Stick a fork in him. This lying, unethical, political lightweight is done:

John Edwards repeatedly lied during his Presidential campaign about an extramarital affair with a novice filmmaker, the former Senator admitted to ABC News today.

In an interview for broadcast tonight on Nightline, Edwards told ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff he did have an affair with 44-year old Rielle Hunter, but said that he did not love her.

Edwards also denied he was the father of Hunter’s baby girl, Frances Quinn, although the one-time Democratic Presidential candidate said he has not taken a paternity test.

He didn’t love her so it’s ok? That sounds like an “I didn’t inhale” moment and should fly just as well. Here’s what John Edwards said about the affair allegations last month:

“I’ve been in love with the same woman for 30-plus years,” Edwards added, about his wife Elizabeth, who is suffering from incurable cancer, “and as anybody who’s been around us knows, she’s an extraordinary human being, warm, loving, beautiful, sexy and as good a person as I have ever known. So the story’s just false.”


Others Blogging:

Right Wing News
So, the affair has long since been over, the baby isn’t his, and he doesn’t love Rielle Hunter. Ok, that all makes sense…oh, wait a second. If all three of those things are true, why the hell was he meeting her in a hotel room? Just to catch up on old times? Oh, he could have done that over the phone, couldn’t he? Well, gee, let’s think about this: why does a married man usually have a covert meeting in a hotel room with a woman? Hmmm…enquiring minds still want to know, but does the mainstream media want to find out?

Daily Kos
Well, since he didn’t love her, it’s okay that he made a run for the Democratic Party’s nomination knowing that he was lying through his teeth about this. And a Friday news dump on the day of the opening ceremonies of the Olympics? Coward.

Standing Athwart History, Yelling $#@*!
John ‘Silky Pony’ Edwards has admitted to cheating on his wife, but denies having fathered a child. What’s fascinating about this is that the mainstream media has pretty much ignored this story and that it was the National Enquirer that hunted his cheating ass down. It’s fair to assume a Republican would not have gotten this kind of treatment from the media

The Huffington Post
In the late 80s, Hunter dated novelist and former druggie Jay McInerney, who described her as “a real party girl.” McInerney said he based a character named Allison Poole, from his book the “Story of My Life,” on Hunter. The character of Allison Poole was subsiquently used by McInerney’s friend, Bret Easton Ellis, in his books “Glamorama” and “American Psycho.” Click here to see a description of the character in the film version of the latter.

Edwards also “admitted the National Enquirer was correct when it reported he had visited Hunter at the Beverly Hills Hilton last month.” Obvious question: Why visit Hunter in the early morning hours if he does “not love her” and is not her child’s father?

Patterico’s Pontifications
So I guess we are supposed to now believe that Edwards had an affair with Hunter that somehow ended. Then AFTER the affair with Edwards ended, Hunter had ANOTHER affair with Edwards’ (married) aide Andrew Young, and managed to get pregnant by Young. Riiiight. That’s something we should all believe. After all, Edwards and Young have declared that to be the truth, and we know what a great a great track record they have for telling people the truth – unlike the ‘tabloid trash’ that the Enquirer dishes out.


  1. Robert Lewis

    Rielle Hunter of the John Edwards story: The $9,644 lawsuit and her ex-husband, an attorney, and the son of JonBenet Ramsey murder case District Attorney Alex Hunter

  2. John, Fitness Austin

    Newt, Foley, L. Craig, Livingston, Vitter, Spitzer, McGrevey, Packwood, Clinton – there is a long list of public people with personal failings. I am not put off by the act or the lying (What do they have to lose at that point?), and as a general rule, I don’t think adultery should be a disqualifier for office. What is repellent to me is the hypocrisy, the cravenness that they hold on to power after being caught, and the humiliation their spouses have to endure when used as props when they make public admissions. They are self-absorbed malignant narcissists. Bob Packwood ran for reelection. Bob Livingston did it right; he got caught and resigned in hours. I did notice McCain gave a firm no comment to an Edwards affair.

  3. Danny Vice

    Gitmo which is horrendously old news will likely get more news coverage over the next two years than the Edwards story will, because leftists would rather attack their own country over and over and over and over than make a single one of their own accountable for anything.

    Liberals will be in downplay mode, eager to get back to trashing their own country – saying:

    “Poor Edwards’ family. They must really be hurting right now. Now let’s get back to talking about how horrible America is…and how Conservatives are to blame – never minding the fact that liberals have been in control of congress for how long?.”

    That is the difference….

    When a conservative messes up, other conservatives pressure the idiot out of whatever office they hold or hope to hold. Conservatives don’t start making excuses, yipping again about 6 year old stories designed to announce to the world how much they hate their country.

    When a liberal lies, cheats, pays off a mistress and insults others in the process – well then liberals immediately go into all the reasons why it’s no big deal.

    Well here’s a news flash for the wild eyed, protest giddy leftist who seems to think this isn’t a big deal….. this story is not going away in a week.. or two… or three….Why?

    Because Edwards is STILL lying about half the story… He lies even when he “supposedly” is coming clean. Of course Clinton really said it best – it all depends on what the definition of “is” is…… l

    Danny Vice

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