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Rielle Hunter: I was helping John Edwards find his 'authentic self' (BARF)
CNN ^ | April 29, 2010

Posted on 04/29/2010 12:34:40 PM PDT by BradtotheBone

Despite many people telling her it wasn’t the best idea to sit down with Oprah Winfrey for an interview, Rielle Hunter - politician John Edwards' mistress - decided to do it anyway.

"I feel in my heart it’s the right thing to do," Hunter said Thursday, especially now that "Johnny," as she calls him, has admitted paternity of their daughter, Frances Quinn.

Hunter said she wanted to set the facts straight about who she is, and that while she understands the judgment that has been heaped upon her, she doesn’t see herself as a home wrecker or gold digger, she told Winfrey.

“I have been unfairly judged,” Hunter said, adding that she believes people reacted so negatively to her relationship with Edwards because “a lot of people bought into the myth of the marriage as being a storybook story, being so perfect and wonderful, and I destroyed it,” she said.

While some have called her a gold digger, she “wasn’t after him for money, fame, attention. I was never after him. I met him and there was a very strong connection and attraction,” Hunter said. And as for the home-wrecking accusations, Hunter observed, "It’s not my experience that a third party can wreck a home. A home is wrecked before a third party comes into the picture."

(Excerpt) Read more at marquee.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News
KEYWORDS: 2008electionbias; cultureofcorruption; democratscandals; edwardsscandal; guilty; idhitit; johnedwards; notguilty; oprah; pravdamedia; riellehunter
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“I have been unfairly judged,” Hunter said, adding that she believes people reacted so negatively to her relationship with Edwards because “a lot of people bought into the myth of the marriage as being a storybook story, being so perfect and wonderful, and I destroyed it,” she said.

Oh PUUUUUUUUUUULEEEEZZZZZZE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1 posted on 04/29/2010 12:34:40 PM PDT by BradtotheBone
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To: BradtotheBone

If I was searching for my authentic self, I doubt I’d look for it in some skank’s cooter.

But that’s just me.


2 posted on 04/29/2010 12:36:03 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: BradtotheBone

I just want to be among the first to say ...

We all owe this woman a HUGE debt of gratitude.


3 posted on 04/29/2010 12:36:50 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: BradtotheBone
So he’s named it. Mine shall remain nameless.
4 posted on 04/29/2010 12:36:57 PM PDT by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid)
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To: BradtotheBone

Boy, she’s gonna be a great mom. /sarc


5 posted on 04/29/2010 12:37:37 PM PDT by Clock King (There's no way to fix D.C.)
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To: BradtotheBone

So, his authentic self is liar, philanderer, egoist, marcissist, etc.


6 posted on 04/29/2010 12:38:22 PM PDT by DallasDeb (USAFA '06 Mom)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
If I was searching for my authentic self, I doubt I’d look for it in some skank’s cooter.

LOL!!!! Just, damn.
7 posted on 04/29/2010 12:38:48 PM PDT by ZX12R
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To: BradtotheBone

One of the most annoying things about these present times is that truly embarrassing people don’t know when to shut up. Maybe this is the “Age of Shamelessness”.


8 posted on 04/29/2010 12:38:58 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The enormous crimes in history were all perpetrated by governments.)
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To: BradtotheBone

So, she’s an Authentic Self Seeker. ASS for short.


9 posted on 04/29/2010 12:40:42 PM PDT by savedbygrace (Rev 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord)
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To: BradtotheBone
"It’s not my experience that a third party can wreck a home. A home is wrecked before a third party comes into the picture."

Not at all to condone her actions, but I do somewhat agree with her on this point.

Wonder if "Johnny" had any other flings along the way??

10 posted on 04/29/2010 12:41:22 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: BradtotheBone

I fairly judge her to be an ugly skank (at least a couple of Tiger’s women were kind of sexy, although not close to his wife).

Her face looks like some high school boy’s. She’s one of the reasons to establish competency exams in order to vote. What a bimbo!


11 posted on 04/29/2010 12:41:35 PM PDT by 12Gauge687 (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice)
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To: BradtotheBone

Actually, this is one of the most accurate things any of these bimboes have ever said, since Edwards is beyond doubt an authentic d***.


