Edwin Edwards

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Edwin Washington Edwards, 4-term governor of Louisiana, born 7 August 1927.


  • The only way I can lose this election is if I'm caught in bed with either a dead girl or a live boy.
  • If we don't get Dave Treen out of office, there won't be anything left to steal.
  • Reporter: What will it take to beat Duke decisively?
    Edwards: For me to stay alive.
  • We're both wizards in the sheets
    • On the similarities between David Duke and himself
  • I never speak ill of dead people or live judges.
    • When asked for a statement while on trial for corruption
  • I did not do anything wrong as a governor. Even if you accept the verdict as it is, it doesn't indicate that.
    • After receiving his conviction for racketeering
  • I will be a model prisoner, as I have been a model citizen.
    • On his way to prison, in 2001
  • Let the bastards freeze in the dark.
    • Referring to Senator Edward Kennedy and Kennedy's political allies and constituents when they had Louisiana natural gas forcibly shipped out of state at artificially low prices during the energy crisis - causing shortages and price hikes of natural gas in Louisiana and an unprecedentedly cold winter for residents of the state.
  • Some politicians like to kiss babies...I like to kiss the baby's mommas
    • At a campaign rally in 1992

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