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    Edwards admits he fathered videographer's child

    I bet if John Edwards was a no name republican his affair would have been big news and so would this story.

    Edwards admits he fathered videographer's child
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards has finally come forward to admit that he is the father of a child born to a videographer he hired before his second White House bid. "It was wrong for me to ever deny she was my daughter," he said Thursday.

    Edwards released a statement to The Associated Press after long denying that he'd fathered a child during an affair with Rielle Hunter. The admission comes shortly before a book on the scandal is due out from a former campaign aide who was expected to describe how Edwards worked to hide his paternity.

    "I am Quinn's father," the former senator declared in his statement, as the second birthday of Frances Quinn Hunter approaches.

    A lawyer for Hunter did not immediately respond to a request for comment. It is not clear where she is living.

    Frances was born Feb. 27, 2008, indicating that the child was conceived in the middle of 2007, several months after Hunter stopped working for Edwards. John and Elizabeth Edwards renewed their wedding vows in July of 2007 to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary.

    A former Edwards aide, Andrew Young, initially claimed paternity of the child shortly before the 2008 presidential primary contests began. Young is scheduled to release a book on Feb. 2 that details the scandal.

    Elizabeth Edwards, whose cancer returned in an incurable form in March 2007, has stood by her husband despite the affair. She has said that it does not matter to her whether her husband fathered a child with Hunter, saying, "that would be a part of John's life, but not a part of mine."

    Since admitting the affair in August 2008, John Edwards has largely gone into seclusion. He has acknowledged a federal investigation into his campaign finances while both Young and Hunterówith her childóhave made appearances at a federal courthouse in Raleigh.

    In the statement Edwards released Thursday, he said, "I will do everything in my power to provide her (Frances) with the love and support she deserves. I have been able to spend time with her during the past year and trust that future efforts to show her the love and affection she deserves can be done privately and in peace."

    Edwards also said, "It was wrong for me ever to deny she was my daughter and hopefully one day, when she understands, she will forgive me."
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    Re: Edwards admits he fathered videographer's child

    WTF is with these moronic politician wives staying with cheaters? I swear all the hairspray makes them stupid.
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    Re: Edwards admits he fathered videographer's child

    You read about it, did you not?
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    Re: Edwards admits he fathered videographer's child

    Now that he's done his mea culpa, he is 100% rehabilitated and ready to run in 2012.

    My bet, if Democrat history is consistent... he'll be their next nominee for President.

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    Re: Edwards admits he fathered videographer's child

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    You read about it, did you not?
    How does a token mention change the fact that had it been any republican the liberal media would have been all over that story like a fat man in a all you can eat buffet?
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Edwards admits he fathered videographer's child

    By which variety of second sight do you "know" this? The **** hit the fan last year, it's now an old tired story with no new information. Who but partisan hacks would think it significant?
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    Re: Edwards admits he fathered videographer's child

    Quote Originally Posted by StandUpChuck View Post
    WTF is with these moronic politician wives staying with cheaters? I swear all the hairspray makes them stupid.
    Maybe in this case, her health has something to do with it? Also, she has been ill for a while. For all we know, their sexual relationship was zilcho, and she almost understood his looking elsewhere? I had a cousin who actively rejected her husband sexually for at least a year, if not more. He ended up looking elsewhere. Could I blame him? No.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    Maybe in this case, her health has something to do with it? Also, she has been ill for a while. For all we know, their sexual relationship was zilcho, and she almost understood his looking elsewhere? I had a cousin who actively rejected her husband sexually for at least a year, if not more. He ended up looking elsewhere. Could I blame him? No.
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    Re: Edwards admits he fathered videographer's child

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Hi baby.
    When we get married, I won't reject you sexually.

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    Re: Edwards admits he fathered videographer's child

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Now that he's done his mea culpa, he is 100% rehabilitated and ready to run in 2012.

    My bet, if Democrat history is consistent... he'll be their next nominee for President.

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