John Edwards and ‘Two Americas’

After many years of investigation, denials and almost endless delays, former presidential candidate John Edwards finally found his way into a courtroom. Jury selection has finally begun in Edward’s criminal trial related to nearly $1 million in secret payments made by two campaign donors to help hide the married Democrat’s pregnant mistress, Reille Hunter, as he ran for president in 2008.

It’s crazy to think back and recall that the affair was initially only reported by The National Enquirer, as no major media outlets initially gave it any coverage. Thinking about all the details, including Edwards telling the nation he cheated while his wife’s cancer was in remission, just makes me cringe.

I decided to raid our archives, and here are five cartoons about the John Edwards affair…

John Cole / Scranton Times-Tribune (click to view more cartoons by Cole)
Jimmy Margulies / The Record (click to view more cartoons by Margulies)
Randy Bish / Pittsburgh Tribune- Review (click to view more cartoons by Bish)
J.D. Crowe / Mobile Press-Register (click to view more cartoons by Crowe)
Rob Tornoe / (click to view more cartoons by Tornoe)

By Daryl Cagle

Daryl Cagle is the founder and owner of Cagle Cartoons, Inc. He is one of the most widely published editorial cartoonists and is also the editor of The Cagle Post. For the past 35 years, Daryl has been one of America’s most prolific cartoonists.