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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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3 comments on “Another Victim

  1. -1 says:

    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

  2. -1 says:

    As a (albeit very modest) campaign donor, I want my money back.

  3. -1 says:

    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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