Since I began noting months ago that the White House wanted the trial to take place in 2011 and not during the campaign season, a number of you have written e-mails and I have just had to bite my tongue.
Now that the trial officially has to start in 2012, I can talk.
John Edwards is a cess pool. Barack Obama does not want the public reminded of his ties to Mr. Edwards. Are you forgetting when Hillary won all those state primaries and to counter it, Mr. Edwards announced he was endorsing Mr. Obama -- and did so standing side-by-side with Mr. Obama?
That link is only going to be worse because the prosecution going to be parading a lot of details that a sex-crazed press enjoys. So this will be a true descent into the gutter (where Mr. Edwards resides) and it will be smutty and trashy and dominate headlines.
That is why the White House does not want it to take place in 2012. People only think they know everything. What they do know has turned them off Mr. Edwards. But there is more to come, much more to come.
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