Friday, August 08, 2008

John Edwards Admits Affair to ABC

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He's still not coming completely clean in my opinion and he takes an oily tack:

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 made a point of telling (Bob) 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.
And because his wifes cancer was in remission it made it better because why? He broke a sacred pact with your wife who had suffered through cancer and the death of a child because he couldn't keep it in his pants, plain and simple. That is unforgivable in any circumstance.

The fact that Rielle Hunter is an absolute flake is also disconcerting as it appears the man who was a few percentage points from being VP is too mentally weak to control himself and also has questionable taste in women he chooses to fool around with. Yeah, I think a guy who meets his mistress in a bar is an excellent candidate for President or VP.

Edwards said he told his wife, Elizabeth, and others in his family about the affair in 2006.

...Edwards today admitted the National Enquirer was correct when it reported he had visited Hunter at the Beverly Hills Hilton last month.

The former Senator said his wife had not known about the meeting.
Which of course brings up the question: If the affair is over and he isn't the father of the baby, why the hell was he sneaking into and out of Rielle Hunter's hotel room in the early morning hours?

He also says he told his wife about the affair in 2006 but still forced her--while suffering from cancer--to go on the campaign trail with him and then lied to her about visiting the woman he cheated on her with. He needs to get spiritual guidance from Jesse Jackson, and soon, so the media can say he atoned for his sins. Old Jesse may even give you few tips on the love child thing.

He's pulling a classic Bill Clinton here. Deny, deny, deny and then admit what little you have to when caught. This guy is mining new depths of scumbaggery heretofore never seen.

I imagine the media will have no choice but to cover the story now, don't ya think? Boy did they come out of this whole sordid affair looking like exactly what Conservatives have been accusing them of being all these years: biased beyond all hope.

Update: As expected, the spin begins. The Carpetbagger Report rips Micky Kaus (who has been shown to be right--yet doesn't gloat). This idiot blames Edwards not for the affair or the immorality but for believing he could get away with it. This guy, who evidently isn't a MENSA member, calls McCain a "serial adulterer" and mourns for the loss of this passionate voice. Yeah dude, he was evidently quite passionate.

The interesting--but not unexpected thread--that runs through all the lib responses is that they take him to task for putting himself in position to get caught yet none even condemn him for cheating or his sick wife. Politics trumps morality for the libs. Priorities folks, priorities.

Update 2: Allah has much, much more including my personal favorite where David Shuster portrays the media as victim.

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