DC Trawler

In Some Alternate Universe, John Edwards Is Hillary Clinton’s AG

John Edwards, you’ve been gone so long! It’s good to see you back in the news again, old friend.

If the following anecdote doesn’t show Hillary Clinton’s impeccable judgment, I don’t know what does. Annie Karni, NYDN:

Hillary Clinton offered former Sen. John Edwards the position of attorney general if he got out of the race and endorsed her in the 2008 Democratic primary…

Presidential campaign consultant David Axelrod, in his memoir “Believer: My Forty Years in Politics,” recalls a conversation with an Edwards emissary, who told him:

“Well between us, Hillary is offering attorney general, but what John really wants is to be on the ticket…”

Obama laughed at the prospect of handing Edwards the vice president slot and dismissed it out of hand, Axelrod writes.

And that was before Edwards became America’s Favorite Baby-Daddy. That’s got to sting. Not only did he get passed up for Biden, but Obama laughed at the very idea of Vice President Edwards.

Just imagine the possibilities: Bill Clinton as First Gentleman, John Edwards as Attorney General, and a White House full of interns. Ah, what could have been.

But don’t worry about John, you haters. He’s doing just fine these days. Chasing ambulances isn’t so bad! When you love what you do, it doesn’t seem like work.