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  • The National Enquirer Earns Some Respect (for exposing John Edwards)

    03/07/2010 5:16:56 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 18 replies · 198+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 7, 2010 | Stephanie Clifford
    ... By being the first and, largely, the only publication pursuing the Edwards story through his denials of the affair and of fathering a child out of wedlock, The Enquirer is under consideration for a Pulitzer Prize, and it has strong support for its bid from other journalists. The success has Mr. Levine considering opening a Washington bureau to look for more dirt among politicians. It’s a curious time for The Enquirer to be soaring. Its parent company, American Media, nearly went bankrupt last year. A former editor claims the company pressured Tiger Woods into appearing on the cover of...
  • John Edwards to be Indicted?

    03/04/2010 9:04:17 AM PST · by Texas Peartree · 14 replies · 584+ views
    The Voice of Reason ^ | March 4, 2010 | Texas Peartree
    I guess John Edwards was right; there are two Americas. One America is outside of prison walls, while the other is where John Edwards may soon live. It is being reported by the National Enquerer (yes, I know, but they have been the best source for information about Johnny B. Bad) that a Federal Grand Jury is going to indict him soon for campagin violations reltaed to his affair with New Age nutbag Rielle Hunter. A public figure campaigning for President next to his emotionally unstable mistress? How could that have ever gone wrong? Many people are furious that Edwards...

    03/03/2010 10:50:37 AM PST · by Beaten Valve · 73 replies · 2,342+ views
    National Enquirer ^ | March 3, 2010 | National Enquirer
    The ultimate fall from grace, a Federal grand jury is about to indict John Edwards, The ENQUIRER has learned exclusively. In another shocker, close sources say Edwards' estranged wife Elizabeth could help send the former presidential candidate to jail! Edwards, the disgraced two-time Presidential loser, is being investigated by the feds, including the FBI and IRS, for possible campaign violations related to paying his mistress Rielle Hunter. The grand jury has been meeting since April 2009, and insiders say an indictment is imminent. "John is terrified that he's going to be indicted," a friend told The ENQUIRER. "While he believes...
  • A Guided Tour of John Edwards and Rielle Hunter's Future Love Den (He proposed? $3.5M shack)

    03/02/2010 8:44:04 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies · 1,370+ views
    Gawker ^ | 2/11/10 | Maureen O'Connor
    A Guided Tour of John Edwards and Rielle Hunter's Future Love DenBy Maureen O'Connor The National Enquirer says John Edwards proposed to Rielle Hunter and is buying a $3.5M beach house. Now that we've found the real estate listing, a guide to the custom mahogany cabinetry (that's yuppie for "marital bliss") that lies ahead. The Enquirer's print edition included two photos from this listing with Bald Head Island Real Estate (which is, according to its website, the only real estate firm serving the North Carolina beach community), which is the only Bald Head property currently listed for $3.5 million. Since...
  • The Quiet Dignity of Rielle Hunter

    02/24/2010 6:53:47 PM PST · by yorkie · 34 replies · 1,404+ views
    Newsweek ^ | February 22, 2010 | Jonathan Darman
    John Edwards, as described by former aide Andrew Young in Young's book The Politician: "Since she was 'a crazy slut' and they had an 'open' relationship, he thought there was only a 'one-in-three chance' that he could be the father of her baby." Elizabeth Edwards, wife of John Edwards, in her book Resilience: "I have come to understand his liaison with this woman … Those with any fame or notoriety or power attract people for good reasons and bad … They flatter and entreat, and it is engaging, even addictive. They look at our lives, which from the outside in...
  • Lawyer for Edwards' mistress accuse aide of theft

    02/23/2010 3:48:03 PM PST · by george76 · 1 replies · 325+ views
    , missoulian ^ | February 23, 2010 | MIKE BAKER
    Attorneys for John Edwards' mistress on Tuesday accused a former aide to the Democratic presidential candidate of theft after he turned over a videocamera that belonged to the woman. Attorneys for Rielle Hunter said the videocamera was taken from a home where she had been living. The videocamera was one of several items that ex-aide Andrew Young gave to the judge. Young's attorney said he did not know whether the videocamera was Hunter's or whether it belonged to Edwards' presidential campaign. Hunter has sued Young for invasion of privacy and sought the return of the videotape purportedly showing Edwards in...
  • Enquiring Minds

