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.”
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?
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?
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.