Weird-o John Edwards' indictment was covered on The Charlie Rose Show. Pete Williams (NBC News), Jeffery Toobin (New Yorker), and Mark Halperin (Time magazine).
Mr. Williams stated the government is saying "the money was raised to rescue the campaign" and Mr. Halperin offered, "I think a normal jury may see the facts of this case [. . .] I think it is a weak case for experts but in the end it may be a strong case for lay people." Mr. Halperin was also the first one to point out that we do not know who all the witnesses will be at this point. In other words, those insisting there is no case here might want to wait to see what the government has. However, "two things that upset me," Mr. Halperin wanted you to know, "one is the Edwards children" and what they will have to face. Take it up with their father. Instead, he declared, "I would have liked to have seen the Justice Department take that into account." Is he for real?
If you break the law, where is the card that lets you get away with it because you have children?
His second problem? He says Edwards supporters are disillusioned and this "only prolongs that." Oh, no! The police did not care about his supporters!!!!!!!
Are these people idiots?
Mike Whitney goes to bat for Sleezy Edwards at (Information Clearing House) insisting there is no story here and there are important things to cover and this should not be a focus. For a very long column, he insists all of that. So stop writing about it, Mr. Whitney. I will cover it.
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