Edwards to face criminal charges

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    Interesting. He thought he could get away with not only an affair, but using campaign donations to keep his affair secret.

    "Mr. Edwards, 57, has been the subject of a two-year investigation into whether he used more than $1 million from political donors to hide his affair while he ran for president in 2008. Investigators have said that the money came from two top donors — Rachel Mellon, the heiress to the Mellon fortune known as Bunny, and Fred Baron, Mr. Edward’s finance chairman, who died in 2008.
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    Investigators contend that some of the money was used to support and essentially hide Ms. Hunter as well as her daughter, whom Mr. Edwards eventually admitted he had fathered. The money could be considered campaign contributions if prosecutors can show that Mr. Edwards helped orchestrate donations to hide Ms. Hunter or that he knew the money would be used to keep the affair hidden so it would not hurt his candidacy. "

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    You know, I was listening to the story in the car on my way to work this morning. And all I could wonder is... "was she worth it?". He wrecked his marriage. Hurt his kids. Destroyed his chances for future political office (at least that's how it looks now) and might be charged and/or convicted of a crime.

    Sometimes smart people are really stupid.
     
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    My theory is that when people grow extremely narcissistic, they get the idea that whatever they do, they'll never get caught. Then they start testing that theory - and of course, they fail.
     
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    Poor guy's gonna be "loved" in prison.
    He had so much going for him. Wife, popularity, etc.
    I hate to see when people phuck-up their lives like this.
     
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    What an idiot this guy is... despite the fact he screwed around on his wife, to do it while the woman is battling cancer is just despicable. I hope he gets what he deserves.
     
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    Narcissistic... arrogant... they start believing their own press and are surrounded by sycophants.
     
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    Sure it's not Jane's Adiction?
     
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    It's a shame. Pride truly comes before the fall. I hope this is a lesson for everyone and not a moment where people are thinking "haha look at that loser". Anyone can fall because of hubris
     
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    Thank God this douchebag didn't become President. What a legal mess we'd be in now if he had.
     
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    Food for thought for the Obama-haters, isn't it?
     

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