John Edwards repeatedly lied during his Presidential campaign about an extramarital affair with a novice filmmaker, the former Senator admitted to ABC News today.
In an interview for broadcast tonight on Nightline, Edwards told ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff he did have an affair with 44-year old Rielle Hunter, but said that he did not love her.
Oh, well that makes it all right then. She was just a warm mastubatory aid for your enjoyment, not someone you at least thought of as a human being.
What an complete, utter, contemptible cad.
Edwards also denied he was the father of Hunter's baby girl, Frances Quinn, although the one-time Democratic Presidential candidate said he has not taken a paternity test.
Edwards said he knew he was not the father based on timing of the baby's birth on February 27, 2008. He said his affair ended too soon for him to have been the father.
A former campaign aide, Andrew Young, has said he was the father of the child.
And we should believe you because...?
According to friends of Hunter, Edwards met her at a New York city bar in 2006. His political action committee later paid her $114,000 to produce campaign website documentaries despite her lack of experience.
So, in essence, she was paid for sex.
Edwards made a point of telling Woodruff that his wife's cancer was in remission when he began the affair with Hunter. Elizabeth Edwards has since been diagnosed with an incurable form of the disease.
You know, the only thing worse than having the affair and cheating on your wife, humiliating her and your children publicly, of making the National Enquirer a CREDIBLE news source, of confessing to ABC News, which is second only to Fox in its hatred of liberals, are these pathetic, vile excuses you offer.
What difference does it make whether your wife was in remission or not? What bloody difference did it make as to where you parked your penis?
When the National Enquirer first reported the alleged Edwards-Hunter affair last October 11, Edwards, his campaign staff and Hunter vociferously denounced the report.
"The story is false, it's completely untrue, it's ridiculous," Edwards told reporters then.
He repeated his denials just two weeks ago.
Edwards today admitted the National Enquirer was correct when it reported he had visited Hunter at the Beverly Hills Hilton last month.
The former Senator said his wife had not known about the meeting.
So, you were back renewing your boinking rights?
Sir, if I were not opposed to violence, I would punch you in the nose on behalf of decent husbands and wives everywhere.
Since becoming pregnant, Hunter has lived under assumed names in a series of expensive homes in North Carolina and, more recently, in Santa Barbara, Calif.
Edwards denied paying any money to Hunter to keep her from going public but said it was possible some of his friends or supporters may have made payments without telling him.
Damn, you just can't stop lying, can you?
I cannot believe I ever considered voting for you. Apparently, I need to recalibrate my cynical setting.
You sir, are a filthy cur.
(And no, this does not in any way rise to what the Republicans have done, not even in the same ball park, but censure is warranted).