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Edwards's Ex-Mistress Will Not Pursue Paternity Test
Washington Post ^ | 8/09/08 | Lois Romano and Howard Kurtz

Posted on 08/09/2008 3:31:12 PM PDT by advance_copy

Rielle Hunter, the former presidential campaign aide who had an affair with John Edwards, said yesterday that she will not pursue DNA testing to establish the paternity of her 5-month-old daughter, despite the former senator's offer to participate in such a test.

In a statement provided to The Washington Post, Hunter said through her attorney that she would not take a genetic test "now or in the future."

The attorney, Robert Gordon, called Hunter a "private" person who is "not running for public office" and would not comment further on the media frenzy engulfing her.

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


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: breckgirl; democrat; edwards; johnedwards; mistress; paternity; riellehunter; singlemom; slut
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How convenient.
1 posted on 08/09/2008 3:31:13 PM PDT by advance_copy
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To: advance_copy

She has been paid off. She is a Democrat....just remember..these are the very people who say the role of a Father is useless and not needed these days anyway.

No big shock from the slut.


2 posted on 08/09/2008 3:32:25 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (Peace Sucks. It means that somewhere there are terrorists that no one is shooting at.)
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To: advance_copy
You just knew this was going to happen.

What a couple of slimeballs.

Who stupid do they think the American public is?

3 posted on 08/09/2008 3:33:06 PM PDT by Rum Tum Tugger
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To: advance_copy

knew that was coming! LOL


4 posted on 08/09/2008 3:33:15 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry
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To: advance_copy

If the cash spigot ever slows down, I’ll bet she changes her mind.


5 posted on 08/09/2008 3:33:41 PM PDT by ChocChipCookie (Homeschool like your kids' lives depend on it.)
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To: advance_copy

6 posted on 08/09/2008 3:33:56 PM PDT by nctexan
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To: Rum Tum Tugger

who = how


7 posted on 08/09/2008 3:33:56 PM PDT by Rum Tum Tugger
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To: advance_copy

Holding out for a million or two from Playboy?
Or is she holding out for more from Mr. Edwards?
Anyone want to pay me a million or two to shut up and go away?


8 posted on 08/09/2008 3:34:15 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: Rum Tum Tugger
This makes the breck girl look even more guilty!
9 posted on 08/09/2008 3:34:15 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry
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To: advance_copy
Where's the Gomer Pyle “Well Golly!” graphic?
10 posted on 08/09/2008 3:34:16 PM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: ChocChipCookie

All he has to do is run for a campaign again for anything...Senate...Congress...she will be set for 20 years alone.


11 posted on 08/09/2008 3:34:18 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (Peace Sucks. It means that somewhere there are terrorists that no one is shooting at.)
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To: advance_copy

Payola baby!!


12 posted on 08/09/2008 3:34:40 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: advance_copy
Well she better ask her sister to shut up, then. 'Cause that cat's out of the bag.

Mistress' Family Challenges Edwards To Take DNA Test

13 posted on 08/09/2008 3:34:41 PM PDT by lainie ("It's no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense." - Mark Twain)
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To: advance_copy

Let me guess. He won't be appearing on TV's "Moment of Truth", either...

14 posted on 08/09/2008 3:35:40 PM PDT by melt (Someday, they'll wish their Jihad... Jihadn't.)
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To: advance_copy
So what this means is that the baby's messy diaper is worth at least 50 thousand dollars, since it would contain the DNA needed. Some enterprising room maids or housekeepers could get a nice side payday.
15 posted on 08/09/2008 3:36:36 PM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: advance_copy

Didn’t a Fox news interview of the now better news source than the NYT, the NE, say they had obtained samples? It is not that hard to do, even surreptitiously. I so want to see this moralizing, “caring” lib end up being shown a fraud (again).


16 posted on 08/09/2008 3:37:26 PM PDT by bajabaja
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To: advance_copy

I am shocked!


17 posted on 08/09/2008 3:37:31 PM PDT by aculeus
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To: advance_copy
Rielle Hunter, the former presidential campaign aide who had an affair with John Edwards, said yesterday that she will not pursue DNA testing to establish the paternity of her 5-month-old daughter, despite the former senator's offer to participate in such a test.

I wonder if she was paid off or threatened with her life.

