I hope it was worth it, John Edwards. The U.S. Justice Department was given the go-ahead to prosecute one of the biggest scumbags in political history, one John Edwards. Yes, yes, and yes!
Edwards allegedly used more than $1 million in campaign funds to hide his affair with the ever-so-classy Rielle Hunter when he was running for president in 2008, and now the DOJ wants him to pay -- or wants to make an example out of him. Either way, who cares, as long as it's happening.
Of course, the option for a plea arrangement is there, which would basically just ask him to admit wrongdoing and surrender his license to practice law. Sure, this would suck for Edwards, but then all of us would lose out on the delicious opportunity to watch Edwards sit through an embarrassingly long and expensive trial. No fair.
See, there are few people I hate more in this world than John Edwards, and it's not because of his policies. Some of them are actually okay. It's because of the obvious reason that he's a first class low-life, who cheated on his cancer-stricken wife. And I can't stand his stupid face, all boyish and "aw shucks." This person wanted to be the President of the United States, people! Everybody knows that politicians are full of it, but Edwards takes things to a whole new level.
Granting the late Elizabeth Edwards justice is truly something that could never be done. She was humiliated in front of the entire world, and when she was at the end of her life, she didn't have her husband's shoulder to cry on. However, making John Edwards sit through a beautifully uncomfortable trial would be a step in the right direction.
And as most of you Edwards-hatin' folk probably know, John isn't exactly a stranger to legal trouble. His former aide, Andrew Young, you know, "Rielle's baby daddy," allegedly has photos and videos of he and Rielle having sex (weird). Rielle has sued to get them back, saying that Young has used them to secure book deals, etc. (He did come out with a book, The Politician.) Normally, I would think it's kind of gross that someone like Young actually has a Hollywood agent (Rahm Emanuel's brother Ari), but any foe of Edwards is a friend of mine.
Do you think Edwards should have to sit through a trial?
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