As the trial wound down to its inevitable conclusion, Jerry Sandusky's attorney Joe Amendola topped all his prior gaffes and professional missteps with his comments about the inevitability of a guilty verdict.
There's absolutely no justification for launching a full-on assault on Elizabeth Edwards. Rielle, you have said that you feel it is your "duty" to Edwards and his three children with Elizabeth to write the book which reveals your side of the story.
With the law and politics now off-limits, John Edwards will need to find something else to do. Even though he's rich, he'll need to work. Here are four careers he might consider.
This week, a federal appeals court found the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, another step on the inevitable, though sometimes rocky path toward making America a more perfect union. Mitt Romney clinched the GOP nomination, then spent the week with the Barnum and Birther Circus, his turn in the center ring upstaged by lead clown Donald Trump. And in North Carolina, a jury refused to convict John Edwards of violating campaign finance laws. As the Justice Department decides whether to retry him, perhaps the administration should consider taking the resources it was wasting investigating how Bunny Mellon spent her money and redirect them toward prosecuting those who caused the financial crisis. They should care far less about how Edwards financed his affair and far more about how the rest of us got screwed.
In a statement released earlier this morning, God has made it clear that He is pretty much through with John Edwards.
We want to hear one thing from you, without distancing phrases or tired clichés -- and that is that you get it.
If there's good news for Edwards, it's that his comedown will provide all the lessons he needs in order to figure out what went wrong, and how to fix it. But he needs to pay attention and do the hard work of learning things he wishes he already knew, instead of rationalizing away his behavior.
The strange case of John Edwards sheds some light on the relationship between politicians and donors and serves as a reminder of how close the bond between those who raise money and those who donate it can be.
All these children needed their father and still need their father. It is so terribly painful for any children whose parent or parents end up behind bars.
Elizabeth was that rare political wife that everyone loved and admired, party affiliation notwithstanding. If only we could have loved her husband as much as we loved her.
The lawyer from Williams & Connolly was right all those years ago: John Edwards turned his life and pursuit of higher office into a private hell that is now playing out in a courtroom where there are no angels as witnesses.
As a husband, he failed. As a father, he failed. Yet these seem to be issues best left to be resolved between Edwards and God, not a court of law. There is every reason to believe the case against Edwards is overreach.
President Obama should use his constitutional power to Pardon former Senator John Edwards. There, I said it! I can think of no case more deserving of...