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John Edwards could have been president
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/26/11 | Debra J. Saunders

Posted on 05/26/2011 7:46:31 AM PDT by SmithL

Politico reports that the U.S. Attorney in Raleigh is getting ready to indict John Edwards on felony campaign finance charges. This might be a good time to remember that -- after all the bellyaching about John McCain picking the dangerous Sarah Palin to be a heart-beat from the presidency in 2008 -- that John Forbes Kerry did likewise with Edwards in 2004.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cultureofcorruption; johnedwards; rat

1 posted on 05/26/2011 7:46:34 AM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

Instead he’s just a bum.


2 posted on 05/26/2011 7:48:02 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Put Obie in a dress and call him "The Last Queen of Scotland".)
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To: SmithL

OMG, that would have been GREAT!


3 posted on 05/26/2011 7:48:04 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: SmithL

That’s the scary part.


4 posted on 05/26/2011 7:48:38 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

One look and most of us knew he was a phony pony.


5 posted on 05/26/2011 7:49:31 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Eh ?)
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To: SmithL

But what we wound up with is even worse.


6 posted on 05/26/2011 7:49:56 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: SmithL

I believe John Edwards is such a fracking coward that he will never see the inside of a prison cell, and will likely kill himself before he is ever locked up.

If locked up, I expect he will hang himself in protective custody or be beaten to death in general population.

Hope for the best. Pity his children.


7 posted on 05/26/2011 7:50:15 AM PDT by Bean Counter (Your what hurts??)
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To: SmithL

Sorry.

Ginger-Kid Debra Saunders is on my no-read list along with Peggy Noonan.

And, just like clockwork, I see that she couldn’t even get through the first line without a Palin snark.


8 posted on 05/26/2011 7:50:15 AM PDT by digger48
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9 posted on 05/26/2011 7:51:08 AM PDT by Baynative (Truth is treason in an empire of lies)
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To: SmithL

another democrat who got close to the white house without media vetting


10 posted on 05/26/2011 7:52:20 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: SmithL

Same with Gary Hart. Clinton was.

The Democrat Golden Boyz (Bonito Ninos) are all blow-dryed, fast talking empty heads.


11 posted on 05/26/2011 7:52:36 AM PDT by Darteaus94025
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To: SmithL

John Edwards educated all of us about 2 Americas.

And the irony of complaining about 2 Americas is that Edwards is very firmly in the wealthiest elite group of America. Even though his daddy worked in a “meel”, Edwards is solidly in the group in which he doesn’t have to worry about how to pay his bills.

He made his fortune through malpractice lawsuits. The MSM never talked much about that, but, people like Edwards have driven up the costs of healthcare for all of us.


12 posted on 05/26/2011 7:52:42 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Baynative

His hair reminds me a bit of Jimmy Johnson, the football coach. Some men, you just know they spend lots of time on their hair so not a hair is ever out of place.


13 posted on 05/26/2011 7:53:59 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: 4rcane
another democrat who got close to the white house without media vetting

Note: No mention that he is a Democrat until the last sentence of the article. If it was a Republican it would have been the first or second.

14 posted on 05/26/2011 7:54:47 AM PDT by sr4402
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I was born without that gene.


15 posted on 05/26/2011 7:55:14 AM PDT by Baynative (Truth is treason in an empire of lies)
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To: Baynative

'The Breck Girl"

16 posted on 05/26/2011 7:56:09 AM PDT by sr4402
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To: SmithL

ALL Democrats are Liars and Cheats and Phonies!!! That’s why other Democrats LOVE them!!


17 posted on 05/26/2011 7:58:13 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: SmithL
John Edwards could have been president

Well....according to him, there were two Americas. Neither one agreed.

18 posted on 05/26/2011 8:00:30 AM PDT by edpc (I disagree. Circle gets the square.)
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To: SmithL

Yes, and I could have been the ruler of the universe.

Barf...


19 posted on 05/26/2011 8:01:05 AM PDT by Peter from Rutland (!@)
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To: SmithL

Had Edwards become President, this would have been downplayed as a “private matter” and all investigations would have been tainted afteward.

Edwards’ use of campaign funds for the coverup would have been ignored by the media as well as the DOJ.


20 posted on 05/26/2011 8:01:57 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: sr4402

the headline would have read...”The failed Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidate John Edwards, disowned and estranged husband of recently-deceased Breast Cancer victim...”


