For soiled reputations, it’s hard to beat John Edwards’. It will be a long, long time before he’ll have any positive PR.
The latest news, published in today’s New York Times, is that Edwards has been MIA, most likely because a federal grand jury in Raleigh may soon indict him for misappropriating campaign finances (for the care of his baby mama and baby). Dozens of people have been subpoenaed, including campaign campaign workers, top aides, friends and his lover, Rielle Hunter. The feds have even interviewed 100-year-old “Bunny” Mellon, who may have given as much as $6 million. Talk about not leaving any stone unturned.
To make matters worse, Edwards is also caught up in a civil suit brought by Hunter against Andrew Young, the campaign aide who covered up for his boss by claiming paternity of the couple’s child. He later penned a tell-all book on the messy affair. Oh, and did I mention the sex tape that Hunter says Young took from her? That trial, scheduled to begin next week, has been postponed until the fall.
No, don’t expect to see anything nice for at least another decade.