BATON ROUGE—He's 83 and fresh off a 10-year prison sentence, but former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards is still full of spunk.
With his 32-year-old fiancee on his arm, the longest-serving governor in state history Tuesday night made his first public appearance since being locked up in 2002 on fraud, racketeering and other charges.
He showed up at the Baton Rouge Hilton for a banquet to honor his biographer, Leo Honeycutt.
But those who turned out were giddy over getting to see their colorful, charismatic and sound bite-a-minute former governor.
Edwards is says he's working on an upcoming reality show, and a New Orleans trip at the end of this month.