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An Open Letter to John Edwards...

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Today, after months of rumors and speculation, John Edwards admitted to ABC News that he had an affair in 2006. This comes weeks after Edwards was spotted at a hotel with the woman said to be his mistress and her daughter. While he denies the girl is his child, he did share details about his liaison. Read on to see what he said and guest blogger Maggie's candid take on his confession.


Hey, you slimy cheating bastard...

We just read the ABC News story where you admitted to Bob Woodruff that you did, in fact, have an affair with 42-year-old Rielle Hunter. We're not sure why you think the fact that you "didn't love her" would help your case, but we couldn't be more disgusted with you. Do you think that because you didn't give her your whole heart makes it less painful for your wife and children to deal?

Oh, you say you couldn't possibly be the baby's father based on "timing." You've fooled the country into thinking you're this fresh-faced "family man" when all you are is a pig. There's been no paternity test and we're supposed to believe you when you say you didn't sleep with her around that time so you must not be the dad of your mistress' child--we're not buying it.

Your mistress traveled the world with you under the guise of shooting your documentary--a job she was hired to do for over $114,000, despite having little experience.

You also told ABC that your wife Elizabeth found out about the affair in 2006 and that you didn't actually cheat during her illness--only when she was in remission. What a freakin' guy--because what coward would cheat while his wife was clinging to life, suffering through regular cancer treatments, right? And isn't that the same wife who peeled her sick body out of bed every morning to stand and support you so you could continue to chase your dream of the White House--even during the time she discovered her cancer would eventually kill her? Isn't she the same woman who suffered the loss of your beautiful child over a decade ago?

We're so relieved to hear that you didn't actually support your mistress while she lived in many beautiful locations under assumed names. Oh wait, but your "friends and supporters" MAY have done so "without your knowledge"? Are you kidding? Do you actually think we're buying this crap?

You ran for president knowing the kind of man you actually are. Your wife stood by you every step of the way. What if you had, in fact, become the Democratic candidate? You should have spared your supporters, the party and millions of American people and given up your run, instead of the nation being dragged down later when it finally came out. Did you actually think your visits to Hunter's hotel room would never come out? Fool.

Listen--we get it, marriage is hard. The ups and downs of life married with kids can be much more than any of us could ever have even imagined--but you take the cake (or at least share the cake) for the lowest piece of scum we've seen in politics, if not ever.

Congratulations and enjoy your new title.

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Lesa August 11, 2008, 10:06 AM

I TOTALLY agree with Tim.

That said, of course it was pretty rotten of John to do this and to do them under the circumstances that he did them did make it worse. That’s painfully obvious.

BUT—THIS IS BETWEEN JOHN AND ELIZABETH and has nothing to do with us. If you want to lend your support to her, fine—but you have chosen to use this forum to publicly flog the her husband.

I don’t see what you are accomplishing by calling someone names in an open letter and pointing out the obvious. How does this set you apart from any other person who who can point a finger?

Tam August 11, 2008, 10:44 AM

If the man cannot control his reproductive organs, he certainly has no business trying to become president.He is an ego maniac who thinks he is a stud.Sadly he just picked up a ho that he could manipulate.

Gemma August 11, 2008, 10:50 AM

What has happened to the morality in our country when cheating in your marriage is not seen as a factor in the integrity of a politician. You can tell alot about someone by how they treat their own family.This poor middle aged, viagra stoked, plaster haired,LYING LOSER HAS TO PURCHASE WOMEN.

Anonymous August 11, 2008, 11:04 AM

Amy, sadly millions of men “cannot control their sex drive.”

Mamaof2 August 11, 2008, 12:28 PM

What a hypocrite! He chastised Bill Clinton when he had his affair. That’s the pot calling the kettle black. I’ll bet she’s not the only one he’s been with either. Thank God his political career is over. We don’t need someone like him infesting our government with more imorality.

Ginger August 11, 2008, 1:54 PM

Hmmmm…….and old holier than thou was the first to jump on the bandwagon about Bill Clinton’s affair. He was just happy that they found out about Bill and not him. Wouldn’t it be FANTASTIC if Hillary Clinton won the Presidential Election due to write in votes, it definately would go down in history as a first and also blow Obama and John’s egos and expectations!

sassy August 11, 2008, 3:57 PM

He is a man -ho or at the very least a man-hoochie.Either of these equals no self respect and if there is no self respect, then obviously there is no respect for the truth.