    02/22/2010 5:34:06 AM PST · by La Lydia · 10 replies · 317+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 22, 2010 | Ross Douthat
    This year, for the first time in its colorful history, The National Enquirer will be in the running for a Pulitzer Prize. It might even deserve to win one. Thursday, after weeks of hedging, the Pulitzer Committee acknowledged that the Enquirer’s extensive coverage of John Edwards’s double life — stories that were first ignored, then dismissed, and finally vindicated in the mainstream press — would be considered for investigative reporting and national news reporting awards. By rights, the Edwards story should have been entered in the “public service” category as well. If the supermarket tabloid’s reporters hadn’t gone digging where...
  • Sarah Palin’s Detractors and Double Standards

    02/16/2010 4:13:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies · 682+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | February 16, 2010 | Andrew Cline
    Two events in the past week highlighted yet again the outrageous double standard that the mainstream media and the political Left apply to Sarah Palin. When it was reported that Sen. John Edwards relied on his wife Elizabeth for advice on everything from public policy to haircuts, it was universally hailed as both sweet and savvy. She’s the smarter one anyway, some would even whisper. Similarly, when President Obama said he consulted his wife Michelle on important matters, it was treated as the sage decision of an intellectually curious man who loved his wife. Bill Clinton was praised for consulting...
  • Elizabeth Edwards Sent Disturbing Voicemails to John Edwards Aide Andrew Young's Wife

    02/14/2010 2:13:00 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 87 replies · 4,335+ views
    Associated Content (AC) ^ | February 14, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Elizabeth Edwards, cancer victim and cheated-on spouse, sent disturbing voicemails to former John Edwards aide Andrew Young's wife who, interestingly, was largely out of the picture of the whole, sordid, Edwards scandal. Andrew Young is of course the former Edwards aide who is currently at the center of the whole unraveling of the Edwards affair into the scandal that it is, being the author of the tell-all expose on John Edwards called The Politician. These voicemails are disturbing because they portray Elizabeth Edwards in her own voice and words as an emotionally distraught woman who at the time was possibly...
  • Feb. 13 - 'Mistress Day' - marks day of straying for men

    02/13/2010 9:58:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies · 758+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 2/13/10 | Nicole Lyn Pesce
    It's a notorious night for men behaving badly. Unofficially, Feb. 13 is also known as "Mistress Day," the day that straying boyfriends and husbands set aside for the "other woman" - since they're spending the actual Valentine's Day with their girlfriends and wives. "It might not be a nationally celebrated day, but it's at least a day to practice your 'mistress retention' skills," says Noel Biderman, president of, which sets up extramarital trysts for "when monogamy becomes monotony" and boasts 2 million registered members.
  • John Edwards wins Father of the Year Award - 2007

    02/10/2010 8:09:14 AM PST · by gartrell bibberts · 15 replies · 520+ views
    YouTube ^ | June 7, 2007 | YouTube
    Strains our credulity to image that this man was really given the Father of the Year anyone.
  • Edwards Mistress Cheated — With Jeff Goldblum!

    02/10/2010 7:56:37 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 81 replies · 2,447+ views
    The mother of John Edwards' young child was cheating on him, Star has discovered. At the same time Rielle Hunter was sleeping with the South Carolina democrat she was also having an affair with Law & Order: Criminal Intent star Jeff Goldblum! Jeff met Rielle in 2006 at the Playhouse West acting school and repertory theater in North Hollywood, where he teaches, we report in our Feb. 22 issue, on newsstands today. "Jeff said he was in love," a source tells Star. "They were extremely close — totally, 100 percent, a major item." When videographer Rielle got pregnant in 2007,...
  • Atlantic Magazine Writers Speculate About Possibility of John Edwards Comeback

