"On many nights, my phone would ring and I would hear the senator [Edwards] on the other end. Sometimes he sounded petty and irritated by ordinary events. He especially hated making appearances at county fairs, where ‘fat rednecks try to shove food down my face. I know I’m the people’s senator, but do I have to hang out with them?’"
Edwards isn't the only politician who has forgotten that snide comments can come back and kick your butt.
Another historical issue: Is the source reliable? There are definitely questions.
Hat tip to Volokh.