John Edwards at a podium in the Ninth Ward on January 30, 2008:

I began my presidential campaign [in New Orleans] to remind the country that we, as citizens and as a government, have a moral responsibility to each other, and what we do together matters. We must do better, if we want to live up to the great promise of this country that we all love so much.

Daughter Cate and wife Elizabeth applaud John Edwards as he ends his 2008 campaign for president.

John Edwards in a North Carolina courtroom on Tuesday:

Shortly before Reynolds began her account of what happened that day at the Raleigh airport, Edwards turned to his daughter Cate, a lawyer who has been seated in the front row for much of her father’s trial.

“I don’t know what’s coming,” Edwards was heard saying. “Do you want to leave?”

She responded to him in a whisper, grabbed her purse and walked out, wiping away tears. Edwards was heard saying, “Cate, Cate” as she left.

 

Derek Bridges lives in New Orleans, trading in words and pictures. A carpetbagger of long standing, he grew up in the top right corner of IL and later went to college in the middle cornfield part. He has also lived in MS and FL, for educational purposes only, and was diasporized for a time in TX.

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