    02/10/2010 7:00:48 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 19 replies · 475+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | February 10, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick
    There are no second acts in American lives. ---F. Scott Fitzgerald Apparently writers Nicole Allan and Niraj Chokshi of Atlantic Magazine wish to hold open the possibility of a second act for disgraced John Edwards as they speculate about Is John Edwards Done Forever? Yes, all Sarah Palin has to do is read a few notes from the palm of her hand and this is enough to set off MSM liberals into a group hate rant about the former vice-presidential candidate. However, if you are a liberal the door is always open to you for a possible political comeback even...
  • Officers to Retrieve John Edwards Sex Tape

    02/08/2010 10:56:37 AM PST · by Upstate NY Guy · 78 replies · 1,580+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 2/8/10 | AP
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- A North Carolina judge wants security officers to accompany a former John Edwards aide as he goes to retrieve a sex tape of his former boss. Superior Court Judge Abraham Penn Jones said in an order released Monday that the Orange County sheriff has appointed a security firm to help recover the video and other items. Former Edwards loyalist Andrew Young has said he has the original tape and copies stored in an Atlanta safety deposit box. Jones wants the security officer to accompany Young into the vault. Jones has declared Young was in contempt for not...
  • John Edwards: The Ultimate King of Heels?

    02/07/2010 12:37:26 PM PST · by theothercheek · 26 replies · 959+ views
    FOX News ^ | February 6, 2010 | The Stiletto
    A spate of salacious new details about John Edwards’ affair with Rielle Hunter – and his handlers’ desperate, and possibly felonious, attempts at damage control – has become the source of endless talk recently with the publication of the bestselling campaign post-mortem “Game Change” and former campaign aide Andrew Young’s tell-all, “The Politician.” Edwards is just one in a long line of ambitious pols to cheat on his wife, and his affair with Hunter shares a number of interesting parallels with the sex scandals of previous presidents and candidates for the office.
  • Andrew Sullivan Apologizes For Not Being As Obsessed With Edwards As He Is With Palin

    02/05/2010 11:52:31 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 30 replies · 964+ views
    Mediaite ^ | 2-5-10 | Glynnis MacNicol
    Andrew Sullivan devoted some space today to explaining why he is so (sometimes disturbingly) relentless in his criticism of Sarah Palin and yet, in hindsight, dropped the ball where John Edwards was concerned (no pun intended). Says Sullivan: So why did I let it go? My first reason is my leeriness of investigating people’s sex lives. I had my own ransacked a decade ago and it was a brutalizing experience. The exposure of such intimate thing coarsens our discourse, violates human dignity and should, in my view, be done only if massive hypocrisy is on the table and the person...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 02-04-10 (DUmmies Claim Disappointment In Wife Beater Edwards)

    02/04/2010 7:10:11 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 34 replies · 850+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | February 4, 2010 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    Oh, so NOW the the DUmmies are claiming disappointment in John Edwards. Go back 2 years and Edwards was BY FAR the hero of the DUmmies. In fact, Pied Piper Pitt claimed (once Edwards was safely out of the race) that Edwards was his first choice for the nomination. Yes, it is easy to forget now that Edwards was overwhelmingly the popular pick of the DUmmies in 2007 and early 2008. Just goes to show how the more than obvious Edwards phoniness easily won over the completely gullible. Of course, now the DUmmies are feigning shock at the sleaziness...
  • Andrew Young on "Hannity" Details the John Edwards Scandal - Video 2/2/2010

    02/02/2010 7:26:29 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 13 replies · 547+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | February 2, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of former John Edwards aide Andrew Young talking about his book, The Politician, and his role in helping him with the bizarre cover-up of Edwards' affair with staffer Rielle Hunter. Young details the two sides of Edwards' personality, how he could be cold and calculating at one moment, and then appear to be warm and caring the next. He talked about the pressure Edwards put on him to assist in the coverup of his affair, even as he was running for President during the 2007-2008 campaign. . . . (VIDEO)
  • *VIDEO* Ted Haggard's Wife on Huckabee

    01/31/2010 8:40:18 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 19 replies · 735+ views
    Mike Huckabee talks to Gayle Haggard, the wife of Pastor Ted Haggard, about her reasons for staying in her marriage after her husbands marital infidelity became public. (there are 2 parts)
  • Report Details Sordid John Edwards Cover-Up; Includes Angry Voicemail from Elizabeth Edwards - Video

