John Edwards Breaks His Silence

John Edwards will speak today at Indiana University. The speech cost the University $35,000.
Former Democratic presidential nominee John Edwards "will break almost three months of public silence when he speaks at 7 p.m. today" at the Indiana University Auditorium. Edwards will deliver a speech, give his reaction to the election, and answer students' questions. "The Union Boards' decision to bring Edwards to speak -- which cost $35,000 -- has garnered criticism on whether it is appropriate to pay someone to speak who recently admitted his extramarital affair." (HT: On Politics)

Update: The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Edwards will also be debating Karl Rove at a "mortgage bankers convention" hosted by the Commercial Financial Association. The Chronicle notes Edwards was once a consultant for the New York hedge fund Fortress Investment Group.
Faiz Shakir is the Research Director at the Center for American Progress and serves as Editor of and The Progress Report.
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