Daughter of a Son of a Millworker

Title: “The Politician: An Insider’s Account of John Edwards’s Pursuit of the Presidency and the Scandal That Brought Him Down”

Author: Andrew Young

Rank: 11

Blurb: “Days before the 2008 presidential primaries began, Young gained international notoriety when he told the world that he was the father of a child being carried by a woman named Rielle Hunter, who was actually the senator’s mistress.”

Review: “Edwards’s eyes blink 50 times a minute when he speaks.”

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Footnote: The tape’s in a safe-deposit box.

The Politician [Amazon]

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Wonder if John Edwards and Gary Heart have ever gotten together to trade war stories?

Looking on the bright side, I’m thinking Johnny’s gonna be much more open to exploring ‘other’ options. We could explore our working-class roots together.

This probably explains much of the drama around Barry’s VP pick and why Edwards suddenly didn’t want the job.

“No Drama” Obama, indeed.

I liked Johnny Mill although not the way Benedick does. Not crazy about his taste in women, but I kind of understand as it’s not like I haven’t been sucked into a vortex of crazy because of my lower, er, brain.

I wonder if this will ignite a remake of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” with “Who’s Afraid of Johnny Mill?”

Elizabeth: …In fact, he was sort of a … a FLOP! A great…big…pretty…FLOP!
[CRASH! Immediately after FLOP! Johnny breaks a bottle against the portable bar…]
Johnny [almost crying]: I said stop, Elizabeth.
Elizabeth: I hope that was an empty bottle, Johnny. You don’t want to waste good liquor…not with your baby daddy payments. Not on an Millworker’s salary!

The whole drama about the “son” would need a major league rewrite considering the Edwards’ past history and not to be a totally insensitive asshole about it…

All those people who blogged for him, raised money for him, knocked on doors for him – what a letdown. What an asshole.

Am I the only one getting the online dating service adbot with this post? Amusing.

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