Politico: Freaky-deaky Edwards love child scandal even freaky-deakier than thought

posted at 9:09 pm on September 30, 2009 by Allahpundit

Add six cups of freaky, a quart of deaky, stir well, then let chill overnight. The next day: Voila. If you’re reading this on the east coast, where it’s already past nine, I’d advise turning on a light and wrapping yourself in a quilt or something. The creep-out factor is off the charts.

To refresh your memory about the cast of characters here, there’s Silky Pony, his wife St. Elizabeth, Silky’s baba mama Rielle Hunter, and loyal aide/gopher/fall guy/number-one fan Andrew Young, who initially claimed paternity of the love child to cover for his hero.

“He believed that Edwards was the next Kennedy,” said a person who was close to Young. “It’s not enough to say that he idolized the guy — there’s something deeper and weirder than that.”

Elizabeth Edwards, in a thinly veiled portrait of Young in “Resilience,” her book on surviving cancer and her husband’s affair, compared him explicitly with Rielle Hunter, her husband’s former mistress…

She described an “obsessed” and “overbearing” young volunteer who “volunteered for everything, making himself indispensable,” taking care of cars and dry cleaning — an unmistakable portrait, people close to her say, of Young…

“What we always said about Andrew was that there would always be a place for him as long as John and Elizabeth didn’t want to get their hands dirty and deal with the painters and yard people and get their own groceries,” said a former Edwards aide who was among several who agitated more than once to have Young fired. “It was not a healthy arrangement,” the former aide said…

Elizabeth Edwards, meanwhile, had been leaving messages on Young’s and Young’s wife’s voice mail, two sources say Young told them, demanding that he reassert his paternity to clear the cloud over her husband. The Youngs returned to Chapel Hill, and they heard that Elizabeth Edwards had been spreading the rumor that, among other things, Young had stolen her late son Wade’s baseball card collection, which he denied…

And Young, with all the fury of a spurned lover, may be holding out yet another threat to his old idol, if it comes to that: an explicit videotape, two people who have seen it said, of Edwards and Hunter together.

“It’s his hole card,” said the source.

No pun intended, I’m sure. To encourage you to read the whole sordid piece, I’ve bolded just a few of the many ways in which author Ben Smith none-too-subtly suggests that there was something … amiss somehow about Young’s hero worship of Edwards. Click through and keep a running tally as you go. Irresistible exit question via Ace: Given his intense “admiration” for Edwards, just how did Young come to possess the alleged videotape? Did he swipe it from Silky’s secret stash? Or is there another explanation?

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If there is a tape, I would bet the farm that John-boy did not know it was being taped….unless he made it with Rielle.

bloggless on September 30, 2009 at 10:00 PM

are we? O_o

blatantblue on September 30, 2009 at 9:58 PM

Was anyone talkin’ to you? 8O

thomasaur on September 30, 2009 at 10:00 PM

Crap,a snafu,sorry Flyover Country,forgot to add,
Country:)

canopfor on September 30, 2009 at 9:54 PM
We’re all friends, no need to be so formal.

thomasaur on September 30, 2009 at 9:56 PM

thomasaur: Its the polite Canadian in me!!:)

canopfor on September 30, 2009 at 10:00 PM

I get it, HE’S GAY!

ThackerAgency on September 30, 2009 at 10:01 PM

Was anyone talkin’ to you? 8O

thomasaur on September 30, 2009 at 10:00 PM

no >:0(

blatantblue on September 30, 2009 at 10:02 PM

Thank God for Ken Blackwell and Diebold.

notropis on September 30, 2009 at 10:03 PM

thomasaur: Its the polite Canadian in me!!:)

canopfor on September 30, 2009 at 10:00 PM

Yeah, the Mrs. and the in-laws are the same way.

thomasaur on September 30, 2009 at 10:03 PM

no >:0(

blatantblue on September 30, 2009 at 10:02 PM

I’m didn’t mean to hurt your feelings BB.

thomasaur on September 30, 2009 at 10:04 PM

Heres Reille Hunter on the Game show!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pz1lX5T4unI

canopfor on September 30, 2009 at 10:04 PM

What’s really wierd is the part where Edwards wordlessly puts his left hand out while Young is driving him and Young gives him a diet coke. That’s creepy.

bloggless on September 30, 2009 at 10:05 PM

I’m didn’t mean to hurt your feelings BB.

thomasaur on September 30, 2009 at 10:04 PM

lol
cant hurt em more than theyve been hurt

im in the AP “women suck and always will” camp!

blatantblue on September 30, 2009 at 10:06 PM

thomasaur: Its the polite Canadian in me!!:)

canopfor on September 30, 2009 at 10:00 PM
Yeah, the Mrs. and the in-laws are the same way.

thomasaur on September 30, 2009 at 10:03 PM

thomasaur-:) BB,get over it!:)hehe

canopfor on September 30, 2009 at 10:06 PM

About the only things missing from this sad, sorted tale are riding crops, Mexican midget wrestlers, and Carrot Top. But who knows what tomorrow may bring…

elgeneralisimo on September 30, 2009 at 10:07 PM

If there is a tape, I would bet the farm that John-boy did not know it was being taped….unless he made it with Rielle.
bloggless on September 30, 2009 at 10:00 PM

We’ll find out how often he checked his hair. Horror movies are preferable — the fictional ones.

