The Baton Rouge Advocate is reporting that former governor Edwin Edwards of Louisiana has passed away at age 93. Rest in Peace, Eddie.
He was colorful, no doubt about it. Even his adversaries gave him credit for being the consummate Louisiana politician. He served two terms, then was term-limited, then served two more terms. Then, he served again, but this time in a federal pen for corruption. Edwin Edwards was quite a character, a ladies man, and a king-maker for most of his life. Stories abound, and many of them are quire humorous.
One such story (If I recall correctly). Late in life, Edwin married a much younger woman. While discussing it with his doctor, the doctor told Edwin that such a marriage might be dangerous.
Edwin replied, "Well, if she dies, she dies."
Edwin Edwards is gone, and Louisiana politics will be a lot less colorful without him.