Edwards Indicted

Former Democratic presidential contender John Edwards has been indicted on charges that he used campaign contributions to cover up an affair: "Edwards, 57, was charged with conspiracy, illegal campaign contributions and making false statements, according to a 19-page indictment. Ahead of the expected indictment, his attorney denied any wrongdoing. An arrest warrant has been issued for Edwards according to court records filed in District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina."

You know, I'm angry at Edwards for a lot of things, but none so much as the fact that he was the most prominent credible commentator about the increasing divide between the poor and the wealthy in this country. He could have been the guy to eventually lead us out of this economic quagmire with compassionate rhetoric about a divided nation and progressive economic policies, and he pissed it all away.

We needed someone like you, John Edwards. We still do.

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