    01/30/2010 8:11:21 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 6 replies · 869+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 30, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of a report that exposes former Democrat Senator and Presidential Candidate John Edwards for the complete fraud that he is. It details his extraordinary efforts to keep people from knowing that he was the father of Riehl Hunter's baby. She was a videographer who worked for his failed Presidential Campaign. Even his wife, Elizabeth, believed him at first, and called the staff member Edwards convinced to take the fall for him - Andrew Young - and left him a hateful message calling Hunter, "Your Concubine," and telling him to "stay out of our lives." As it turned...
  • "This Isn't the Person I Campaigned With Back Then," Kerry Says of John Edwards, Per Source

    01/28/2010 8:14:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies · 816+ views
    ABC News ^ | 01/28/2010
    A source close to Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., says the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee has reacted with sorrow to the scandalous personal behavior of his former running mate, former Sen. John Edwards, D-NC. “It’s a really sad personal family situation,” the source tells ABC News. Kerry “reached out and called” Elizabeth Edwards a couple days ago, the source says. “He reached out and called her. He’s very sympathetic to the situation she’s going through, and that’s where his focus is.” In July 2004, Kerry announced that Edwards would be his vice presidential running mate, saying, “I have chosen a man...
  • THE POLITICIAN:An Insider’s Account of John Edwards’s Pursuit of the Presidency

    01/28/2010 3:40:32 PM PST · by lbryce · 20 replies · 892+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 28, 2009 | Janet Maslin
    Andrew Young’s hero was an inspiring Southern orator and a paragon of Christian virtue. He was a pillar of his community. Then he was photographed in compromising circumstances, outed as an adulterer and beset by a scandal that destroyed his career. “They caught me, Andrew,” the Rev. Bob Young confessed to his heartbroken teenage son. The traumatized son later went on to subordinate his life to John Edwards’s political career, becoming one of his most trusted aides. And he allowed his own reputation to be ruined in a vain effort to save Mr. Edwards from embarrassment. How much of that...
  • John Edwards Made Sex Tape, Abortion Plea, Aide Says

    01/28/2010 9:02:27 AM PST · by wrrock · 6 replies · 791+ views
    Watch Video...
  • Elizabeth Edwards and John Edwards Separate, Can Divorce in One Year

    01/27/2010 9:29:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies · 831+ views
    Politics Daily ^ | January 27, 2010 | Emily Miller
    Elizabeth Edwards and former two-time Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards are legally separated, according to her spokesperson. The Edwardses reside in North Carolina, which allows for divorce after a couple lives separately for 12 months. Edwards' spokesperson would not give information on the date of the filing of the legal separation documents. Custody and visitation arrangements for the couple's youngest children, Emma Claire and Jack, are unclear, as is their financial arrangement during the separation period. "She said, 'I've had it. I can't do this. I want my life back,'" her sister, Nancy Anania, told People magazine in an article...
  • John and Elizabeth Edwards Legally Separated (Breck Girl Kicked To The Curb)

    01/27/2010 7:00:47 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies · 1,352+ views
    John and Elizabeth Edwards Legally Separated In Tell-All-Book, Ex-Edwards Aide Says Couple Discussed How Cancer Would Help in the Polls By JAMES HILL, NADINE SHUBAILAT and LAUREN SHER Jan. 27, 2010 With John Edwards' electrifying U.S. Senate win in 1998, it was his wife Elizabeth Edwards who captivated the nation. A strong, smart, resilient woman, she became one of her husband's greatest political strengths. "He was young and good looking and charming [and] his wife did not fit Hollywood's central casting of what a political wife should look like. She was a little bit heavy-set. She was an attorney in...
  • New John Edwards Tell-All, In Case You Weren’t Already Disgusted Enough

