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John Edwards May Be Indicted For Using Campaign Cash To Hide Affair

John Edwards and Rielle Hunter photo

John Edwards will most likely be indicted with criminal charges for using campaign cash to cover up his affair with videographer/wackadoodle, Rielle Hunter, ABC News is reporting. The U.S. Department of Justice has approved the prosecution, which seeks to indict the sleazy politician for using roughly $1 million of campaign donations to squire away Hunter from the media and the campaign, both of whom suspected the two of having an affair (and later, a love child). The prosecution is expected to argue that the Edwards campaign misused funds to try to cover up his cheating so he could continue onward with his 2008 presidential campaign. Two rich donors allegedly supplied the funds and I think we can assume “hiding the mistress” was not on their list of ways it should be spent. Ugh, I’m going to have to make a spreadsheet of sleazy politicians, their mistresses, love children, and their money problems, because it’s getting hard to keep track of them all. Sigh. [ABC News, NY Times] Keep reading »

Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s Semen Found On The Maid’s Clothes, French Newspaper Reports

Dominique Strauss-Kahn‘s semen was found on the clothing of the New York City hotel housekeeper he allegedly sexually assaulted, according to the French newspaper, Atlantico. The NYPD reportedly examined her clothes for DNA evidence, and removed a portion of the hotel suite carpet. (This is why it’s very, very, very important that you do not take a shower, brush your teeth or wash your clothes after any type of sexual assault!) However, Strauss-Kahn’s defense team is said to be arguing that the sexual contact between the former International Monetary Fund chief and the unnamed maid was consensual. If you read the new details about the assault that I included in Today’s Lady News yesterday, you’ll likely agree with me that argument could be a stretch. Keep reading »

Is Sarah Palin Moving To Arizona?

Gird your loins, Arizona: Sarah Palin might be moving in! The Atlantic Wire reports the former governor of Alaska allegedly bought an 8,000-square foot, $1.6 million home in a secluded area of Scottsdale, Arizona. The identity of the buyer is hidden on the property records, but the lawyer for the sale suspiciously replied “No comment!” when asked if the buyer was Palin. The fancy pad features six bedrooms, six bathrooms, a swimming pool and spa, a six-car garage, a wine cellar, and a guard gate. Damn! Keep reading »

Sarah Palin Says She Has “That Fire In My Belly.” Will She Or Won’t She Run For President in 2012?

Last night, Sarah Palin talked to Greta van Susteren over at Fox News about whether she would be throwing her hat in the ring for president in 2012. “It’s a matter for me of some kind of practical, pragmatic decisions that have to be made,” Sarah explained. “One is, with a large family understanding the huge amount of scrutiny and the sacrifices that have to be made on my children’s part in order to see their mama run for president. But yeah, the fire in the belly—it’s there.” [Politico]

I’m tempted to make the obvious joke: “No Sarah, that’s just indigestion.” But instead, after the jump, I’d like to take a look back at Sarah’s thoroughly confusing quotes about this issue over the past year. Let’s just say that she’s hinted and then recanted before. Keep reading »

Patti Davis, Ronald Reagan’s Daughter, Poses Nude For More Magazine

The words “Ronald Reagan” and “nude” in the headline scared you, didn’t it? Relax: it’s just his daughter Patti Davis posing nude again. Yes, again. Patti posed naked for Playboy in 1994 at age 42, she says, to celebrate kicking drugs and getting her body into shape. Now the First Daughter is posing nude at age 58 in the June issue of More, a magazine aimed at over-40 ladies, to prove her body is still as rock solid as her dad’s belief in trickle-down economics. While I generally think it’s cheesy when political hangers-on bare all (here’s lookin’ at you, Levi Johnston and sister), Patti Davis genuinely seems proud of her body’s accomplishments. Keep reading »

Dominique Strauss-Kahn Resigns From IMF & May Be Replaced By A Woman, Christine Lagarde

After being accused of sexually assaulting a hotel maid in New York City this weekend, Dominique Strass-Kahn, the chief of the International Monetary Fund, resigned from his position on Wednesday. Strauss-Kahn was charged with attempted rape, forcible touching, sexual abuse, and unlawful imprisonment, among other charges. He was denied the $1 million bail posted by his wife on Monday and is currently imprisoned at NYC’s Rikers Island. The formal letter of resignation he submitted last night denied all the charges against him:

“To all, I want to say that I deny with the greatest possible firmness all of the allegations that have been made against me. I want to protect this institution which I have served with honor and devotion, and especially—especially—I want to devote all my strength, all my time, and all my energy to proving my innocence.

According to The New York Times, the frontrunner to replace Strauss-Kahn at the IMF is a woman: Christine Lagarde, the French finance minister. If Lagarde were to be appointed, she would be the first-ever woman to hold the top position. Keep reading »

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