John Edwards, what the hell were you thinking?
The National Enquirer has proven again, “You can’t fool all the people all the time.” Who would have guessed that John Edwards’ secret erotic fantasies would materialize as a divorced, opportunistic flake named Lisa Druck aka Rielle Hunter?
The only thing about this whole mess that seems in character for him is his naïvete in letting her be responsible for birth control.
Apparently, it flattered him to have this New Age nut job with no video experience follow him around with a camera to show his “other side” (whatever that was supposed to be) on YouTube. It never occurred to him that she might be desperately seeking the 15 minutes of fame which had eluded her for 40 years, and that having a presidential candidate’s love child was the big break she’d been looking for.
Edwards denies he’s the child’s father, although he’s willing to take a paternity test, claiming the affair was long over before she ever got pregnant.
If that’s true, then Hunter wasted no time mourning their breakup. Today, she’d rather leave her daughter’s birth certificate blank and milk the mystery for all it’s worth, while claiming she wants “privacy.” As long as she maintains any possible link to Edwards, she can pretend she’s “somebody.”
And as if Elizabeth Edwards doesn’t have enough on her plate with cancer, she finds herself on common ground with the woman she gladly vilified on John’s behalf during the primaries – Hillary Clinton.
They’re both proud, card-carrying members of the Stand By Your Man Even When He Doesn’t Deserve It Club.
And if it’s true that Hunter is history and the baby is a stranger, why was Edwards caught just last month sneaking out of Hunter’s room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel at 3 a.m.?
With one giant leap, Edwards has cast himself onto the sleaze pile with Newt Gingrich, Rudy Guliani, Bill Clinton, and John McCain.
Since anyone who bought his campaign rhetoric about truth and honesty in government feel like we’ve been slimed, Rielle Hunter should have plenty of privacy real soon. John Edwards is finished.