Patterico's Pontifications

7/22/2008

The Obligatory “John Edwards’s Love Child” Post

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:00 pm

Despite the Allahpunditish air of dutiful and reluctant reportage conveyed by the headline, the fact is that this story is just good fun:

Edwards went out of the hotel briefly with Rielle, they were observed by the NATIONAL ENQUIRER and then went back to her room, where he stayed until attempting to sneak out of the hotel unseen at 2:40 a.m. (PST). But when he emerged alone from an elevator into the hotel basement he was greeted by several reporters from the NATIONAL ENQUIRER.

Senior NATIONAL ENQUIRER Reporter Alexander Hitchen asked Edwards why he was visiting Rielle and whether he was ready to confirm that he was the father of her baby.

Shocked to see a reporter, and without saying anything, Edwards ran up the stairs leading from the hotel basement to the lobby.

A wild, French Connection-style chase hilarity ensues.

83 Responses to “The Obligatory “John Edwards’s Love Child” Post”

  1. Edwards is still on the short list for Obama’s VP.

    Judgment. Nuance.

    Drumwaster (5ccf59)

  2. In all seriousness….if ANY politician’s wife deserves a break, it is Mrs. Edwards. Take a hint, Michelle O. It’s all about the “O”, eh?

    Anyway…to me, John Edwards is the worst of the worst of the plaintiff’s bar and of politics. The worst. But, I don’t want his wife to suffer any more indignities than necessary as she fights for her life.

    Ed (59b337)

  3. So what is the skinny on Hillary’s luscious muslim aide? What does Mrs. Edwards have to say about dear hubby? Perhaps its all a ruse to cover up truth that The Breck Girl is actually gay? And what about Urkel’s own rumored penchant for homosexual acts? Oh, the NY Times has suggested that McCain was having a fling with a lobbyist. If there are no semen stained blue dresses, then where’s the beef? In any case, will Edwards as Veep bring in any more of the trial lawyer money? Or help in state where he was senator and would likely have not been re-elected?

    madmax333 (9171b7)

  4. Edwards went out of the hotel briefly with Rielle, they were observed by the NATIONAL ENQUIRER and then went back to her room.

    No photos?

    The Enquirer tracks three people from Santa Barbara, covers back entrances of the Beverly Hilton and forgets the camera?

    steve (1a52f8)

  5. Today’s rumors are that Obama may pick Edwards as his VP and McCain may pick Romney. I don’t think Edwards or Romney would help either candidate.

    DRJ (297528)

  6. It would be hilarious if Obama picked Edwards as VP. It would only confirm my impression of just how clueless Obama and his campaign is.

    Anyone with a clue would have realized just what a crappy job Edwards did, campaigning as VP on the Kerry / Edwards ticket in 2004.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  7. he’s as bad as john mccain, stepping out on a loyal wife with health issues for a spot of poontang, then lying about it.

    assistant devil's advocate (bda7f8)

  8. I only hope Edwards had the decency to be straight up with Mrs. Edwards in the privacy of their home before the media ran with it. She deserved at least that consideration.

    Dana (f3e2a8)

  9. Really, ADA? As bad? How about worse? Edwards lacks any excuse of wartime emotional stress experiences to his conduct.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  10. Edwards lacks any excuse of wartime emotional stress experiences to his conduct.

    Don’t forget those harrowing experiences channeling a dead baby. That has to count for something, right? Hey, if “Reverend” Je$$e Jack$on and BJ Clinton can get a little on the side, why can’t a one-term Senator and losing Vice Presidential candidate?

    He’s a Democrat, and that’s all he needs to get as many passes as necessary from the Assistant Democrat Apologist

    Drumwaster (5ccf59)

  11. Ann Coulter was right about Edwards in a figurative sense. He even had his wife defending him by attacking Coulter on the fa**ot charge.

    Read somewhere that Obama’s best bet would be Colin Powell as Veep. Because color is so important. don’t you know? Gotta prove you aren’t racist by voting for the mulatto mutant clueless barack. I love how Condi Rice may even vote for Obama. Gotta have a high yellow Negro running the plantation I suppose. Make up for past racism too.

    madmax333 (9171b7)

  12. Popcorn. Need more popcorn.

    Old Coot (cb828a)

  13. No photos?

    The Enquirer tracks three people from Santa Barbara, covers back entrances of the Beverly Hilton and forgets the camera?

