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Aide Says Edwards Called Rielle A ‘Crazy Slut’

From those tireless defenders of the fairer sex at the Associated Press:

Aide: Edwards downplayed chance he fathered mistress’ baby, calling her ‘crazy slut’

April 24, 2012

GREENSBORO, N.C. — John Edwards’ first reaction when he learned his mistress may be pregnant was to downplay the chances he was the father, calling the woman a “crazy slut,” his former close campaign aide testified Tuesday.

Such language. Some people have gotten into a lot of trouble for saying far less.

And, lest we forget, John Edwards was only one haircut away from being President of the United States. And before that, Vice President. And this is how he looks at women and motherhood. In fact, Rielle Hunter was a ‘working mom.’

It was the summer of 2007 and Edwards was in the midst of a presidential campaign. Andrew Young testified the former North Carolina senator hatched a plan to funnel money from rich friends to provide the woman a monthly allowance, even though Young said he doubted it was legal…

The hell you say!

The 58-year-old Edwards has pleaded not guilty to six counts related to campaign finance violations involving nearly $1 million in secret payments provided by two wealthy donors as he sought the White House in 2008.

Young said Rielle Hunter told Edwards she was pregnant in June 2007, weeks later than the aide originally claimed in a tell-all book published in 2010. Young said Edwards, told him to “take care of it,” meaning the pregnancy.

“He said she was a crazy slut and there was a 1-in-3 chance that it (the child) was his,” Young testified.

Edwards directed Young to start giving money to Hunter in May 2007, after she threatened to go to the media and expose the affair, the aide said. Edwards suggested asking elderly heiress Rachel “Bunny” Mellon, who had already given generously to the campaign…

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a President who was so susceptible to blackmail? Some would argue that the President has an even more important job than the Secret Service.

Prosecutors showed the jury cancelled checks from Mellon written to her interior designer, who would then endorse them and send them to Andrew and his wife, Cheri. Starting in June 2007, Mellon would eventually provide checks totaling $750,000…

Young said he expressed concern to Edwards, a former trial lawyer, that they might be violating federal campaign finance laws.

“He told me he had talked to several campaign finance experts and that it was legal,” Young testified. “It felt and smelled wrong. But he knew more about the law than we did. We believed him.”

That is always a mistake when dealing with Democrat politicians.

In later testimony, Young said in December 2007, Edwards had the idea of Young claiming paternity. It came after reporters from a tabloid tracked Hunter down in the parking lot of a North Carolina grocery store. By that time, non-tabloid media had also started to pick up the trail as the campaign was preparing for the early 2008 primaries

Huh? We don’t recall this story being reported by anything other than the ‘tabloid’ media. After all, Mr. Edwards is a Democrat.

Edwards said they needed to “give the press something they would understand, an affair between two staffers,” Young testified. Hunter had produced several videos documenting life on the campaign trail for Edwards.

Young said Edwards “talked about how this was bigger than all of us,” and reaffirmed to the aide he wanted to help the country by getting troops out of Iraq and remaking health care

And apparently our mainstream news media felt the same way. — Our news media will forgive anyone of anything as long as they will help forward their liberal agenda.

When asked why he agreed to claim paternity and care for Hunter, Young said power was the lure.

“I wanted my friend to be president,” Young said. “Being friends with the most powerful person on earth, there are benefits to that.”

It’s always all about power with these people.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, April 25th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Aide Says Edwards Called Rielle A ‘Crazy Slut’”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    On FARK.com we have a saying … never stick your **** in the crazy

    Cuts both ways in this instance.

    BTW – there is no way in hell Elizabeth Edwards ain’t in this nonsense up to her now buried eyeballs. A woman always knows when to start suspecting her man is a philandering jackass. There ain’t no way this was the first time John strayed off the path of marital fidelity nor the first time he used power influence and $$$ to get some trim that wasn’t his to dally with. And that means Elizabeth was as grasping at Power as her husband. I’m supposed to be treating like a Saint because she died of stage 4 cancer but poop to that. That woman was as grasping at power and influence as Hillary and was willing to overlook her man-boy’s party in his pants to get it. Bet on it.

  2. untrainable says:

    John Edwards calls mistress “Crazy Slut”. This is news? A 1 in 3 chance that he was the father. So she was sleeping with 2 other guys that he knew about while honking Edwards’ bobo? Then she threatens to “expose” their affair during the campaign, but says she still wants him to be president? Sounds like a crazy slut to me. In fact, that’s probably the truest statement Edwards has ever made. Then didn’t he marry the crazy slut baby mamma? What does that make him?

  3. JohnMG says:

    …..”calling the woman a “crazy slut…..”

    Sounds to me like the first shot fired in the ‘war on women’, no?

  4. beautyofreason says:

    As yes, the modern liberal story. An inconvenient marriage. A groupie. A tabloid. The noble single mom with a sperm donor. Or three. I couldn’t help but laugh when Hunter said she “fell into grace” with loser Edwards.


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