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142. I think it's Bushbots who still populate the D of J. They may have started this
during the Bush administration or under Obama, but that is not relevant. Whenever it was started, how can anyone tell them to lay off Democrats?

While hiring for certain positions within the D of J can be political, prosecutions (or lack thereof) cannot be politically motivated.
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  -Feds are looking at Edwards' campaign kpete  May-03-09 11:04 AM   #0 
  - What a fall...  Catch22Dem   May-03-09 11:16 AM   #1 
  - Not Average  atreides1   May-03-09 11:29 AM   #9 
  - actually not - he is above average on intelligence, eloquence, and looks  karynnj   May-03-09 11:43 AM   #12 
     - Well put.  TerribleLarryDingle   May-03-09 11:45 AM   #13 
     - Very well put!  Iowa   May-03-09 07:42 PM   #83 
  - Nothing like an affair to spur the Feds on . . . while corrupt capitalism destroys America--!!!  defendandprotect   May-03-09 11:17 AM   #2 
  - it's not the affair. it's the business about campaign funds being misused.  cali   May-03-09 11:21 AM   #6 
  - Then they should investigate McCain-Palin. IMO, it's a "get the Democrats" thang.  No Elephants   May-03-09 03:37 PM   #46 
     - No, it's about blatant payoffs with public money to keep personal things private. Period.  democrat2thecore   May-03-09 11:15 PM   #95 
     - I never said Edwards deserved a pass. I expressed my opinion of the motives  No Elephants   May-04-09 10:32 AM   #121 
     - Why would the Obama Administration  Thothmes   May-04-09 06:24 PM   #135 
        - I think it's Bushbots who still populate the D of J. They may have started this  No Elephants   May-05-09 07:05 AM   #142 
  - defendandprotect and NoElephants - I agree with you both  Triana   May-03-09 06:44 PM   #77 
  - seriously  krabigirl   May-04-09 10:25 AM   #114 
  - I suppose it is because I am an old crank that  asjr   May-03-09 11:18 AM   #3 
  - the people who are investigating JE are not the people who  cali   May-03-09 11:24 AM   #7 
  - Thanks for the info. Didn't realize it was the state.  asjr   May-03-09 11:30 AM   #10 
  - No, it's not the state. The feds are investigating Edwards.  No Elephants   May-03-09 03:39 PM   #47 
  - Isn't Blackwater based in NC?  Downwinder   May-03-09 11:40 AM   #11 
  - are you suggesting that JE should get preferential treatment?  cali   May-03-09 11:47 AM   #14 
     - I just don't equate a piece of ass with  Downwinder   May-03-09 02:55 PM   #41 
        - sorry, it's about potential misuse of campaign funds.  cali   May-03-09 04:08 PM   #55 
           - No, it's not that...  Iowa   May-03-09 08:10 PM   #88 
  - Agreed.  Deja Q   May-03-09 12:16 PM   #18 
  - US Republican Attorney who is also going after Mike Easley, though.  KoKo   May-03-09 12:48 PM   #24 
  - Yep, Bushbot George Holding, involved in the high profile Bush era prosecutions of Dems down here:  struggle4progress   May-03-09 01:16 PM   #29 
     - Holder should purge the DoJ of EVERY Repuke appointee tomorrow  Doctor_J   May-03-09 07:24 PM   #80 
        - Didnt we raise hell on this  Thothmes   May-04-09 06:26 PM   #136 
           - Yes, but Clinton's judges weren't criminally corrupt hacks  Doctor_J   May-04-09 09:31 PM   #139 
  - No one should be above the law, but there should be priorities.  No Elephants   May-03-09 03:54 PM   #49 
     - agreed n/t  MrsBrady   May-04-09 08:53 AM   #110 
  - They should be doing both  karynnj   May-03-09 11:47 AM   #15 
  - It's a good bet all the campaigns were guilty of irregularities to one degree or another, whether  No Elephants   May-03-09 03:47 PM   #48 
