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A dead girl or a live boy...

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Point of Order, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Edwin Edwards, the famous (and famously corrupt) former governor of Louisiana, got out of prison today. He's 83. He was also, apparently, a great quote, famously saying before a 1983 election "The only way I can lose this election is if I'm caught in bed with either a dead girl or a live boy"

    http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/2011/01/free_at_last.php?ref=fpblg
     
  2. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    One of the great political quotes of all time.
     
  3. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    If his life were a movie, uncensored, it would be a runaway hit. The stories. Man, oh, man, the stories.
     
  4. He also inspired one of the great campaign slogans when he ran for his fourth term as governor against ex-Klansman David Duke.

    "Vote for the crook. It's important." :D
     
  5. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    That could be arranged. I'd watch it.
     
  6. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Does this mean Eddie DeBartolo gets out of NFL jail?
     
  7. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    From his Wikipedia page, on David Duke ...

    "The only thing we have in common is that we both have been wizards beneath the sheets."

    Awesome.
     
  8. PopeDirkBenedict

    PopeDirkBenedict Active Member

    If you are a political junkie, you have to read The Last Hayride and A Cross to Bear, about Edwards' races in 83 and 91. Just terrific books.
     
  9. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    KPLC 7 News
    HOT TOPIC
    The News Mrs. Edwin Edwards

    Former Governor Edwin Edwards is getting married for the third time. His soon-to-be bride is 51 years younger than Edwards. Trina Grimes Scott said she met Edwards after reading his book, and paying a visit to him at the prison in Oakdale. What do you think of the Governor's upcoming nuptials?

    http://www.facebook.com/kplc7news?sk=wall
     
  10. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Please God, please God, please God.

    Give him back his Niners.
     
  11. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    I was on my way to New Orleans to cover a Saints game about 10 years ago, and flipped over the WWL to catch the pre-game show. I caught the last five or so minutes of the previous show, which was straight news talk.

    The guest was going on and on about all his gambling strategies, about how much money he'd won and lost betting during his life, etc.

    At the end of the show, the host said "We'd like to thank former governor Edwin Edwards for being our guest today ..."
     
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