John Edwards Scandal Causes Leftwing Angst
Edwards went out of the hotel briefly with Rielle, they were observed by the NATIONAL ENQUIRER and then went back to her room, where he stayed until attempting to sneak out of the hotel unseen at 2:40 a.m. (PST). But when he emerged alone from an elevator into the hotel basement he was greeted by several reporters from the NATIONAL ENQUIRER.
Senior NATIONAL ENQUIRER Reporter Alexander Hitchen asked Edwards why he was visiting Rielle and whether he was ready to confirm that he was the father of her baby.
Shocked to see a reporter, and without saying anything, Edwards ran up the stairs leading from the hotel basement to the lobby. But, spotting a photographer, he doubled back into the basement. As he emerged from the stairwell, reporter Butterfield questioned him about his hookup with Rielle.
Edwards did not answer and then ran into a nearby restroom. He stayed inside for about 15 minutes, refusing to answer questions from the NATIONAL ENQUIRER about what he was doing in the hotel. A group of hotel security men eventually escorted him from the men's room, while preventing the NATIONAL ENQUIRER reporters from following him out of the hotel.
Said reporter Hitchen: "After we confronted him about seeing Rielle, Edwards looked like a deer caught in headlights!
Even though the MSM has avoided this story (although they would be all over it by now if a REPUBLICAN had been involved) the John Edwards scandal is all over the Web. As a result it is causing quite a bit of angst in the Leftwing blogosphere with reactions ranging from denial to disgust with a lot of depression in between. Two of the interesting Edwards scandal threads are this DUmmie THREAD with the denial mode title of "John Edward's, i believe him, i have no reason not to," and this KOmmie THREAD expressing disgust with "the shame of John Edwards." So let us now watch the DUmmies and the KOmmies confront the John Edwards scandal in scandalous red while the commentary of your humble correspondent, wondering if Walmart will have a PlayStation3 sale, is in the [brackets]:
John Edward's, i believe him, i have no reason not to
[I BEEEEEELEEEEVE in John Edward's...and unnecessary apostrophe's.]
and those who think he's done for or actually just believe the story about him should ask themselves why they are so quick to not question the source. The only place i've heard about this story is right here at DU. Do any of you remember what Drudge tried to do to Kerry in 2004 and how is was all bullshit?
[Kerry had the same deer in the headlights look back then as Edwards has now.]
As far as "witnesses" just look at the credibility of the Swift Boaters for Truth.
[So was Larry Craig also "Swiftboated?"]
I think the story is bull pucky. I believe John completely.
[You BEEEEELEEEEVE the deer in the headlights.]
Same shit-stirring. Different day. Edwards will rise above it.
[Just like you rose above your admission earlier about defacing a Diebold truck, DUmmie AtomicKitten?]
Exactly. Edwards has bigger fish to fry than tabloid trash
[It looks like his political career has been fried bigtime. And now we take a visit to KOmmieland...]
the shame of John Edwards
How is he going to explain this to Mrs. Edwards?]
The National Enquirer may be a rag, but it looks like they nailed John Edwards hard. In a nutshell, they stalked Edwards while he attempted a covert late-night rendezvous with a mistress at a Los Angeles hotel.
[Look at the bright side. At least the rendezvous didn't happen at a Walmart.]
get lost. Come back when you don`t base your accusations on drudge and the national enquirer!
[Can we come back when we have the pics of Edwards in the Beverly Hilton basement?]
What gets me is that people are buying this hook line and sinker without even seeing the article.
[I'll be buying this edition of the National Enquirer when they have the deer in headlight Edwards photos.]
Is there any evidence that this is true??? (I raked someone over the coals for posting a diary about this yesterday but... I'm beginning to think, since there's no denial, that it might be true... Does anyone have any insight?
[I have a VIDEO of Edwards deer in headlights "denial."]
Supposedly there are pictures for the print edition, due out today. I hope it is not true, but the story seems specific enough that it could be. And despite everyone's jokes about alien babies, NE does produce some fact-based stories
[Maybe Edwards can claim a PlayStation3 was the real daddy.]
I haven't seen any other sites or MSM pick up on this story, so I'm inclined NOT to believe it.
If the target had been a REPUBLICAN, the MSM would have already been all over it.]
These slanderous rumors are complete bullshit--if there were any truth to this, the GOP would have trotted it out in '04 along with the SwiftBoat crap. But maybe wingnuts have a hard time believing that a nice-looking man can be faithful to a longtime spouse....which says a lot more about THEM and THEIR values, imo.
[Except the affair hadn't even happened yet in 2004.]
I wouldn't be surprised if John McCain or someone in his camp knows someone at the Enquirer and put in a call to bring this back up in order to put attention on Edwards, taking it off Obama and by extension, off McCain.
[Do you have more FUnnie conspiracy theories?]
Who is shocked by this?
[Apparently just the original poster. This KOmmie thread should also be placed in the "denial" category.]
The intention is to take the heat off scum bag McCain. This has Rove written all over it.
[WHEW! I was worried we would go through this whole KOmmie thread without anybody blaming Karl Rove.]