
You are not old. Just well-read.
It’s the first tell all book on corruption in the last Democratic Presidential primary. To be ‘fair’ I’m waiting for the the rest of the trilogy.