18 posted on 08/09/2008 3:37:41 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (A citizen using a weapon to shoot a criminal is the ultimate act of independence from government.)
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To: advance_copy
Clearly some late night financial negotiations changed the direction 180 degrees from what her family wanted 12 hours ago.

This is great; Edwards will slowly bleed to death financially as this s**t takes him for all he's worth.

Or, Dem donors can foot the bill for him which is fine by me.

19 posted on 08/09/2008 3:38:01 PM PDT by Swanks
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To: advance_copy

Now we'll never know for sure ...
until Hairball misses just one payment.

20 posted on 08/09/2008 3:38:23 PM PDT by Zakeet (Crime wouldn't pay if the government ran it)
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To: advance_copy

We need the SNL church lady (dana Carvey)..”Isn’t that special??!!”


21 posted on 08/09/2008 3:38:42 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (GOD BLESS GEORGIA! SAVE GEORGIA, OUR ALLY, NOW!)
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To: advance_copy

The games go on.


22 posted on 08/09/2008 3:38:52 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter
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To: advance_copy

$$$$$$


23 posted on 08/09/2008 3:39:19 PM PDT by dfwgator ( This tag blank until football season.)
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To: advance_copy

Is everybody as surprised as I am?

*yawn*


24 posted on 08/09/2008 3:39:31 PM PDT by derllak
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To: Centurion2000
Havn’t you guys ever heard “Saved by the belle”?
25 posted on 08/09/2008 3:39:42 PM PDT by old curmudgeon
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To: advance_copy

There is no doubt that John Edwards is willing to pay whatever it takes to not have a “love child”.

Which is stupid, because his political career is in flames, anyhow.

He’s been exposed as a liar, and a cowardly little freak trying to hide in a hotel bathroom basement.

He never did have any political talent, and he’s proven it again in spades.

Wait until the “love child” is old enough to demand her own paternity test to get part of the Edwards estate.


26 posted on 08/09/2008 3:39:43 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: advance_copy

“How convenient”

Not for the child.


27 posted on 08/09/2008 3:40:11 PM PDT by devere
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To: My Favorite Headache

Edwards knew this yesterday.


28 posted on 08/09/2008 3:40:19 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: All

Lord how many possibles does the woman think there are for fatherhood????


29 posted on 08/09/2008 3:40:30 PM PDT by imintrouble
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To: advance_copy
Edwards pays her 15 grand a month because the baby is not his???..
Duuuuuugh!.. right...
30 posted on 08/09/2008 3:40:43 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: advance_copy

$15,000 a month in illegal “salary” a month from Edwards.

The slut is worth every penny! Edwards is definitely getting his money’s worth.


31 posted on 08/09/2008 3:41:09 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: My Favorite Headache
The mother, content to sacrifice the name of her bastard child so the man who says he does not love her or the baby can slide by. What would make her do this? Money is the only thing. Follow any money that goes to her.

This was quiet the dysfunctional group of people Mr. Edwards was able to cobble together for common cause.

32 posted on 08/09/2008 3:41:38 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter
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To: advance_copy

It’s his daughter. That was the other shoe that we needed to see drop. Wonder whether she got an increase in whore money, for agreeing not to do the DNA testing, or a decrease, because he had to admit to the affair?


33 posted on 08/09/2008 3:42:54 PM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: advance_copy
The attorney, Robert Gordon, called Hunter a HIGHLY PAID "private" person who is "not running for public office" and would not comment further on the media frenzy engulfing her.
34 posted on 08/09/2008 3:43:16 PM PDT by umgud
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How convenient.

How perfect! The Daddy says "I'll agree to tests."

The Mommy says "No test."

The MSM says "The Daddy said he'd agree but Mommy says no. What's a poor MSM-er to do?"

Oh and btw "We (heart) Elizabeth."

Never forget: Trial lawyers love the D's. The D's love Trial Lawyers.

35 posted on 08/09/2008 3:43:16 PM PDT by aculeus
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To: tiredoflaundry

I agree. It looks like coordination.


36 posted on 08/09/2008 3:44:06 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: advance_copy

Must be that nice house and the $15K a month along with the promise that someday she’ll be the Mrs. #2?