    I was thinking the same thing, steve. I should mark the calender.

    But if this is for real, and they’re awfully specific, it’s hysterical. Unless you’re Elizabeth, in which case it’s pretty awful.

    The Enquirer broke Monicagate and the Jesse Jackson love child story. If this encounter didn’t happen, then they’re fabricating a huge tale, and that’s not a wise thing to do to a trial lawyer with a dying wife. I’m inclined to believe it. But there should be pictures to prove it, and they’re not in evidence.

    I’d really like to see them, though.

    Pablo (99243e)

  14. I thought Drudge broke the Monica story.
    But yeah, where’s the photo? Feel REAL bad for his wife IF IT’S TRUE.

    Viktor Nehring (6c107f)

  15. I thought Drudge broke the Monica story.

    IIRC, Drudge “broke” it in that he reported that the Enquirer was about to run it. They did the legwork, and Drudge leaked it.

    Pablo (99243e)

  16. At least Edwards is trying to be a father to that child. Think of the children!

    Alta Bob (a6d8ba)

  17. Seems pretty likely the Enquirer is holding the photos for its print magazine — the one it makes money on.

    Miami Herald broke the Gary Hart-Donna Rice fling, but the first pictures of it were in the Enquirer. It has a tradition to uphold.

    Chris (7f6f99)

  18. To get the Drudge/Lewinsky story history right once and for all:

    Drudge broke it. It was Newsweek (not the Enquirer) that first got hold of it, but they spiked the story. Drudge then did his own legwork, cultivated his own sources, and reported on the debate between editors and reporters within the halls of Newsweek regarding the underlying Lewinsky story.

    Newsweek was never about to run the Lewinsky story on their own – They only claimed that they were about to run it after the fact once they were embarrassed by Drudge’s scoop.

    Justin Levine (b85239)

  19. Pablo’s wrong. Newsweek had the Monica story but then held it at the last second, prompting the leak to Drudge.

    Chris (7f6f99)

  20. Yes. Apparently I do not remember correctly. Justin is correct and I blame the pale ale. Or Bush. Whichever.

    Pablo (99243e)

  21. As I recall, The Enquirer was the first to have a lot of the sleazy details like the info about The Blue Dress, and people scoffed because it was The Enquirer.

    Abu Al-Poopypants (1dbcfe)

  22. Asked to comment, Barack Obama said: “That’s not the Silky Pony I knew.”

    “But what the hell, I guess there’s still enough room for him under the bus.”

    PC14 (ec0516)

  23. The lack of even a single photo (none of them had a cell phone with a camera in it?) is a clear sign of rumor and innuendo. Maybe it will eventually be revealed as a completely true story. For now though, it should be looked at as being as fixed and permanent as the electrons bringing it to your PC screen.

    Icy Truth (d645e2)

  24. Newsweek–Isikoff, if I’m not mistaken. Editors spiked the story. Not newsworthy, apparently.

    Chris (b6ebef)

  25. Perhaps I’m missing something. As Sen. Edwards can explain, a man “has his needs.” Regardless of whether his wife is fat, has cancer, is not sexually motivated, whatever, a good looking, successful man like the Senator has a libedo that needs maintenance.

    Hillary and Bill had their understanding: she found the ladies more interesting, and so did Bill. Isn’t it probable that John and his wife have a similar arrangement? She’s a big girl and probably not in the mood per her chemo treatment, and he’s a good looking man of two Americas. To keep him from sharing his vision with pretty ladies would be a crime for our great nation.

    Please, put this matter in context. Good men like the great Senator have their needs which must be expressed on a regular basis. If their wives aren’t able to meet the need, how can we blame that on these wonderful progressive leaders?

    redherkey (9f5961)

  26. Is that commensurate with his need to be the most sanctimonious son of a bitch in America?

    Icy Truth (d645e2)

  27. i’m trying to figure out how a nutless wonder like the Silky Pony could ever been accused of having stood to stud…….. undoubtedly he’s so thrilled at the accusation that it will never occur to him to fight it.

    /he’s still a punk

    redc1c4 (ae7a64)

  28. Wow, I can only say that I think this is…..zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Californio (558762)

  29. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz and that is why it is so important.

