Sunday, July 27, 2008

John Edwards -- Hypocritical Oaf

What is passing through the mind of Elizabeth Edwards? She must know by now that her husband has gotten an early start on a new family that will replace the one he has as soon as she succumbs to her disease. She must be thinking that he was starting a back-up family while he used her as campaign bait in his hapless bid for the Democratic nominatin. Is there any other abuse that would cause her more pain than she feels now? If there is a greater abuse, he's the person to test it.

Has there ever been a presidential or vice presidential candidate with such a ghoulish nature? A dead son, a dying wife and now a girlfriend, a new baby and soon, the freedom to begin anew.

Guard Confirms Late-Night Hotel Encounter Between Ex-Sen. John Edwards, Tabloid Reporters
Friday , July 25, 2008

A Beverly Hills hotel security guard told he intervened this week between a man he identified as former Sen. John Edwards and tabloid reporters who chased down the former presidential hopeful after what they're calling a rendezvous with his mistress and love child.

The Beverly Hilton Hotel guard said he encountered a shaken and ashen-faced Edwards — whom he did not immediately recognize — in a hotel men's room early Tuesday morning in a literal tug-of-war with reporters on the other side of the door.

"What are they saying about me?" the guard said Edwards asked.

"His face just went totally white," the guard said, when Edwards was told the reporters were shouting out questions about Edwards and Rielle Hunter, a woman the National Enquirer says is the mother of his child.

The guard said he escorted Edwards, who was not a registered guest at the hotel, out of the building after 2 a.m. Edwards did not say anything while he was escorted out, said the guard, adding that at times the reporters on the scene were "rough on him," sticking a camera in his face and shouting questions.

The guard did not recognize Edwards at the time of the incident, but said he concluded it was the 2008 presidential hopeful after hearing reports about the incident and finding an Enquirer reporter's notebook at the scene.

The guard said during the chase the reporters had dropped the notebook, which he picked up.

"This book has everything in it on him," he said, referring to Edwards. The guard later confirmed Edwards' identity after being shown a photograph.

A former campaign staffer, speaking on condition of anonymity, told he wishes he were "more surprised" to hear reports Edwards was visiting Hunter. "I'm definitely upset by it. I wish I was more surprised, though."

Edwards this week has repeatedly refused to comment on the Enquirer report. Asked about it on Thursday at an event in New Orleans, he said: "I have no idea what you're asking about. I've responded, consistently, to these tabloid allegations by saying I don't respond to these lies and you know that ... and I stand by that."

Edwards spokesmen did not respond to repeated calls by to respond to this story.

Beverly Hills Police Sgt. Michael Publicker, meanwhile, confirmed Friday that an incident report was filed with the department by two of the tabloid's reporters. Publicker said that contrary to a published report, a "criminal complaint" was not filed and there are no charges pending.

"It will be looked into," Publicker said, refusing to say whether Edwards would be contacted as part of a formal investigation. "We're not going to comment on the investigation," he said.

Police department spokesman Tony Lee said Publicker told him that Edwards was not named on the incident report.

Enquirer Editor-in-Chief David Perel told his reporters caught Edwards visiting Hunter and her baby at the hotel earlier Monday evening. Perel said Hunter and Edwards have been occasionally getting together so Edwards can see the baby. Hunter came to Beverly Hills with a male friend, Bob McGovern, said Perel. Hunter and her companion reportedly booked two rooms under McGovern's name, and McGovern picked up Edwards to bring him back to the hotel.

Perel said Enquirer staff had been given information about the planned Edwards-Hunter meeting, and the tabloid sent reporters to the hotel in anticipation of Edwards' arrival. According to the Enquirer, Edwards was first spotted being dropped off at the hotel at 9:45 p.m. PT, about 25 minutes after reporters watched McGovern leave the building in his BMW.

Edwards went to Hunter's room and the two left the hotel together and returned 45 minutes later, Perel said. Edwards reportedly entered her room and stayed there until after 2:30 a.m. PT. could not independently confirm the Enquirer's allegations. Perel also declined to identify where the Enquirer received the information about Edwards' alleged visits.

Perel told that after leaving Hunter's room, Edwards took an elevator to the basement, where he was confronted by two Enquirer reporters. He ran into the bathroom, where he remained until the security guard arrived.

The Enquirer says it has videotape showing Hunter entering the room where she met Edwards, and shows Edwards leaving the same room. However, the Enquirer has thus far declined repeated requests by to release any photographs or videotape evidence of the incident.

Lynda Simonetti, director of public relations at the Beverly Hilton, refused to comment on the guard's version of the incident, citing the hotel's privacy policy.

"We value the privacy of all the guests," Simonetti told, adding, "The non-disclosure policy applies to the requests of the names, whether it's past, current or anticipated guests... That's our policy."

Simonetti said she had "no knowledge" of the incident report filed by the two Enquirer reporters, and "I don't have any knowledge of any other circumstances."

As recently as last month, individuals vetting vice presidential candidates for Barack Obama had listed Edwards as a potential running mate. Edwards was viewed as a candidate who could help Obama appeal to white, working-class voters who had favored Hillary Clinton in the primaries.

Edwards, who was John Kerry's running mate in 2004, endorsed Obama in May, saying the presumptive presidential nominee held the same views he did about uniting a divided America.
Before and during the Democratic primaries, Edwards urged all candidates to boycott planned debates on FOX News, even though he had made prior appearances on the channel. One of those debates was to be sponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus.

Last October, the Enquirer reported that several sources said a former campaign worker on Edwards' campaign had been having an affair with the former North Carolina senator. In an e-mail allegedly written by Hunter to a friend, she wrote that she is "in love with John," but it's "difficult because he is married and has kids."

Edwards' wife Elizabeth, whom many have credited as being one of the driving forces behind Edwards' campaign, announced in March that her breast cancer had re-emerged after going into remission following a 2004 diagnosis.

Hunter has said that the father of her child is former Edwards campaign official Andrew Young. The 41-year-old married father of three has also said he is the father.


Blogger rawdawgbuffalo said...

still on the NE
dont say its so slappz

4:37 PM  
Blogger Jay Midnyte said...

don't care about Edwards and whether he did this or not, but the story is from Fox News so I already doubt it's truth.

2:40 AM  
Blogger no_slappz said...

jay midnyte,

You are showing that you do not know how to tell if a story is true or false.

If the story about Edwards were false, it would constitute Libel. The story hits Edwards with extremely serious accusations that are legally actionable.

If the National Enquirer -- which broke the story -- was found to have published a false story, Edwards would have the right to sue the paper. If the story were false and he sued, he would win. Huge.

It is seriously illegal to publish stories like this story about Edwards if the story is false. Libel laws are real and publications do get sued and pay fines.

But this story has serious implications for Edwards' life. His wife has been humiliated on the national stage while she is dying of breast cancer. If the story were false, he would own the National Enquirer after the lawsuit.

Have you noticed that he has said nothing to the press even though his girlfriend had a baby?

He had hopes of becoming Obama's vice presidential choice. Obama will NOT get near Edwards now. Edwards has lost his chance to become a VP candidate.

That is a devastating development for Edwards. If the story were false, he'd be on TV giving interviews claiming the Enquirer had smeared him and was out to hurt him and Obama.

But! Not a peep. Why? Because the story is 100% true.

1:31 PM  
Blogger no_slappz said...


The National Enquirer has scooped the news world with the story about Edwards.

It's all over the blog world. But the story in the blog world that is growing now, is the story about how the liberal main-stream press is avoiding this story.

1:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The National Enquirer is my favourite newspaper. Profound as are you slappzy!

8:05 PM  

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