posted on January 31, 2010 10:00
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.