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John Edwards: Yes, I Lied To You Again When I Was Apologizing For Lying To You The First Time
The Business Insider ^ | 1/21/10 | Henry Blodget

Posted on 01/21/2010 9:42:12 AM PST by FromLori

An interesting PR strategy from the former presidential candidate:

Now that I've finally been forced to admit everything, I'm going to be honest with you. So forgive me already.

By MIKE BAKER, Associated Press Writer Mike Baker, Associated Press Writer – 1 hr 3 mins ago RALEIGH, N.C. – Former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards finally admitted Thursday he fathered a child during an affair before his second White House bid, dropping long-standing denials just ahead of a book by a former campaign aide who initially took the fall.

Edwards released a statement admitting paternity of the girl, Frances Quinn Hunter, who was born in 2008 to videographer Rielle Hunter as the result of an affair Edwards has already confessed to.

"It was wrong for me to ever deny she was my daughter," he said, adding he was providing financial support for the child and mother. "I am Quinn's father."

The admission comes ahead of the Feb. 2 release of a book by former Edwards aide Andrew Young that is expected to describe how Edwards worked to hide his paternity with Young's help.

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: baby; bimboeruption; cultureofcorruption; demlies; edwards; johnedwards; quinn; scandals

1 posted on 01/21/2010 9:42:13 AM PST by FromLori
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To: FromLori
"Get a doctor to fake the DNA results," Young said Edwards told him. "And he asked me ... to steal a diaper from the baby so he could secretly do a DNA test to find out if this (was) indeed his child."

Let's see, how does that work ... if there's shit in the diaper then Edwards was the guy.

2 posted on 01/21/2010 9:45:55 AM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Obey the law, or you'll go to prison and be raped.)
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To: FromLori

He will rot in hell.


3 posted on 01/21/2010 9:45:57 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: FromLori

When can we tell when liberals are lying?


4 posted on 01/21/2010 9:47:12 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Does 0b0z0 have any friends, who aren't traitors, spies, tax cheats and criminals?)
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To: FromLori
Young initially claimed he was the child's father shortly before the 2008 presidential primary contests began.

To the point of having the woman live in his home with his family ... is Young now saying that he DID have sex with her, but just wasn't the father of the child, or is he denying all, admitting to assisting Edwards by agreeing to lie?

In an excerpt of an ABC News interview released Thursday, Young says that Edwards asked him to arrange a fake a paternity test.

"Get a doctor to fake the DNA results," Young said Edwards told him. "And he asked me ... to steal a diaper from the baby so he could secretly do a DNA test to find out if this (was) indeed his child."

I'm curious to know why it took a BOOK DEAL to let the American people know this stuff and what penalties Young ought to be facing, considering he assisted in the perpetration while he was in the employ of a federal official, campaign work or no. Any legal-beagles here able to offer insight?

5 posted on 01/21/2010 9:52:25 AM PST by MozarkDawg
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To: FromLori


Gonna get lonely in that big ole house.
6 posted on 01/21/2010 9:52:51 AM PST by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: FromLori

Now lets find out what deal he had with Obama to destroy Hillary’s nomination. I bet it isnt pretty, Edwards has a lot to answer for in getting Obama the nomination.


7 posted on 01/21/2010 9:53:39 AM PST by sunmars
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To: FromLori
HEY -- "SILKY PONY"
a.k.a. JOHN THE PROFLIGATE--

GO HOME

SHUT YOUR PIE HOLE

Try nurturing your WIFE through her life-threatening illness...

...And preparing to care for your children should they suffer the after the loss of their mother to cancer.

P.S. LEARN TO SPELL I-N-T-E-G-R-I-T-Y

8 posted on 01/21/2010 9:53:40 AM PST by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: FromLori

This guy was always an ambulance chasing trial lawyer. Lying is part of his DNA.


9 posted on 01/21/2010 9:54:37 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: Grampa Dave

lol when they’re lips are movin


10 posted on 01/21/2010 9:55:05 AM PST by FromLori (FromLori)
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To: Thrownatbirth

I don’t think he is in that house anymore. Apparently his wife kicked him out and he lives in their beach house.


11 posted on 01/21/2010 9:55:41 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: FromLori

Kerry-type rationality.


12 posted on 01/21/2010 9:56:09 AM PST by free1977free
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To: Thrownatbirth
That is not his house. Here is his big house near Durham.
13 posted on 01/21/2010 9:59:43 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Tax the poor. Taxes will give them a stake in society)
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To: FromLori

Reminds me of the suspects on crime shows that are caught in a lie, so they will tell the police the ‘real, real, real truth’. Sickening, really.


14 posted on 01/21/2010 9:59:45 AM PST by JustaDumbBlonde
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

“This guy was always an ambulance chasing trial lawyer.”

Apparently, he did a little more than just chase ambulances. (snicker)


15 posted on 01/21/2010 9:59:47 AM PST by cajuncow
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

He should be disbarred for that if true


16 posted on 01/21/2010 10:00:14 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: FromLori

And to think that this guy was a serious contender for POTUS ... actually, he’s probably not much worse than the guy that defeated him, but that’s another story ...


17 posted on 01/21/2010 10:06:56 AM PST by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: FromLori
John Edwards and his ilk have No Scruples at all. This bozo would have fit right in perfectly in the present Obama admin. mob.
18 posted on 01/21/2010 10:28:46 AM PST by zbogwan2
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To: bassmaner
Proverbs 13:20:


19 posted on 01/21/2010 10:30:46 AM PST by naturalized
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
This guy was always an ambulance chasing trial lawyer. Lying is part of his DNA.

Is this the same DNA that was obtained from the sh*t in the baby's diaper? (Would it be fitting that his DNA would come from a pile of sh*t?)

20 posted on 01/21/2010 10:33:43 AM PST by dearolddad
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To: FromLori

Remember the story here during the campaign that the LA Times was agonizing about damaging info it possessed about a RAT candidate? (Which it never published).

Ya dont suppose this was the story do ya?


21 posted on 01/21/2010 10:53:06 AM PST by freespirited (Proud supporter of the Scott Brown for Senate campaign. One down 59 to go.)
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To: naturalized

Man, oh, man the Democrats offer up hideous candidates in Presidential elections. The only combo worse than Kerry-Edwards you pictured is . . . Obama-Biden. Followed closely by Carter-Mondale and then Johnson-Humphrey. Dukakis anyone? Mondale-Ferraro?


22 posted on 01/21/2010 10:55:25 AM PST by Woebama (Never, never, never quit)
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To: Grampa Dave
When can we tell when liberals are lying?

When their lips are moving...

23 posted on 01/21/2010 11:11:52 AM PST by GOPJ (Happy Anniversary Barack! Love, Massachusetts - - - FreeperGOPsterinMA)
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To: freespirited

I do remember probably was and what kind of journalism is that?


24 posted on 01/21/2010 11:18:47 AM PST by FromLori (FromLori)
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To: bassmaner
And to think that this guy was a serious contender for POTUS ... actually, he’s probably not much worse than the guy that defeated him, but that’s another story ...

The last time we had two well-qualified candidates for POTUS running against each other was 1956.

That is a big, big problem for this country, Edwards or no Edwards.

25 posted on 01/21/2010 11:22:51 AM PST by Jim Noble (Hu's the communist?)
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To: FromLori

When their lips are moving or when they are writing something and pretending it to be real news.


26 posted on 01/22/2010 5:57:02 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Does 0b0z0 have any friends, who aren't traitors, spies, tax cheats and criminals?)
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