An Open Letter to John Edwards

Note: I refer you to this post.

John Edwards for President,

Dear John,

My wife and I were proud to support you during the 2008 Democratic primary. We caucused for you in the state of Iowa, in Iowa City. We both moved on to the second level of the process, even though you had dropped out by that time. I was elected to go forward to the state convention but was unable to make it. In January 2007, you visited Iowa City and spoke at the University’s student union. We were honored to hear you speak and meet you after.

The reason I’m writing you today has nothing to do with the money we donated to your campaign. In fact, the pecan pie recipe we purchased was totally worth it and we’ve used it several times. Thank you for that.

No, I’m writing you because on that day in January 2007, my wife, our friend Susie, and I gave you a MoonPie.

Do you have any idea how hard it is to get a MoonPie in Iowa?

We brought it with us from Georgia (where we’re from) and we gave it to you because we adored you and we trusted that you would probably enjoy it, being a fellow Southerner. You said thanks, gave us your autograph (which we still have) and you handed the MoonPie to your handler. We figured it was a security issue and that you would eat it later, when you had the chance.

Do you even like MoonPies? I have no idea now- you seemed so excited at the time, but honestly, I have no clue anymore if you were genuinely excited or just lying to us, as it seems you’ve been doing.

Anyways, I don’t want money back. Heck, I don’t even want an apology. I just want a MoonPie.

It can be single decker and of any flavor, though the original chocolate is preferable. You’re welcome to send us a box, as they’re only about $4, but that’s up to you.

Thank you for your time and consideration in this matter. Whatever you may think, I do wish you well and hope that things turn around for you.

All Best,



Anonymous said...

Really, you'd be appeased with *any* flavor MoonPie from Edwards? Like even banana???

Amish Trivedi said...

Yeah, I'd take it. It's not about the flavor.