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"John was his idol—his hero—and probably who he considered his best friend and his mentor….He thought that he had offered the ultimate sacrifice"

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Douche

You ever wonder how Andrew Young, the not-ex-mayor-of-Atlanta who falsely claimed paternity for John Edwards' love child even though he had a wife and three kids of his own, ever, um, got to such a place? I don't know if this Politico article by Ben Smith quite unravels the mystery, but it does illustrate in some detail the abject sickness very near the intersection of scarequote-worthy "idealism" and massive political power. File this nauseating piece away for the next time you hear some A-list politician confuse his own political success with selfless "service."