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Ex-con, Ex-Gov. Edwin Edwards seeks comeback at age 86
blog.seattlepi.com ^

Posted on 03/19/2014 1:55:46 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA

Irrepressible and a new father at age 86, having served time for extortion, former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards is seeking a comeback by running for an open seat in Congress.

Edwards has not lost a step. “I did not vote for Obama: Where I was there were no voting machines,” said the conservative Democrat, who was in federal prison at the time.

Edwards was accompanied by his 35-year-old third wife, Tina, and infant child. “There’s a guy in Florida 101 years old running, and by the time I am his age I’ll be in my seventh term,” said Edwards, who served in the House before four tumultuous terms in the statehouse.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Louisiana; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: corruptdem; demagogicparty; edwinedwards; la2014; louisiana; memebuilding; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; seattle; washington
Just what we need....another crooked politician in DC.
1 posted on 03/19/2014 1:55:46 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

Well, he once said he’d win the election as long as he wasn’t found in bed with a dead woman or a live boy......................Louisiana once elected a dead man governor..............


2 posted on 03/19/2014 1:57:16 PM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: Red in Blue PA
The Crook with his 35 year old wife.


3 posted on 03/19/2014 1:57:35 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA

4 posted on 03/19/2014 1:57:43 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Red Badger

Louisiana - Half under water, the other half under indictment.


5 posted on 03/19/2014 1:58:18 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Red in Blue PA

A couple of other threads if anyone is interested in reading the comments thereon.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3134400/posts
Former Gov., ex-convict (RAT felon) Edwin Edwards to run for Congress ^
3-18-14

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3124915/posts
Louisiana’s ex-con former governor mulls House run (Edwin Edwards) ^
2-19-14


6 posted on 03/19/2014 1:59:33 PM PDT by deport
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To: Red in Blue PA

http://www.ijreview.com/2014/03/122188-fresh-prison-former-democratic-governor-reality-tv-star-run-congress/


7 posted on 03/19/2014 2:00:51 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: dfwgator

“Louisiana - Half under water, the other half under indictment.”

LOL! I’m in the presence of greatness.


8 posted on 03/19/2014 2:07:41 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: headstamp 2

I remember hearing that one back during Katrina.


9 posted on 03/19/2014 2:09:16 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Red in Blue PA
Wow Bill Clinton is totally jealous....


10 posted on 03/19/2014 2:11:42 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Democrat dirty corrupt criminal scum.


11 posted on 03/19/2014 2:14:37 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Red in Blue PA

A dad at 86. Well, there’s another child growing up without a father.

His criminal record would fit right in in the Beltway crowd.

On the plus side, this gentleman would not be the subject of a term limit discussion.


12 posted on 03/19/2014 2:18:20 PM PDT by lurk
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To: Red in Blue PA

“conservative Democrat”...BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA that’s a hot one!


13 posted on 03/19/2014 2:20:23 PM PDT by albie
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To: Red Badger

My husband waited on him when he was working as a butler for the high rollers at Harrah’s in Tahoe back in the late 70s. He was throwing around money, which we found out later probably wasn’t even his, lol.


14 posted on 03/19/2014 2:55:14 PM PDT by Prince of Space (Be Breitbart, baby. LIFB.)
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To: Red in Blue PA; The Cajun

*86* this 86 year old crook.

Jesus, Mary and Joseph.


15 posted on 03/19/2014 2:59:13 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Populist in the mold of Huey P. Long.

Spread da wealt, aroun’.

An take all you can get wid bo’t han’s.


16 posted on 03/19/2014 3:06:16 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Red in Blue PA

The Ric Flair of politicians.


17 posted on 03/19/2014 3:27:11 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: nascarnation

OK, gotta give the old guy credit; a trophy wife with a begotten kid to prove it.

“Laissez les bons temps rouler!”

(But he’ll never measure up to the Kingfish, who accomplished ten times more & was assassinated at less than half Edwards’ age.)


18 posted on 03/19/2014 3:29:12 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: Red in Blue PA

Well, at least he’s an honest crooked politician. He admits he’s a crook. /sarc


19 posted on 03/19/2014 3:33:41 PM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: onyx
What's bad, since redistricting, I live in the sixth congressional district now.
That's the one the old crooked bastard is running in.

PUKE!!! Much preferred the old 3rd district I belong in before redistricting.
Lots of old folks born in stupid and stuck in stupid around here.

Hopefully he doesn't stand a chance, just not sure if he has a shot or not.............Yet.

20 posted on 03/19/2014 3:59:47 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

She didn’t marry him for his looks or prowlness in the sack, that’s for sure.


21 posted on 03/19/2014 4:06:29 PM PDT by Fledermaus (I support Joe Carr in the TN GOP Primary against Lamar!)
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To: elcid1970

“Accomplished” is a strange word for the Kingfish.


22 posted on 03/19/2014 4:07:54 PM PDT by Fledermaus (I support Joe Carr in the TN GOP Primary against Lamar!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

CONSERVATIVE Democrat.....NO SUCH THING!!!


23 posted on 03/19/2014 4:23:13 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

“The Moon Griffon Show” is ablaze with the host and callers telling Edwards to get out, in order to save Louisiana the embarassment, and for the good of the country.

My own two thoughts are:

1. SURE! Let him run. Let him run till he falls, BEFORE the election.

2. If he falls AFTER the election, according to the IQ of those that will only remember his name on the ballot, what are the chances that THE MRS. EDWARDS takes his seat?

He is a criminal, deservant of no attention.


24 posted on 03/19/2014 7:11:55 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: Red in Blue PA

:)


25 posted on 03/19/2014 7:13:34 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: LucianOfSamasota
Populist in the mold of Huey P. Long. Spread da wealt, aroun’.

Thank God for Mr. Weiss, may have saved the country from full-blown Fascism.

26 posted on 03/19/2014 7:14:14 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: The Cajun

You be sure to let us know how this old crook is doing on the campaign trail.

Lord have mercy, he’s 86 years old and trying to get back to feeding at the public trough!

Folks need to wise up and not give this old fossil criminal the time of day.


27 posted on 03/19/2014 9:38:03 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Don’t vote for the crook! It’s important.


28 posted on 03/19/2014 9:41:33 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: Prince of Space

Of course it wasn’t his! Since when do Democrats spend their own money?.

Louisiana has a Looooong history of corruption. See Huey Long and Earl long................

NawLins (New Orleans) was, from the beginning, a haven for pirates, smugglers, gun runners and lots of shady characters. The swamps were perfect hiding places for runaway slaves and criminals of all sorts. The ‘Cajuns’ are descendants of the French Acadians (hence the name) who were kicked out of Maritime Canada when the British took over and were shipped en masse to New Orleans.

Perhaps you have heard of “Mary Martha Corinne Morrison Claiborne Roberts (née Boggs)” AKA, Cokie Roberts of ABC News. Her daddy was Hale Boggs, who disappeared on a hunting trip to Alaska in late 1972. The plane was never found. He was the House Majority Leader and was scheduled to be the next Speaker of The House when he disappeared.....................


29 posted on 03/20/2014 6:31:22 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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