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John Edwards' Main Source of Hush Money Was 101-Year-Old Woman
ABC News ^ | May 4, 2012 | JAMES HILL and BETH LOYD

Posted on 05/04/2012 8:03:51 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement

The key person funding John Edwards' cover up of his affair was a 101-year-old philanthropist who had swooned over the Democratic presidential contender in 2007.

Rachel "Bunny" Mellon was so taken with Edwards after meeting him at her Virginia estate in 2005 that she lent her personal plane to take him home to North Carolina, her confidante Bryan Huffman told the jury at Edwards' trial.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: bunnymellon; edwards; johnedwards; rachelmellon; silkypony
I have to give John Kerry props. He found the one man in America who could make him appear decent.
1 posted on 05/04/2012 8:03:58 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Sounds like the Producers. Maybe we should call him John “Bialystock” Edwards.


2 posted on 05/04/2012 8:11:57 AM PDT by 31R1O
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To: 31R1O

Hold me, touch me..


3 posted on 05/04/2012 8:13:55 AM PDT by harwood (Ann Coulter: Future SCOTUS nominee!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

4 posted on 05/04/2012 8:15:23 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to DC to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: ConservativeStatement

This is going to be sick.


5 posted on 05/04/2012 8:16:40 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: ConservativeStatement
He found the one man in America who could make him appear decent.

Yes indeed. Ann Coulter was persecuted as she fought a public battle to truly portray how rotten Edwards was, way before the Enquire exposed him. This Edwards story in particular defined him in all of his sanctimonius ... and chilling ... phoniness ....

"(Kerry) was even queasier about Edwards after they met. Edwards had told Kerry he was going to share a story with him that he'd never told anyone else -- that after his son Wade had been killed, he climbed onto the slab at the funeral home, laid there and hugged his body, and promised that he'd do all he could to make life better for people, to live up to Wade's ideals of service. Kerry was stunned, not moved, because, as he told me later, Edwards had recounted the same exact story to him, almost in the exact same words, a year or two before -- and with the same preface, that he'd never shared the memory with anyone else. Kerry said he found it chilling, and he decided he couldn't pick Edwards unless he met with him again."

6 posted on 05/04/2012 8:19:17 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Has the word “democrat” become politically incorrect these days, or what? Why aren't they referring to him as a democrat? If this were a Republican....OMG! Everything would start with “Republican VP candidate, Senator _________ of the red state of Virginia, .........”
7 posted on 05/04/2012 8:19:39 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: harwood

Makes me kinda sad that he did not get elected. Can you imagine the absolute roof cave-in that would be happening to the Democrat Party right now if this sort of stuff was coming out about their sitting POTUS? They would not recover for two or three decades.


8 posted on 05/04/2012 8:21:47 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: ConservativeStatement

This scum is unbelieveable.

To think that he asked her for $50,000,000 and wanted her to put up her HOME??!!

Who else believes that if she had gone along with it, he would have called in the chips and put her out on the street?

For the poor people, of course. ‘Cause Johnny, who fancies a basketball court, private planes and getting millions of dollars from an old lady to finance his out of wedlock child conceived while his wife was dying and paying THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS for a guru to spiritually cleansed his mistress’s Reuben sandwich is all about us po’ folk. (’Course, he couldn’t be bothered to put up his own money.)

Johnny, I believe you will help change the English language. From now on, ‘pokey’ will not just refer to jail but to your cellmates’ pasttimes with you in the very near future- who all have, hopefully, had to deal with schysters like you who have tried to rip off their grandmothers.


9 posted on 05/04/2012 8:22:46 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: ConservativeStatement

10 posted on 05/04/2012 8:25:03 AM PDT by avacado
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To: Servant of the Cross
I had a friend who attended a college in North Carolina in the last 1990s. She told me to be aware of Edwards as a future Prez candidate. When I asked why, she told me all her female friends swooned over him “because of his hair” and “he is the modern day JFK.” I told her that it was just college-age females saying those things but she reassured me that it was adult women spouting this nonsense, too.
11 posted on 05/04/2012 8:25:47 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

My error: late (not last).


12 posted on 05/04/2012 8:26:23 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: 31R1O

>>>Sounds like the Producers. Maybe we should call him John “Bialystock” Edwards.<<<

I thought the same thing. I wonder if they played The Contessa and Rudolfo?


