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More Trouble For John Edwards

by @ 1:46 pm on June 29, 2009. Filed under Dumbasses, John Edwards, Politics

It looks like things are about to go from bad to worse for the former Senator and Vice-Presidential candidate:

Former presidential candidate John Edwards is out of luck if he hoped that the extramarital affairs of Gov. Mark Sanford and Sen. John Ensign would take people’s minds off his own cheating scandal.

Former Edwards aide Andrew Young says the ex-senator and his former mistress, Rielle Hunter, once made a sex tape, according to someone who has seen Young’s book proposal.

St. Martin’s Press just inked a deal with Young, who also says in his proposal that, contrary to his public statement last year, he is not the father of Hunter’s infant daughter — Edwards is. Edwards has denied that.

Young says that his belief in Edwards ran so deep that he agreed to take the fall for the candidate, inviting the pregnant Hunter to live with him, his wife, Cheri, and their three children. Later, after Hunter delivered the baby, Young and his family moved to a different home in California.

While he was unpacking, Young discovered a videocassette, according to the book pitch. Hunter had been hired by the Edwards campaign to videotape the candidate’s movements, but this one is said to have shown him taking positions that weren’t on his official platform.

If true, it would confirm that Edwards was an idiot of epic proportions. Not only don’t you videotape yourself when you’re having an affair, you sure as hell don’t piss off the guy who’s helping you cover it up.

4 Responses to “More Trouble For John Edwards”

  1. James Young says:

    Doug, I desire to see this tape even less than Pam Anderson’s.

  2. Rebecca says:

    And doesn’t all of this make the anti-poverty advocate a deadbeat dad? I asked this question in my blog spot today:

    If he would just fess up, this whole ugly mess would probably go away.

  3. tfr says:

    I really don’t know how the guy ever got as much attention as he did. He always seemed like a creepy used-car salesman to me, and this is exactly the kind of behavior I expected of him.

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