     - I agree that no matter what the intent, all campaigns will end up with some minor violations  karynnj   May-03-09 04:10 PM   #57 
        - Very hard to tell what someone's goal was. Everyone is going to try to claim  No Elephants   May-03-09 08:08 PM   #87 
           - I agree on all counts  karynnj   May-03-09 09:43 PM   #93 
              - That is pure supposition and opinion, though, and I disagree.  No Elephants   May-04-09 07:55 AM   #106 
                 - I lumped the Clintons and Palin with Edwards  karynnj   May-04-09 09:39 AM   #111 
                    - You are obviously a fan of Kerry's, as am I. But an opinion is still an opinion, not a fact.  No Elephants   May-04-09 10:01 AM   #112 
                       - I am a Kerry supporter -  karynnj   May-04-09 11:29 AM   #125 
  - You do realize this entirely separate  muryan   May-04-09 12:55 PM   #128 
  - YIKES!  SkyDaddy7   May-03-09 11:19 AM   #4 
  - It probably starts in law school....  deaniac21   May-04-09 07:50 PM   #137 
  - Anything to distract them from prosecuting Bush administration members.  onehandle   May-03-09 11:21 AM   #5 
  - Not related at all  karynnj   May-03-09 11:50 AM   #16 
  - And how do we know Guiliani never misspent? And what do you mean "did this?" He's innocent until  No Elephants   May-03-09 03:57 PM   #50 
     - I'm not saying either that JRE did or RG didn't - just that if there was  karynnj   May-03-09 04:01 PM   #52 
        - Agreed. Just because others might have done something wrong doesn't give Edwards a pass. -nt  democrat2thecore   May-03-09 11:18 PM   #96 
           - Of course not, but that is not what I was saying.  No Elephants   May-04-09 10:22 AM   #113 
  - This is a simple case of political corruption, caused by John Edwards  IndianaGreen   May-03-09 12:46 PM   #23 
  - They've barely begun investigating. Way too soon to adjudge him guilty. So far  No Elephants   May-03-09 04:00 PM   #51 
  - You bet! Look at this shiney thing over here!  EFerrari   May-03-09 04:06 PM   #54 
  - Agreed; the media will take this more seriously and give it more air time  Lorien   May-03-09 05:09 PM   #62 
  - ever since I saw his interview on Nightline about the affair, I have no more trust for Edwards  tomm2thumbs   May-03-09 11:25 AM   #8 
  - I thought so long before that  harmonicon   May-03-09 03:25 PM   #44 
  - I agree on the affair, but we don't know yet that he is guilty of anything but an affair. BTW,I  No Elephants   May-03-09 04:04 PM   #53 
  - Sadness.  patrice   May-03-09 11:55 AM   #17 
  - paper ballots a must  obliviously   May-03-09 09:05 PM   #92 
  - Geographically, he and Blago can't be actual cellmates, but... n/t  UTUSN   May-03-09 12:18 PM   #19 
  - Please see Post # 51. He may end up being judged guilty in a court of law eventually, but we are  No Elephants   May-03-09 04:08 PM   #56 
     - WhatEVER the legal details, it's a sad SAD crap state of affiars, and HE's responsible!1 n/t  UTUSN   May-04-09 10:05 PM   #140 
  - I'm more and more convinced that his populism was a cynical BSing act.  Odin2005   May-03-09 12:27 PM   #20 
  - I always believed that  cali   May-03-09 12:38 PM   #22 
  - Yes, me too  tammywammy   May-03-09 12:57 PM   #26 
  - I thought Edwards was honest and captivating when he spoke of the two Americas  IndianaGreen   May-03-09 12:50 PM   #25 
  - sure, people that go work for a really sleazy hedge fund  cali   May-03-09 01:27 PM   #30 
     - I told you what I thought  IndianaGreen   May-03-09 01:30 PM   #31 
     - and I told you why I don't understand that kind of thinking  cali   May-03-09 01:33 PM   #32 
