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Edwards admits affair to ABC; denies father of child. Confessed to Elizabeth.


ABC's "Nightline" will have the story; for print version of the ABC story, check out this report from Rhonda Schwartz and Brian Ross.

Their lede:

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.

Joint statement from Elizabeth and John Edwards expected Friday.

National Enquirer broke story about Edwards affair in October, confronting Edwards at a hotel in Beverly Hills in the wee hours in July; mainstream media reluctant to pick up story until today.


Well...another huckster gets busted. When will these politicians learn to keep their own sheets clean before trying to impose their own democratic righteousness on others? Let’s be honest here did anyone really believe Slick Willy II was the sincere, “I’ve never met an insurance company I could sue”, ever had a chance as presidential contender?

So glad Brian ROSS is on such BIG NEWS!
This shows why we need some major changes in this country.
A family RARELY survives the death of a child. The divorce rate is staggering. Can't they just leave Edwards alone? Guess not.
Here's what they coulda covered, courtesy of Bill Moyers and his blog:
Step 1: Embrace the solutions Al Gore explained in the speech 3 weeks ago that the media is IGNORING so they can beat up on Bill Clinton some more and go after the 'sexgate' of the Edwards' marriage.
Step 2. Nationalize the oil companies. All that malfeasance. Seize all their assets. Give a fair pay out to stockholders. Put the managers in jail.
Step 3. Build mass transit.
and national health care simultaneously. All prior dets forgiven. No 'pre=existing conditions' --that phrase doesn't belong in a country that takes care of its citizens.
Step 4. All national news media holdings are sold locally in this manner: a 3 way ownership plan---empoloyee stock option, union, and a 10% cap on profits by a private financier. Mandatory local citizen editorial review board--particulalry helpful for airwave licensees.

If this affair was so long ago, why was he with her at 2:40 in the morning, just 2 weeks ago?

I may be dumb, but I'm not that dumb.

I wonder where Elizabeth thought he was?

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