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.