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I told myself I wouldn’t post another word about John Edwards.
But then I spent an hour on the phone with a disillusioned former staffer from Edwards’ presidential campaign.
This young man now finds himself unemployable. “Former John Edwards staffer” doesn’t look so good on a resume.
He began to have doubts about Edwards’ honesty back in 2006. But he’s an idealist – like many young people in politics – and thought he could help elect a President who would be good for America. So he hung in there.
Now he’s beating himself up over what he should have known – and done.
He’s wondering if he’ll ever trust another politician – or work in politics again.
And he hasn’t heard a word from Edwards in months.
There are a lot of others like him. Edwards went through staffers like potential jurors. He had a different chief of staff almost every year in the Senate – and a different set of campaign consultants every couple of years.
When I say Edwards still owes people an apology, I’m talking about the young man who called me.
But, as I told this fellow, don’t hold your breath.
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Patricia Smith
# Patricia Smith
Sunday, January 31, 2010 11:30 AM
It is heartwarming to see so many people in both political parties realizing what a jerk John Edwards is and are not afraid to take him to the woodshed for it.

Thanks, Gary Pearce
# aburtch
Sunday, January 31, 2010 1:55 PM
As a (albeit very modest) campaign donor, I want my money back.
# Carbine
Monday, February 01, 2010 1:21 PM
Actions, even well-intended ones, have consequences. I'd have to think twice about hiring anyone foolish enough to have supported Edwards. Idealism is no defense either--look at the ideals that rat espoused!

As for his donors, I feel their pain. And I have a wonderful investment opportunity for them involving ocean front property in Nebraska.
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