To anyone with just a smidgen of cynicism in their veins, it’s not news that John Edwards is the father of Rielle Hunter’s baby. But Edwards went ahead and made it official by releasing a statement to NBC today.
“I am Quinn’s father. I will do everything in my power to provide her with the love and support she deserves. I have been able to spend time with her during the past year and trust that future efforts to show her the love and affection she deserves can be done privately and in peace.
Does anybody else need a shower?
Like a sucker I was shocked when these rumors started, after all Edwards was the every man, the nice guy. He took his wife to Wendy’s every year to celebrate their anniversary! She’s battling cancer! He would never do such a thing while he was running what could have been a successful race for President of the United States. But once Edwards went on TV to admit to the affair (but not the paternity – jerk) nothing more would have surprised me about this sordid situation. These and other reasons landed John Edwards the dubious distinction of America’s “most disappointing” figure in a Wall Street Journal poll last year.
When asked about Edwards’ reaction to the poll, Hickman said, “If anybody knows that he’s been a disappointment, it’s John Edwards … He knows saying he’s sorry isn’t enough, but he is incredibly remorseful about the pain he’s caused people … He wants to be a good father and, you know, be a good person again.”
Good luck with that John. I, for one ,will never believe another word that comes out of your perfectly coiffed head. Ever. Again.