Let us all hope that Mr. Edwards is forced to pay up. And I actually have gossip there.
There is talk that the trial will start in October but Mr. Edwards' attorney may push for a delay. The White House has conveyed to Mr. Edwards that they do not want a delay. They want this issue wrapped up. As opposed to surfacing during 2012's election season.
They feel that the endorsement John Edwards gave of Barack Obama will be used by Republicans and used to tie in Mr. Obama's other questionable associations.
So the White House made it clear to Mr. Edwards that they want this case wrapped up quickly.
Will it make a difference?
I doubt it. This is the man who had a child behind the back of his cancer-ridden wife and knew that could destroy the Democratic Party's chances for a victory in 2008 yet he continued to pursue the nomination of president and then, later, vice president.
John Edwards only cares about himself.
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