Bwilson August 11, 2008, 4:22 PM

I have been married to the same man for 40 years this September. He cheated on me when I was pregnant with our first child. We learned as a couple how to get over it. Three years ago I became premanently disable and I wouldn’t trade my husband for a million dollars.He tell me everyday he love me and that love turn into actions everyday. As for John’s wife I understand, the dog other woman shame on you and the rest of the world if God has forgave him and his wife (GET OVER IT). We must remember all have sinned and fell short but by God’s Grace we are saved. I will never discredit the good someone have done for the faults that lie within all of us.

Julie August 11, 2008, 5:06 PM

In know way do I think that what John Edwards dis is right. But, to say he is doomed and can’t run a country, come on now. Look at the supporters of Cassanova Clinton, my god. He didn’t inhale, he protested against this country on foriegn soil, he has a secret passion for cigars. How many women is in his closet? Oh, I forgot he denied it all and its ok. He was so great. Give Edward’s alittle credit, he denied it, but did finally admit it. Clinton never did. As one comment stated “his political aspirations had not been reached”. So, I guess if he was already in office, we would forgive him. Or better yet, he would never had admitted it.

marla August 11, 2008, 7:06 PM

puh-leeeze. that last line ”but you take the cake (or at least share the cake) for the lowest piece of scum we’ve seen in politics, if not ever.” …is riduculously overboard. While cheating isn’t an admirable quality, it is far from the worst thing ever to be done in politics. i don’t think you need me to begin compiling that list-

A little perspective please.

Julie  August 11, 2008, 9:34 PM

What kills me is that he said on TV this morning “But it wasn’t a LONG affair!”…….ah, EXCUSE me? Am I missing something here? Does he freaking MATTER how long it was?

Your wife is sick with cancer but you’re making sure you get YOURS, right???

And lets not forget this “woman”…..she knew darn well this man was married and married to a very sick woman, but did that stop HER?? I believe my mother and grandmother used to call women like her “trollops”……..if the shoe fits…. August 11, 2008, 9:49 PM

Stack another one on the pole of losers, it is phenomenal, the amount of men that just can’t make up their minds about being married. Why can’t a man just say I would rather not be a married man right now, or for that matter a woman? What makes us so staunch in that way? The way The Constitution are written, people can only fail. It seems to be the new trend, or maybe it has been around for a long period of time, the idea of people “fooling around”, just think about the poor wife or husband left behind, while the “other” spouse is having a collective drink of “guilt”. But those types seldom stop to think, it is a bigger part of their make-up, being in the moment and learning to let go. Well, that letting go might seem like fun, but when your on the opposite side of the door, don’t ask why it hit you the next time. This stuff is awful, and people seem to salivate in their own ability to lead “secret” lives, until they get caught and theres no place to run. Then the sense of trust is shreded, and the decisions start, “do we divorce”? or do we seek to reconcile our differences? What about the kids? Where does this “other” individual stand, now that everybody knows about what was going on? Oh, yes this is easy isn’t it? What complications, what did you say the last time you were going “out”, that didn’t make your wife suspicious? There are no easy way out, but unfortunately we are like little children, that play with fire, what happens when you play with fire? You are going to get burned.

kris  August 15, 2008, 1:56 PM

A liar is a liar—when are they going to get the message—- that people make some pretty stupid decisions but come on and fess up!!! You may gain a little respect. Although cheating on a terminally ill spouse of 30 plus years is just plain nauseous—period!

Jeannie September 24, 2008, 11:54 PM

As a woman who has a terminally ill husband, I can tell you that until you are there and dealing with it, do you discover how you would cope. When you are told that your life partner is LEAVING YOU and that all your plans and dreams and hopes for the future are no longer available….. it is as if you are getting divorced but will live together until the other is ready to leave you. Everything changes. You begin the process of disconnecting from one another so one can leave and one can continue to live and think about a future alone OR possibly with someone else. I have fought cancer with my husband for NINE years. I have not cheated but I certainly have felt profound lonliness and fear about the future. I will be a forty nine year old widow. Do I live the rest of my life alone or do I think about the possibility of love again. My husband has encouraged me to find happiness again. For all of you who sit in judgement, you KNOW NOTHING about what its like to be in this position. I hate what he did, I am a die hard republican, but I think the real true scumbag is the woman who cheated with him. Cancer victims often retreat to a place that is unreachable by their spouses. There is an emotional vacumn that sucks the life and joy out of what was once your life. Both people suffer and studies suggest that it is the well spouse who suffers the most.

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