12 posted on 04/29/2010 12:41:51 PM PDT by atomic conspiracy (Victory in Iraq: Worst defeat for activist media since Goebbels shot himself.)
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To: BradtotheBone

My my count she’s now 46 years old, plus there’s the kid. I doubt it’ll be much longer before “Johnny’s” eye begins wandering again.


13 posted on 04/29/2010 12:41:52 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: BradtotheBone
"I was helping John Edwards find his 'authentic self'

You know, back in the 60's that's what they claimed LSD was for.

14 posted on 04/29/2010 12:42:19 PM PDT by Obadiah (I can see November from my house!)
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To: popdonnelly

“”It’s not my experience that a third party can wreck a home. A home is wrecked before a third party comes into the picture.”

I used to wonder if she was dumb. Now I don’t have to wonder anymore.


15 posted on 04/29/2010 12:42:59 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: BradtotheBone

And the porno video they made was so they could improve their performance like debate rehersals and football plays, right?


16 posted on 04/29/2010 12:44:24 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The hysteria of Matthewsism and Andersonism has led to a Tea Party Scare that is unAmerican.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

I guess she couldn’t hook-up with any NBA players?


17 posted on 04/29/2010 12:44:38 PM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: BradtotheBone
"But John-John told me I would be the next Jackie Kennedy, if I'd only do this one thing for him!"

- Rielle Hunter -

18 posted on 04/29/2010 12:45:03 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: BradtotheBone
...Rielle Hunter - politician John Edwards' mistress...

Funny how they forgot about Party label, or that he ran for president as a Democrat. I'm sure that was just an oversight.

19 posted on 04/29/2010 12:45:28 PM PDT by Obadiah (I can see November from my house!)
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To: BradtotheBone; Slings and Arrows
“a lot of people bought into the myth of the marriage as being a storybook story"

The Pravda Media told us a whole lot of myths about a whole lot of Democrats. Your point IS?


20 posted on 04/29/2010 12:46:01 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The hysteria of Matthewsism and Andersonism has led to a Tea Party Scare that is unAmerican.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Apparently it’s located just below his belt buckle.


21 posted on 04/29/2010 12:46:04 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: BradtotheBone

His authentic self? A cheater scumbag? What a noble cause. /s


22 posted on 04/29/2010 12:46:44 PM PDT by anonsquared
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To: Obadiah

President and VP. And the media knew who he was just as they knew that Obama was still smoking tobacco.


23 posted on 04/29/2010 12:46:46 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The hysteria of Matthewsism and Andersonism has led to a Tea Party Scare that is unAmerican.)
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To: windcliff

ping


24 posted on 04/29/2010 12:47:48 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: TexasCajun

Bill Clinton told Monica Lewinsky that he would leave Hillary for her.

Guys will lie to get in a girl’s panties.

Jimi Hendrix and others told dozens of girls that a “song” was written about them.


25 posted on 04/29/2010 12:47:55 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The hysteria of Matthewsism and Andersonism has led to a Tea Party Scare that is unAmerican.)
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To: BradtotheBone

Well, his authentic self sure is a jerk.


26 posted on 04/29/2010 12:48:13 PM PDT by Persevero (If man evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still have monkeys and apes?)
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To: BradtotheBone

Nothing is my fault, I did nothing improper and there is no right and wrong. There just is.


27 posted on 04/29/2010 12:48:16 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: BradtotheBone

Oh, Rielle, you are just soooo... I dunno.. new-agey!! What a mental midget liberal. Redundant, I know.


28 posted on 04/29/2010 12:48:51 PM PDT by gibsosa
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To: Tijeras_Slim

“If I was searching for my authentic self, I doubt I’d look for it in some skank’s cooter.”

You’re not John Edwards.


29 posted on 04/29/2010 12:49:35 PM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: a fool in paradise
I actually believe Liz was willing to look the other way or accept the lies for a chance to live in the White House.

Political parters, sorta like the Clintons.

30 posted on 04/29/2010 12:52:07 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: BradtotheBone
A home is wrecked before a third party comes into the picture."

LOL!! Classic ho talk.

31 posted on 04/29/2010 12:52:15 PM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: swain_forkbeard

And glad of it.


32 posted on 04/29/2010 12:52:19 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: Lazamataz


33 posted on 04/29/2010 12:52:54 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The hysteria of Matthewsism and Andersonism has led to a Tea Party Scare that is unAmerican.)
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To: a fool in paradise

My favorite quote that I often told my daughter many years ago is from Robert E. Lee: “Do not believe what the young men tell you”.