    Californio (558762)

  30. Remember Senator John Tower – why couldn’t Edwards at least have worn a Superman costume? Has he no pizazzz?

    Ah the good ol days – when our politicians were incompetent drunken womanizing boobs – as opposed to the preachy, church-lady, humorless, ernest incompetent boobs we have today. A ‘la Obama – the law professor who produced no scholarly works, the author who wrote a book about…himself, the Chicago politician who preaches a form of politics that his history indicates he does not practice.

    Californio (558762)

  31. you posts #28 & 29 would be more valid *if* you could actually think.

    HTH. HAND. etc…………..

    redc1c4 (ae7a64)

  32. redherkey,

    Are you trying to be sarcastic? Because I can’t identify sarcasm anymore.

    aunursa (09c81f)

  33. Re: lack of photos

    The article has a semi-plausible explanation: He ran from the photographer and hid in a bathroom until security hustled him out.

    “Shocked to see a reporter, and without saying anything, Edwards ran up the stairs leading from the hotel basement to the lobby. But, spotting a photographer, he doubled back into the basement. As he emerged from the stairwell, reporter Butterfield questioned him about his hookup with Rielle. Edwards did not answer and then ran into a nearby restroom. He stayed inside for about 15 minutes, refusing to answer questions from the NATIONAL ENQUIRER about what he was doing in the hotel. A group of hotel security men eventually escorted him from the men’s room, while preventing the NATIONAL ENQUIRER reporters from following him out of the hotel.”

    But the Enquirer doesn’t actually say they have no photos. My guess is they have some not-very-good photos, like Edwards from behind or from a distance, which they will probably run in the print edition as small insets to the sort of file photo they are using with this web story. They probably also have some better photo of Rielle Hunter, like her with her child.

    DWPittelli (7c499f)

  34. Wer letzt laechelt, laechelt am Besten, Breck Girl. Maybe now the great O!bama will make a righteous pick for veep such as the great ex-General or RINO Hagel.

    And what was the name of the drunken DC pol caught in a the Wash. fountain with the Argentinian bombshell so many years ago?

    madmax333 (ebe788)

  35. And what was the name of the drunken DC pol caught in a the Wash. fountain with the Argentinian bombshell so many years ago?

    Wilbur Mills & Fanne Foxe

    Horatio (55069c)

  36. The absence of photos bothered me, also. Such shots would be like the “blue dress” and the Enquirer would obviously know it. Still, Edwards is quite an experienced lawyer, so such a story with such details would be expected to prompt a huge libel suit if false, yes?

    On another note, if Edwards was so quick and accurate in his reactions that he was able to successfuly evade all the Enquirer photographers who were pre-positioned for million-dollar shots, maybe Edwards is someone we would WANT in higher position, yes? Imagine him squaring off with Ahmadinejad. Who would do better? Edwards or Obama, or anyone else?

    Imagine the election banners:

    “Vote Edwards! Faster than a flock of Enquirer photogs!”

    jim2 (a9ab88)

  37. Democrats do not pay for their transgressions! Edwards, Kennedy, Clinton, can all cat around and the press applauds. Hey the tax and spend Democrats can’t even pay for fuel and the gas taxes for gas taken from Municapal Denver Pumps!

    PCD (5c49b0)

  38. At least Edwards wasn’t paying $5,000 per assignation for a piece of tail (literally) like Elliot Spitzer.

    RickZ (8df857)

  39. RickZ, uh, with a supposed child of the liaison as rumored, he’ll be paying a heck of a lot more than Eliot.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  40. re: pictures – Nat’l Enquirer is a weekly, the pics will be in the print edition some of us *cough* pay for. This story just happened 2:40am Monday. If the pictures were published on the web, you KNOW they would be all over the MSM. Purely business, the Nat’l Enquirer does not mean to hurt Mrs. Edwards, just as I’m sure John Edwards didn’t.

    TimesDisliker (f18d4e)

  41. PCD –

    Generally, I agree with you.

    However, Gary Hart proved that a well-spread picture can undo almost anything. I realllly wonder if the Enquirer does have pix and they’re saving them for the print edition, as Chris suggested (#17).

    jim2 (6482d8)

  42. Who knew that having “great hair” would turn out to be so profitable?

    Dmac (416471)

  43. BTW, I do feel badly for Ms. Edwards – but she knew what she was getting into, and had been a particularly vociferous defender of her husband during his latest Presidential quest. I don’t like Coulter, but her performance in that set – up/hit – job of a TV “interview” was fairly heinous.

