In the least shocking news since the media has alleged Tiger Woods has been spotted in sex rehab, John Edwards has finally decided to come clean that he is the father of his mistress, Rielle Hunter's, baby, Frances Quinn.Â Of course, it's not his conscience dictating the timing of the yawner of an admission but, like all politicians, it coincides with an impending tell-all by a former aide, Andrew Young.Â Young is reportedly going to reveal the details of the great (and pathetic) lengths Edwards went to in order to hide the truth behind the paternity.
CBS News has the details:
Shortly before the 2008 presidential primaries began, Young claims that Edwards asked him to claim he fathered Frances Quinn Hunter. You'll be "taken care of for life," Edwards allegedly told him.
When that didnâ€™t work, Young alleges that Edwards asked him to fake a DNA test that would prove Edwards wasnâ€™t the father.
Young also writes that Edwards was not completely sure the baby was his and he asked Young to steal one of the child's dirty diapers so they could secretly conduct a DNA test on its poop.
Usually you hear about people snagging some sort of toiletry item or a hair, but not John Edwards.Â He'll literally sift through your sh-t to get to the truth.Â Like everyone suspected, the truth was that he is, indeed, the father.
This isn't the only scoop that has come out about the good looking former presidential hopeful.Â The juicy tell-all Game Change has inside details on pretty much everyone from last year's elections, and the ones that have come out about John and Elizabeth Edwards are particularly surprising.Â New York Magazine had a feature about what was allegedly uncovered in the book, which of course discusses Rielle Hunter and how she introduced herself to John Edwards as he was having a drink in the lobby of the Regency Hotel with a few staffers.Â Also, as the election progressed and John Edwards realized he didn't have a shot in the race, he apparently began to be rude and dismissive to his aides (which is probably why they have no loyalty towards him now).Â But the most intriguing detail of all comes from the Elizabeth Edwards camp, in that they claim she was no virtuous, beaten down, cheated-on victim, as the media has portrayed her.Â As the New York Mag article points out, "there was no one on the national stage for whom the disparity between public image and private reality was vaster or more disturbing."Â She was supposedly very condescending to John, constantly making him feel inferior to her in front of others and in private, calling him a "hick" and joking that he never read books.Â Here is probably the most vicious excerpt from the article:
During the 2004 race, Elizabeth badgered and berated Johnâ€™s advisers around the clock. She called Nick Baldick, his campaign manager, an idiot. She accused David Axelrod, his (and later Obamaâ€™s) media consultant, of lying to her and insisted that he be stripped of the responsibility for making the campaignâ€™s TV ads. She would stay up late scouring the Web, pulling down negative stories and blog items about her husband, forwarding them with vicious messages to the communications team.