    01/27/2010 8:32:45 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 16 replies · 1,000+ views
    Mediaite ^ | 1-27-10 | Glynnis MacNicol
    Another day, another scandalous political book being leaked to the press. I’m going to wager that after the Going Rogue deluge, followed by the Game Change deluge, the country may not have much more attention to give to the bad behavior of our pols…particularly John Edwards. Nevertheless, here’s the latest dirt on Edwards courtesy of his former aide Andrew Young, the guy who initially took responsibility for Rielle Hunter’s baby. Someone over at the WSJ blog ‘Washington Wire’ apparently managed to snag an early version of Andrew Young’s upcoming Edwards tell-all ‘The Politician.’ Other juicy bits from the book have...
  • Book Report: ‘The Politician’ By Andrew Young [John Edwards' sleaze]

    01/27/2010 2:00:50 AM PST · by SirJohnBarleycorn · 13 replies · 1,129+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 26, 2010 | Louise Radnofsky and Susan Davis
    If Washington Wire readers are interested in reading Andrew Young’s forthcoming tell-all on his decade behind the scenes with John Edwards, the story heats up on page 154 when Young begins to recount how the 2008 presidential hopeful and former Democratic Party vice presidential nominee was taken down by an extramarital affair and a brazen attempt to hide his daughter’s paternity. snip Young describes his alleged discovery of a compromising videotape of Edwards and a naked, pregnant lover, identified by Young as Hunter. “It was like watching a traffic pileup occur in slow motion — it was repelling but also...
  • Is There A John Edwards And Rielle Hunter Sex Tape?

    01/25/2010 12:07:20 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 65 replies · 1,913+ views
    Mediaite ^ | 1-25-10 | Joe Coscarelli
    This is probably not what Time had in mind: Gawker is reporting that John Edwards and Rielle Hunter made a sex tape that was found by Andrew Young, one-time Edwards aide and author of The Politician, a new book whose released pushed Edwards to admit his paternity of Hunter’s daughter. But couldn’t this just be another publicity push for Young’s book? Sourced only by anonymous parties leaking info to Gawker, it all seems like too perfect of a storm. Young’s book comes out February 2nd. Via the Gawker report: Sources have told us that, in the throes of their affair,...
  • How the Enquirer Exposed the John Edwards Affair

    01/22/2010 5:32:59 PM PST · by GOP_Lady · 25 replies · 1,062+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 01-22-10 | DAVID PEREL
    The former senator might be your attorney general today if our reporters hadn't stuck with the story. It took John Edwards two years to tell the truth. I was surprised; I thought it would take longer. The man who risked the fate of the Democratic Party to satisfy his political narcissism released a statement Thursday finally admitting paternity of Rielle Hunter's daughter. In part, he said: "To all those I have disappointed and hurt, these words will never be enough, but I am truly sorry." His sincerity was as egocentrically superficial as his infamous $1,250 haircut during the 2004 presidential...
  • Buried: Edwards Admission Hidden in Four out of Top Five U.S. Newspapers

    01/22/2010 4:36:19 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 9 replies · 430+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | January 22, 2010 | Erin Brown
    If you're totally reliant upon print media, some of the major newspapers that is, you might not have noticed the news about former Democratic Senator and 2008 presidential candidate John Edwards' admission that he was indeed the father of his campaign mistress's daughter. That story couldn't so much as garner a single front-page story from any of the nation's top five major newspapers - USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times or The Washington Post. And only The Wall Street Journal, found the story worthy to print on its second page, not to...
  • National Enquirer submitting John Edwards coverage for Pulitzers

    01/21/2010 12:10:53 PM PST · by pissant · 15 replies · 431+ views
    Wash Post ^ | 1/21/10 | Howard Kurtz
    The executive editor of the National Enquirer says he plans to enter his paper's work on the John Edwards scandal for a Pulitzer Prize. Don't laugh. "It's clear we should be a contender for this," Barry Levine said by phone Thursday, hours after the former presidential candidate admitted what the newspaper had been reporting all along: that he is the father of Rielle Hunter's baby. "The National Enquirer, a supermarket tabloid, was able to publish this reporting." Although the staff never doubted its reports that Edwards had fathered a baby girl with his former campaign videographer, Levine said, "there is...
  • John Edwards: Yes, I Lied To You Again When I Was Apologizing For Lying To You The First Time

