John Edwards Admits Rielle Hunter’s Kid “Quinn” Is His, News Media Shocked!–UPDATED

January 21, 2010 / 10:49 am • By Dr. Melissa Clouthier

So John Edwards is the baby’s father. Shocking! Not. From Fox:

In a statement released to NBC News, Edwards said, “I am Quinn’s father. … It was wrong for me ever to deny she was my daughter and hopefully one day, when she understands, she will forgive me.”

Friends of the family said that Edwards and wife, Elizabeth, have separated, NBC reported.

Here’s the video of the news report:

This is more a story about the lack of curiosity about Dem problems. This man campaigned as a devoted husband, they renewed vows on the trail, etc. This guy was running for President. I find it difficult imaging that he’d do a worse job than Barack Obama, but imagine if he had gotten the nomination and this came out? It’d be Clinton II.

I wonder if Edwards will end up with Rielle. Rumor has it that he’s been prowling the local bars.

UPDATED:

From long time reader President Friedman over at Right Wing News, this comment is so good, it needs to be elevated:

What really gets me about this story is that according to the accounts I’ve read, during the campaign one of Edward’s aids stepped forward and publicly claimed paternity of this poor child.

Wasn’t there another politician during the campaign who was accused of doing something similar? Was it perhaps a woman from Alaska who was accused of misrepresenting the maternity of her own child, forcing one of her own children to be complicit in the lie, all for the sake of political expediency? Wasn’t that presented to us as being the most lowbrow, trailer trashy, Judge Judy-drama-inducing thing a person could possibly do?

And of course, in her case it wasn’t true.

But when John Edwards does it (and even uses campaign funds to keep everything hush-hush), not a word from Excitable Andy and his compatriots.

I’m lukewarm on Sarah Palin as politician, but as a martyr who continually exposes the hypocrisy and venom of the left, her story is unparallelled.