Thursday, May 31

Is he guilty or not?

John Edwards.  Actually, I have no idea if he is guilty or not.  If the money from his benefactress was a gift, then he should have declared it on his taxes and he should have paid taxes on it.  If he didn't pay taxes on it, then that is tax evasion. But I never heard anything about how it was claimed.  So, I really have no idea if he is guilty of what he has been charged with or not.  The jury couldn't decide and obviously were entrenched in different camps.  I can tell you one thing for certain, if you are a Democrat in NC- and this includes the former governor- you can do all sorts of things with money, your campaign's money and the state's/citizen's money, free trips, campaign trips,, all sorts of stuff that seem unimaginable to normal folks- and get away with it.  (Maybe the Republicans would do the same if they ever get into the govenor's mansion.  Maybe they'll get the chance this fall.  Our incumbant governor decided not to run for re-election- probably a good choice since her performance has been abysmal by all accounts and even the Democratic operatives of NC would have likely advised her to step aside.)


Sonya said...

I don't know if he is guilty or not either, but he didn't turn out to be a very good person. You were right all along.

sheila222 said...

Here is my biggest problem: the Southern Baptist in me says he can truly repent and be of service to folks and "God is not done with him," while the cynic in me just believes his emotional speechifying is all for show. I honestly hope he lives his life quietly and for the benefit of his children, not himself. It will be hard for such a narcissist to let go of the limelight.

emma said...

I was so disappointed in that bastard Edwards