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August 08, 2008

Character Counts But Not To Democrats and John Edwards

John Edwards, former Democratic presidential candidate, admits he had an extramarital affair while his wife, Elizabeth, was battling cancer.

The other woman is 42-year old Rielle Hunter, a novice filmmaker. She had a baby in February, but Edwards insists he is not the father.

The National Enquirer first reported the affair in October. At that time Edwards said the story was completely untrue and ridiculous. Now, he is admitting he had an affair.



"In 2006, I made a serious error in judgment and conducted myself in a way that was disloyal to my family and to my core beliefs," he said in a written statement. "I recognized my mistake and I told my wife that I had a liaison with another woman, and I asked for her forgiveness."

In an interview set to air Friday night on ABC's "Nightline," Edwards acknowledged the affair with 42-year-old Rielle Hunter, which began after she was hired to make documentary videos for his campaign, ABC said.

"You cannot beat me up more than I have already beaten up myself. I have been stripped bare and will now work with everything I have to help my family and others who need my help," he added in the statement. Read the full statement .
He said that he has not taken a paternity test but that the timing of the affair rules out the possibility that he could be her baby girl's father.

Andrew Young, a former Edwards campaign aide who is married, has publicly said he fathered the child. The Washington Post reported Friday that Hunter acknowledged Young as the father.

When the tabloid the National Enquirer first reported the affair in October, Edwards flatly denied it, calling the claims "false" and "ridiculous."


Wild Thing's comment..........

The not so breaking news of John Edwards having an affair with Rielle Hunter. There are two things happening with this. Edwards being a low life but also the media . The Media should be absolutely ashamed. They ignored this and tried to play it off as non-news, when if it were a Republican candidate, they’d be all over it.

OH we have all been hearing about it, from the gossip magainzes at the grocery store starring at us as we check out to some of the other blogs online discussing this. But not from MSM. Is it news worthy? It is only because he ran for President and did it AFTER he had this on going affair.

So does this mean he will now get to speak at the Rat convention along with Bill Clinton?

Help me out here:

He vehemently denied the affair before.

He now says that he did have an affair but a) the kid is not his and b) when he had the affair, his wife was in remission.

Now, he is visiting his former mistress in a hotel at 2am with someone else’s kid?

This day in history...

Russia and Georgia start a war

The Olympics begin

It’s a Friday afternoon in August

Edwards admits he’s a lying scumbag.

Obama should take note. Today’s the perfect day to admit he’s a marxist and forged his birth certificate.

Posted by Wild Thing at August 8, 2008 05:47 PM


Of course he fathered this little girl. He's a lying sack of dog doo!
Elizabeth needs to divorce him and take him for everything he has and leave him living in some trailer eatin' baloney 3 times a day, 7 days a week.
And he did it while she was undergoing cancer treatments!

Posted by: Lynn at August 8, 2008 06:35 PM

Well said WT, we live under the double standard.

He's so pretty, he's so pretty, he's so pretty and witty and bright.

All along we thought the bastard king lived in Hollywood, zero scruples, zero morals. sigh!!!

Posted by: Jack at August 8, 2008 06:40 PM

I pity the kid. With his accent and her looks, they better give him banjo lessons.

Posted by: Rhod at August 8, 2008 08:19 PM

By the way, Hunter's real name is (something like) Lisa Gluck. Roger Simon, who knows her, described her as the kind of party-goer who corners you and bores you with stories about her yoga instructor.

Nothing sexist, but Edwards wouldn't be hanging with a Mensa member.

Posted by: Rhod at August 8, 2008 08:25 PM

I guess I shouldn't be surprised...but, one of these days ... I'm hoping for an increase in morals in our country.

He wanted to be my President. How in G_d's name can I trust him with my country if he can't keep his pathetic penis in his shorts? What makes it even worse...his poor wife was dying!! This is the low of lows.

I have never cheated on my wife; never will. I have VERY low regard for any man who does.

Posted by: Steve, W.T.F.?? at August 8, 2008 08:38 PM

Mensa member... Bwahahaha...and banjo lessons and also a can of black-face... 'De Camptown ladies sing dis song, Doo-dah! doo-dah!
De Camptown race-track five miles long, Oh, de doo-dah day! '

This Deadwards is a sleazball world class. the only thing he is upset about is...He got caught.

Posted by: Mark at August 8, 2008 10:02 PM

Lawyers, and Democrats. Those two words say a lot. They can be used as adjectives also.

Posted by: TomR at August 8, 2008 10:42 PM

Lynn, they have been playing how he lied to the media when questioned about this awhile back. LOL He really is in deep doo doo.

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 9, 2008 12:34 AM

Jack, hahaha yes like in Hollywood they as he or she depending who it is........ is nothing but an 8x10 glossy. haha ( meaning no talent, no brains etc.) Excpet I don't care for Edwards looks much. haha

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 9, 2008 12:37 AM

Rhod, LMAO

"With his accent and her looks, they better give him banjo lessons."

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 9, 2008 12:41 AM

Rhod, thanks for the other information too that Rodger Simon had. LOL

They deserve each other, one thing at least this should mean he won't give running for President a 3rd try the next time around. haha we can hope anyway. I can't stand listening to him.

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 9, 2008 12:47 AM

Steve, W.T.F.??, exactly, when a person does something like this there is no way he can be trusted in any other area. It effects his entire character.

Yes and his wife having cancer and he does this, has to be the lowest of the low things to do.

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 9, 2008 12:50 AM

Mark, that is exactly right. He could care less, he feels no guilt or shame and is only sorry he got caught.

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 9, 2008 12:54 AM

Tom, LOL good one and yes they say a lot. Like what you said about how they can be used as adjectives too.

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 9, 2008 12:57 AM

His wife was suffering from breast cancer and the GRIEVING Brylcreme '$499 Haircut' Kid was having his cookies and cream with another Hollyweirdo? Then last month he looked the cameras in the eye and DENIED it? Great timing for their upcoming DSP Convention! "I had sex but don't LOVE her?" WTF??! - TEN COMMANDMENTS in Exodus Chapter 20, eh?

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at August 9, 2008 01:41 AM

Lynn... please ease up on the bologna because I'm eating it. We're paying to send our son to college. For a hot meal, I eat bologna on toast!
For steak, I eat bologna sliced THICK and fry it!!

Posted by: The Ethics Cleanser 08 at August 9, 2008 01:50 AM

Darth, yes, he is lower then low.

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 9, 2008 05:19 AM