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Wise Words on John Edwards

Posted by Charles II on May 6, 2012

Scott Horton:

The Edwards prosecutors may well win their case, but not because any crime was involved. Rather, they’re likely to win because John Edwards is one of the most reviled politicians in the United States, and so a choice target. No doubt his affair, undertaken while his heroic wife was dying of cancer, makes him the definition of a cad, but while he may be morally unsuited for high office, that is not the question in this trial. If Edwards can be imprisoned for using campaign funds to try to cover up his flaws, then few politicians could fairly escape prison. The Justice Department appears instead to be engaged in statutory vandalism, and it is awarding itself exceptional power to intrude into the electoral process—a power that is ripe for abuse, as the Edwards case demonstrates.

One more partisan Bush U.S. state attorney is allowed to apply a wrecking ball to the legal system by one of the most cowardly Attorney Generals the USDoJ has even had. In support of which claim, two words: Don Siegelman.

3 Responses to “Wise Words on John Edwards”

  1. Indeed.

    • Charles II said

      I don’t think that most people on the left realize that Edwards has probably not committed any crime… or that, if he has, then so have most politicians. As the most obvious example, surely John Ensign should be in the dock alongside Edwards.

      When the law becomes a tool to pursue individuals, then it is not law, but the nemesis of law.

      • jo6pac said

        Yep that how being used whether it was bush the lesser clown outfit or the one in place now.

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