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waiting for hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-25-09 02:24 AM
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Edwards lays low, helps build houses
On Thursday, December 17, while his former colleagues negotiated furiously over health care reform, John Edwards was changing the tire on a 2001 Dodge Dakota, about thirty miles outside the capitol of El Salvador.

The former senator and presidential candidate has done his best to drop off the face of the earth since the nastiest allegations of the National Inquirer were vindicated last year and a career built on an image of personal integrity collapsed in the messy cover-up of an extramarital affair.

And the place Edwards has chosen to retreat to is El Salvador, according to the missionary home-builder, Michael Bonderer, who earlier this year talked him into taking a trip down to the country.

I just tried to get in touch with everyone I could think of, Bonderer said, and Edwards responded with interest hes now been there three times this year. Pictures from his most recent three-day trip, last week, show him in blue jeans passing buckets of mortar to American college students volunteering to build houses with Bonderers Christian housing organization, Homes from the Heart.

Hes had a tough go of it the last couple of years, but he wants to make things better for himself and his family, and I think theres a quality of redemption about it and also certain allure to the escape quality of it, said David Snell, the president of The Fuller Center for Housing, of which Homes for the Heart is part.

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This was a nice Christmas present ... :)

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