I have had people lecture me on how I am poor judge of human character. A couple of them even used Edwards as an example, and they told me that if I cannot see that Edwards is truly sincere, then I must be mentally deficient in some way. No, I was unable to see any sincerity in the guy.
Now he has been indicted, and the $400 haircut brought him down:
The just-released indictment of John Edwards reprints the text of a note allegedly sent from the elderly billionaire heiress and Edwards supporter Bunny Mellon to Edwards’ notorious aide, Andrew Young, in May 2007:I am not clear on why it is illegal for him to use his rich friends to cover up the price of his haircuts.
“The timing of your phone call on Friday was ‘witchy.’ I was sitting alone in a grim mood – furious that the press attacked Senator Edwards on the price of a haircut. But it inspired me – from now on, all haircuts, etc. that are necessary and important for his campaign – please send the bills to me…. It is a way to help our friend without government restrictions.”
Edwards grossed about $60M in bogus personal injury lawsuits, and raised another $30 in legal campaign contributions, largely from trial lawyers. So I guess that he can afford a $400 haircut if it helps maintain his image. I am sure he now wishes that he used his own money to clean up his personal messes.
At least everyone now understands that Edwards is unfit for public office.