Monday, June 6, 2011

John Edwards Indicted: Corruption, lies and $1 million to his mistress. Will Obama pardon him?

..... While we are all fixated on Anthony Weiner having phone sex with women (yes another blatant lie to America only remedied by being caught), we have the final chapter of what might be the biggest fall from political grace in American political history going largely unnoticed.

John Edwards faces prison time over his use of campaign funds to cover up cheating on his cancer-stricken wife and fathering a love child.

He deserves everything he is going to get.

Some may say that Nixon was a bigger fall, but Nixon was somewhat redeemed by his public service post-Watergate and became a sympathetic people to many prior to his death(still a villain to many as well). But Nixon had Ford to pardon him; so will Obama pardon Edwards? Hardly...touching Edwards now would be political suicide right before the 2012 election.

The media loved him, the liberal press worshiped him and the Democrats saw him as an up and coming face of the new Democratic Party. I can't even say this is sad, except for his children who unfortunately will be known as his children. Even if they accomplish anything in life, they will always be the "child of disgraced former presidential candidate John Edwards."

If convicted, he loses his freedom, what is left of his personal life and, most importantly for me, his license to practice law.

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