Playing the Love Child card

19 12 2007

Oh, the sweet smell of political scandal is in the air. And it’s being brought to us by our pals at the National Enquirer. I have a really hard time swallowing much of anything those people publish but occasionally, amid the Elvis sightings and alien abduction stories, they do dig up some rather steamy and tantalizing dirty laundry. I never know what to believe but after watching Men in Black I started thinking that maybe, just maybe these dirt diggers are on to something.

Sure, they run some completely sensational nonsense just to grab another buck fitty from soccer mom as she suffers through the checkout lines at the grocery store, but I really do wonder if they get ahold of the goods once in a while. They have been sued a number of times for going too far. I recall a love child claim that resulted in a lawsuit brought against them by a woman who they said is the father of Ted Kennedy’s bastard child. Kennedy, being an easy target, makes me wonder if they just ran the story for sales or if there was really anything to it. It doesn’t make much difference to though. When it comes to Kennedy scandals, Chappaquiddick seals the deal in my mind. No love child story can trump that one.

But now we’re on to newer and fresher gossip. I sit here wondering about the validity of the Enquirer’s latest love child brew involving John Edwards and a divorced film maker named Rielle Hunter AKA Lisa Druck.

The story goes that John Edwards hired former party girl, Rielle Hunter to document his rise to the presidency and that during the campaign they had a rendezvous or two involving a bit of the old in-out, in-out. Turns out that the forty-something Ms. Hunter is actually pregnant but the current story is that she is carrying the baby of Edwards’ ex Director of Operations, Andrew Young. In fact, Young has Ms. Hunter living in a luxurious home in his upscale, gated neighborhood and is supposedly working through the drama with his family and Hunter together. They both vehemently claim that the child is theirs together and that the rumors about her and Edwards are false. Talk about taking one for the team!

Months ago on the blogosphere there were stories circulating that John Edwards had a mistress by the name of Rielle Hunter, the videographer hired to follow him down the campaign trail. Of course all of that was denied by all parties accused, but when she suddenly turned up preggos out of wedlock shortly after the scandalous accusations you have to wonder to yourself, who is telling the truth?

Is the Enquirer just feeding us more salacious tabloid pablum or are we on to something here? Could Andrew Young be taking the fall to keep John Edwards scandal free during his hopeless run at the presidency? If it is true, how must his cancer stricken wife be taking all of it? Is Young’s wife and family complicit or are they just being used by the power hungry whores who will stop at nothing to save face and preserve their egos?

This is good stuff. In the end, however, it really makes no difference in the grand scheme and big picture because John Edwards is a pathetic power hungry munchkin who is really only good at combing his hair and arguing before an audience. It’s all smoke and mirrors. He has no chance of winning. Can you imagine, after it’s all said and done and the campaign is over and the dust settles, how they’re going to sort it all out?

If Rielle Hunter wants to make her mark as an artist she needs to set the cameras rolling while it all unfolds. This is fodder for some really meaty reality television or at least a future, behind the scenes, ‘where are they now’ type project. Edwards’ political career is over but he could springboard this scandal into a TV show that would bring more advertising funds to the table than Hulk Hogan or Ozzy Osbourne put together and he could use profits for another hopeless run in 2012.

The first amendment gets trampled on but it does bring us some fun once in a while!

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10 08 2008
Lisa too

Let’s see “Druck” sounds like Yiddish word for garbage which is “Dreck”. But, now her identity changes to Hunter as “maybe” Duncan Hunter or the Hunter woman who committed stock fraud in San Diego, and covered up for J. Dominelli? How many daughters did the Hunter family have that were willing to commit fraud for politics, and James Carville?

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