"An era can be said to end when its basic illusions are exhausted." - Arthur Miller

Friday, August 08, 2008

Edwards Admits to Affiar

It turns out the National Enquirer got one right. Way back in October they reported that Senator John Edwards, ex two time candidate for President, was in an extramarital affair with then 2004 campaign staffer Rielle Hunter which he denied. Except for Fox News, whose loves anything that makes Democrats look bad (but even then was pretty careful), none of the other news services reported the issue due to lack of evidence. Let's face it, the Enquirer's batting average for accuracy is probably somewhere in the low hundreds.

However, it was apparently enough to get the ball rolling and enough proof has been discovered so that John Edwards sat down ABC News to admit and discuss the affair which will air tonight on Nightline. There is also a claim that he fathered a child with the woman but has not taken a paternity test. He says the timing of the affair doesn't make it possible that he is the father.

Edwards admits that his wife Elizabeth knew about the affair as far back as 2006. The child to 44 year old Hunter was born in February 2008 but by the time the baby could have been conceived the affair had ended. The timing of the affair is not nailed down but apparently it was from around 2004 to 2006.

Suffice it to say that Edwards’s presidential hopes are done forever (if losing twice didn't already do that). As for Vice President Slot? Forget it. There is no way that the people are going to vote for a guy that is cheating on a wife that is fighting cancer. Never mind that the affair seems to have occurred before the diagnosis in 2007. All people are going to remember is cheating husband and cancer fighting wife. He might be able to get re-election but I have my doubts about that too. If even shows up at the Democrat Convention in late August I will be shocked. I be there are a lot of disappointed people out there.

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