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Editorial: Don’t give creepy Edwards a new platform

Former U.S. Sen. John Edwards leaves federal court Greensboro N.C. May 31 after he was acquitted one count mistrial was

Former U.S. Sen. John Edwards leaves federal court in Greensboro, N.C., on May 31 after he was acquitted on one count and a mistrial was declared on five other counts in his corruption trial. | Sara D. Davis~Getty Images

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Updated: July 16, 2012 6:25AM

Please, MSNBC, do not hire John Edwards.

Let the plumage of his narcissism grow gray off-camera.

Please, Huffington Post, do not give Edwards a blog, an unjust reward for despicable behavior. This is a man who, while running for president, shoveled hundreds of thousands of dollars to a grumpy mistress to keep the public and his dying wife from knowing about the affair and a secret love child.

A hung jury last month couldn’t quite convict the former senator from North Carolina of a federal crime, and prosecutors on Wednesday announced they would not seek a retrial. But no matter. Everybody now knows what a creep Edwards is.

So, please, CNN, don’t do another Eliot Spitzer on us. Remember how you hired the former New York governor with a penchant for prostitutes immediately after his fall from grace?

Really, CNN, what was that all about?

Edwards wants back into public life. As he said in his first post-trial news conference, “I don’t think God is through with me.”

But shouldn’t public life be through with him?

At least for a good long while?

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