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Estranged aide to John Edwards reaches movie deal
Washington Times ^ | 7/16/10 | MIKE BAKER

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2008electionbias; aide; campaigndonations; charlesejordanhigh; coverup; criminalconspiracy; cultureofcorruption; democratscandals; edwards; edwards2004; edwards2010; edwardsscandals; feclaws; hollywoodbastards; john; johnedwards; jordanhigh; kerryedwards; lyingliar; movie; pravdamedia
Just goes to show that you can be the world's biggest loser and still score loot from your fans.

Can't wait for the *Crinton Chronicles on the big screen.

1 posted on 07/16/2010 8:12:32 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

A clear indictment of American cultural mores and priorities, is the fact there are people who will actually pay to watch this detritus.


2 posted on 07/16/2010 8:19:18 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: Libloather
Young declined to speculate about which actors might play which parts.

Rachel Maddow would be perfect for the John Edwards role.

3 posted on 07/16/2010 8:19:33 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Libloather
"I was really impressed by him and really impressed how he was focused on the tragedy of this rather than the tawdry."

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.


4 posted on 07/16/2010 8:24:59 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

You owe me a new keyboard!


5 posted on 07/16/2010 8:24:59 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Libloather

I don’t know who is a bigger scum bag. Edwards or this guy Young? Both are pieces of garbage.


6 posted on 07/16/2010 8:27:15 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: EyeGuy
the fact there are people who will actually pay to watch this detritus.

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...

7 posted on 07/16/2010 8:27:53 AM PDT by LearnsFromMistakes (Yes, I am happy to see you. But that IS a gun in my pocket.)
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To: Libloather

Working title: Erections Have Consequences.


8 posted on 07/16/2010 8:29:13 AM PDT by newheart (History is an outbreak of madness--Ellul)
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To: LearnsFromMistakes

Edwards is so vain they could probably get him to play himself. In lieu of that, David Duchovny or maybe Tiger Woods.


9 posted on 07/16/2010 8:32:51 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: EyeGuy
I bought the book used. Paid 1.99 for it. I felt like I needed to take a shower when I finished it. I wouldn't give a plug nickel to see the movie.

Having said that I think it's high time that the John & Elizabeth get what's coming to them.

10 posted on 07/16/2010 8:33:40 AM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: Libloather

Will the Edwards sex tape be a “bonus materials” item on the DVD?


11 posted on 07/16/2010 8:39:19 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: Sunshine Sister

“I bought the book used. Paid 1.99 for it.”

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LOL.

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!


12 posted on 07/16/2010 8:40:02 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: Sunshine Sister

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.


13 posted on 07/16/2010 8:43:30 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: Sunshine Sister

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.


14 posted on 07/16/2010 8:45:47 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: EyeGuy; Tax-chick

Do you know what Perdogg, Andrew Young, and Carly Fiorina all have in common?


15 posted on 07/16/2010 8:49:33 AM PDT by Perdogg (Nancy Pelosi did more damage to America on 03/21 than Al Qaeda did on 09/11)
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To: Perdogg

“Do you know what Perdogg, Andrew Young, and Carly Fiorina all have in common?”

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You have all “known” Edwards’ high mileage mistress?


16 posted on 07/16/2010 8:56:29 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: EyeGuy
I guess after reading Laura Bush's book and Karl Roves book, I wanted something a little less intense. Young's book certainly filled the bill!

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!

17 posted on 07/16/2010 8:58:59 AM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: Libloather

Knowing Edwards, he is likely brokering the deal for his “cut”


18 posted on 07/16/2010 8:59:17 AM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: Libloather

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.


19 posted on 07/16/2010 9:03:09 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

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!


20 posted on 07/16/2010 9:03:26 AM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: Libloather

Cool

Can;t touch Clinton so we get Edwards on the big screen .

BTW

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!

NOTHING there.

Nothing.


21 posted on 07/16/2010 9:04:15 AM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: a fool in paradise

Mark Halperin, scummy political news editor for Time, formerly for scummy ABC Disney,


22 posted on 07/16/2010 9:06:22 AM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: Libloather
Sorkin will make one minor change...

He'll make the Edwards character a Republican Evangelical Christian and Reille will be his homosexual lover.

23 posted on 07/16/2010 9:10:24 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Sunshine Sister

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.


24 posted on 07/16/2010 9:12:20 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: EyeGuy; fieldmarshaldj; SilvieWaldorfMD

Charles E Jordan Senior High School. Perdogg and Andrew Young (Class of 1984), and Carly Fiorina (Class of 1976).

GO FALCONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


25 posted on 07/16/2010 9:15:23 AM PDT by Perdogg (Nancy Pelosi did more damage to America on 03/21 than Al Qaeda did on 09/11)
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To: Libloather

Any human family, even one of 310 million members, is driven by the level of dysfunction and aberration within that family.


26 posted on 07/16/2010 9:20:29 AM PDT by RobinOfKingston
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

Now that you mention it, I remember that agreement also.


27 posted on 07/16/2010 9:28:49 AM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: dead

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.


28 posted on 07/16/2010 10:15:56 AM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: Perdogg

YES!!!!!!!!!

Wow, Carly graduated from Jordan HS too?


29 posted on 07/16/2010 11:08:42 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; Perdogg

Elizabeth Edwards = played by Stepfanie Powers.
Rielle Hunter = played by Lindsay Lohan.
John Edwards = played by Rachel Maddow.


30 posted on 07/16/2010 11:21:05 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: Perdogg

Yes!


31 posted on 07/16/2010 1:40:55 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("It's a jungle out there, kiddies: have a very fruitful day!")
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