Edwards 'fesses up
Published on August 8 2008
Edwards admits to affair, denies fathering child - Yahoo News
WASHINGTON - Former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards on Friday admitted to an extramarital affair while his wife was battling cancer. He denied fathering the woman's daughter. Edwards told ABC News that he lied repeatedly about the affair with 42-year-old Rielle Hunter but said that he didn't love her.Is it just me, or does the "didn't love her anyway" seem like the worst part?
"I want to see our party lead on the great moral issues — yes, me a Democrat using that word — the great moral issues that face our country," Edwards tells the crowd. "If we want to live in a moral, honest just America and if we want to live in a moral and just world, we can't wait for somebody else to do it. We have to do it." The sound track for the six-minute video is the song "True Reflections" which begins with these words: "When you look into a mirror, do you like what's looking at you? Now that you've seen your true reflections, what on earth are you gonna do?" The video entitled "Plane Truths," opens with Edwards relaxing in his seat on the plane, telling the unseen woman that "I actually walked the country to see who I am, who I really am, but I don't know what the result of that will be."Huh? "I walked the country to see who I am, but I don't know what the result will be"? I've heard better philosophy from rap music.
Edwards adds: "But for me personally, I'd rather be successful or unsuccessful based on who I really am, not based on some plastic Ken doll that you put up in front of audiences, that's not me, you know?"Am I ever glad I washed my hands. And in other news of the day, Russia attacked Georgia, figuring nobody would notice a little invasion of a former satellite state and prospective NATO member since we're all glued to the Olympics and the Edwards saga. Not like they need to worry about the EU or the UN, after all. John McCain offered up his wife as a contestant in the Miss Buffalo Chip contest at the Sturgis Rally rally the other day, as well. I guess 50,000 rowdy bikers shouting "show us your t**s" might have affected his judgement just a teensy bit; but it sure would have made for an interesting election!!