Edwin Edwards: Still spicy at 83 | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Edwin Edwards: Still spicy at 83

Posted By on Wed, Jul 13, 2011 at 6:35 AM

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Fans of Louisiana politics should appreciate this Times-Picayune article about former Gov. Edwin Edwards' first public appearance since completing his federal racketeering sentence.

Edwards, 83, attended a dinner with his 32-year-old fiancee (link includes photo) and, though he plans a full press conference later this month, he was ready with quips for reporters.

Edwards, on whether he plans to get involved in the fall election campaigns: "If I have a particular enemy running for something, I might endorse him just to destroy his chances."

On whether the 83-year-old retiree can keep up with his new fiancé, who is 51 years his junior: "A man is only as old as the woman he feels."

He was at a dinner honoring Leo Honeycutt, who's written an authorized biography of Edwards and who appeared recently at the Clinton School.

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