Wednesday, September 30, 2009

IT COULD HAVE BEEN WORSE: John Edwards & His "Sycophantic" "Butt Boy"

America, take solace. For those who lament the fact that President Barack Obama is turning the country inside out, here's one consolation: It could have been worse.

Instead of dealing with BHO and his gang of purple union thugs, America could have had a redneck, his dying wife, his mistress and his love child occupying 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue....along with the same gang of purple union thugs, PLUS an aide with Fatal Attraction-like qualities.

You see, in addition to cheating on his cancer-stricken wife while she was out campaigning for him in between chemo treatments, and despite having a 'love child' with the hired help, the man who was almost Vice President of the United States in 2004 and who had his sights set on becoming President, former Senator John Edwards, has something else haunting him.

That something else turns out to be Edwards' former aide-turned-spurned-lapdog, Andrew Young.

According to a blistering account of Young's seeming infatuation and Edwards' seeming hypocritical narcissism, Politico lays out a more detailed accounting of the sordid tale of sexual cover-ups and menage a trois betrayals than anyone else thus far has.

John Edwards & His 'Butt Boy'

From the very start of the piece, Politico writers set the stage for a weird saga of a lapdog doing anything for its master--including putting his own life and reputation into the meat grinder of public ridicule, pity and humiliation.

When John Edwards returned to North Carolina in the course of his long quest for the presidency, Andrew Young always met him at the airport in Edwards’s big black Chevy Tahoe. Young drove, and Edwards rode shotgun, silently raising his left hand whenever he wanted a Diet Coke, which Young would wordlessly supply.
Ouch. But it gets harsher from there...
Young sometimes described himself as Edwards’s “special assistant” and dreamed of serving in an Edwards White House. Other aides, with a combination of disgust — and, perhaps, a bit of envy — referred to him as Edwards’s “personal servant,” or worse, Edwards’s “butt boy.”
Politico goes on to explain the Edwards affair with new mommy Rielle Hunter, Elizabeth Edwards' suspicion and jealousy, all set against a backdrop of Andrew Young's self-sacrifice for his version of "John Kennedy."

Here are some excerpts:

“He believed that Edwards was the next Kennedy,” said a person who was close to Young. “It’s not enough to say that he idolized the guy — there’s something deeper and weirder than that.”

First he was the fall guy, and now he’s the sellout, peddling his story in a
tell-all book. But the real story of Young is about the passions of politics and the classic political triangle of the candidate, his wife and the sometimes sycophantic aide.

If you thought Barry & Co. was bad, one can only imagine what it would have been like if the former North Carolina senator had made it all the way to the White House.

Go here to read the entire Politico piece.

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