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Posted on 07/16/2010 8:12:30 AM PDT by Libloather
Estranged aide to John Edwards reaches movie deal
By MIKE BAKER
9:18 a.m., Friday, July 16, 2010
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - An insider's account of John Edwards' affair and the lengths he went to hide his mistress will be developed into a movie, a former aide to the two-time presidential candidate said Thursday.
Andrew Young said that he has reached a deal with writer and producer Aaron Sorkin. He declined to discuss the terms of the agreement, but Sorkin confirmed he had acquired the rights to Young's book, "The Politician."
"This is a first-hand account of an extraordinary story filled with motivations, decisions and consequences that would have lit Shakespeare up," Sorkin said in a statement. "There's much more to Andrew's book than what has been reported and I'm grateful that he's trusting me with it."
The book detailed how he helped hide Edwards' mistress during the candidate's second campaign for the White House. Sorkin was the writer of the play "A Few Good Men" and the television series "The West Wing."
"He was the perfect one to write this," Young said. "I was really impressed by him and really impressed how he was focused on the tragedy of this rather than the tawdry."
Young declined to speculate about which actors might play which parts.
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Can't wait for the *Crinton Chronicles on the big screen.
A clear indictment of American cultural mores and priorities, is the fact there are people who will actually pay to watch this detritus.
Rachel Maddow would be perfect for the John Edwards role.
LOL. The writer of the leftist infomercial "The West Wing" is going to write this, with John Edwards as the troubled and tortured billionaire hero gone sadly astray.
Good luck with that.
You owe me a new keyboard!
I don’t know who is a bigger scum bag. Edwards or this guy Young? Both are pieces of garbage.
Who do you think is the target audience? I don't know who would go see this.
John is just so handsome, who could they get to play him? And everyone loves him. And such a good guy. And did I mention handsome?
I don't think this movie will ever make it even to Lifetime...
Working title: Erections Have Consequences.
Edwards is so vain they could probably get him to play himself. In lieu of that, David Duchovny or maybe Tiger Woods.
Having said that I think it's high time that the John & Elizabeth get what's coming to them.
Will the Edwards sex tape be a “bonus materials” item on the DVD?
“I bought the book used. Paid 1.99 for it.”
I guess you were curious SS, but golly you could have snagged the digital edition of something magnificent like Dicken’s David Copperfield for free!
The Pravda Media covered up this in 2008 election cycle and ran with unconfirmed rumors of an affair between John McCain and a lobbyist.
Mark Halperin, political news editor for Time, formerly for ABCDisney, defends this practice.
The media needs to be on the chopping block for their bias in the 2008 election. Every bit as corrupt as Dan Rather in 2004.
I borrowed the book. It was a page turner, that’s for sure. I have to say that I enjoyed it - maybe like one of life’s guilty pleasures - a book full of scumbags certainly including the author. My take home message was that we Freepers had the silk pony nailed with two exceptions
- He was even more craven and lying and more of an empty suit than certainly I even imagined.
- I did not realize that him and kerry hated each other. Makes sense now that I think about it, but didn’t know it at the time.
- The timeline is pretty amazing. A lot of the revelations started trickling out even while the primary season was in full swing. It’s not like algore who sort of lost it after he lost his election. In this case the Edwards disintegration pre-dated his losses at the polls.
Do you know what Perdogg, Andrew Young, and Carly Fiorina all have in common?
“Do you know what Perdogg, Andrew Young, and Carly Fiorina all have in common?”
You have all “known” Edwards’ high mileage mistress?
It is turning really hot outside so I start Levin's book this afternoon and I still have Millionair Next Door, Hidden Power (Presidential Marriages) and Galway Bay to go. All of them were bought used. The really low prices are great but since the sellers have no nexus to KS there is no sales tax either. And no, I do not feel bad about that!
Knowing Edwards, he is likely brokering the deal for his “cut”
A lot of Democrats were enthusiastic to make this guy Edwards President of the United States.
With this sordid scandal he’s probably improved his standing among Democrats.
You have it right about the Freepers nailing this guy. I was unaware of the hatred between the Edwards and Kerrys also. Still I wonder why Kerry never spoke up. I guess birds of a feather stick together!
Can;t touch Clinton so we get Edwards on the big screen .
Remember the four state troopers shocking stories that were NEVER made into a book
or a movie
or even a magazine article
Search the web!
Mark Halperin, scummy political news editor for Time, formerly for scummy ABC Disney,
He'll make the Edwards character a Republican Evangelical Christian and Reille will be his homosexual lover.
That part made sense to me - Kerry picked him - he couldn’t easily diss him. But if someone really wanted to read between the lines, the coolness was probably there.
The other interesting thing was that in 2004 Kerry made Edwards promise to a “non-compete” - that Edwards couldn’t go up against Kerry, unless Kerry decided not to run. I think I remember that playing out at the time - Edwards waiting for Kerry not to run - out of “loyalty” it was said at the time - when in fact it was a quid pro quo.
Charles E Jordan Senior High School. Perdogg and Andrew Young (Class of 1984), and Carly Fiorina (Class of 1976).
Any human family, even one of 310 million members, is driven by the level of dysfunction and aberration within that family.
Now that you mention it, I remember that agreement also.
Yep...the moral of the story will be that ‘evil Republicans and their two Americas’ drove him to do all those evil things.
Bush’s fault, ya know.
Wow, Carly graduated from Jordan HS too?
Elizabeth Edwards = played by Stepfanie Powers.
Rielle Hunter = played by Lindsay Lohan.
John Edwards = played by Rachel Maddow.