Edwin Edwards for Governor?
Fans of former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards have created a Facebook page called “Ask Obama to Pardon Edwin Edwards”. As an convicted felon, the Silver Zipper is precluded from running for a fifth term as governor. Barack Obama could change all that. According to Edwin, you see, Bobby Jindal has things so messed up in Louisiana that the Democrats are having trouble finding anyone to | Read More »
The Silver Zipper Rides Again!
Ewe, a photo from NOLA.com, posted by S Maley on Flickr. On Friday, former Louisiana Governor and ex-con Edwin W. Edwards (D) escorted his new wife Trina through New Orleans’ French Quarter after their Friday wedding at the Hotel Monteleone, on their way to a post-wedding feast at historic Galatoire’s. At a $250-a-plate roast on Saturday night, a gang of former and current politicians and | Read More »
Former Gov. Edwin Edwards (D) Leaves the Crossbar Hotel
Former Governor Edwin W. Edwards (D) left the Federal Penitentiary in Oakdale, LA today, ending 8-1/2 years of confinement. He had been sentence to 10 years on racketeering charges, stemming from his involvement in the state’s casino licensing process. He will live with his daughter in suburban Baton Rouge, and the terms of his release require him to check in periodically at a halfway house. | Read More »
Edwin Edwards’ (D-LA) Stay at the Crossbar Hotel Extended
Because I never tire of seeing former Gov. Edwin W. Edwards (D-LA) wearing the government-issue uniform that suits him so well. Edwin Edwards’ hopes for early release appear dim WASHINGTON — Edwin Edwards’ hopes for an early release from federal prison appeared dead Monday as President George W. Bush issued what top aides said would be his final acts of clemency with no mention of | Read More »
Mr. Bush, Please Don’t Pardon the “Silver Zipper”
Louisiana does not need a sideshow right now. If I thought for a moment that the 81-year-old ex-governor was capable of just going home and relaxing on the farm, or even minding his own business at the craps tables, I might be inclined to support his release. But the man revels in his notoriety. He will do everything possible to reenter the political scene and | Read More »