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To: kcvl
Edwards is expected to make a court appearance Friday

He'll be found dead of suicide before then. Want to take that bet?

49 posted on 06/03/2011 7:45:13 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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Prosecutors say the money was essentially campaign spending — intended to save the campaign by keeping Edwards’ affair with Hunter secret — and thus an illegal use of campaign funds. They will point out that one donor, the late Fred Baron, was a key figure in Edwards’ national campaigns. The other donor was multimillionaire Rachel “Bunny” Mellon.

Edwards’ lawyers, on the other hand, say that the money was intended merely to conceal the affair from Edwards’ late wife, Elizabeth, and was not connected to the campaign. As such, they argue, the payments were not illegal.

Investigators have been curious about Edwards’ relationship with Mellon, whom Edwards courted for financing during his second failed bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, in 2008.

Mellon, who turned 100 last year, wrote sizable checks to further Edwards’ political interests in 2005 and 2006, as Edwards positioned himself to run for the White House a second time after settling for the second spot on the Democratic ticket in 2004.

Mellon, matriarch of the late industrialist Andrew Mellon’s family, contributed at least $3.48 million to a nonprofit group, The Alliance for a New America, that was created to further Edwards’ political aspirations. Another nonprofit group that helped fund Edwards’ campaign work isn’t required to disclose donors.

Baron, a former Dallas trial lawyer who was finance chairman for the Edwards campaign, said before he died that he provided financial support to Young and Hunter.

http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/06/03/1245277/prosecutors-seek-indictment-of.html?tab=gallery&gallery=/2011/05/25/1226006/john-edwards-political-path-052511.html&gid_index=1#ixzz1ODvegrKf


58 posted on 06/03/2011 7:47:09 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Lurker
Edwards is expected to make a court appearance Friday

He'll be found dead of suicide before then. Want to take that bet?

Within the next 7 hours? I'd take that bet.
60 posted on 06/03/2011 7:48:20 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Lurker
I'll bet you 100,000,000,000.00 Zimbabwae Dollars.....

....that he never makes it to prison! Either he flees, "resists arrest", or offs himself.

You heard it here first. This man has lost all, and has NOT turned to Jesus Christ and asked forgiveness from the American people.

62 posted on 06/03/2011 7:49:10 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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To: Lurker
What's the name of the nearest bridge? I need it to write "Ode to Silky Po."

It was the third of June....

106 posted on 06/03/2011 10:13:59 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Please sir...permission to protest?)
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To: Lurker

“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.


141 posted on 06/03/2011 10:23:38 PM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert ("And I'm actually happy to be, for us to be the moat with alligators party." -- Mark Steyn)
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