Friday, August 08, 2008

Edwards Admits Getting Caught

John Edwards and Rielle Hunter: A Timeline
Edwards' Affair Through the Years

Aug. 8, 2008 —

Nov. 3, 2004: John Edwards' wife, Elizabeth Edwards, is diagnosed with breast cancer. Her cancer later went into remission.

2006: Sen. John Edwards meets Rielle Hunter, a self-described filmmaker, at a bar in New York City.

Aug. 2, 2006: "Plane Truth," the first of a series of Web documentaries, or "Webisodes," chronicling Edwards' course on the campaign trail -- produced by newly hired Hunter and commissioned by Edwards' political action committee -- is taped.

Aug. 4, 2006: The second Webisode, "Golden Rule," is taped.

Late September to early October 2006: "Plight of Uganda" episode taped in Kitgum, Uganda.

Nov. 14, 2006: The fourth Webisode, "The Plug," is taped in New York City and airs on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show."

Dec. 28, 2006: Edwards announces that he will run for president in 2008.

Early 2007: The Webisodes are removed from Edwards' Web site.

March 22, 2007: Elizabeth Edwards announces during a news conference in Chapel Hill, N.C., that her cancer has returned and while it is treatable, it is not curable.

July 31, 2007: Elizabeth and John Edwards celebrate their 30th anniversary at their local Wendy's.

Oct. 10, 2007: The National Enquirer reports that Edwards had an affair with a former campaign staffer. The publication doesn't mention Hunter by name or its source of the information.

Oct. 11, 2007: Edwards denies having an affair to reporters in Summerton, S.C. "The story is false," said Edwards, according to The Associated Press. "It's completely untrue, ridiculous. ... I've been in love with the same woman for 30-plus years and as anybody who's been around us knows, she's an extraordinary human being, warm, loving, beautiful, sexy and as good a person as I have ever known."

Dec. 19, 2007: The National Enquirer publishes a photograph of Hunter that shows her pregnant.

Feb. 27, 2008: Hunter's daughter, Frances Quinn Hunter, is born in Santa Barbara, Calif. The name of the child's father is left off the birth certificate.

July 21, 2008: The National Enquirer reports that Edwards visited Hunter at the Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel.

Aug. 8, 2008: Edwards admits to ABC News that he had an extramarital affair, but says he is not the father of Hunter's baby. He adds that he told his family about his relationship with Hunter in 2006 and made a point of telling ABC News' Bob Woodruff that his wife's cancer was in remission when he began the affair with Hunter.
Sex scandals of the past. Notice how many more Democrats than Republicans.

Cartoon: Michael Ramirez, IBD

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BB-Idaho said...

Sort of a short list. For many many more GOP perverts see
...both parties seem to have their share of scoundrels. But, I agree,
Edwards is a straight up hypocrite.

Indigo Red said...

Ok, bb-idaho. I noticed in the first article that the examples of people who also happen to be Republicans. Most of listed were never elected officials or were never in a nationally elected position. Simply being a Republican who did something sleazy was not the point and are in no way analogous to the Democrat examples in the link I gave.

The second link is essentially the same - people no one outside of a VERY small cicle ever heard of,

Bruce Barclay, former Cumberland County commissioner, videotaped hundreds of sexual encounters — many with male escorts — using cameras hidden throughout his Monroe Township home.

Matthew Joseph Elliott, former aide to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, was convicted of sexual exploitation of a child.

Vito Fossella, the only Republican member of Congress from New York City, admitted to police to having a child out-of-wedlock when stopped for drunk driving.

Robert McKee, Republican delegate from Western Maryland, announced his resignation after authorities seized two computers, videotapes and printed materials from his Hagerstown home in a child pornography investigation. McKee also resigned his position as executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washington County.

Daniel Dean Thompson, 31, a Utah retailer of "family-friendly" tapes and DVDs (Hollywood films with the "dirty parts" cut out of them), arrested and booked into the Utah County jail on charges of sexual abuse and unlawful sexual activity with a 14-year-old.

Derek Walker, ormer Eagle Scout and candidate seeking the GOP nomination in a race for north-central Pennsylvania district, was charged with felony burglary and criminal trespass stemming from an encounter last year with an ex-girlfriend, during which he allegedly broke into her home and used his cell phone to videotape her engaged in an intimate moment with another man.

From the KNBC link I gave we have:

Thomas Jefferson, US President
Strom Thurmond, US Senator
John Kennedy, US President
Gary Hart, US Senator, Pres candidate
Barney Franks, US Congressman
Gary Condit, US Congressman

If you wanted Republicans of equal status, bb-idaho, you should have come up with at least Mark Foley and Newt Gingrich, not dog catchers in Podunk, Idaho.

I absolutely agree that neither party have a lock on sex scandels and hypocracy. But, it does seem the Democrats represented on the presented lists have a lock on overall dishonesty. Once clearly shown to be in a stat of moral turpitude they continue the ruse believing, as Edwards assurd his paramor, it will all be over by next week.

BB-Idaho said...

Thomas Jefferson & Strom Thrumond Democrats? Jefferson was sort of a populist, but hard to ID at this distance (I know many GOP who claim him) and old Strom, well 10 years in gov't as a dem and 30 as a
republican..I guess he did his foul deeds as a dem and saw the light? :) I would submit that sleazy affairs not only surpass party line, but are endemic (and rarely exposed) among any power group of males.

Indigo Red said...

As I reacll, Tom and I were Democratic Republicans back then. The philosophy was more akin to the Democrat designation of today. Strom played both sides, so maybe he doesn't count.

Personally, I'd like to the women of politics get some sex scandal equal time. We all know there are plemty of women teachers who are rapists, surely there are some depraved female politicians, too.