His royal phoniness finally admits to fathering love child

The writing has been on the wall for months now, in spite of his routine lies about it. Via a heartbroken Charlotte Observer:

Former U.S. Sen. John Edwards admitted Thursday morning that he is the father of Frances Quinn Hunter, the 2-year-old daughter of a campaign aide with whom he had an affair.

Edwards, who became involved with campaign videographer Rielle Hunter during a presidential campaign but later denied fathering the child, issued a statement saying he was Quinn’s father and that he was helping support the young girl.

“I am Quinn’s father,” Edwards said in the statement.

“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 deserves can be done privately and in peace.”

The admission was part of a report on NBC’s Today Show. Edwards did not appear on camera, because, the network said, of legal ramifications related to an ongoing federal investigation into whether campaign money was used to try to cover up the affair. Edwards has denied any wrongdoing.

I don’t really have a heck of a lot to add to this admission outside of what’s already been said by others. My feelings on Edwards are well documented here at this blog. I’ve said all along that the man is a chronic liar and snake, one of the worst of the bunch in the political arena at saying one thing and doing something different. Those of us here in NC who weren’t captivated enough by his “boyish good looks” and “aw shucks” artificial Southern charm enough to elect him to the US Senate years ago saw and have seen through his duplicity all along. That he would stoop so low as try to hide an innocent child he had out with a woman other than his wife just so he could win a shot at the Oval Office is a new low, even for him – the same guy who not only carried on the affair as his wife battled cancer, but who also used that cancer to raise campaign cash.

As someone who has witnessed personally how “extracurricular activities” can crush a relationship (whether you are married or not) and kill the cheated upon person’s self-esteem and spirit, I wish him nor his family no ill will whatsoever, especially his 2 y/o daughter, who will find out one day that her dad tried to deny she was his on a national stage, and his wife as she battles cancer. In fact, it sounds like they’ve worked things out. Great. I also know that there is a strong likelihood that this will mean the end of his attempts at running for president. That’s about the only good thing that’s come out of this whole sad, pathetic drama.

BTW, the Enquirer – the tabloid that broke the stories about the affair and the love child to begin with when the liberal media refused to run with it – plans on submitting the articles they did on this story for Pulitzer consideration. Another issue came out this week with allegations from a North Carolina bartender that in late December he repeatedly hit on her and tried to get her to go to his vacation home with him for sex.

Whatever. Time to move on.

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