37 posted on 08/09/2008 3:44:28 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: imintrouble

I want to see Edwards on Maury Povich when they do paternity tests.

In all seriousness though, why was there no father on the birth certificate, and why is she saying she won’t pursue the matter? Even if she is a ****, she still has some idea who the father is. Assuming that she doesn’t really know. I have a feeling she knows exactly who daddy is.


38 posted on 08/09/2008 3:45:04 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: My Favorite Headache
She has been paid off.

A payoff is a possibility.If that payoff was a lump sum,has already been executed and is a very substantial sum (in the millions) then that would certainly be a motive for her to bow out.But if the settlement took any other shape (e.g.,it contained a promise of *future* payments)then she'd be smarter to pursue this in court.

Unless she *knows* that he ain't the daddy.

39 posted on 08/09/2008 3:45:23 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Obama:"Ich bein ein beginner")
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To: BunnySlippers

I’m 100% positive your statement is accurate.


40 posted on 08/09/2008 3:45:38 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: advance_copy

At least Edwards was correct on his energy policy....he is for drilling.


41 posted on 08/09/2008 3:45:39 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter
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To: My Favorite Headache

I gotta say I really don’t feel much for Elizabeth either. I feel bad she has cancer that will probably kill her. But she’s known about the real nature of her husband a long time. She has been aware of the politicking and how he has compromised, what an ambulance chasing shyster he always was and stuck by him despite knowing all of that.

He had great hair and a great smile, good looking. And he was a liberal that gave her an avenue to power she otherwise would not have had. Just like Hilbilly.

They are both liberal democrat women after the same guy they know to be smarmy. I don’t have any sympathy for any of them. And the media demanding us to let them be alone (when they would never do so for conservatives) just makes me feel even less for them.


42 posted on 08/09/2008 3:45:51 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: advance_copy

Wow. Just... wow.


43 posted on 08/09/2008 3:47:25 PM PDT by Cyropaedia ("Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principal of evil...".)
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To: advance_copy
I guess she is going to keep her mouth shut as long as the monthly money rolls in and the lease is paid for on the Montecito mansion. Not a bad life.
44 posted on 08/09/2008 3:50:01 PM PDT by Uncle Hal
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To: advance_copy

McCain needs to demand that a paternity test be performed. Without this test, many “informed” Yahoo “readers” are going to continue to suspect that McCain is the father and blame the Republicans.


45 posted on 08/09/2008 3:50:35 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("I'm trying to save the planet!" - Nancy Pelosi ..........ROTFLMAO! What a dumbass!)
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To: Dog Gone

He so brazenly offered to do a blood test yesterday after calling her a tramp for sleeping around.

Yes, this was a set up.


46 posted on 08/09/2008 3:50:50 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: chris_bdba

She’s set for life, in a way. You figure Edwards or Edwards bag man or somebody is arranging the $15,000 a month. Edwards claims not to know if somebody is paying her. Be that as it may, if the money stopped, she could then write a book, sell her story to the Enquirer or other outlet, and make a lot of money exposing the secrets of the cover-up. She is making money on the deal.

As far as paternity, that can be determined and that mystery could be cleared up easily, if everyone wanted to cooperate and make it happen.


47 posted on 08/09/2008 3:51:23 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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In this image made from video and provided by Chuck Olsen, Reille Hunter films John Edwards after a rally in New Hampshire on Friday, Dec. 29, 2006. Edwards' political action committee paid $100,000 in a four-month span to a newly formed firm run by Hunter, who directed the production of four Web videos. On Friday, Aug. 8, 2008, Edwards admitted to having and affair with Hunter. ((AP Photo/Chuck Olsen) )

48 posted on 08/09/2008 3:51:39 PM PDT by lainie ("It's no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense." - Mark Twain)
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To: Gay State Conservative

I think she knows who the daddy is. And I think she knows for sure if it’s physically possible or not that Edwards is the one.


49 posted on 08/09/2008 3:52:55 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: BunnySlippers

> He so brazenly offered to do a blood test yesterday
> after calling her a tramp for sleeping around.

Well, the baby won’t get tested, but ...

Considering this woman’s history, Edwards needs to.


50 posted on 08/09/2008 3:55:38 PM PDT by Boundless (Legacy Media is hazardous to your mental health)
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