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Former senator John Edwards goes underground after affair scandal
NY Daily News ^ | June 18, 2010 | BY Aliyah Shahid

Posted on 06/19/2010 6:54:05 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Poof! And then he was gone.

John Edwards, the former presidential contender and Democratic poster child, has vanished from the national scene in a self-imposed exile after embarrassing revelations about his affair with Rielle Hunter.

The former senator rarely strays far from his North Carolina home, spending his time visiting his kids and meeting with legal advisers. Very few who previously worked with Edwards have spoken to him.

According to local law enforcement officials, Edwards used to stop by local bars, sip on white wine and flirt with single women. Those visits have stopped over the past six weeks.

According to one of Edward’s former advisers, the lone ranger spends most of his time trying to avoid a possible federal grand jury indictment concerning $1 million in presidential campaign funds that he allegedly funneled to Hunter while she was pregnant with their child.

Even Edwards’ legal courier can’t get in touch with him. Robert “Hoppy” Elliot has been trying to serve Roberts court papers to coerce him to giving a sworn statement after Hunter sued Roberts’ aide Andrew Young, who claims he has a tawdry sex tape of the duo.

“Let us know if you find him,” said Robert “Hoppy” Elliot to a Daily Beast reporter. “Because we’ve been looking for him all over the place”

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: edwards; johnedwards; narcissist; rielle; silkypony


1 posted on 06/19/2010 6:54:05 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Edwards used to stop by local bars, sip on white wine and flirt with single women.

This guy needs help.
2 posted on 06/19/2010 6:57:16 AM PDT by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What a sleazebag and his wife is no better. Sleaze all the way hope he chokes on his millions...in ill gotten gain


3 posted on 06/19/2010 6:59:38 AM PDT by dennisw (History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid - Gen Eisenhower)
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To: Genoa

Gone to ground....like a weasel?


4 posted on 06/19/2010 7:01:23 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Obviously the Democrats have a “great” vetting system for their candidates when you consider John Edwards was almost VP if not to he president and now Alvin Greene in SC.

The there is Blago and the Chicago Way people.


5 posted on 06/19/2010 7:03:22 AM PDT by rod1
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To: Genoa

Sip white wine.

Figures.


6 posted on 06/19/2010 7:04:57 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
John Edwards awarded 'Father of the Year'
Democrat received honor about 8 months before alleged love child born

Where was John Edwards around the time his alleged "love child" Frances Quinn Hunter was conceived?

The senator was in New York – receiving his Father of the Year Award.

Edwards accepted his June 27, 2007, honor from the Father's Day/Mother's Day Council exactly eight months before the child was born Feb. 27, 2008, according to a birth certificate obtained by the Charlotte Observer.

Before beginning his Father of the Year acceptance speech, Edwards told an adoring crowd, "I hate to admit it, but I am not the best parent in my family. ..."

VIDEO at site!
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=71460

7 posted on 06/19/2010 7:10:09 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Photobucket

"I Feel Pretty - John Edwards, Sung by Mrs. Julie [Andrews] Edwards"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kCAFkfFLQQ

8 posted on 06/19/2010 7:11:04 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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From John Edwards' official website:
"Danny Glover Campaigns for John Edwards"
Video at site!
http://www.johnedwards.com/media/video/glover/
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Film star [Danny Glover] calls for release of Cuban Five

Published Sep 25, 2008

Actor Danny Glover sent the following message of solidarity on Sept. 13 to the concert “Five Stars and One Song” held in New York in support of the Cuban 5:

"Weeks ago, I arranged my schedule to be with you tonight to support growing national and global efforts to free the Cuban five patriots who have been unjustly incarcerated by the U.S. government for defending their beloved fellow Cuban citizens and their government from the heinous, murderous terrorist attacks launched with impunity from the United States."

http://www.workers.org/2008/us/cuban_five_1002/
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9 posted on 06/19/2010 7:12:37 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

John Edwards has undergone a sex change operation and now wears a skirt. (He’s)she’s running against Chuck Grassley for the senate seat in Iowa...


10 posted on 06/19/2010 7:12:41 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Lol! Thanks for the update.

BTW: it looks like he’s finally taken down his website. So that Danny Glover link I posted no longer works.


