August 08, 2008
The National Enquirer?
Edwards Admits Sexual Affair; Lied as Presidential Candidate
In ABC News Interview, Edwards Says He Cheated, but Did Not Father Child
Not so silky now, are we?
UPDATE: Oh, God, it's Ace and it's rude, but it's also so damnably true.
He seems to be denying paternity in order to avoid confessing he was schtupping this woman while his wife was dying of incurable cancer.
"Hey, I just fucked her when Elizabeth was in remission. It's like the Area Code theory, you know? If you're in another Area Code, or your wife is in remission, it's not really 'cheating.'"
I thought it was more "The Two Americas" theory: it doesn't count when you're in one and your wife's in the other.
UPDATE Part Deux: Awwwww. Poor MSNBC.com says they didn't run the story because it was just tough as nuts to prove, and they didn't want to get it wrong.
Reporters don't like being beaten on a major political story, especially by a supermarket tabloid. And being beaten up over not reporting one is even less appealing.
But a sexual affair can have just two people who know the truth. Without witnesses, documents, photographs or some form of irrefutable evidence pointing to the truth, news organizations will not endanger their own integrity.
That made it difficult to prove — and to print — the rumors that John Edwards had cheated on his seriously ill wife while running for president. Reporters were left to poke around the edges of a potentially career-ending scandal in search of an opening.
It's a shame they didn't extend that same sense of journalistic integrity to John McCain.
John McCain emphatically denied a romantic relationship with a female telecommunications lobbyist on Thursday and said a report by The New York Times suggesting favoritism for her clients is "not true."
...The newspaper quoted anonymous aides as saying they had urged McCain and Iseman to stay away from each other prior to his failed presidential campaign in 2000. In its own follow-up story, The Washington Post quoted longtime aide John Weaver, who split with McCain last year, as saying he met with lobbyist Iseman and urged her to steer clear of McCain.
Hey! But, since it was a filthy Republican, they were keeping faith with the public's right to know and just reporting the news.
They could 'investigate' and 'prove' the allegations later.
Posted by tree hugging sister at August 8, 2008 03:09 PM
"But I didn't love her."
Posted by: Mr. Bingley at August 8, 2008 03:32 PM
Elizabeth was in REmission while Edwards was in Emission.
Posted by: Mr. Bingley at August 8, 2008 03:43 PM
"But I didn't love her."
Well, I'm sure your terminally ill wife is comforted by that, asswipe. I bet your favorite song is "You Were Always on My Mind."
Posted by: Lisa at August 8, 2008 03:47 PM
Posted by: WunderKraut at August 8, 2008 04:26 PM
How Sad for all of us. So much for the moral high ground.
Posted by: Brenda from Brooklyn at August 8, 2008 04:29 PM
Now for the big question…
Will Lizzie stand by her man like Hilly or will Silky end up sitting on the barstool next to Gary Hart?
Posted by: Gunslinger at August 8, 2008 05:08 PM
Man, I knew Edwards is a sleaze bag, but he has not only hit bottom, he is digging furiously to go even deeper.
When he and John Effing Kerry lost the 2004 election, we dodged TWO bullets.
Posted by: The_Real_JeffS at August 8, 2008 05:35 PM
What a sick world we live in.Aren't there any
honest leaders? Like it says in the Bible:People
who lie about little things, will lie about big
There's nothing too wrong about an affair.But,
give us an honest person,"Please for the sake of us all"
Posted by: greg newson at August 8, 2008 05:54 PM
I guess there really are Two Americas: The America where you stand by your sick spouse, and the America where you canoodle with a total bobble head.
Posted by: Mr. Bingley at August 8, 2008 06:41 PM
And let's not forget here that, as Insta says, frankly the bigger story in this is how the MSM completely whitewashed this and pretended it didn't exist.
Posted by: Mr. Bingley at August 8, 2008 06:44 PM
You know, Brenda's so right. (And a warm Swill welcome, by the way!) This IS so sad, and he is SO despicable and I'll be damned if I know where that moral high ground is anymore. Because every single schwinging schwanz who's claimed it is a lyin' sack o' scheisse.
Posted by: tree hugging sister at August 8, 2008 06:54 PM
So much for "unbiased" coverage" of ALL the news by the MSM. Liberals are untouchable it seems.
Posted by: Mark at August 9, 2008 11:05 AM
That is SO true, Mark. I also love how MSNBC.com has been running a "it was so hard to prove" story. Nobody worried about proving jack before they ran the bogus "McCain and the lobbyist" schmear in the NYT.
Posted by: tree hugging sister at August 9, 2008 11:25 AM
RE: Update Part Deux, my sympathy for MSNBC can't be measured......because it doesn't exist.
The MSM: a bunch of hypocritical dirt bags. All they are doing is digging just as furiously as Edwards.
Posted by: The_Real_JeffS at August 9, 2008 11:49 AM
What I don't get is why anyone gives a crap. Edwards is a has-been with over-rated hair as far as I'm concerned. Or a never-was. I can't get the seduction scene out of my head:
Running her fingers through his hair, she says "So, I hear your father was a millworker. That makes me SO hot!"
Posted by: Creatrix at August 11, 2008 10:09 AM
And furthermore, war was breaking out in Georgia, over a thousand people were dead, and our entire media was galvanized by a story broken by the NATIONAL ENQUIRER??? Shouldn't they have figured out how low they had sunken at that point? Today, I don't think I'd be entirely surprized if something the magnitude of 9/11 was be eclipsed by a Britney melt-down.
Posted by: Creatrix at August 11, 2008 10:12 AM
Here's some news from Lousiana: did John dwards pass by here?? Better have a paternity test, you never know...all that monkey biz!
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — In a mysterious bit of monkey business, a female at a chimpanzee sanctuary has given birth, despite the fact that the facility's entire male chimp population has had vasectomies.
Now managers at Chimp Haven are planning a paternity test for the seven males who lived in a group with Teresa, a wild-born chimpanzee in her late 40s who had the baby girl last week.
Workers have started collecting hair samples from the chimps for testing. Once they identify the father, it's back to the operating room for him.
Chimp Haven managers said they knew something was up when Teresa was missing during morning rounds on January 8. Later in the day, she appeared with a newborn chimpanzee in her arms.
"Well, we were all just a little bit surprised when we heard the news," said Linda Brent, a spokeswoman for Chimp Haven.
The baby chimpanzee was named Tracy and she and her mother are doing fine, Brent said.
Teresa had 10 other offspring before retiring to Chimp Haven over a year ago. This is her first baby in 13 years.
It's also the first chimpanzee born at the sanctuary although officials there hope there will be no more accidents.
Chimp Haven provides long-term care for chimpanzees who are no longer needed for laboratory research. It was established by a group of primatologists and is located on 200 forested acres about 20 miles southwest of Shreveport. The first chimpanzee residents began arriving in 2005, according to the sanctuary's website.
Posted by: Billie Dirks at August 12, 2008 03:13 AM
How could john edwards have any heart whatsoever to do his wife as he did? The gracious lady has endured the treatment for cancer and this treatment is about as close to death as one can get and still bounce back just in time for the next treatment. If john had been there to see the suffering she went through, he could not have planned his evenings with another woman. I am surely glad he did not get the nomination, who knows? he could have fooled us untill he got elected. Run for anything you want to now john, you will see how few supporters you have. I have no respect for you.
Posted by: charles reid at August 16, 2008 04:07 AM