Tuesday, June 30, 2009

When Political Aides Attack!

The fall of John Edwards has been an interesting story to follow. I tend to be quite disinterested when it comes to news of political infidelities. If there is hypocrisy involved, I pay a little more attention but still don't really care that much. However, the John Edwards story just keeps getting more interesting.

The part I find most interesting is that John Edwards still ran for the Democratic nomination in 2008 despite knowing that if he got the nomination and news of his affair with Rielle Hunter became public, it would do long-term damage to the Democratic party. If I was an Edwards donor, I would have been so pissed. I've also been curious about the strange book tour Elizabeth Edwards went on, but that's another story.

As much as I like to think that I'm above following stories that sound like they are straight out of a tabloid, sometimes I succumb. Guilty pleasure of the week: reading about Former Edwards Aide Andrew Young allegations in a proposal for a rare tell-all book.

Highlights:
  • Edwards made a sex tape with Hunter
  • "Hunter and Edwards talked of marriage should Elizabeth, who suffers from incurable cancer, die and that the former North Carolina senator was promised by Barack Obama the Attorney General's office"
  • Elizabeth Edwards accuses Young of stealing her late son's baseball card collection
  • Edwards convinced Young to claim responsibility for being the father of Edwards illegitimate son with Hunter
  • Obama promised to make Edwards Attorney General if he wasn't picked as his running mate

1 comment:

Aubrey said...

it just gets classier and classier :)