13 posted on 05/04/2012 8:31:28 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade (The candidate I vote for will NOT have a CARE after his name.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Makes me kinda sad that he did not get elected. Can you imagine the absolute roof cave-in that would be happening to the Democrat Party right now if this sort of stuff was coming out about their sitting POTUS? They would not recover for two or three decades.

Had Edwards won the Presidency, the Democrats would rally around him, and employ the Bill Clinton defense: "It's private behavior"....."It's only about sex"....."this has nothing to do with his ability to do his job"...."this is just a distraction, the American people want us to focus on more important issues", etc.

14 posted on 05/04/2012 8:32:26 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: ConservativeStatement
I feel pretty ...
15 posted on 05/04/2012 8:33:58 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice
To think that he asked her for $50,000,000 and wanted her to put up her HOME??!!

You wouldn't expect a democrat to actually spend their own money on anything, would you? Why would they start now?
We're talking left wing elitism here. To them, that "old rich hag" was expendable.

16 posted on 05/04/2012 8:35:02 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: ConservativeStatement
When I asked why, she told me all her female friends swooned over him

I had a much older female friend that told me the same thing.

17 posted on 05/04/2012 8:42:42 AM PDT by Vinnie (A)
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To: ConservativeStatement
all her female friends swooned over him “because of his hair”

Here's a picture of a young John Edwards and beautiful wife Elizabeth. Too bad she got old and sick on him.


18 posted on 05/04/2012 8:43:59 AM PDT by Reeses
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To: Servant of the Cross

>> Ann Coulter was persecuted as she fought a public battle to truly portray how rotten Edwards was <<

Word to the wise: Ann Coulter is now a non-person as far as FR is concerned. I hope you don’t get zotted for giving her a favorable mention.


19 posted on 05/04/2012 8:50:08 AM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: Hawthorn; Syncro
I hope you don’t get zotted for giving her a favorable mention.

Haha. I'm not worried. Syncro has my back (and he'd go first).


20 posted on 05/04/2012 8:54:37 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: harwood

>>Main Source of Hush Money Was 101-Year-Old Woman
>>Hold me touch me

“Congratulations. You now own 50 per cent of Springtime
For Hitler!”


21 posted on 05/04/2012 9:54:13 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

flashback
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/p-j-gladnick/2009/05/06/john-edwards-flashback-praised-rolling-stone-real-liberal

ROLLING STONE(d), 2007:
If he weren’t rich, handsome and so well married, you might feel a little sorry for John Edwards. Never before in the 231-year history of our republic have the inalienable traits that Edwards possesses — his fair skin and a Y chromosome — been anything but a prerequisite for presidential politics. Today, his race and gender stand a chance of derailing his campaign altogether. “There’s a lot of democrats who would like to make history,” says Markos Moulitsas, founder of the influential online forum Daily Kos. “The party is anxious to nominate a black or a woman,” agrees Dick Morris, the former adviser to Bill Clinton. “You have to sign off on either of those two options before you even get to voting for Edwards.”

(NEWSBUSTERS)
Rolling Stone then established the bonafides of John Edwards as the “Real Liberal.”

(ROLLING STONE(d)):
...Flying below the radar, the former vice-presidential candidate is pulling off a feat that Democratic consultants have long considered impossible: staking out the most progressive platform among the viable candidates while preserving an aura of electability...


22 posted on 05/04/2012 10:03:09 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Would not have come out if "E" was elected POTUS.
Remember Marilyn Monroe
Remember Vince Foster
Remember the over 100 "deaths" of people near the JFK assasination
Would have just faded away like the low hanging mist at dawn
23 posted on 05/04/2012 10:11:14 AM PDT by GoldenPup (Comrade "O" has got to GO!!)
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To: Hawthorn; Servant of the Cross
Word to the wise: Ann Coulter is now a non-person as far as FR is concerned.
A "word to the wise" must come from the wise to be infused with wisdom. (That's where the word that "wise" comes from)

It's a bit foolish to speak for the whole of Free Republic in such a myopic manner.

Most posters here like babies.

24 posted on 05/04/2012 9:00:07 PM PDT by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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