Friday, August 8, 2008
Tabloid Tale Come True: John Edwards Admits to Having Affair!
Former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards has finally admitted he did have an extramarital affair—and lied about it repeatedly during his campaign:
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.
Edwards said he knew he was not the father based on timing of the baby’s birth on February 27, 2008. He said his affair ended too soon for him to have been the father.
A former campaign aide, Andrew Young, has said he was the father of the child.
According to friends of Hunter, Edwards met her at a New York city bar in 2006. His political action committee later paid her $114,000 to produce campaign website documentaries despite her lack of experience.
EDITORIAL NOTE: Normally we don't take the National Enquirer seriously, but this time we thought they may be on to something. However, this humble blog lacks the resources to follow up on the charges, and had to wait for former Senator Edwards to provide the world with an essential piece of the puzzle.
UPDATE: John Hawkins of Right Wing News dares ask the searching questions that the MSM will not about the Breck Girl. And Stephen Green has a few choice words to say on the subject in "How the Media Is Still Screwing Up the Edwards Story" in Pajamas Media.
Ann Coulter doesn't let slip this opportunity to slam Edwards royally in the article "Even by Trial Lawyer Standards, Edwards a Real Sleazebag" at Townhall.com.