I know I PROMISED not to write about John Edwards ever again, but the guy can't help himself.  A White House official mentioned to me in passing that Edwards had informed them last week of his desire to go to Haiti. And Reuters, just now, flashed a bulletin that the former presidential candidate had, in fact, just landed in Haiti. Good news: Haiti needs all the help it can get. Bad news: TV crews will be diverted from identifying needs and to Edwards. If he wanted to help anonymously, he could have, and he didn't.

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