    01/21/2010 9:42:12 AM PST · by FromLori · 25 replies · 1,205+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 1/21/10 | Henry Blodget
    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...
  • "Fox and Friends" Discuss John Edwards' Admission - Video 1/21/10

    01/21/2010 6:13:08 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 18 replies · 549+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 21, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video from Fox and Friends this morning as they reported the news that former Democrat Presidential Candidate John Edwards is admitting that he is the father of Rielle Hunter's child. Hunter was a videographer on his failed Presidential Campaign in 2008. Edwards released a statement through his Attorney this morning saying: “I am Quinn’s father. I will do everything in my power to provide her with the love and support she deserves. I have been able to spend time with her during the past year and trust that future efforts to show her the love and affection she...
  • EXCLUSIVE: John Edwards Admitting Paternity Of Love Child

    01/20/2010 10:42:57 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 25 replies · 955+ views
    Radar Online ^ | January 21, 2009
    John Edwards is about to release a public statement admitting paternity of the out-of-wedlock daughter he fathered with mistress Rielle Hunter, has learned exclusively. It’s the final gasp for Edwards, who has incrementally coughed up the truth only when confronted with irrefutable evidence during the course of his affair being revealed. Edwards wants to make his announcement before his former aide Andrew Young appears in an ABC interview and reveals how he pretended to be the baby’s father as a favor to Edwards. Young has written a book about the situation and his interview with ABC is scheduled to...
  • LA Times Columnist Rainey Wonders How MSM 'Missed' Edwards Scandal Story

    01/13/2010 6:12:09 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 14 replies · 739+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | January 13, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick
    Are you putting me on, Jim? Yeah, I'm talking to you, James Rainey, of the Los Angeles Times.It seems that the Times columnist just can't figure out how the MSM missed out on reporting the John Edwards scandal story despite the fact that the L.A. Times was Gound Zero for media refusal to report on this matter even after the National Enquirer broke an important aspect of the story in Rainey's own backyard at the Beverly Hilton. First the entertaining money quote from Rainey in today's column: After reading "Game Change," a sweeping new account of campaign 2008 by veteran...
  • New York Magazine Illustrates Edwards Scandal Story With Hilarious Art

    01/12/2010 6:07:50 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies · 1,405+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | January 12, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    Hee! Hee! Hee! I'm cracking up every time I look at New York Magazine's terrific Nathan Fox artwork used to illustrate a chapter of the John Heilemann and Mark Halperin book, "Game Change," chronicling the 2008 presidential race. The chapter excerpted in that periodical, "Saint Elizabeth and the Ego Monster," is about the complete self-destruction of John Edwards along with his campaign and marriage. Never has a candidate fallen so far and so quickly as you can see in both the the story and the illustrations. And what illustrations! The picture of Elizabeth Edwards ripping off her blouse on the...
  • Saint Elizabeth and the Ego Monster (Edwards and his wife)

    01/12/2010 7:10:27 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies · 1,631+ views
    New York Magazine ^ | 01/09/10 | John Heilemann & Mark Halperin
    Saint Elizabeth and the Ego Monster A candidate whose aides were prepared to block him from becoming president. A wife whose virtuous image was a mirage. A mistress with a video camera. In an excerpt from the new book Game Change—their sweeping account of the 2008 campaign—the authors reveal that, inside the Edwards triangle, nothing was too crazy to be true. By John Heilemann & Mark Halperin Published Jan 9, 2010 One early evening in February 2006, John Edwards, the former North Carolina senator then gearing up to launch his second presidential campaign, was hanging out in the bar of...
  • Saint Elizabeth (Edwards) and the Ego Monster

    01/09/2010 9:23:35 PM PST · by sinanju · 36 replies · 2,142+ views
    New York Magazine ^ | January 9, 2010 | John Heilemann and Mark Halperin
    "...With her husband, she could be intensely affectionate or brutally dismissive. At times subtly, at times blatantly, she was forever letting John know that she regarded him as her intellectual inferior. She called her spouse a “hick” in front of other people and derided his parents as rednecks. One time, when a friend asked if John had read a certain book, Elizabeth burst out laughing. “Oh, he doesn’t read books,” she said. “I’m the one who reads books.” During the 2004 race, Elizabeth badgered and berated John’s advisers around the clock. She called Nick Baldick, his campaign manager, an idiot....
  • Saint Elizabeth (Edwards) and the Ego Monster (excerpt from Heilemann & Halperin book "Game Change")

