ABC News posted a video today announcing John Edwards was found not guilty on just one account and apparently, as far as the other five counts, the jury just couldn’t decide—so hence, a mistrial. Or a hung jury if you will.
We all know the prosecution probably won’t pursue a retrial due to the expense and for the most part, the trial of John Edwards (at least in my eyes) served its purpose. The man has been brought down, out of the political ball game and has embarrassed his family for most likely—ever.
An emotional Edwards stood on the courthouse steps with parents and daughter Kate in tow and thanked so, so, so many people. He was also so, so, so, so sorry about not being responsible. He was so, so about a lot of things. So much so, I was tired of hearing the word “so.”
He thanks all of his other kids and said “I wish I could spend more time with them.” He indicated he “fed them breakfast” (sure Johnny) and got them off to school (sure again dude) and then the entire family ate dinners together each and every night, (really dude?)
But when he mentioned Quinn the little gal he originally refused to say he fathered with mistress Rielle Hunter, he almost cried the poor man! He also said he was so, so, so grateful for her!
It’s hard to believe this guy used to be a personal injury attorney and got rich at it! His vocabulary doesn’t seem to include many big words but perhaps that’s how he won his cases—using baby words. “I’m so, so sure my client did not do this!” or “I’m so, so, so sure the doctor was guilty when he cut that woman open!”
He also said “he did a whole lot of awful, awful wrong.” Apparent, “awful” and “so” are his favorite words!
My favorite part of his lengthy and boring speech was when he said, “God is not through with me.” You bet he isn’t Johnny.
I know, I’m a Christian and I guess we are all allowed to be forgiven for our sins, but when you are a man who was part of our public political system and you lie, you’re a dud and God probably thinks so too.
I bet he does a least a little stint in purgatory before he gets to the pearly gates (if you believe in all that).
And, for a man who refused to acknowledge an affair, hide his mistress, ask one of his underlings to say he was the father of Quinn and above all, continue to lie to a dying wife—he’s scum, yep, scum.
You said it right Johnny, God does have a plan for folks like you.
I’ll waive to you as I fly by purgatory!