Tuesday, April 24, 2012
JOHN EDWARDS TRIAL, THE MAFIA WAS RIGHT.
Icheoku says once again it would appear that the time-tested code of life, perfected by the Mafia, never to trust anyone as secrets can only be kept between two people when one of them is dead is a sure truism. The criminal trial of the baby-faced former Democratic vice presidential candidate and once wanna-be presidential candidate, former Senator John Edwards, has brought this saying back to the fore. His once trusted aide and former confidant, Andrew Young, has turned the proverbial "snitch" against his former boss and friend and has now crossed the aisle over to the side prosecuting the fallen from grace Edwards. Andrew Young, literally the best weapon in the prosecution's case against Edwards, has become John Edwards worst feared nightmare in his uphill task to avoid the slammer.
Young in his testimony detailed the innermost and intricate secrets of his former friend Edwards, as he tried to cover up an affair and a resulting child with what the prosecution called campaign funds and lying about it, a criminal offence. Being John Edwards former consigliari, Icheoku says no one knew better what went down with the Rielle Hunter affair cover-up than Andrew Young who was baited with an immunity in exchange of helping the Federal prosecutors nail his former boss. According to Andrew Young, John Edwards solicited and secretly spent about $925,000 in a failed effort to cover up his affair with "the crazy slut," Rielle Hunter; with whom he had an affair resulting in a child outside wedlock.
To save his own skin, Young readily turned into prosecution's best weapon against his former friend Edwards, who is facing the possibility of spending 30 years behind bars and a whopping 1.5million dollars in fines. Icheoku wonders what such supposed friendships are really worth if a person can so readily morph into a Judas Iscariot; especially when the going gets really tough as with John Edwards now. At the end of the day, it would appear that what anyone really has and what should matter most in our lives are our families as they will always be there for you, no matter what. Today all the hangers-on of John Edwards are gone, leaving only his parents and daughter to console and comfort him as he goes through what appears to be the end of the road trial for him in his mercurial rise to fame and now impending perdition. As succinctly encapsulated by lawyer Glenn Begernfield of New Jersey and friend of John Edwards, "Fame and infamy always shadow one another."