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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Edwards: Can I Tell You That Story Again, I Have Never Told it Before

John Edwards has taken hits for being a hypocrite, as his rich and carbon-indulgent lifestyle, including $400 haircuts and a 28,200 square foot home, are frequent targets of attacks.

But what worries me most is that he is a trial lawyer actor and believes that US voters are the ignorant jury and will award him millions, I mean the presidency, because he is cute and has a $400 haircut. A book by Bob Shrum, who is a campaign loser, does include some interesting anecdotes in his book. According to Shrum, Kerry had qualms about having Edwards as his VP but grew
even queasier about Edwards after they met. Edwards had told Kerry he was going to share a story with him that he'd never told anyone else--that after his son Wade had been killed, he climbed onto the slab at the funeral home, laid there and hugged his body, and promised that he'd do all he could to make life better for people, to live up to Wade's ideals of service. Kerry was stunned, not moved, because, as he told me later, Edwards had recounted the exact story to him, almost in the exact same words, a year or two before--and with the same preface, that he'd never shared the memory with anyone else. Kerry said he found it chilling.
That scene reminds me of the scene in Broadcast News, when the integrity but not so handsome anchor was cast out and replaced by pretty boy John Hurt. Hurt manufactured tears in an interview, which was horrifying in those innocent times, while our displaced hero got trashed on gin in Georgetown. So if Edwards gets elected we are all getting trashing on gin in G'town, though I don't want to motivate you for that outcome.

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