by Ben Cohen
In a sane world, having a child out of wedlock wouldn’t make you ineligible for public office. But in America, it does, and lying about it is even worse. It now looks like the child John Edward’s claimed wasn’t his, is. Via Oliver Willis and Wral.com:
Sources have told WRAL News that they
expect former U.S. Sen. John Edwards to admit that he is the father of
his former mistress’ 18-month-old daughter.
Edwards, a two-time
Democratic presidential candidate, confessed last August to having an
affair with Rielle Hunter, who served as a videographer on Edwards’
2008 campaign. He has denied fathering her daughter, saying his
relationship with Hunter ended before the child was conceived.
The name of the girl’s father isn’t disclosed on her birth certificate.
Young, a long-time Edwards aide, initially claimed to be the father of
Hunter’s child, but he is reportedly writing a book in which he will
claim Edwards is the father.
Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.