Roger L. Simon

Does John Edwards have a personality disorder or is he just short on cash?

Or is it both?  How else to explain the former vice-presidential candidate reemerging as a public speaker at Hofstra University  after only one month of “penance” for his monumentally selfish affair.  Meanwhile, recent print editions of the National Enquirer continue to detail the extent of the cover-up and the extensive hush money paid via Edwards’ legal cronies.  There’s plenty of stuff there for a raft of disbarment proceedings and class actions suits by justifably livid campaign donors.  I wonder how much Hofstra is paying him (lectures by bigtime politician’s often carry fat fees).  Shame on the university for having him. At least Elizabeth, according to the article linked above,  has the good sense not to come.