I’m no fan of former U.S. Senator John Edwards (Democrat North Carolina) but I must say Google News is full of news about his trial. Edwards could get up to 30 years in prison for allegedly using campaign funds to hide his mistress Rielle Hunter from the American people. He would not go to prison if his defense lawyers can prove the money was used to hide the affair from his wife.
Okay, big slime ball here right? He should hit a 5 x 5 cell no matter how it turns out!
Apparently, Edwards maintains these funds were used to hide the affair from his now deceased wife Elizabeth and not for his political campaign.
I listened to some of the voice mails from one of Edward’s aides, Andrew Young and the defense might have a good argument here. In the voice mails you hear Edwards leaving messages for Young and all of the ones I heard state very clearly how Young would be able to tell when he called if wife Elizabeth was “in the room” or that “Elizabeth will be here in about 15 minutes so the sooner you call the better.”
Back in 2007 or 2008 (who cares) when he and Hunter started the affair she became pregnant (wow, a grown woman with no birth control) and Andrew Young and his wife were assigned to hide her, put her in hotel rooms, on jets, fancy vacations—just any old place where she or that growing belly wouldn’t be seen.
I do, however, believe Andrew Young and that he was given over a million dollars to hide Rielle. Edwards is apparently challenging Young’s statements. Edwards insists none of the money was used to hide Hunter from the American voters but from his wife Liz. Double slime ball here.
That’s one fine line isn’t it? He could go to jail if the jury says yea, the money was used to hide Hunter from the voting public or nay, the money was used to keep the affair secret from his wife.
I remember when he first ran way back in 2004 and then again in 2008 (actually in 2004 he did become John Kerry’s running mate for VP). One of my mother’s friends thought Edwards was dreamy and “looked like Robert Redford!” I never saw the similarities but that’s just me.
Still, there are other folks to take the stand and as far as those checks written from billionaire Rachel “Bunny” Mellon, many of them had weird things in the memo section like: “antique furniture.”
If this is true, wouldn’t Elizabeth wonder why she wasn’t getting any “antique furniture” or was she stupid enough to think these were gifts he was hiding for her in a warehouse and once he won the top job as President, he’d bring out all that “antique furniture,” invite Bunny to the inauguration and the three of them would laugh and laugh and laugh. I don’t think so and I do think Elizabeth Edwards was smarter than that. And, I don’t think Liz would have put up with putting Hunter in a wing of the White House—nope she’d put her foot down there.
I love the reports on ABC, NBC and CBS showing a somber John Edwards compared to the stylish boy-face we all first saw in 2004. He seems to drag his adult kids to court (I guess that makes him look good) and reports say the prosecution claims Hunter was a “loose cannon” and Edwards knew it.
I guess a “loose cannon” means she could pick up the phone any old time and let Elizabeth know about her growing belly and the affair. I guess it would take millions to keep my mouth shut if I were her! Probably all his millions because the guy isn’t broke, but I’d love to try and make him broke. But again, I know how to use birth control!
I’m not sure how all this will turn out but it does give us something else to follow other than Romney and Obama battle it out. In fact, of late, it’s been placing the election on the back burner.
All of these hooligans from Edwards do make me wonder, what in the hell was he thinking? Did he really think he’d get away with it? Was he waiting for his wife to succumb to the cancer she had and then pop Hunter out in the open and say, “Hey I just met this woman and I’m happy to adopt her new baby!”
Stupid I think. Very stupid.