     - I agree, Cali. He must hold the record for votes he "regretted" HA! -nt  democrat2thecore   May-03-09 11:19 PM   #97 
        - He apologized for pretty much his entire Senate career.  Alexander   May-04-09 01:39 PM   #130 
  - why? because he had an affair? I don't see how those dots are connected.  krabigirl   May-04-09 10:25 AM   #115 
  - When I read Elizabeth's first book  undergroundnomore   May-03-09 12:36 PM   #21 
  - I agree w/you  CountAllVotes   May-03-09 01:05 PM   #27 
  - very sad indeed  tomm2thumbs   May-03-09 01:06 PM   #28 
  - Santayana  cornermouse   May-03-09 01:44 PM   #33 
  - lol.  cali   May-03-09 02:31 PM   #36 
     - Attempts to ridicule ain't gonna work, cali.  cornermouse   May-03-09 02:39 PM   #37 
        - I'm simply expressing my amusement  cali   May-03-09 02:42 PM   #39 
           - No.  cornermouse   May-03-09 02:55 PM   #42 
           - Man - what is your obsession with the matter?  waiting for hope   May-03-09 07:52 PM   #84 
  - Oh, goody - the world is going to hell and we are looking to see if  jwirr   May-03-09 01:45 PM   #34 
  - Amen. Even if he did use campaign funds to pay her off, is the amount as much as  No Elephants   May-03-09 04:14 PM   #58 
  - seriously...and then everyone can feel holy and self-righteous, while their skeletons (ro)  krabigirl   May-04-09 10:31 AM   #120 
  - Kick him when he was up, kick when he is down, nice.  Mithreal   May-03-09 02:20 PM   #35 
  - ridiculous.  cali   May-03-09 02:40 PM   #38 
  - I am completely unsurprised. nt  Mithreal   May-04-09 12:15 AM   #103 
  - I can understand those who supported him for being pi$$ed off with him  brentspeak   May-03-09 02:51 PM   #40 
  - bzzzt. I hated that JE was a coporatist creep who lied his ass off  cali   May-03-09 03:01 PM   #43 
  - Glad someone here gets it.  Alexander   May-03-09 03:32 PM   #45 
     - Edwards was never my candidate. However, he lived in both Americas, just as I have, just not at the  No Elephants   May-03-09 04:26 PM   #59 
     - Edwards was never poor. Never.  cali   May-03-09 04:31 PM   #60 
     - Both my parents worked. And through deprivation, they did put aside enough to  No Elephants   May-04-09 08:30 AM   #107 
     - I think this house can tell a story -  waiting for hope   May-03-09 08:04 PM   #86 
     - I think everyone has different definitions of "poor"  Muttocracy   May-04-09 12:34 AM   #105 
     - Yes and no  karynnj   May-03-09 08:28 PM   #90 
        - I really love the summation and insight there, thank you!  Withywindle   May-03-09 10:49 PM   #94 
     - There were (ar least) "Two John Edwards" as much "Two Americas". nt  Muttocracy   May-03-09 05:01 PM   #61 
        - We all have multiple personas and some of us even change. nt  Mithreal   May-04-09 12:26 AM   #104 
  - I can understand outrage to a point and I agree there are a few cranks here. nt  Mithreal   May-04-09 12:12 AM   #102 
  - I supported him, and am not pissed off. I do not effing care if politicians cheat.  krabigirl   May-04-09 10:32 AM   #122 
  - Yep, Puritans suck. They need to look at citizens of countries like France.  krabigirl   May-04-09 10:28 AM   #117 
  - For Edwards, investigation is latest stage of saga  Faygo Kid   May-03-09 05:21 PM   #63 
  - I see the word "opportunist" tossed around a lot. Edwards, though, is one fine example  wyldwolf   May-03-09 05:21 PM   #64 
  - Exactly. He would be whatever he needed to be - that day.  democrat2thecore   May-03-09 11:22 PM   #98 
  - Wow, the more detail on this (such as in this article) the worse it looks  karynnj   May-03-09 05:21 PM   #65 
