Ugh. REALLY, John Edwards? Really? Edwards admitted today to having an affair with Rielle Hunter and to lying repeatedly during his campaign for President. He denies that Hunter’s child is his, but says he has not taken a paternity test — he claims he cannot be the father based on the timing of the child’s birth. He maintains that he doesn’t and didn’t love Hunter and that the affair started after his wife Elizabeth went into remission from cancer. Apparently Edwards and Hunter, an aspiring filmmaker, met at a bar in NYC and then afterwards his campaign paid her to produce films for them, despite her inexperience. I cannot decide which would be worse — cheating on Elizabeth while she was battling cancer or cheating on her after she went into remission, because man, oh man, did she probably need her husband’s support during both of those times. And does the fact that he says he doesn’t “love” Hunter somehow make him less…disgusting? No way. It just makes me sick he would even address the emotional aspect of his affair, or lack thereof, as if it makes a difference. The Democratic Party better be thanking their lucky stars this guy didn’t end up their nominee. [ABC News]
Check out one of Hunter’s videos, after the jump. At around 1 minute 20 seconds, you can see Edwards blushing and flirting with the filmmaker, who is behind the camera. Guh-ross.