Love it, now did he know human nature or not??


34 posted on 04/29/2010 12:55:47 PM PDT by brushcop (SFC Sallie, CPL Long, LTHarris, SSG Brown, PVT Simmons KIA OIF lll&V, they died for you, honor them)
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To: TexasCajun

John Edwards’ wife was aware of the affair. It wasn’t a sudden thing. She has claimed that she thought it was over. But she was willing to cover it up to get in the White House, as you point out.

The media blacked out the story to keep Hillary in a 3 way race for delegates. Whether the people at the Enquirer ran the story for personal benefit or because the publisher is reportedly a friend of the Clintons is beside the matter. The MSM knowingly covered up this story.

Mark Halperin at Time defends the action saying they didn’t have enough to go on. He also defends the coverage of unconfirmed rumors that John McCain had an affair with a lobbyist.

The media punked America in 2008. Welcome to Soviet Pravda style journalism.


35 posted on 04/29/2010 12:57:17 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The hysteria of Matthewsism and Andersonism has led to a Tea Party Scare that is unAmerican.)
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To: BradtotheBone
Rielle Hunter: I was helping John Edwards find his 'authentic self'

Absolutely believable.Every time you said "sure,I'm free" we saw the "authentic" John Edwards...aka:Father Of The Year 2004.

36 posted on 04/29/2010 12:59:01 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: BradtotheBone
"It’s not my experience that a third party can wreck a home. A home is wrecked before a third party comes into the picture."

Sounds great for an excuse. But if true, then why not just wait until the party is divorced since the marriage is so bad. Then bed the guy.

37 posted on 04/29/2010 12:59:53 PM PDT by Hattie
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To: BradtotheBone

It doesn’t matter how awful the marriage was, that’s not of her business anyway. The fact is he was still married and she’s a home wrecker. It would also appear a gold digger as well.


38 posted on 04/29/2010 1:01:08 PM PDT by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: SJSAMPLE

Yep, now we all know his authentic self.


39 posted on 04/29/2010 1:02:20 PM PDT by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: BradtotheBone

What should she have said-”I’m no cheap whore; this guy is LOADED”? Some questions are asked strictly for the entertainment value of the idiotic obsfucations. Everyone knows the real answer that we’ll never hear.


40 posted on 04/29/2010 1:03:24 PM PDT by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: BradtotheBone

A “heart to heart” between a dyke and a high priced whore. And that’s the news of the day. Unbelievable.


41 posted on 04/29/2010 1:05:20 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: BradtotheBone

John Edwards’ authentic self? Well, let’s just say that if you rub him long enough, he turns into an NBA player.


42 posted on 04/29/2010 1:07:35 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: a fool in paradise
Guys will lie to get in a girl’s panties

Last night I told my wife I would do the dishes.

43 posted on 04/29/2010 1:08:23 PM PDT by GUNGAGALUNGA (Democratus Suckus Teatus is the Latin root for Democrat and it means to tax)
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To: BradtotheBone
find his 'authentic self'

Is that what they are calling a Lewinski these days...

44 posted on 04/29/2010 1:14:52 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: BradtotheBone
It's unfair to make fun of the insane, and this woman is insane. She doesn't live on our planet.
45 posted on 04/29/2010 1:17:03 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Tijeras_Slim
He wanted help – he wanted to be more authentic and live a life of truth

i guess she doesn't realize how ridiculous that sounds...

46 posted on 04/29/2010 1:21:03 PM PDT by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: nickcarraway

ALERT!

47 posted on 04/29/2010 1:21:08 PM PDT by chris37
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To: BradtotheBone
Oh PUUUUUUUUUUULEEEEZZZZZZE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yeah. Since I don't have an adoring public to please (FR is anonymous)I'll just have to run this "find myself through adultery and bastard child" line by the wife for test marketing.

48 posted on 04/29/2010 1:22:20 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: BradtotheBone

“When did he have it last?” is always a good start.


49 posted on 04/29/2010 1:23:10 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (great thing about being a cynic: you can enjoy being proved wrong)
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To: latina4dubya
i guess she doesn't realize how ridiculous that sounds...

And sadly whe actually believes it.

50 posted on 04/29/2010 1:23:54 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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