11 posted on 06/19/2010 7:20:52 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

One POS attracted to another POS.


12 posted on 06/19/2010 7:24:16 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This is really tough for an egomaniac ....


13 posted on 06/19/2010 7:35:13 AM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What is holding up the Grand Jury indictment? There were reports it was due last month.


14 posted on 06/19/2010 7:38:51 AM PDT by apocalypto
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Maybe Hairball's on another undercover assignment

15 posted on 06/19/2010 7:41:25 AM PDT by Zakeet (The Big Wee Wee -- rapidly moving America from WTF to SNAFU to FUBAR)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Another example of the failure of NC voters. They haven’t done anything much right except for Helms.


16 posted on 06/19/2010 7:43:13 AM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

He is shacking up with AlGore.....


17 posted on 06/19/2010 7:43:39 AM PDT by Kimmers (Waterboarding saves lives)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This just might end up in a sudden suicide. His ego couldn’t handle a guilty verdict and winding up in prison.


18 posted on 06/19/2010 7:44:06 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (Obama is Dangerclown The Manchild)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This just might end up in a sudden suicide. His ego couldn’t handle a guilty verdict and winding up in prison.


19 posted on 06/19/2010 7:48:27 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (Obama is Dangerclown The Manchild)
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To: My Favorite Headache
I think he's a psychopath, and recently, in reading discussions about Joran van der Sloot, someone pointed out that psychopaths rarely commit suicide; also, Edwards obvious narcissism is so extreme that he'd never be able to hurt a single hair on the top of his head, much less destroy his own body.

I imagine once he fully realized that Elizabeth is serious about giving their two youngest children into the custody of their elder child, their 20-something sister, in the event of Elizabeth's death --- that MAYBE he finally got off his highhorse.

M a y b e . . . .

20 posted on 06/19/2010 7:52:06 AM PDT by hennie pennie
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

and the RATS, take another one in the..............................HA ha!!!

21 posted on 06/19/2010 8:15:45 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Naw, he’s not hiding - he is just hanging out with Gary Hart and friends...


22 posted on 06/19/2010 8:39:35 AM PDT by rigelkentaurus
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To: hennie pennie

Narcissists rarely commit suicide but have a high incidence of mental breakdowns. Bill Clinton is rumored to have had a nervous breakdown when he lost a re-election bid. zer0 may have one if the Congress turns over and his crap is reversed.


23 posted on 06/19/2010 8:52:44 AM PDT by MisterArtery
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To: MisterArtery
FASCINATING.

Thanks for sharing your expertise on these matters.

I've never really understood the concept of personality disorders -- but it is really frightening how people who have them can be described to a 'T' in textbooks regarding same.

I had never heard that mental breakdowns and narcissism go hand in hand.

Just wow.

24 posted on 06/19/2010 9:03:29 AM PDT by hennie pennie
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The MSM did everything they could to cover for Edwards - right up until the National Enquirer came up with a picture. I wonder if the MSM would work that hard to protect a conservative jerk? ( Thankfully - for us - they wouldn’t.)


25 posted on 06/19/2010 9:04:31 AM PDT by GOPJ (http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php?area=dam&lang=eng)
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To: hennie pennie

zer0 exhibits many narcissistic traits. No empathy for others. He really does not care about the suffering along the gulf coast. He surrounds himself with sycophants to prop up his ego. He cannot handle criticism. His self-love is evident.

Also, narcissists typically come from broken homes and have frequently been abandoned by one or more parents. Sound familiar?


26 posted on 06/19/2010 9:13:17 AM PDT by MisterArtery
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To: MisterArtery
Bill Clinton is a narcissist?

That's hard for me to envision, as my impression of narcissism is that they have total disregard of everybody around them, EXCEPT for a very few select individuals whom they believe knowing enhances their own self-worth.

Clinton is so sociable and has an ability to 'chat up' virtually anybody from any social background, that it's hard for me to comprehend him living in a Universe of ONE --- like both Barry Obama and John Edwards and miscellaneous cult leaders exemplify.

27 posted on 06/19/2010 9:13:19 AM PDT by hennie pennie
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To: MisterArtery
>>>> "zer0 exhibits many narcissistic traits. No empathy for others. He really does not care about the suffering along the gulf coast. He surrounds himself with sycophants to prop up his ego. He cannot handle criticism. His self-love is evident.