    01/09/2010 1:48:35 PM PST · by maggief · 75 replies · 3,029+ views
    NYMag ^ | January 9, 2010 | John Heilemann & Mark Halperin
    A candidate whose aides were prepared to block him from becoming president. A wife whose virtuous image was a mirage. A mistress with a video camera. In an excerpt from the new book Game Change—their sweeping account of the 2008 campaign—the authors reveal that, inside the Edwards triangle, nothing was too crazy to be true.
  • Rielle Hunter Said to Seek $17,000 a Month From John Edwards in Child Support

    12/18/2009 2:38:12 PM PST · by Zakeet · 47 replies · 2,156+ views
    Politics Daily ^ | December 18, 2009 | Emily Miller
    Rielle Hunter wants John Edwards to pay $17,910 a month in child support for her daughter, Frances Quinn Hunter, according to the National Enquirer. Private financial negotiations between Hunter and Edwards reportedly broke down last week when her demands for the 22-month-old child were more than the former senator and presidential candidate was willing to pay. Edwards has never publicly acknowledged that he is the girl's father, but did admit to an affair with Hunter at a time when his wife, Elizabeth, was battling cancer. Now, legal documents obtained by appear to show communication between Hunter and her attorney,...
  • Ex-Edwards aide to speak about sex scandal

    12/16/2009 1:33:00 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 18 replies · 619+ views
    AP via ^ | 12/16/09 | Staff
    Staffer once claimed to have fathered child of former candidate's mistress ABC News will air an exclusive interview next month with the man who once claimed to have fathered the child of former Sen. John Edwards' mistress, the network said Wednesday. ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff's interview with Andrew Young will air Jan. 29 on "20/20." Young was a longtime friend and aide to Edwards, the Democratic nominee for vice president in 2004. Young will discuss his upcoming book, "The Politician," an account of Edwards' 2004 campaign and the Rielle Hunter scandal, the network said. Hunter's video production firm worked...

    12/10/2009 3:16:21 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 40 replies · 1,725+ views
    National Enquirer ^ | 12/10/09 | Staff
    When Rielle Hunter, the mother of John Edwards' love child,demanded more money in child support from the disgraced two-time Presidential loser, he tossed her and their daughter out on the street, sources tell the ENQUIRER exclusively! Top secret documents obtained exclusively by The ENQUIRER provide undeniable proof that John Edwards is the father of his mistress' love child - and show that she's asking for nearly $18,000 a month in support!
  • John Edwards' $400 Haircut Tip Came From Obama Campaign

    11/10/2009 3:12:24 PM PST · by earlJam · 32 replies · 2,080+ views
    NPR ^ | 11/10/09
    John Edwards' $400 Haircut Tip Came From Obama Campaign 4:59 pm November 10, 2009 Remember John Edwards' famous $400 haircut? It was that story, leaked to Politico back in April of 2007, that helped bring down Edwards as a "man of the people" kind of candidate in his second bid for the White House. And where did that tip come from? The Obama campaign. Politico's Ben Smith, who initially reported the "hair apparent" story, writes that David Plouffe, who managed Barack Obama's race for the White House, fesses up to the Obama campaign's role in leaking the story: I was...
  • Poll: Edwards done, Palin may be starting

    10/16/2009 8:03:59 PM PDT · by curth · 62 replies · 2,664+ views
    UPI ^ | 10/16 | UPI
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- While former Sen. John Edwards' political career may be over, 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's may just be starting, a Gallup Poll suggests. Edwards' favorable ratings dropped 27 points between July 2004 and January 2008. The decline was the steepest in consecutive polls since Gallup began using its favorable/unfavorable format in 1992, the Gallup Poll said Friday. The former U.S. senator from North Carolina was Sen. John Kerry's Democratic running mate in 2004 and ran for president early in the 2008 election cycle. He was rated favorably by 21 percent of respondents and...
  • John Edwards' ex-mistress, Rielle Hunter, targeted by Elizabeth Edwards in blog comments - source

