Saturday, September 19, 2009

NY Times: John Edwards 'considering declaring' he is father of Rielle Hunter's baby

I still cannot believe that John Edwards ran for president knowing this scandal was simmering.

[A] federal grand jury in nearby Raleigh is investigating whether any crimes were committed in connection with campaign laws in an effort to conceal his extramarital affair with a woman named Rielle Hunter. At the same time, Mr. Edwards is moving toward an abrupt reversal in his public posture; associates said in interviews that he is considering declaring that he is the father of Ms. Hunter’s 19-month-old daughter, something that he once flatly asserted in a television interview was not possible.
By the time Edwards admitted in August 2008 to his affair with Hunter, the Democratic National Convention was just a few weeks away and Obama had locked up the delegates he needed for the nomination. If it had been Edwards in that position, John McCain would be president today. How self-centered and irresponsible can you be?