The National Enquirer is reporting that a federal grand jury is close to indicting two-time presidential candidate John Edwards for the misuse of campaign funds. ABC News reported earlier that Edwards’ mistress (with whom he recently admitted having a child after months of denial) had spoken to the grand jury, here. In the meantime, there is an equally interesting report that Elizabeth Edwards may be preparing to sue her husband’s longtime aide Andrew Young for alienation of affection (here).
The newspaper, which has been in the lead on both the investigation and the affair, is reporting that the grand jury is close to an indictment. The investigation appears to include allegations that he used campaign funds to pay for his mistress, Rielle Hunter. This could prove the most disastrous affair in history since Mark Antony and Cleopatra. At least that affair ended quickly in the Battle of Actium.
The alienation of affection claim seems weak to me. North Carolina is one of seven states with such a law. However, it is usually directed against the lover — in this case Rielle Hunter. It is rarely directed at a third party who allegedly facilitated a cover-up. Moreover, one would expect that if the aide is sued, Hunter would have to be sued as well. She would also have to show a nexus between his conduct and the loss of consortium or affection — which would seem already damaged by the preexisting affair.
According to news reports, Edwards has asked Rielle to marry him, here. He may have to get a bigger reception hall just to handle those people showing up to serve papers to the wedding party.
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Since when do we quote The National Enquirer without any independent sourcing?
What mespo said.
This may be close,from the “urban dictionary”
Adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty.
Having integrity is not lying – in otherwords, doing what you said you would do. OPPOSITE OF INTEGRITY: Telling her you are going to call, and then NOT calling. That’s the definition of a Scumbag”
that presupposes the individual had any integrity to begin with.
In looking for a quote to back up my contention, I found this site in which you may be interested.
Edwards has done about everything he can to bolster every canard about trial lawyers. Greedy, under-handed, and disloyal to everyone (including his out-of-wedlock child) he will be every right-wing pundits “exhibit A” for the evils of the justice system and the plaintiffs’ bar. Personally, I don’t think Edwards has time to marry regardless of the status of any possible indictment. He will have his hands full writing apologies to all those who supported him.
Since we’ve been on a Shakespeare bent here lately, I’ll offer some of the truest words were every penned:
“Mine honor is my life; both grow in one; Take honor from me, and my life is done.”
A state of emotion so intense that one is carried beyond rational thought and self-control
Sounds like change you can believe in.
What a price to pay for:
n. pl. ec·sta·sies
1. Intense joy or delight.
2. A state of emotion so intense that one is carried beyond rational thought and self-control”
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