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John Edwards has life-threatening heart condition, judge says
POLITICO ^ | swampsniper

Posted on 01/13/2012 12:19:15 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER

John Edwards has a life-threatening heart condition that requires surgery and his trial has been delayed, according to reports Friday.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: edwards; trial
Inhaling too much hairspray?
1 posted on 01/13/2012 12:19:26 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

How conveeeeeeenient.


2 posted on 01/13/2012 12:20:09 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Is it the lack of one?


3 posted on 01/13/2012 12:20:52 PM PST by tnlibertarian (Things are so bad now, Kenyans are saying Obama was born in the USA.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

The day has finally arrived: Edwards needs the medical system he viciously tried to destroy through his phony lawsuits. OK all you MDs, step right up - who volunteers to see this termite?


4 posted on 01/13/2012 12:21:50 PM PST by bkopto (Obama is merely a symptom of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Will his counsel channel the Tin Man to evoke jury sympathy?


5 posted on 01/13/2012 12:25:37 PM PST by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: tnlibertarian

Who cares what kind of medical situation he has...convict the POS and give him probation....take away his law license and make him up for public ridicule.


6 posted on 01/13/2012 12:26:05 PM PST by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
THIS JUSTG IN. THE COURT HAS JUST ISSUED A CORRECTION:

John Edwards has a life-threatening heart hair condition.

7 posted on 01/13/2012 12:28:27 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

It’s made of stone.


8 posted on 01/13/2012 12:28:51 PM PST by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Don’t die on us now John, though I doubt there is anything really wrong with him, physically.


9 posted on 01/13/2012 12:29:54 PM PST by edge10 (Obama lied, babies died!)
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To: tnlibertarian

Oh he has one. But his is a black and unrepentant one.


10 posted on 01/13/2012 12:29:59 PM PST by Matt Hatter
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

If I were a doctor, I would not want to treat him out of fear for a malpractice suit...


11 posted on 01/13/2012 12:31:12 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmit. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Amazing how these politicians are allowed to circumvent justice by coming up with a previously unknown medical condition that is life threatening but did not surface until they are headed to court.

You and I would all have to continue with the wheels of justice and be treated by a prison doctor and recover while handcuffed to a gurney.


12 posted on 01/13/2012 12:32:31 PM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

If, big if, it’s even true, maybe there is divine justice. His wife was a liberal but she was a supportive wife and a loving mother. She didn’t deserve what she got.


13 posted on 01/13/2012 12:33:52 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: Mouton

What would be great is if a Flash-driven, virtual, medieval stockade could be made with the Breck Hair Girl placed in it. Then you could take virtual veggies and throw them at his hair condition.


14 posted on 01/13/2012 12:34:00 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Resorting to the old mob boss tactics to delay the inevitable, eh John?


15 posted on 01/13/2012 12:34:19 PM PST by circlecity
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To: Keith in Iowa

That’s easy. If anything goes wrong, make sure he doesn’t survive.


16 posted on 01/13/2012 12:34:35 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Most heart patients are home in a couple of days anymore, aren’t they?

One week recess, then get his @ss back in the courtroom.


17 posted on 01/13/2012 12:35:17 PM PST by digger48
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Tell me, John, is that actual dog excrement that occupies the physical space where your heart is supposed to be?


18 posted on 01/13/2012 12:36:53 PM PST by brewcrew (Life is tough. It's tougher if you're stupid. --John Wayne)
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To: Yaelle

If it’s “life threatening”, why did they schedule his surgery a month away?


19 posted on 01/13/2012 12:39:11 PM PST by digger48
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Better he gets this expensive procedure done on his dime!


20 posted on 01/13/2012 12:40:48 PM PST by Cyman
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
John Edwards has a life-threatening heart condition...

Yea, the condition is he doesn't have one.

21 posted on 01/13/2012 12:43:14 PM PST by Balata (It's 'WE THE PEOPLE' Obama, not 'WE THE SHEEPLE'!)
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To: Keith in Iowa

“If I were a doctor, I would not want to treat him out of fear for a malpractice suit...”

There you go!!!


22 posted on 01/13/2012 12:44:41 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

The only malady that would worry this POS would be erectile dysfunction.


23 posted on 01/13/2012 12:47:58 PM PST by nesnah
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To: Cyman
Better he gets this expensive procedure done on his dime!"

He probably has some cushy insurance plan garnered from showing up for his senate job 21% of the time.

24 posted on 01/13/2012 12:53:51 PM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I know I am tough on women and Edwards was a weakling of a man, but he got caught in an affair and certainly an un-planned pregnancy.

The rest of the story is of what was seen publically by Elizabeth, as the supportive and sympathetic wife who, of all things, suffered and lived in a terminal condition for which she received undying and sincere sympathy from the public.

Because Edwards was a weakling, there was plenty to be read of evidence that he was emotionally abused, and maybe used, by a demanding, power hungry Elizabeth, both in private and in the presence of others, and who himself finally cracked. If that should be true, he at least has never distorted her better image, as the saintly, harmed wife, but kept her best image entirely intact probably for the sake of the children.

Already destroyed, John Edwards has suffered immeasurably and perhaps as much as Elizabeth, and if he has a conscience, probably more so. What an awful saga, all the way around.


25 posted on 01/13/2012 12:57:55 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. NEWT 2012)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I find it curious that the same conservative website (FR) that poured forth prayers and good wishes for Bill Clinton when he had his heart attack and went under the knife, has thus far, been unable to generate any such sentiments for John Edwards.

Christ said we have to hate the sin, and love the sinner.

So I’m going to pray for him.


