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Tue Jan 8, 2013, 10:26 PM

Congratulations to Governor Edwards




NEW ORLEANS -- Former Gov. Edwin Edwards and his wife Trina are reportedly expecting a baby.

The couple said last year they were trying to conceive with the governor’s frozen sperm, and the recently released results confirmed she is pregnant.

Trina posted this photo of one of her eggs on Facebook about a month ago, saying Edwin told her, "it looks like a girl to me."

Now IND Monthly is reporting the 34-year-old Trina and 85-year-old former governor are, indeed, expecting.

Earlier this week the couple announced they will star in a reality show on A&E.

The couple married in July 2011.




http://www.wwltv.com/news/Reports-say-Edwin-Edwards-and-wife-expecting-first-child-186110132.html

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Reply Congratulations to Governor Edwards (Original post)
RB TexLa Jan 2013 OP
niyad Jan 2013 #1
RB TexLa Jan 2013 #4
niyad Jan 2013 #6
northoftheborder Jan 2013 #2
bluestateguy Jan 2013 #3
niyad Jan 2013 #11
drthais Jan 2013 #5
SammyWinstonJack Jan 2013 #7
Starry Messenger Jan 2013 #8
niyad Jan 2013 #10
Angry Dragon Jan 2013 #9
Chorophyll Jan 2013 #12

Response to RB TexLa (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 10:33 PM

1. so the corrupt ex-felon is about to be a father again. not exactly impressed, didn't like him

when I met him many years ago (gambling with funds and women not his own)

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Response to niyad (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 10:43 PM

4. Aren't you so high and so mighty. You do know

if he could run now he would win, over EVEN your moral objections.

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Response to RB TexLa (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:43 PM

6. wow--high and mighty, because I don't happen to like a corrupt, convicted felon? your

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comment would be hysterical if it were not so damned sad. one has to wonder why you took such strong exception to factual comments. I am entitled to like, or dislike, anyone I please, for any reason I please, including being a corrupt, convicted felon with a long history of behaviours I find objectionable. am I supposed to care that others might not find his behaviour compelling reason not to vote for him? that isn't my problem, since I don't happen to live in that state.

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Response to RB TexLa (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 10:34 PM

2. Oh, my. I remember Edwin Edwards.

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Response to RB TexLa (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 10:40 PM

3. Isn't he the guy who like sold Louisiana jobs to out of state for kickbacks?

(maybe I'm mixing him up with somebody else)

Well, I thank him for not subjecting us to a Governor David Duke.

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Response to bluestateguy (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 01:00 AM

11. just a few of the scandals are listed here:


Early scandals
Though arguably minor compared to the Edwards scandals of the 1980s and 1990s, the governor was embroiled in several ethics controversies during his first two terms in office. At the time, Edwards was remarkably candid about his questionable practices. When questioned about receiving illegal campaign contributions, he replied that “It was illegal for them to give, but not for me to receive.” He also insisted he saw no problem with investing in a proposed New Orleans office building called "One Edwards Square" (it was never actually named that) while still governor, and demonstrated his gambling prowess to the press on one of his frequent gambling trips to Las Vegas. Later, Edwards' commissioner of administration Charles Roemer – father of future governor Buddy Roemer – was convicted of taking bribes and having connections with Mafia boss Carlos Marcello. Edwards managed to avoid direct implication in the Roemer case.
During the governor's first term, a disaffected former Edwards associate named Clyde Vidrine made several high-profile accusations of corruption, including the sale of state agency posts. The accusations were investigated by a grand jury, but Edwards managed to successfully attack Vidrine's credibility and the investigation stalled. Later, Vidrine published a tell-all book called Just Takin’ Orders, which included salacious details of Edwards' frequent gambling trips and extramarital escapades. Vidrine was later murdered in broad daylight on the courthouse steps in Shreveport.

In a 1976 scandal known as Koreagate, it came to light that Edwards and his wife Elaine had received questionable gifts in 1971, while Edwards was still a U.S. Congressman. South Korean rice broker Tongsun Park was under investigation for trying to bribe American legislators on behalf of the South Korean government, and for making millions of dollars in commissions on American purchases of South Korean rice. Edwards admitted that Park gave Elaine an envelope containing $10,000 in cash, but insisted that the gift was given out of friendship and that there was nothing improper about it. In the course of the controversy, Edwards stated that he thought it was “super moralistic” for the U.S. government to prohibit American businessmen to accept gifts from foreign officials in the course of their business dealings. The scandal also engulfed Edwards's former congressional colleague Otto Passman of Monroe, who was later acquitted of all charges in the case.
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After his 1983 victory, Edwards took some six hundred supporters on an eight-day tour of France and Belgium, including dinner at Versailles and gambling in Monte Carlo. Each paid $10,000. Edwards expected a 70 percent profit on the contributors' tickets to retire a whopping $4.2 million campaign debt. Campaign style bumper stickers were printed that were distributed to those who contributed to the retirement of this campaign debt that were seen on vehicles in Louisiana for years afterward that read, in hi blue and gold campaign colors, "I did Paris with the Gov."
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In February 1985, soon after his third term began, Edwards was forced to stand trial on charges of mail fraud, obstruction of justice, and bribery, brought by U.S. Attorney John Volz. The charges were centered around an alleged scheme in which Edwards and his associates received almost two million dollars in exchange for granting preferential treatment to companies dealing with state hospitals. Edwards proclaimed his innocence and insisted that the charges were politically motivated by Volz and the Republican party. The first trial resulted in a mistrial in December 1985, while a second trial in 1986 resulted in an acquittal. Edwards later recited during a toast at a French Quarter bar, though his beverage was non alcoholic as he did not drink, a rhyming invitation for Volz to "kiss my ass". The trials were rather lengthy, and at one point during the first trial but before the mistrial the governor rode to the Hale Boggs U.S. Courthouse on a mule from his hotel. When asked by reporters why he did so, he replied something to the effect that it was symbolic of the speed and intellect of the federal judicial system, but also that he supported 'tradition.' One of Edwards' brothers, Marion Edwards, an attorney, often wore a pinstrip suit with a top hat and cane and held comedic press briefings at the end of each court session on the steps of the courthouse in New Orleans. Marion Edwards mocked the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney Volz, and United States Judge Marcel Livaudais, who presided over the trials.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edwin_Edwards

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Response to RB TexLa (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 10:54 PM

5. Ah yes, our esteemed govenor

I remember, way way back when I was in Jr. High (when there was STILL Jr High!)\my mom put me in front of the TV and said "I want you to see this"
and there he was, Edwin Edwards and he said
"..sure i'm a crook! but i got you that bridge (highway, whatever it was)"

and then I had to vote for him years later, because David Duke was the only other choice!

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Response to RB TexLa (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:54 PM

7. ...

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Response to RB TexLa (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:55 PM

8. OK. Congrats on the guy having viable sperm.

Love is grand.

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Response to Starry Messenger (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:48 AM

10. well, the frozen sperm were, apparently.

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Response to RB TexLa (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:24 AM

9. ........

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Response to RB TexLa (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 01:10 AM

12. All this AND a reality show?

Whoopee.

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