Something that has been on my mind lately, and has come up in nerdy pub conversation, has been the sudden disappearance of St. John Edwards from the current political speculation in the US, and the sudden absence of his name from all articles and Network discussions on possible VP picks and/or Cabinet appointments.
From being a ubiquitous feature in such columns over, firstly, who he would support (Clinton or Obama), and secondly over his potential VP/AG credentials, he has virtually disappeared from view and from that of all the pundits, following Clinton's withdrawal from the race.
Then, this morning I came across this article, which gives ample, credible and pretty shocking reasons why he has disappeared from view, and why the issue in question has been buried so suddenly by all sides.
I am reluctant to quote it for legal reasons (although I think it unlikely that Edwards would sue this website), but the article was posted up on RealClearPolitics.com this morning - hardly a smear/rumour website, and in fact one of the most credited non-partisan US political sites.
If Saint John has such a dark secret, then how long will it be before Barack Obama - the greatest thing since Christ himself - comes crashing down as well?