RALEIGH, NC: John Edwards made an extraordinary announcement today, reversing his response to allegations surfacing during his presidential campaign. He was charged with improperly using campaign funds to pay off a staffer, Rielle Hunter, with whom he was having an affair. Previously he denied fathering a child with Rielle, and denied pressuring his staffer Andrew Young to get a doctor to fake DNA tests and take the fall for Edward’s transgression. But today he confessed.
So let’s get this straight: a man who thinks he is qualified to be president of the United States fathers a daughter out of wedlock and bribes one of his staffers to take the wrap. What kind of hubris does it take to do such a thing and think that you are still qualified to lead this country? Unfortunately this kind of arrogance is all too prevalent in today’s leadership. Here finally is Edward’s entire statement regarding his perfidy:
I am Quinn’s father. I will do everything in my power to provide her with the support she deserves. It was wrong for me ever to deny she was my daughter and hopefully one day, when she understands, she will forgive me. John Edwards
That’s it? That’s all he has to say? The NIP wonders what the daughter will understand someday that will prompt her to forgive Edwards. What about asking forgiveness from the American people for trying to foist his bankrupt character upon us a worthy to be our president? Read more…