Disgraced Democrats can find redemption on the small screen.
The dust hadn't yet settled on N.Y. Governor Eliot Spitzer's resignation over a sex scandal when CNN saw fit to give him his own television show.
Now, former La. Governor Edwin Edwards is trading in his prison stripes for a shot at reality television fame.
The Democrat politician, who served eight years in prison for bribery and extortion, is bringing his large brood to A&E starting next month.
The Governor’s Wife will star 85-year-old Edwin Edwards and his 34-year-old wife, Trina, along with several of their children from previous marriages. Edwards served four times as Louisiana’s governor over the course of three decades, and also served eight years in federal prison for crimes committed while he was in office. In 2001, Edwards was convicted on bribery and extortion charges....
The show will focus on Edwin and Trina’s May-December relationship and follow Edwin’s daughters (Anna, a 62-year-old, four-time divorcée and Victoria, a 60-year-old ex-showgirl) along Trina’s sons (Logan, 15 and Trevor, 13).
Entertainment Weekly neglects to mention Edwards' party affiliation in the article, which is clearly an accidental oversight and not the umpteenth example of liberal media bias. Heck, The Times Picayune made the same mistake, although it makes sure to describe the ex-con as "colorful." Politico left out his party as well.