    Dmac (416471)

  44. To paraphrase from Dr. Strangelove, John Edwards is a Man of the People, but he is also a Man.

    Darwin Akbar (11823f)

  45. Methinks this comes as a shock to exactly nobody. It nevers ceases to amaze me how freakin’ stoooopid these people can be when it comes to things like this.

    JD (75f5c3)

  46. I feel horrible for his wife.

    For that sanctimonious pompous arrogant ambulance-chasing shyster, not so much.

    JD (75f5c3)

  47. Edwards went out of the hotel briefly with Rielle, they were observed by the NATIONAL ENQUIRER and then went back to her room, where he stayed until attempting to sneak out of the hotel unseen at 2:40 a.m. (PST).

    If I were Hitchen, I’d have asked why this hotel hadn’t set their clocks forward in the spring like everyone else.

    Xrlq (b71926)

  48. Drumwaster wrote:

    Edwards is still on the short list for Obama’s VP.

    Not anymore. :)

    Dana R Pico (3e4784)

  49. Vice President Edwards. Oh the horror. if not for those Swiftvets. Thanks again guys—freakin’ national heroes, they are.

    PC14 (ec0516)

  50. Edwards is still on the short list for Obama’s VP.

    I doubt that, now.

    Joel Rosenberg (5ec843)

  51. National heroes for refuting Kerry’s assertions about “Christmas in Cambodia?” Sure, I’d agree with that – how about also refuting his congressional testimony that there were “hundreds of Mai Lais in Vietnam?” He deserved credit for his meritorious service in wartime, but he also deserved ridicule for his disgraceful conduct towards his fellow vets after his discharge.

    BTW, we’re still waiting for Kerry’s full disclosure of his military records, as he promised – over three years ago. Gee, I wonder what the hold – up could be? Why is he so shy, after all these years?

    Dmac (416471)

  52. I think that, to remain on (or get back onto) the short list, Edwards would have to address and explicitly deny the story, blow by blow, as it were. Which could be an assist, if skillfully done, and if there’s no there there.

    m (b60696)

  53. Hey, Silky is only married in one of the Americas. He was chasing tail in the other one.

    Pablo (99243e)

  54. Kerry’s assertions about “Christmas in Cambodia?”

    Including the memory – seared, seared, I tell you! – of “President Nixon” speaking to the troops.

    In December, 1968.

    (waits for penny to drop…)

    Drumwaster (5ccf59)

  55. #51- what exactly was Lurch’s meritorious service in Vietnam? I know O’Reilly deems skerry a hero and castigated the swiftboaters, but does shotting a fleeing Asian in the pack warrant medals? Or was it the minor “wounds” like rice shrapnel in his ass that allowed HIM to petition leaving the war zone after four months? Exactly why is he a hero and the left bashes McCain for years of torture at the Hanoi Hilton?
    The Breck Girl deserves whatever grief he brought upon himself. Surely if he is capable of channeling dead kids, he can use his metaphysical powers to avoid scandals? I do laud him for for putting his money where his mouth is and conserving energy with that ginormous estate of his. Haha

    madmax333 (0c6cfc)

  56. #54 well fwiw, Nixon WAS president-elect by Xmas of ’68. Question- if LBJ told us we never had it so good, why does urkel feel the need to change us. Yes, I know the Johnson war on poverty was a huge success. How much did unwed black motherhood increase with the bloated welfare infrastructure? Or black crime for that matter? Yes, LBJ did us all so good fer sure. And was great at micromanaging the war and declaring so many things in SE Asia as off limits.

    madmax333 (0c6cfc)

  57. “a man has needs”. BULLSH*T! He’s married, for better for worse, in sickness and in health. “needs” don’t give either partner in a marriage the right to break those vows.

    kimsch (2ce939)

  58. That was Algore. Edwards was criticized for talking about two Americas while being the poster boy for living in an elite community. Talk about mixed metaphors.

    Icy Truth (6ddfc7)

  59. Barugula isn’t going to pick either Colin Powell or Chuck Hagel. Jeez! Sometimes it seems like every rumor originates from the Enquirer.