21 posted on 05/26/2011 8:02:12 AM PDT by digger48
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To: SmithL

Just talked to the secretary of one of his attorneys and told her about Hillary’s campaign finance fraud — the greatest in history by far. Yes, nothing was done to her. As much of a jerk as Edwards might be, how can they go after him for a rather small violation and let Hillary completely off the hook? Selective prosecution?


22 posted on 05/26/2011 8:03:34 AM PDT by doug from upland (website reserved just in case: TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: SmithL

Edwards’ case is a perfect example of the incompetence or outright intentional bias of the news media, in their failure thoroughly to investigate and vett this slimeball during his candidacy.

Utterly biased, or desperately incompetent. There are no other possibilities. News media, which are you? And what will you do about it?


23 posted on 05/26/2011 8:07:58 AM PDT by motor_racer (Pete, do you ever get tired, of the driving?)
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To: SmithL
...the dangerous Sarah Palin...

The fact that the enemy runs newspapers is the real story.

24 posted on 05/26/2011 8:08:50 AM PDT by RingerSIX (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccine that they offer down at our Church.)
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To: SmithL
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25 posted on 05/26/2011 8:10:55 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: SmithL
This might be a good time to remember that -- after all the bellyaching about John McCain picking the dangerous Sarah Palin to be a heart-beat from the presidency in 2008 -- that John Forbes Kerry did likewise with Edwards in 2004.

A very good point. The same media that takes "Palin's faked pregnancy" seriously never bothered to look at Rielle Hunter's real pregnancy until the National Enquirer shamed them into it.

26 posted on 05/26/2011 8:11:27 AM PDT by denydenydeny (Rage all you want, looters & moochers, but the gods of the copybook headings are your masters now.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Maybe to Conservatives. But, remember that Liberals (being completely unschooled and emotional) place tremendous importance on ‘appearances’.

They LIKED him!

Actually, that is a lot of why they liked “O”. HE had the generic ‘minority’, pre-packaged look of an item stamped out in the thousands by a machine.

Seamless, smooth and slick as guy in a white bread ad... Edwards was their Ra Ra Bula Bula, American … AND “O” was their anti-septic and non-specific, bloodless, soulless, culturally mute, minority candidate decoy duck.

When you dummy down education to the extent that we have in America, you can’t expect ANY discernment from voters.


27 posted on 05/26/2011 8:14:56 AM PDT by SMARTY (Conforming to non-conformity is conforming just the same.)
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To: Bean Counter
If locked up, I expect he will hang himself in protective custody or be raped repeatedly, then beaten to death in general population.

There, fixed it.

28 posted on 05/26/2011 8:18:47 AM PDT by hoagy62 (Help stamp out crack-pull up your pants.)
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To: SmithL

Is it even possible to be elected or have a chance with committing felonies to raise the $500+ million they need now? Doubt it, but some don’t get caught. Even Edwards could have escaped very easily if not for PR


29 posted on 05/26/2011 8:23:07 AM PDT by mewykwistmas (Lost your job as a birther under Obama? Become a 'deather'! Where's Bin Laden's death certificate?)
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To: SmithL
John Edwards could have been president

As big a crook, con man and liar as he has proven to be, he still can't compete with the kenyan usurper with mob ties.

30 posted on 05/26/2011 8:29:01 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: Erik Latranyi

Had the Kerry-Edwards ticket won in 2004, Edwards’ life would have been different as the incumbent VP, and he might never have gotten involved with Rielle Hunter. So the affair isn’t really his fault but the fault of all of us who voted against him in 2004.


31 posted on 05/26/2011 8:31:32 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: SmithL
I still picture libs as a kid in street urchin clothes sitting on the steps of an old NYC brownstone imploring him “Say it ain't so Pantsless John.”
32 posted on 05/26/2011 8:32:48 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Those who trade land for peace will end up with neither one.)
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To: Verginius Rufus
"So the affair isn’t really his fault but the fault of all of us who voted against him in 2004."

Jus doin my part, tankee.

33 posted on 05/26/2011 8:33:42 AM PDT by GourmetDan (Eccl 10:2 - The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
"His hair reminds me a bit of Jimmy Johnson, the football coach. Some men, you just know they spend lots of time on their hair so not a hair is ever out of place."

In Jimmy's case, I think it was more shellac than time...

34 posted on 05/26/2011 8:35:37 AM PDT by GourmetDan (Eccl 10:2 - The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.)
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To: SmithL

One more axx to kiss, eh Chris, kinda makes a tingle go down yer leg don’t it?


35 posted on 05/26/2011 8:41:31 AM PDT by Waco (Nominate Palin or forget 2012 you lost)
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To: SmithL

He’s a lying, scumbagging whoremaster.
And if that’s not enough, he’s also a lawyer.

