“It’s no surprise that the Justice Department case against the two-time Democratic presidential candidate basically crashed and burned,” columnist Dick Polman wrote about the John Edwards trial. “The jurors got it right yesterday when they exonerated Edwards on one count, deadlocked on the other five counts, and the judge declared a mistrial. In nine days of deliberation, they couldn’t bring themselves to believe that Edwards was a criminal – scoundrel, yes; jailbird no – just because he took money from a pair of rich friends to abet his perfidy.”
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