BREAKING: John Edwards Found Creepy Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

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By America, at least; the jury in the campaign-finance case has found Edwards not guilty on one count, and deadlocked on the other five. The judge has declared a mistrial on those counts.

The not-guilty verdict was on the count involving donations from "Bunny" Mellon, which is the one to which the "haircut letter" was potentially relevant. It didn't seem like a good sign for Edwards that the jurors wanted to see that letter last week, but it turns out this is the only count they could agree on.

There don't seem to be any facts yet about how and why the jury split on the others. Sometimes there never are, of course. But I'd guess that some of the jurors will talk in this case, partly because it's high-profile and partly because of the reports that one of the female jurors was actually flirting with Edwards during the trial:

Since the alternates were identified [], it has been impossible to ignore the dynamic between Edwards and one of the female alternates, an attractive young woman with jet-black hair, who seems to have been flirting with Edwards for days.

The juror clearly instigated the exchanges. She smiles at him. He smiles politely back at her. She giggles. He blushes.

We vomit.

None of the alternates deliberated, as it turns out, but they did go to lunch with the other jurors every afternoon. So maybe the flirter happened to say something like "hey, what's sexier than a guy who cheats on his sick wife while running for president and decides to do it with a loon who asks her 'spiritual advisor' for sandwich advice?" I at least would like to know.