    Icy Truth (6ddfc7)

  60. #33 – DWPittelli

    But the Enquirer doesn’t actually say they have no photos. My guess is they have some not-very-good photos, like Edwards from behind or from a distance, which they will probably run in the print edition

    — Some of us think that because they don’t say they have photos … there are no photos; you think that they don’t say they have photos because the photos they do have are not very good. Which of those scenarios do you really think is more likely? If they had photos, even poor quality ones, don’t you think they would publicize that fact in order to draw people to the print mag? Inside this week’s Enquirer, photos of John Edwards meeting his mistress!

    Icy Truth (6ddfc7)

  61. #36 – jim2

    Still, Edwards is quite an experienced lawyer, so such a story with such details would be expected to prompt a huge libel suit if false, yes?

    — Every celebrity (or nearly every one) the Enquirer discusses has the resources to retain an experienced lawyer. Unless you believe that only the handful of actual libel cases brought against the Enquirer over the years reflects truly libelous stories, you can probably take it as a given that most of the people mentioned in their stories brush off the bullshit with the thought that “there’s no such thing as bad publicity” and that they basically ignore the Enquirer.

    Icy Truth (6ddfc7)

  62. If this is true, there must be photos and they’re holding them back for print publication. If it isn’t true, they just invited a huge lawsuit.

    Pablo (99243e)

  63. Nixon WAS president-elect by Xmas of ‘68.

    President-ELECT. He had no more authority to speak to the troops about anything than does Bill Clinton today.

    There is only ONE Commander-in-Chief, and in Christmas of ’68, that was Lyndon Johnson.

    Drumwaster (5ccf59)

  64. #40 – TimesDisliker

    If the pictures were published on the web, you KNOW they would be all over the MSM. Purely business

    — So why wouldn’t they advertise the print edition by saying that there will be something beyond stock photos accompanying the story?

    Icy Truth (6ddfc7)

  65. “…what exactly was Lurch’s meritorious service in Vietnam?”

    Like it or not, he did serve honorably during his stint in the Swift Boats, including his combat experience. The problems came after his discharge, when he claimed events that didn’t happen and made assertions that were never proven. And if there’s one thing that my friends who’ve served remind me, a veteran should never lie about his wartime experiences – sooner or later, those lies will eventually catch up with you – too many of those pesky witnesses that are inconveniently still alive, you know.

    Dmac (416471)

  66. #61 I. T. –

    There is an important difference between the standard Enquirer targets and Edwards. The celeb types can brush it off because news = publicity to them and they can brush it off as you said.

    Edwards’ squeaky-clean image constitutes too much of his political assets.

    He risks forfeiting that asset if he lets the Enquirer story get national play (even just Drudge and the Enquirer).

    In a showbiz analogy, it’s like the Kardashian porn video versus the Miley Cyrus Vanity fair shots.

    jim2 (6482d8)

  67. he did serve honorably during his stint in the Swift Boats, including his combat experience.

    I have no argument with this. My problem arises when he starts talking about all the medals he got for that shortened stint. I also have questions about the type of discharge he actually got (not the one that was issued after Carter’s “amnesty” to draft dodgers). I also have questions about his violating military regs and Federal Law by talking to North Vietnamese reps in Paris while still in the service. (There’s a reason they have a display dedicated to John Kerry in Hanoi’s museum, and it isn’t his winning smile.)

    Lucky for him all those “Winter Soldier” claims he made were not made under oath…

    Drumwaster (5ccf59)

  68. There’s also the 1971 meeting where they discussed assassinating members of Congress.

    See:

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1101742/posts

    Even the NY Times admits it:

    http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9D07E5D8123AF937A15757C0A9629C8B63

    jim2 (6482d8)

  69. #66 – jim2

    Remember when that made-for-tv movie “The Path to 9/11″ was shown and there was loud grumbling that there would be lawsuits, even one from Bill Clinton?

    Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock . . .

    Icy Truth (6ddfc7)

  70. #63 I knew that Nixon had no pull, but media will spin everything to make libs look good even if they are lying sacks of shit. How were Kerry’s actions not treasonous in Paris while still in uniform? Reporting for duty, my ass. So who lied in the exit polls that had Kerry whipping Dubya?
    I have neighbors who adore Edwards. Does no good to criticize the silk pony. Another thinks Biden should be the nominee. Also many moonbats here worship wexler for speaking truth to power regarding Bush and Cheney being worthy of impeachment for high crimes and misdemeanors.

    madmax333 (0c6cfc)

  71. #69 I. T. –

    I don’t understand your post.

