Dallasite and Former Congressman Ed Foreman Really Loves Convicted Fraudster Kevin Trudeau

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It's not impossible to see how voters, first in West Texas (1962), then in southern New Mexico (1968), might have decided to send Ed Foreman to Congress. He has a hypnotic stage presence and exudes a folksy charisma, complete with an endless supply of homespun anecdotes.

Also pretty easy to decipher is how he was unseated in both cases after just one term, and it's not that he was running as a Republican in traditionally Democratic districts. His charm is that of a snake-oil salesman; for many, perhaps most, his manic shtick would wear thin rather quickly.

In other words, the 80-year-old's subsequent career, as a happiness-obsessed motivational speaker from Dallas, is a perfect fit. You can book Foreman for one of his keynote lectures ("How to Have a Good Day Every Day!" is apparently a popular one, as is "Dream Big Dreams and Make Them Live!"). Or, for about three grand, you can travel to Kerrville for the three-day "Successful Life Course," aka "Happy Camp."

Foreman, it appears, is a big fan and associate of Kevin Trudeau, the miracle cure-peddling flim-flam man you might remember from such works as Natural Cures "They" Don't Want You to Know About, FTC v. Kevin Trudeau (1998) andFTC v. Kevin Trudeau et al (2003).

So ardent is Foreman's belief in Trudeau that the former Congressman, along with a courtroom full of other supporters, showed up in Chicago for his sentencing on contempt of court charges related to his refusal to pay a $37 million fraud judgment against him.

Before U.S. District Judge Ronald Guzman handed Trudeau a 10-year sentence, he had to deliver a small helping of justice to Foreman. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Foreman was "carried out by federal marshals" and criminally cited with a $175 ticket after trying repeatedly to address the judge.

The jury's still out, however, on why the pictures on Foreman's website all appear to be from the early '90s, or how his hair managed to turn from silver to chestnut in time for his 80th birthday party.

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23 comments
Montemalone
Montemalone topcommenter

Isn't politician/con man pretty much an established fact?

holmantx
holmantx topcommenter

Confidence men have always held each other in high esteem.

ruddski
ruddski

The takewy from his wins in dem districts is that dems are essily fooled by charismatic snake-oil types but then realize they've been hoodwinked.

We see this reflectrd on the national level today.

ruddski
ruddski

If you like that description, you can keep that description.

Montemalone
Montemalone topcommenter

@ruddski  

Don't blame me. I voted for socialized medicine, not the Heritage Foundation.

ruddski
ruddski

@Myrna

Please accept my apologies, the screen on the Droid DumbPhone is cracked, and typing on that piece of shit is difficult under the best of circumstances.

The post said I had 383 minutes left to edit, but in the approximately two minutes required to correct the typing (which can really only be fully seen after posting due to crack), I could not post the corrected version as my time had run out. 383 minutes doesn't go as far as it used to.

Now, as to the topic of my post - Democrats being easily fooled on the national level but wising up. I noticed President MomJean's Gallup approval has dipped below forty percent. This is in spite of his commanding performances on comic shows and his hilariously scripted Obamacare infomercials, and support from the entertainment and news people.

It's a compliment to democrats, in case you hadn't noticed while proofreading.

ruddski
ruddski

I voted for the man from hope.

Did you happen to read James Taranto today? This obamawhaaaama us getting pretty funny

wcvemail
wcvemail

@Montemalone @ruddski  
That was pretty good, Monte, even considering your typically high levels, here and elsewhere. (Yes, I've run across your virtual presence elsewhere on the webs.) It's so good that I'm stealing the second para, and you won't receive a bit of credit.

Montemalone
Montemalone topcommenter

@ruddski But Bonzo's Buddy used Star Wars and a horrific run up in deficit spending to get Gorbachev to tear down that wall, USSR was about broke and couldn't keep up the facade any longer. 

Now we have The Tsarina back in the Kremlin dreaming wistfully of the days when the sounds of the balalaika and hooves in the snow echoed throughout the Imperium.


ruddski
ruddski

@Credible

Could you use a larger font please?

Actually, gonna try Cricket, AT&T is buying it (or has). I can get up to five lines for $100/month. Unlimited text/voice, but of course data is limited, but I don't care. Dunno which droid I'll get tho.

ruddski
ruddski

@Montemalone

One helped topple the Soviet Union, the other is being openly mocked by a former Soviet. See the speech by Vlad the Invader? He's unfortunately right - clumsy foreign policy (recorded even) forced his hand - but his use of the term "a red line" that US and Europe had crossed was a shot directly across Choom's bow.

If Kosovo, why not Crimea?

Montemalone
Montemalone topcommenter

@ruddski We already had an actor President, so why not a President turned actor?

Montemalone
Montemalone topcommenter

@wcvemail @ruddskiI wasn't sure where exactly you're supposed to spray it, and more importantly, what fragrance?

ruddski
ruddski

@ScottsMerkin

Just read that Dems bailed because of something added by repubs about bulk unlocking, they'll work it out eventually.

Why Obama simply refuses to order non-enforcement of that section of the DCMA is a mystery, it would shoot his poll numbers up.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

@ruddski  that sucks, I've been lucky with my galaxy so far.  I read a gizmodo story that sometime in the near future that all phones will have to be able to be unlocked after the 2 year agreement is up so the person can use the phone however they please.

ruddski
ruddski

@ScottsMerkin

Too bad Sprint poisons iPhones, so you can't use them with any other service. This is my third galaxy, I'm ready to kill it too, it can't even keep time.

ruddski
ruddski

@Myrna

I forgot, you don't like facts that you don't like. That means you'll absolutely LOATHE lefty Obama-lover Dana Milbank, who now LOATHES the kids who are destroying Obama's signature life's work.

Taranto's take is funny. Make sure to not click on this, it's full of facts, and we know that facts make you Urpy.

http://tinyurl.com/mqocwcs

Way out of your comfort zone.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

@ruddski  go get a galaxy note 3, its bigger screen is easy to type on.  Cant help with crack though

ruddski
ruddski

@wcvemail.

It was a little mash note to my proofreader/critic, not for general consumption.

Kinda like, well, you know....

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

Goody.  Your typing is improved, but your commentary still sucks.

wcvemail
wcvemail

@ruddski  
I just liked the "due to crack" part. Also "President MomJean." The rest of the politics thing makes my head hurt. Maybe I need a benzo zannie thing.

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