26 posted on 01/13/2012 1:13:26 PM PST by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

If it were me, would it matter.


27 posted on 01/13/2012 1:50:38 PM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Reminds me of a 3 Stooges skit:

I can't work!
Why not?
I have a weak back!
How long have you had it?
Oh, about a week back.

28 posted on 01/13/2012 1:51:53 PM PST by AU72
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To: AU72

I think of the movie Casino with all of the mob bosses hooked up to oxygen tanks at their trials.


29 posted on 01/13/2012 1:54:08 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

What doctor in his right mind would operate on that ambulance chasing …POS. He will sue him 5 days after he gets out of the hospital, unless he goes out in the black wagon.


30 posted on 01/13/2012 2:04:06 PM PST by org.whodat (What is the difference in Newt's, Perry's and Willard's positions on Amnesty.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

When a heart cath revealed the need for bypass surgery for my husband, the surgery was scheduled for the next morning, not a month later.
He was hospitalized for five days after the surgery, and it was a month before he was permitted to return to work for four hours a day.

By the time they get Edwards back on the docket, it will be summer. But that could play to the Republican’s advantage with such a trial in the news prior to the election, so the later in the summer, the better.


31 posted on 01/13/2012 2:07:27 PM PST by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: mkjessup

What you say is true, but I smell a rat here, and I’m reserving judgement until a real diagnosis is given and he is given a hard date for the OR.

Edwards’ story sounds way too convenient: just before he heads off to a CRIMINAL trial he develops a “condition”. I’m waiting for more details, if you please.


32 posted on 01/13/2012 2:11:17 PM PST by bkopto (Obama is merely a symptom of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Uh, yeah... I'd really like to go to court and get all this resolved, but I'm really not feeling up to it right now. Have your people call my people later and we'll do lunch.


33 posted on 01/13/2012 2:26:08 PM PST by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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To: Wiser now

I’ve had two triple-bypass surgeries. Both times I had the angiogram and both times they did the operation the next day, in 1983 and 2008. We’re not in the UK YET!


34 posted on 01/13/2012 2:26:18 PM PST by Ax
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To: dfwgator

Oh yes. SO life threatening that they are supposedly doing surgery NEXT MONTH.


35 posted on 01/13/2012 2:29:29 PM PST by battletank
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To: digger48

For open heart valve surgery, go home in four days if all goes well. Six weeks to drive. Two to three weeks to go back to work if you don’t have to drive.


36 posted on 01/13/2012 2:32:47 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: dfwgator
John Edwards has a life-threatening heart hair condition that requires surgery and his trial has been delayed, according to reports Friday
37 posted on 01/13/2012 2:41:08 PM PST by montyspython ((Romney-Perry-Obama ... No Way))
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Seems to me his wife was seriously ill with cancer, yet her trials with a philandering husband were not delayed. Boo-hoo-hoo.


38 posted on 01/13/2012 2:45:28 PM PST by tioga ( Choose an author as you choose a friend. Sir Christopher Wren)
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Slap those Dems!




39 posted on 01/13/2012 3:26:24 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: mkjessup
I find it curious that the same conservative website (FR) that poured forth prayers and good wishes for Bill Clinton when he had his heart attack and went under the knife, has thus far, been unable to generate any such sentiments for John Edwards.

Is it really that hard to figure out? Maybe the people don't believe the "life-threatening" part. It's just a tad bit too convenient for Mr. Edwards. bill clinton's condition was well-documented.

40 posted on 01/13/2012 3:28:24 PM PST by CommerceComet (Governor Romney, why would any conservative vote for the author of the beta version of ObamaCare?)
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To: mkjessup
I find it curious that the same conservative website (FR) that poured forth prayers and good wishes for Bill Clinton when he had his heart attack and went under the knife, has thus far, been unable to generate any such sentiments for John Edwards.

Is it really that hard to figure out? Maybe the people don't believe the "life-threatening" part. It's just a tad bit too convenient for Mr. Edwards. bill clinton's condition was well-documented.

41 posted on 01/13/2012 3:28:34 PM PST by CommerceComet (Governor Romney, why would any conservative vote for the author of the beta version of ObamaCare?)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

What kind of “life threatening” heart condition would require the surgery to be delayed until February instead of having it done immediately?


42 posted on 01/13/2012 4:29:26 PM PST by grundle
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To: RitaOK

That was my take on it also except John, himself, was just as much a lying scumbag as that ugly, foul-mouthed wife of his! I feel sorry for their kids having to live with that legacy, but those ill-gotten millions will certainly assuage their guilt, eh?

JC


43 posted on 01/14/2012 1:11:05 AM PST by cracker45
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I’m sure he’s hoping to be treated better than he has treated family with life-threatening medical problems. There’s a real irony.


44 posted on 01/14/2012 7:33:23 AM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I’m sure he’s hoping to be treated better than he has treated family with life-threatening medical problems. There’s a real irony.


45 posted on 01/14/2012 7:33:24 AM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Karma always comes around quicker than you think, John. I hope your mistress dumps your ass, too.


46 posted on 01/14/2012 7:45:38 AM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: RitaOK

I have to admit that I followed the Edwards saga in a somewhat cowering position. While I felt it was important as a key to assessing Edward’s character, it was also about marriage and personal conflict and that’s where I tend to bow out. When it comes to Edward’s affair, the mistress, the child, the wife, the betrayal, the cancer and the death, I leave that to God to deal with. That being said, my Mom lived her entire life with a deadly heart condition; I’m not buying this.


47 posted on 01/14/2012 7:56:40 AM PST by liberalh8ter (I don't like what the world has become....)
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