My Way News - Edwards says he's father of Rielle Hunter's child: "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.
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.'"
Let's see. Nine months before Feb. 27, 2008...that means John Edwards was cheating on his wife just about May 27, 2007, which would be just two months after Elizabeth Edwards learned she had incurable out-of-remission cancer. And then, just six weeks after conceiving little Frances with his mistress, John Edwards renewed his wedding vows to his incurably ill wife. It will soon be revealed that he set up an elaborate scam whereby one of his campaign aides was induced to claim that he, not Edwards, was the father of Frances. They set up Reille Hunter in a house of her own in this aide's gated community, as I recall.
So: while this reptile was one of the leading Democratic candidates for President of the United States he was cheating on his terminally ill wife and lying about it to the country.
Outside of the tabloids, little press attention paid was paid to this particular candidate and his scandal, and even now that it all comes out it is just a blip. How does it stack up with the press attention paid to the much less significant foibles of Sarah Palin?
John Edwards is morally unfit to hold any public office, but he came pretty close to the presidency. I think maybe his supporters ought to think deeply about their own judgment.