Also, narcissists typically come from broken homes and have frequently been abandoned by one or more parents. Sound familiar?" <<<<<

Yes, that sounds like Barry's biography.

It would NEVER ever even occur to Barry to say something like, "I feel your pain," as there is no Other in Barry's universe, just The.One.

The only person I believe he genuinely interrelates with is his eldest daughter Malia, but I suspect that The.Mirror is everpresent then, too.

28 posted on 06/19/2010 9:20:46 AM PDT by hennie pennie
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To: hennie pennie

Clinton has some of the traits but not nearly in the same league as obama. He loved the trappings of the presidency and moved toward the center after the ‘94 loss of the House. He still loved the attention he craved and showed no regard for his wife or daughter witnessed by his personal conduct.


29 posted on 06/19/2010 9:25:44 AM PDT by MisterArtery
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To: hennie pennie

Bill CLinton is the CLASSIC narcissist extrovert — he doesn’t CARE about the people he’s schmoozing — they are his AUDIENCE.


30 posted on 06/19/2010 9:42:27 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: MisterArtery
I thought his lack of regard for Chelsea was evidence of him being a psychopath, and as also evidenced in his lack of conscience, along with the blatant lies and also the psychopathic liar manipulations, such as, "Depends what the meaning of 'is' IS."

It was my understanding that Hillary knew of his numerous escapades.

I don't think that they ever expected to get caught, and I certainly don't beleive that they ever thought that Hillary would come out looking like a "good wife" in the aftermath --- I suspect they chuckle about this, privately.

He certainly uses people for his own ends, and he certainly is VAIN; but I don't think he's clinically a narcissist, as I believe that he DOES know, quite realistically, that OTHER PEOPLE are currently incarnate, along with him.

I don't see that same perceptivity in John Edwards or Barry Obama who are on such high pedastals, that they ALONE exist in their Universes.

31 posted on 06/19/2010 9:50:30 AM PDT by hennie pennie
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To: kabumpo
>>>> "Bill CLinton is the CLASSIC narcissist extrovert — he doesn't CARE about the people he's schmoozing — they are his AUDIENCE. <<<<

Thank you!!!

I'd never heard of such a thing, thanks for enlightening me. That must be what lots of cult leaders are, too --- EXTROVERTED narcissists, as they adore the Audience, but simultaneously they have utter disregard for the individual persons comprising them.

The only narcissists I've experienced in Real Life, to the best of my knowledge, were ones who really seemed to be utterly UNAWARE of others around them, so utterly so, that it would be inaccurate to state that they didn't CARE, because for them there was NOTHING else but the SELF.

LOL

32 posted on 06/19/2010 9:55:07 AM PDT by hennie pennie
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To: MisterArtery; kabumpo
I was surprised to read recently on FR that there are genetic markers which identify psychopaths.

Do you happen to know if there are any genetic markers proven to be associated with Narcissism?

33 posted on 06/19/2010 9:57:29 AM PDT by hennie pennie
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To: hennie pennie

No, and I don’t believe that there are for psychopaths either. People don’t realize thsat the brain and body change. The markers are there later, not at birth.


34 posted on 06/19/2010 10:07:05 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: kabumpo
Lots of research going to into this; personally, I believe that the propensity to become a psychopath is inborn; but I have no opinion with Narcissistic Personality Disorder --- so many characteristics therein resemble an array of armored defense mechanisms.

Genetic effects explain the stability of psychopat... [J Abnorm Psychol. 2008] - PubMed --------------------------------------------------------- http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18729612

Destined as a psychopath? Experts seek clues - Mental health- msnbc.com --------------------------------------------------------- http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30267075/ns/health-mental_health/page/2/

Ochberg believes that genetics plays a strong role in the development of psychopathy, and that environmental influences are much less important. "I believe the building blocks of psychopathy are largely inherited," he says,"and by 5 or 6 you either put together a normal conscience, a superego, or you don't."

35 posted on 06/19/2010 10:38:52 AM PDT by hennie pennie
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To: hennie pennie

Nonsense.


36 posted on 06/19/2010 10:42:15 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

No, they got it wrong. He didn’t go underground. He went into a hole.


37 posted on 06/19/2010 10:46:40 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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