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Edwards Finally Admits Lying About Affair

From a despondent ABC News:

Edwards Admits Sexual Affair; Lied as Presidential Candidate

In ABC News Interview, Edwards Says He Cheated, but Did Not Father Child


August 8, 2008 — John Edwards repeatedly lied during his Presidential campaign about an extra-marital affair with a novice film-maker, 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 42-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.

Edwards said the affair began during the campaign after she was hired. Hunter traveled with Edwards around the country and to Africa.

Edwards said his wife, Elizabeth, and others in his family became aware of the affair in 2006.

Edwards made a point of telling Woodruff that his wife’s cancer was in remission when he began the affair with Hunter. Elizabeth Edwards has since been diagnosed with an incurable form of the disease.

When the National Enquirer first reported the alleged Edwards-Hunter affair last October 11, Edwards, his campaign staff and Hunter vociferously denounced the report.

The story is false, it’s completely untrue, it’s ridiculous,” Edwards told reporters then.

He repeated his denials just two weeks ago

Edwards denied paying any money to Hunter to keep her from going public but said it was possible some of his friends or supporters may have made payments without telling him

Oh, our sides.

How much you want to bet the outrage is far less than that expressed at Ann Coulter’s harmless “fag” joke? In fact, it will probably soon be argued that she forced Mr. Edwards into this, to prove his manliness.

But suffer through the five plus minutes of this YouTube click from the Edwards campaign, if you want to see this outrageously smug hypocrite at his very best:

John Edwards – Q&A: Faith & Honesty

And, if you still want more, there is this clip, also from the Edwards campaign:

John Edwards – Father of the Year Award

Interestingly, this award was given to our hero at around the time the alleged “love child” was conceived.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, August 8th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

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