John Edwards popped his head up out of his hole this week just long enough to remind exactly why the public dislikes self-serving trial lawyers:
In agreeing to his first extended interview since confirming the affair, Edwards refused to address Hunter, the baby’s paternity, his wife’s memoir, or the investigation. But he spoke expansively over the phone for 90 minutes about his tumultuous decade in politics, which began when, after the death of his teenaged son in a car accident, he left behind a career as a trial lawyer to run for the Senate in 1998.
That was yesterday. It didn't take Mickey Kaus long to separate the wheat from the chaff (not that there was much of the former):
John Edwards thinks he can come back. And somehow in theoretically humble disgrace comes off as smugger and phonier than ever!
Why ought we care about the one-term Senator, two-time failed Presidential candidate devoid of any accomplishment outside the Plaintiff's bar?