Wednesday, January 27, 2010

More John Edwards Revelations

These aren't pretty and there will surely be a few more in Andrew Young's forthcoming tell-all book on the downfall of the Edwards' campaign for the presidency.  I am currently reading Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime, which is chock full of damaging revelations about Edwards, his wife Elizabeth and their nightmare marriage.  Edwards needs another book on the market like he needs another mistress.

Young was a devoted Edwards supporter who went so far as to claim paternity of Rielle Hunter's daughter to shield Edwards from damaging revelations about his affair.

As with Game Change, the author appears to be seeking a bit of pre-release publicity; expect the juicy bits to leak over the next day or so.   The Wall Street Journal has a full review that included this nasty revelation:
Made in USA: Young says Edwards is an Atkins-dieter who hated making appearances at state fairs where “fat rednecks try to shove food down my face. I know I’m the people’s senator, but do I have to hang out with them?” Before a SEIU candidate forum in Las Vegas, Young says Edwards made him cut out a “made in the USA” label from Young’s own suit to sew in place of Edwards’s “made in Italy” label.

Edwards’ hair: “Naturally thick and lustrous, his hair was a fixation with him. He insisted on using just one kind of shampoo — HairTec Thick & Strong Shampoo for Fine, Fragile Hair,” Young writes. He says that for years he or Edwards personally paid for the expensive haircuts rather than publicly list them as campaign expenses. He blamed the gaffe – Edward’s campaign committee picked up the tab for two $400 haircuts — on “new, inexperienced staff.”

A confrontation: Shortly after John Edwards and Hunter returned from a trip to Uganda in 2006, Elizabeth Edwards answered a cell phone call to hear Hunter who “launched into a romantic monologue,” Young writes. According to Young’s account, Elizabeth confronted her husband who “confessed to having had a one-night stand but didn’t say with whom.” He called Hunter in front of his wife to end it, but later called her back to say he didn’t mean it.
 I can't help but wonder why the press doesn't hang their collective heads in shame as each disgusting Edwards revelation comes to the fore.  Their silence surely shows their bias as we can be sure if Edwards was running as a Republican none of this information would have been kept under wraps.

Young also hints that a Hunter/Edwards sex tape currently exists or at least did at one point:
Young describes his alleged discovery of a compromising videotape of Edwards and a naked, pregnant lover, identified by Young as Hunter. “It was like watching a traffic pileup occur in slow motion — it was repelling but also transfixing,” he writes.
Read the rest at The Wall Street Journal.

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