From a Center for American Progress e-mail hyping a John Edwards:
“For the next 20 years, John dedicated his career to representing families and children hurt by the negligence of others. Standing up against the powerful insurance industry and their armies of lawyers, John helped these families through the darkest moments of their lives to overcome tremendous challenges. His passionate advocacy for people like the folks who worked in the mill with his father earned him respect and recognition across the country.”
I’m not a sane, objective observer, but I usually think more this when I think about Edwards’s trial-lawyer years.