    09/27/2009 12:55:19 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 20 replies · 1,662+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 27 Sep 09 | Rush & Molloy
    Former presidential candidate John Edwards is said to be ready to admit that he fathered a love child. But Hades may have a skating rink before his wife, Elizabeth, signs off on such a confession. A source close to Elizabeth Edwards says the former Senator's wife is sniping at former Edwards mistress Rielle Hunter via an online pseudonym. Read more: Read more: As a grand jury in North Carolina considers whether Edwards misused campaign funds to cover up the scandal, Elizabeth still can't abide his former mistress, Rielle Hunter. Word is Elizabeth vehemently opposed the plan, now in...
  • Why Is John Edwards Still Spending Campaign Money?

    09/22/2009 11:55:05 AM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 18 replies · 848+ views
    Newsweek/The Gaggle ^ | Sept. 22, 2009 | Holly Bailey
    A federal grand jury is reportedly winding down its investigation into whether former senator John Edwards broke any laws when his political committees made payments to his former mistress, Rielle Hunter. But here’s a random question: why is Edwards, who quit the 2008 Democratic primary almost two years ago, still spending money from his presidential fund-raising accounts? Since January, the John Edwards for President committee along with a separate account, Edwards for President, have spent more than $625,000, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission. That’s not much compared to compared to usual Washington standards (A House race,...
  • Of the New York Times, John Edwards, ACORN, and Glenn Beck

    09/21/2009 12:27:22 PM PDT · by AJKauf · 10 replies · 1,218+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | Sept. 21 | Roger L. Simon
    The New York Times, of all news outlets, published a John Edwards mini-scoop Saturday (on its front page, no less), informing us the onetime Senator and presidential aspirant is “considering” owning up to the paternity of his putative love-child with Rielle Hunter. Telling the simple truth is evidently something politicians in this post-George Washington era have to “consider” – no cherry trees for our John, nor for his wife Elizabeth who, the Times further informs us, is reluctant for her husband to make this revelation. In her view, the old saw “the truth shall make you free” does not apply...
  • John Edwards Promised to Wed Mistress; Dave Matthews to Play Ceremony

    09/21/2009 2:00:13 PM PDT · by earlJam · 75 replies · 2,590+ views
    US Magazine ^ | 9/21/09
    John Edwards Promised to Wed Mistress; Dave Matthews to Play Ceremony Monday – September 21, 2009 11:51am John Edwards promised mistress Rielle Hunter that he'd marry her once his wife Elizabeth died of cancer, Edwards' former aide alleges in a shocking new book proposal. According to a copy obtained by the New York Times, Andrew Young claims Edwards told Hunter that the ceremony would take place on a New York rooftop and feature an appearance by the Dave Matthews Band.
  • The John Edwards Saga's New All-Time Record Low

    09/20/2009 6:15:53 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 21 replies · 1,034+ views
    Politics Daily ^ | September 20, 2009 | Mary C, Curtis
    The ickiest detail in The New York Times story on John Edwards? Well, according to the paper, a book proposal by former Edwards aide Andrew Young says the one-time senator, one-time Democratic vice presidential candidate once promised Rielle Hunter they would marry on a New York City rooftop with the Dave Matthews Band making a special guest appearance. (While bands love publicity, I can imagine the DMB cringing at this particular association.) If I knew my husband was making plans with a girlfriend for wedding No. 2 – after my death – he could cancel any festivities because he would...
  • The Edwards Drama Awaits a Denouement

    09/19/2009 12:43:50 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 7 replies · 1,079+ views
    The Edwards Drama Awaits a Denouement By NEIL A. LEWIS CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The story of the spectacular rise and fall of John Edwards, with its sordid can’t-look-away dimensions, is moving slowly but deliberately to its conclusion here in North Carolina. Mr. Edwards, the one-term senator who came close to being elected vice president in 2004 and ran a credible campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008, remains largely secluded at his 100-acre estate here. But a federal grand jury in nearby Raleigh is investigating whether any crimes were committed in connection with campaign laws in an effort...