The Raleigh News and Observer is reporting today that former aide to John Edwards (D-NC), Andrew Young, has been charged in Raleigh with a DWI. The book is entitled The Politician: An Insider’s Account of John Edward’s Pursuit of the Presidency and the Scandal The Brought Him Down.
This is sad news for the man who wrote in his book, that he was “sucked in” by the John Edwards charisma and was a mere victim.
Edwards however, is a bit of a different story. The former one-term United States Senator rose to fame after winning a seven-figure lawsuit for a little girl who was injured in a swimming pool.
He bankrolled his way to the United States Senate, and was later nominated for vice president. He then ran for the primary for president in 2008. He later became the butt of national jokes after his personal life was revealed.
Edwards’ life is still on trial, in one form or another, today.
Andrew Young was his personal aide who hid Edwards’ mistress, their daughter and their sex tape.
Read more at the News and Observer story.