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Edwards' reputation probably beyond repair
WRAL ^ | June 2, 2011

Posted on 06/02/2011 5:33:45 PM PDT by NCjim

RALEIGH, N.C. — A federal indictment is looming for former presidential candidate John Edwards, who is still sitting on $2.8 million in his campaign fund from 2008. Whether he could use that money to fight potential criminal charges depends on the Federal Elections Commission, which makes recommendations on a case-by-case basis.

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Edwards will have little recourse to rehabilitate his image and renew his legal career if confronted with charges involving the money used to cover up his extramarital affair.

A plea to a felony charge involving campaign finances could strip him of his law license, ending any hope he could work as an attorney. And a trial would mean more sordid stories about his campaign affair and the child he fathered, further battering his reputation.

Even if he were to win the case, it appears the 2004 Democratic vice presidential nominee would do so by making a humiliating argument: that money used to keep his mistress and out-of-wedlock child in hiding was intended to shield the affair from his cancer-stricken wife — not to aid his candidacy, which is what prosecutors believe.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: breckgirl; edwards; johnedwards; silkypony

1 posted on 06/02/2011 5:33:46 PM PDT by NCjim
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To: NCjim

Probably? LOL.


2 posted on 06/02/2011 5:34:59 PM PDT by Andy'smom
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To: NCjim

If you aren’t a Rat, Edwards never had any credibility.

If you are a Rat, nothing he has done in his personal life matters. And if there is a question about whether something is private or public, its always private if the outcome can be bad.


3 posted on 06/02/2011 5:37:37 PM PDT by SampleMan (If all of the people currently oppressed shared a common geography, bullets would already be flying.)
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To: Andy'smom

I thought the same thing when I saw that headline!


4 posted on 06/02/2011 5:41:55 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: NCjim

Here’s the thing...in a political year like 2012...he could be hired by CBS to stand around and gab on political primaries. That’s the sad thing about America....we can’t let a good guy like him just lie that.


5 posted on 06/02/2011 5:43:34 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: NCjim

Gee, he seemed like such a nice guy.
He and his wife liked to eat and Wendy’s.

Di you know his Daddy worked in a Meel?


6 posted on 06/02/2011 5:43:50 PM PDT by mylife
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To: NCjim
Edwards' reputation probably beyond repair

A statement that makes you think about this sign at Death Valley


7 posted on 06/02/2011 5:44:30 PM PDT by Brandonmark (News Coverage)
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To: NCjim

Just your typical douchebag Dem.Nothing unexpected.


8 posted on 06/02/2011 5:45:29 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: NCjim
We will stop juvenile diabetes, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and other debilitating diseases.”

After declaring an end to these as yet incurable ailments, Edwards further politicized the issue by using the untimely death of actor Christopher Reeve on Sunday, who had promoted stem cell research as a means for curing spinal cord injuries, by making another unprecedented campaign promise.

“America just lost a great champion for this cause in Christopher Reeve,” Edwards recalled. “People like Chris Reeve will get out of their wheelchairs and walk again...

and people voted for this azzhat in droves. The dumbest electorate in history..

9 posted on 06/02/2011 5:48:57 PM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: NCjim

10 posted on 06/02/2011 5:49:33 PM PDT by NautiNurse (ObamaCare uses Bernie Madoff theory of economics)
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To: NCjim

The headline! Nor irony allowed here, no way! How very funny. Also: winner of the No $**t Sherlock Award.


11 posted on 06/02/2011 5:50:14 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: NCjim
Edwards' reputation probably beyond repair


12 posted on 06/02/2011 5:51:28 PM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan ("Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts." Richard Feynman father of Quantum Physics)
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To: NCjim

Oh this guy will be back. Edwards is a pure political animal. He is a natural liar and has no shame whatsoever. Just when you think he is gone, this guy will be peddling a tell-all confession book and trying to rehabilitate himself. America is celebrity obsessed nation nowadays, I have no doubt he will have a huge audience once he launches his come back tour.


13 posted on 06/02/2011 5:51:54 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: NCjim

Maybe the “Weiner” will call him up and “speak” to him.


14 posted on 06/02/2011 5:59:23 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: SOMEONE

Please cue Captain Obvious


15 posted on 06/02/2011 6:00:18 PM PDT by MCF
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To: colorado tanker

“Probably”

That’s a bold, going-out-on-a-limb statement...


16 posted on 06/02/2011 6:09:06 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: NautiNurse

Who knows,
Had it not been for Edwards breck girl moment the maggot may have become pres.


17 posted on 06/02/2011 6:22:36 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: NautiNurse
I Feel Pretty
18 posted on 06/02/2011 6:32:05 PM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: NCjim

Being a medical malpractice trial lawyer who channeled dead babies in the courtroom, a barely elected one term senator who thought so much of himself he ran for President, and ran on a totally transparent, phony, class division platform of Two Americas, while primping and preening and spending hours on his hair ... that was his reputation.

What was there to ruin? And why was anyone surprised that he was he screwed around on his wife and paid (other people’s) money under the table for his bastard child.

It is all perfectly consistent, and none of it would surprise anyone who didn’t already have their head up their (democrat) ass.


19 posted on 06/02/2011 6:54:45 PM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: Longbow1969
He is a natural liar and has no shame whatsoever.

That is correct, he IS a lawyer.

20 posted on 06/02/2011 6:57:28 PM PDT by ALPAPilot
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To: Andy'smom

Just exactly what I was thinking....lmao.


21 posted on 06/02/2011 6:57:54 PM PDT by cranked
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To: NCjim

Edwards might have a chance of beating Obama in a primary run off.


22 posted on 06/02/2011 7:09:07 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Longbow1969

If Edwards tries to come back, the tabloids will follow him again.

23 posted on 06/02/2011 7:12:20 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: NCjim

If he loses his law license he may really have to consider being the Breck Girl.


24 posted on 06/02/2011 7:38:38 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop Obamania in 2012)
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To: Longbow1969

His career was over when he couldn’t deliver North Carolina for Kerry-Edwards; everything else afterwards was meaningless to most people.


25 posted on 06/02/2011 7:40:38 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: pepsionice
Here’s the thing...in a political year like 2012...he could be hired by CBS to stand around and gab on political primaries.

You know it. He might even end up an anchor!

26 posted on 06/02/2011 7:56:44 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Worst economy in generations? Yup, that's real change.)
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To: NCjim

“Edwards’ reputation probably beyond repair”

Ya think?

Gee, what kind of “reputation” did he ever have, anyway?

Just wonderin’....


27 posted on 06/02/2011 8:49:23 PM PDT by Grumplestiltskin (I may look new, but it's only deja vu!)
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To: NCjim

Breck Girl has extorted enough dough from U.S. corporations to have more than enough for hair treatments better than generic Walgreens products.


28 posted on 06/02/2011 8:53:06 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: NCjim

What goes ‘round, comes ‘round.


29 posted on 06/03/2011 3:36:09 AM PDT by AdaGray
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