But would that be worse than the crack smoking, bi-sexual, American-hating, muslim loving, pro-black racist, socialist, KGB mole that we have now?


36 posted on 05/26/2011 8:46:05 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in defense. -- John Steinbeck)
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To: SmithL

John Edwards is a scum bag. Andrew Young isn’t much better!


37 posted on 05/26/2011 8:58:59 AM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: Sunshine Sister

Consider the gene pool of the poor bastard daughter

Mom is a celebrity chasing whackjob

Dad is a scumbag tort lawyer / politician


38 posted on 05/26/2011 9:05:41 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: SmithL

That complete idiots like this can rise to the very top of the Democrat party tells you absolutely everything you need to know about Democrats.


39 posted on 05/26/2011 11:26:21 AM PDT by libs_kma (JIMMY CARTER - HE'S BACK IN BLACK)
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To: SmithL

The media sat on the scandal preventing Hillary from winning the Iowa Caucuses which would have eventually given her the nomination.


40 posted on 05/26/2011 11:33:27 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Dilbert San Diego
His hair reminds me a bit of Jimmy Johnson, the football coach. Some men, you just know they spend lots of time on their hair so not a hair is ever out of place.

I use it as a 1-second character check. See hair like that, assign "FAIL" w/o ever having to look back or spend a second in self-reproach, ever.

Jimmy Johnson and former Oklahoma University coach Barry Switzer belong in that class. Switzer guided OU to a Sugar Bowl and a national ranking of No. 2 in the 1972 season, only to see the NCAA and Big Eight land hard on his program (they forfeited 9 games and the Sugar Bowl ex post facto) for having recruited academically-ineligible players from Galveston Ball High School.

In the denouement, Switzer pleaded ignorance and laid it all off on a pair of assistant coaches (like, sure, you didn't approve their expense accounts after they got back from Galveston!), who were fired, and went on as if nothing had happened. The corrupt football coach at Ball High School continued doing what he was doing and several years later produced the talented-and-corrupt Hart Lee Dykes, who attended and corrupted Oklahoma State for a couple of years.

Rule: Never waste time on a man who spends as much for his haircuts as you paid for your shoes.

41 posted on 05/26/2011 1:29:44 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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To: digger48
What's a "ginger-kid"?
42 posted on 05/26/2011 1:31:03 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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To: TexasRepublic
But what we wound up with is even worse.

The received lore is that back in the day, practical men in smoke-filled rooms kept guys like Obama, Slick Willie, Skerry, and Dukakis off the ticket.

Inevitably, some guy with big pull would finally put down his cigar and say, "Dammit, this is the Presidency we're talking about!"

Of course, they let through such luuusers as Woodrow Wilson (really, Mr. President? Jim Crow? In the executive departments of the U.S. Government?), Benjamin Harrison, and Warren Gamaliel Harding.

But now, with hothouse Marxists in media playing crooked kingmaker ..... gee, I dunno.

I watched Charlie Rose interview Al Hunt, Mark Halperin of TIME, and some Republican bundler-doofus talking about GOP politics the other night. They made a point of not mentioning Michele or Sarah until they got down to the final ass-coving, credibility-protecting caveats and crayfishes -- about their being able to "shake things up" and so on. But they were resolutely excluding anyone who wasn't on the RiNO Favorites and RiNO Backup Favorites lists. Weaselly little nobodies, who do they think they are?

43 posted on 05/26/2011 3:03:04 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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To: Iron Munro
But would that be worse than the crack smoking, bi-sexual, American-hating, muslim loving, pro-black racist, socialist, KGB mole that we have now?

I couldn't tell until the end that you weren't talking about Hillary.

44 posted on 05/26/2011 3:07:47 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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To: lentulusgracchus
I couldn't tell until the end that you weren't talking about Hillary.

I couldn't even tell then!


45 posted on 05/26/2011 3:13:54 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in defense. -- John Steinbeck)
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To: lentulusgracchus
What's a "ginger-kid"?

freckle-faced redheads.

South Park kinda put the urban term on the map. At least, that's where I first heard it used.

46 posted on 05/26/2011 4:28:44 PM PDT by digger48
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To: SmithL
Bubba WAS president, used OUR Whitehouse for his escapades and not a damn thing bad happened to Bubba because of Monica. He enjoyed the whole game. I'm sure he still smiles about it.

John is the same slime....just a different personality.

And $400 haircuts paid by a 100 year old woman??? How stupid is she??

47 posted on 06/05/2011 5:36:21 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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