    As for Clinton, it was already too late to remove him from office and he could hardly run again. All he needed to do was to bloviate about lawsuits to appeal to his supporters. The last thing that he would have eanted was something like discovery or anything that might lead to things being called “facts”.

    Edwards is not in any sort of post-POTUS position.

    Hmmm, if Clinton had been removed from office by impeachment, would that have been POTUS-interrupted?

    jim2 (a9ab88)

  72. Also many moonbats here worship wexler for speaking truth to power

    Would that be the same Wexler who claims to be from Florida, despite the fact that he lives in Maryland? (His Florida address is actually the home of his in-law’s – do he and his teenage sons sleep on the couch of that home in the 55+ community?)

    Where are his kids enrolled at school? Where does he pay taxes? Does he, in fact, pay any property taxes?

    Article I, Section 2, Paragraph 2: “No Person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained to the Age of twenty five Years, and been seven Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State in which he shall be chosen.

    Drumwaster (5ccf59)

  73. #72

    “… when elected ….”

    jim2 (a9ab88)

  74. Wexler has been a Member of the House since ’97. That includes his recent reelection in ’06.

    How long has been living in Maryland? (I don’t mean just maintaining an office and DC residence, I mean actually living there full-time.)

    Drumwaster (5ccf59)

  75. Does not the State of Fl get to define “inhabitant” for their reps?

    I wonder what their definition is.

    jim2 (a9ab88)

  76. Does not the State of Fl get to define “inhabitant” for their reps?

    Not in such a way as to invalidate the Constitutional requirements. I quoted the relevant paragraph above. Kind of tough to get around that.

    Drumwaster (5ccf59)

  77. I suspect that he claims to be a resident of FLorida because their income taxes are less onerous than Maryland. That, and he is dishonest. He is about as much of a resident of Florida as Hillary was of NY when she ran for Senate.

    JD (75f5c3)

  78. His Florida address belongs to his in-laws and is inside a 55+ community. Those communities do not allow those under the age of 55 to live there – they have the laws on their side, too, since the HOAs have the power to evict residents.

    You cannot tell me that teenage kids – Wexler has a few – live there in that 55+ home. (I live in such a community here in California, and they are VERY strict and the neighbors are VERY nosy.)

    Drumwaster (5ccf59)

  79. #77 Florida has no state income tax. They do have homestead protection if you are a legal resident and own property. That equates to lower property taxes over time and increases held to 3% a year.
    I was paying way more taxes of all kinds in Pa., except sales tax in Palm Beach county is 6 1/2%.
    I’m sure Bobby has an excuse and most associations of age communities are strict on who can live there. I never saw the local moonbat papers mention anything untoward about his status and he ran unopposed last time. I’m sure his endorsement of Obama means much to the knee jerk liberal Jews here.
    Funny aside, officials are aware of snowbirds from NY and NJ voting in both Fla. and other states, but choose to do nothing about it. Want to bet how many cast two votes for the dem nominee? I’ll have to ask Wexler about the housing situation.

    madmax333 (0c6cfc)

  80. Breitbart.tv now has video of the silk pony saying he doesn’t comment on the trash tabloids that are trash and full of lies.

    madmax333 (0c6cfc)

  81. #71 – jim2

    Look. On his radio show today, Glenn Beck made the case for why Edwards should sue, and stressed that if Edwards doesn’t take legal action he will appear to be guilty by innuendo. Beck was persuasive but I just don’t see Edwards doing it, even if he is innocent.

    Icy Truth (6ddfc7)

  82. officials are aware of snowbirds from NY and NJ voting in both Fla. and other states

    Including California. I see no easy way to stop it, other than a nation-wide database, but that would be too much personal data that is too vulnerable to tampering.

    FWIW, I work for the County Registrar for every election since we moved here in ’99. Last election (June 4 for the local and Federal primaries), I was responsible for nine different precincts, comprising almost 15,000 voters. Next election is the Presidential In November and we’re already gearing up. I expect an 18-hour day, if we’re lucky.

    Drumwaster (5ccf59)

  83. Ew. That term “love child” just makes me cringe. Though I guess the more-accurate term “bastard” is out of favor these days as “stigmatizing,” and “f**k baby” is maybe a bit on the vulgar side.

    Anyway, just because he met her in a hotel doesn’t necessarily mean he was bonking her. He could have just been feeding her carrots and sugar cubes for all we know.

    Alex (2edb43)


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