Missing Edwin Edwards
August 30, 2006
Met an older couple from New Orleans (pronounced Awlins). Ask them how the recovery was going?
“Bad, I wish we still had Edwin Edwards as governor. Everything would we fixed and cleaned up by now. Six of his buddies would now be millionaires. Edwards would have his millions. But everything would be fixed and cleaned up.”
Edwards was the gov. of Louisiana – 1972-80, 1984-88 and 1992-96.
After his 1983 victory, Edwards took some 600 supporters on an 8-day European tour, including France. Each paid $10,000. Edwards had a 70 percent profit on the contributors’ tickets in order to retire a whopping $4.2 million campaign debt.
Edwards once told reporters “I can’t lose unless they find a dead girl or a live boy in my bed.”
In 2000, he was convicted of racketeering and is serving a 10 year sentence.