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John Edwards, You Owe Us an Apology

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One mom thinks the former candidate for president owes the American people an apology, but she's not holding her breath.

John Edwards

Jennifer Ginsberg: Dear John,

It has been nearly a year since you went on national television and reluctantly admitted that you had a brief affair with Rielle Hunter, only after you were caught with your pants down. At that time, you vehemently denied that you were the father of her newborn baby girl, despite the fact that only days earlier you were photographed in a hotel room holding the child, with Rielle by your side.

At that time, I knew you were lying. Why would a man who is not the father of a woman's baby risk everything to see her and the child? And why would you give her so much money every month, in addition to setting her up in a luxurious home, all expenses paid? Then there was the question of whether campaign money was used as hush money to keep your mistress quiet, an issue which you tap-danced around as well.

When you did the interview, I remember being appalled not so much by your behavior (because without knowing the real circumstance of your marriage and private life, how could I judge your actions), but by your bald-faced lie to the American public -- the same people who trusted and respected you enough to support your bid for the Oval Office in both the 2004 and 2008 elections.

Well, now the truth is out. According to the National Enquirer, a secret DNA test reveals that you are indeed the father of 18-month-old Frances as a result of your affair with Rielle Hunter. I believe that you owe the American people an apology, for lying to us when we supported you, for invalidating our reality, and for potentially using our money in an attempt to cover your tracks.

I won't hold my breath. When I watched you in that television interview, I saw a man who was pathologically self-centered and perhaps even incapable of feeling true empathy for others. The only honest sentiments you uttered in that interview were when you spoke of your "narcissism" driving your behavior.

Please take good care of your little girl, who deserves to be raised by parents who both want and love her.


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25 comments so far | Post a comment now
L3 August 13, 2009, 8:31 PM

Mark, do you have cramps today? I think Pamala said it best… it’s really none of our business. Judging by all your posts, you’re the one who needs to get a life. And if you’re going to reprimand me, please do so in proper English.

Mark August 13, 2009, 8:48 PM

L3, I concede my English is poor now I promise to work on my English if you promise to grow up.

L3 August 13, 2009, 8:54 PM

Mark, I don’t know you and you don’t know me, so kindly refrain from making judgements. You attacked me first. There is no need to be hostile… and over what… an article, in my opinion, that has no merit. I’m sorry you’re having a bad day.

lee August 14, 2009, 2:23 AM

Brad Pitt, since you are all about helping people, how about investing with me on selling phones with the numbers 911 highlighted so kids know what to dial in case on an emergency. Kids are visual and kinesthetic learners before the read/write can occur, and this would help save lives. Not only it would assist kids, but also the elderly, people with dementia, and for the blind we could have the numbers with rough edges. Every minute counts since the police are the first to be called, than they determine the emergency which goes to paramedics and as I said, every minute counts. We can use more than half of the sales to give to charity or use the money to rebuild New Orleans. How hard can this be? It’s my idea, you’re the face, and the money will be well spent, not to mention the lives it saves. Just today, a little boy saved his pregnant mother who had a seizure and according to most parents they don’t feel all that secure that their child would remember while in an emergency. It doesn’t have to be just Brad. Hope he is interested and they could be the face since they could advertize out product and decide if they want to keep their share. I just know I would like to share mine, since material things aren’t all that important to me. I mentioned Brad because he cares and the money could be used to help elect him to office, and build New Orleans, making it the greatest place to live, work and play. If not I hope a major company is interested and I’ll still do as I said and help elect him, if he wants, and use the funds for assist the City. It’s never been done and we could market a special phone to be designed in such as great way. He has an architect mind and could even design it himself. I don’t give out private info. Over the net, but don’t think the website would mind contacting me if any investor likes the idea as much as I do. Brad just has first pick.

areader August 28, 2009, 12:30 AM

I don’t get why the author thinks we are entitled to an apology from JE.

I know I don’t feel like he owes me a thing. What happened is private and should remain between the people involved.


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