  - I agree, the 'furniture' transaction is interesting...  Spazito   May-03-09 05:40 PM   #75 
  - dupe  brentspeak   May-03-09 05:21 PM   #66 
  - I can't believe how dumb I was for trusting this man. I voted for him in the primary.  Mike 03   May-03-09 05:21 PM   #67 
  - As the old Irish would say,"He is full of himself".  virgogal   May-03-09 05:21 PM   #68 
  - No, I don't think he's a psychopath.  Jackpine Radical   May-03-09 05:21 PM   #69 
  - To the contrary, it's their very ABILITY to pretend empathy and compassion that defines a psychopath  democrat2thecore   May-03-09 11:25 PM   #99 
  - Don't feel bad, I fell for him too. I liked his message on the poor and thought his health care  CTyankee   May-03-09 05:22 PM   #72 
     - His message was right. The messenger was wrong.  Faygo Kid   May-03-09 06:30 PM   #76 
  - That is by far the worst photo of Edwards I have ever seen. Did WAPO photoshop or is his  No Elephants   May-03-09 05:21 PM   #70 
  - eating our own now, are we?  ellenfl   May-03-09 05:22 PM   #71 
  - this isn't about the affair for me. that's the least of it. n/t  cali   May-03-09 05:22 PM   #73 
  - It's never about the affair or the sex  marshall   May-03-09 05:22 PM   #74 
  - The man cheated on his dying wife, then tried to run for President without making disclosure. What  No Elephants   May-03-09 08:14 PM   #89 
  - How about your tax dollars that went to fund torture, bank bailouts, and and illegal war?  krabigirl   May-04-09 10:29 AM   #118 
  - The end  obliviously   May-04-09 10:56 PM   #141 
  - Wow. I feel sorry for  childslibrarian   May-03-09 07:02 PM   #78 
  - My thoughts exactly.  jillan   May-03-09 07:07 PM   #79 
  - Me too, but more sorry for this country.  krabigirl   May-04-09 10:33 AM   #123 
  - His Hedge Fund Specialized In Predatory Lending  MannyGoldstein   May-03-09 07:28 PM   #81 
  - But, but he needed to learn about predatory lending to help the other America  karynnj   May-03-09 08:34 PM   #91 
     - Which, of course, he "regretted" along with dozens and dozens of other votes -nt  democrat2thecore   May-03-09 11:26 PM   #100 
  - Democrats get investigated, Republicans walk. Same as it ever was.  Jim Sagle   May-03-09 07:40 PM   #82 
  - No....it has nothing to do with that. Many R's have gone down in recent years -nt  democrat2thecore   May-03-09 11:27 PM   #101 
     - Like Newt Gingrich? lol  krabigirl   May-04-09 10:30 AM   #119 
  - I weep.  The Backlash Cometh   May-03-09 08:00 PM   #85 
  - You and me both. Sheesh. What a fall from grace.  kestrel91316   May-04-09 05:27 PM   #133 
  - The timing--I wonder if Elizabeth Edward's book sparked the prosecutor's  ecstatic   May-04-09 08:37 AM   #108 
  - I wouldn't think so  Adelante   May-04-09 08:49 AM   #109 
  - Not likely  karynnj   May-05-09 07:34 AM   #143 
  - Yawn. The Puritans in this country freak over this.  krabigirl   May-04-09 10:27 AM   #116 
  - Really! He'd be a wonderful President!  deaniac21   May-04-09 07:54 PM   #138 
  - sounds like a good old fashioned..  stillcool   May-04-09 11:23 AM   #124 
  - Payback time nt  Dreamer Tatum   May-04-09 11:50 AM   #126 
  - Innocent until proven guilty  Politicub   May-04-09 11:55 AM   #127 
     - He cheated on his dying wife...  BlueInPhilly   May-04-09 01:38 PM   #129 
        - And he continues to lie about that child being his.  Alexander   May-04-09 01:41 PM   #131 
        - That child looks like a "mini-me" version of John Edwards  marshall   May-04-09 04:06 PM   #132 
        - This isn't about him cheating  Politicub   May-04-09 05:54 PM   #134 
 

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