Skip to comments.Breaking: Former Presidential Candidate John Edwards Indicted by Federal Grand Jury
Posted on 06/03/2011 7:17:47 AM PDT by DCBryan1Edited on 06/03/2011 7:43:14 AM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]
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I’m sorry for his children. First, their mother’s cancer returned followed by the public report of their father’s affair and child. Edwards children had to endure their parents divorce, their mother’s death, and now their father’s arrest and indictment.
Edwards is a self consumed individual. His children have my sympathies.
I was speaking of Edwards the politician. As a parasitic trial lawyer, he has done serious damage, and I should have considered that aspect of his life. You are correct.
Newt’s wife did not die. She is still around. That needs to be said. Im not defending him, just getting the facts out.
John Edwards: The next recipient of a Weiner love photo.
Well, you gave me the laugh of the day. I needed that.....:)
It was the third of June....
Somewhere there are many OB/GYN docs that might feel perhaps a bit vindicated. Sure their careers, lives and money were viciously taken from them by one of the biggest weasels we have allowed to exist. But seeing that guy shed some tears, have his freedom and fortune taken away, and God willing sees some serious time in prison - might just be a ray of hope and redemption.
I think they should have a reserved cheering section at the trial apportioned for NC’s docs, esp OB/GYNs.
Chances are it would be standing room only with tickets being scalped for big money outside the courtroom.
hey Mr Ed, go down and go down hard.
“I actually did vote for John Kerry. BEFORE I voted against him” :)
I wonder if he would have been indicted had he been VP. It was very close.
I doubt it. The media would come screaming to his aid and the courts would notice and do nothing.
This is not justice. Everyone is mad at him for cheating on his sick wife and he was going to pay. It’s convenient that he broke some laws.
See the film. Shawshank Redemption is one of the finest films ever made.
Makes you wonder the deals they make to let each other take the hit....they mostly all walk in the end. I suspect Edwards wasn't big enough or positioned enough to cover his butt as they have others. He was expendable.
Bottom line is you put your junk where it doesn't belong you're going to loose your wife and children...that's the price. Even if "she stands by her man"...it's over...will never be what it was intended...and the man will pay out of his pocket book where most have their heart located.
"Can a man scoop fire into his lap without his clothes being burned? Can a man walk on hot coals without his feet being scorched?........Yet if he is caught he must pay sevenfold, though it costs him all the wealth of his house...... a man who commits adultry lacks judgement, whoever does so destroys himself." Prov.6:17-32
Not for the millions of unemployed
He doesn't want the perp walk pictures
Hey, good to see that the Sidebar Moderator is A-Ok! I was afraid he or she went down with that ship a few years ago.
Meh, large numbers of those people are on government assistance and most of them aren't going to vote Republican anyway. The chronically unemployed, those on disability, etc, are mostly a permanent Democrat voting block - they are not going to vote for a candidate or a party that even discusses the idea of scaling back their freebies. Obama's mostly already got these people's vote.
“Update: John Edwards Indicted for Using Campaign Funds to Cover Up Affair.”
Frankly, the only thing I found amazing about this entire incident is that Edwards actually had an affair with a woman!?
It’s been a pathetic week to be a liberal.
‘a few months of pooty tang with a new age nut-job.’
Hey, that ‘new age nut-job’ is from here in Ocala. There must be something about her — the famous electrocuting the show horse for insurance case was about her father and her horse, and the novelist Jay McInery (sp) used her as a character in two noveels.
Glad I could help out, friend.
For a campaign finance scandal that absolutely dwarfs this, Hillary paid no price whatsoever. Amazing.
People got the hint from Vince Foster.
they just can't talk about their failures, all they can do is say OOOO LOOK WHAT THE REPUBLICANS DID!!!
That wife that’s still alive and well after her benign tumor?
Excellent post dglang.
I sincerely thank you for your kind thoughts. Daniel
Will the “trial” be in NC? If so, he may be freed quickly, for a Carolinian hates more than anything to admit that he has been conned.
Yes, there’s about a 44 percent floor which Obama can’t fall under. Many Americans will support Obama to avoid admitting they were conned.
You're giving Obama way too much credit by claiming that the economy is not all that bad and that those unemployment numbers are merely government assistance people and would not work if they could.
That is NOT the case.
However, there will come a point where desperate republican voters without a job and facing the shelters and losing their children due to lack of resources to support them WILL indeed vote for the party that promises to hand out the cash.
This is probably the ultimate goal of Obama and his party. Long-term it has always been the ultimate goal.
There is NO excuse for this economy.
“Pathetic” is not a word liberals use. Many couldn’t define it. They still believe “a check in the mail” will arrive before November 2012.
You are of course correct. The American people just can’t figure it all out.
Indeed - and as huge as that scandal is, a staggering number of other gigantic scandals are connected to her as well.
Which is why the REALLY spectacular news story, her being dumped for Obama (who, I believe, was to be her V.P.), is all the more important for never having been addressed at all.
If you recall, during the primaries, Edwards and Obama suddenly teamed up against Hillary onstage. I believe Edwards himself started it, by saying "now Hillary" in a condescending fashion at one debate, and then lighting into her, seconded by Obama. The shock in her face was beyond priceless, because up until that time, she was just cruising in for her coronation.
Well, since she got dumped to the curb, Obama has taken protection in the White House. But poor John Edwards... did you know his cancer-ridden wife who he cheated on and shamed with a mistress child was... a very good friend of Hillary's?
Conclusion: I think Hillary is pulling a lot of strings to get him, and Obama is utterly indifferent to his fate.
“He’ll be found dead of suicide before then. Want to take that bet?”
Nah. Ain’t gonna happen. Remember, he’s a Lib. They have no shame or pride (as far as I can tell), only Valuable Life Experiences. silky Pony is unlikely to go to jail, and if he does, it will be at some upscale Club Fed. He’ll do two years (if that), come out, still have his huge house and most of his money, and make a new career out of doing the talk shows and talking about how he has “changed.” (Yeah, right.) Nope, no suicide for this little pony.
Obama wants to make sure Edwards doesn’t run against him in 2012.
I hope he likes the prison barber.
He'll be found dead of suicide before then. Want to take that bet?
Within the next 7 hours? I'd take that bet.”
Possible...I saw the wake of ENRON'S demise - what it does to people.
But, how could he possibly do this to his children. Lost Mother. Father in disgrace. Reille. Baby Frances. Rest of worries. Older sibling died in car wreck years ago.
He needs to man up, take the penalty and do something for others instead of himself.
Wow. I had no idea that they would retry this case again. Hopefully the prosecution does a better job this time and we have no mistrial.
I think most women and not a few men, regardless of party, would look at his “humble” estate and forgive him.
He’s been positively reinforced throughout his life to do these and other dastardly deeds.
The ends justify the means when one is a Democrat.
The “novella” was even better.
IF Stephen King actually wrote it (and I have doubts about anything in his last 25 years), it was one of his better ones.
What DID she throw off the Tallahassee (sic?) Bridge.
The ends, the means often at cross hairs when a crucial decision has to be made.