Feedie on September 30, 2009 at 10:07 PM

I’m didn’t mean to hurt your feelings BB.

thomasaur on September 30, 2009 at 10:04 PM
lol
cant hurt em more than theyve been hurt

im in the AP “women suck and always will” camp!

blatantblue on September 30, 2009 at 10:06 PM

blatantblue: You will some day look back at your conquests,
crap,I mean`t experiences ever fondly and have
a smile that will come over you!!:)

canopfor on September 30, 2009 at 10:08 PM

Odd that I’m not reading about this in my local newspaper, eh?

HAnthonyWayne on September 30, 2009 at 10:10 PM

canopfor on September 30, 2009 at 10:08 PM

fondle-y

blatantblue on September 30, 2009 at 10:10 PM

blatantblue: You will some day look back at your conquests,
crap,I mean`t experiences ever fondly and have
a smile that will come over you!!:)

canopfor on September 30, 2009 at 10:08 PM

Just hope that your wife isn’t yelling at you at the time.

thomasaur on September 30, 2009 at 10:12 PM

Yikes.

CP on September 30, 2009 at 10:14 PM

LOL, disorganized crime.

Speakup on September 30, 2009 at 10:15 PM

Having recently seen “No Way Out,” the 1987 political thriller starring Costner and Gene Hackman, I am reminded of that creepy character who was Hackman’s fixer (he played the bad frat boy in “Animal House” and was also in “Remember the Titans.)” Dude shot himself in the head at the end.

johnboy on September 30, 2009 at 10:15 PM

This story just keeps getting sicker and sicker. Was there ever anybody normal in the Edwards’ circle? They all sound like a bunch of freaks. And if Kerry had won the election, these dysfunctional nutjobs would have been a heartbeat away from occupying the White House.

AZCoyote on September 30, 2009 at 10:19 PM

I remain convinced that I can finish my life without being subjected to seeing the Silky Pony “down the backstretch”.

Nope. It was a good day, too.

BobMbx on September 30, 2009 at 10:20 PM

blatantblue on September 30, 2009 at 10:10 PM

Queen Hornet Sting said I’m supposed to cheer you up.

MeatHeadinCA on September 30, 2009 at 10:21 PM

Edwards violated the #1 rule for men when chasing women: Never sleep with a woman with more mental problems than you have. Actually reading this story, he may have violated it twice.

Buckland on September 30, 2009 at 10:21 PM

OH, WAIT! I just got the connection. Whoopie and the two guys in the “My Touch” ads all over the site. Very clever subliminal placement there especially with that whole rape-rape comment earlier in the week.

UnderstandingisPower on September 30, 2009 at 10:28 PM

LMAO. This little sycophant … what? … set up the tryst in the hotel room and hid out in the closet to video tape them?

Bwaaaaaa!

Jaibones on September 30, 2009 at 10:32 PM

This story just keeps getting sicker and sicker. Was there ever anybody normal in the Edwards’ circle? They all sound like a bunch of freaks. And if Kerry had won the election, these dysfunctional nutjobs would have been a heartbeat away from occupying the White House.

AZCoyote on September 30, 2009 at 10:19 PM

As an old Louisiana chef used to say on TV, “I guaran-teeee” you that this narcissistic egomaniacal poof plans a polictical comeback even today. I guaran-teeee it.

Marcus on September 30, 2009 at 10:36 PM

I get it, HE’S GAY!

ThackerAgency on September 30, 2009 at 10:01 PM

Now wouldn’t that be an unusual but rather fitting conclusion to this sordid tale. But then who is the father of the baby. Personally, I could hardly believe it was Edwards to begin with. But I could see him make the claim in order to hide his homosexual tendencies. Man, this has soap-opera written all over it.

ranzofola on September 30, 2009 at 10:46 PM

You know, if there weren’t children and cancer involved, this would be a really fun story.

myrenovations on September 30, 2009 at 10:48 PM

This story just keeps getting sicker and sicker. Was Is there ever anybody normal in the Edwards’ Obama circle? They all sound like a bunch of freaks. And if Kerry had since he won the election, these dysfunctional nutjobs would have been are a heartbeat away from occupying the White House.

AZCoyote on September 30, 2009 at 10:19 PM

FIFY

TugboatPhil on September 30, 2009 at 10:49 PM

About the only things missing from this sad, sorted tale are riding crops, Mexican midget wrestlers, and Carrot Top. But who knows what tomorrow may bring…

elgeneralisimo on September 30, 2009 at 10:07 PM

That is great. I can’t top that one. Can’t wait for the movie to come out.

ranzofola on September 30, 2009 at 10:51 PM

Do you suppose anybody in Hollywood would be interested in making a movie about all of this? Who would play the parts of Silky, wife, GF, and BF? Anybody have any suggestions?

garydt on September 30, 2009 at 10:54 PM

The only problem with the sex tape is that Edwards kept screaming out his name…

Realist on September 30, 2009 at 9:15 PM
His own name!

ranzofola on September 30, 2009 at 11:01 PM

Anyone still outraged that Ann Coulter called Silky a “wuss”?

Buy Danish on September 30, 2009 at 11:02 PM

“Given his intense “admiration” for Edwards, just how did Young come to possess the alleged videotape? Did he swipe it from Silky’s secret stash? Or is there another explanation?”

I’m guessing Young got sloppy seconds.

And not with Rielle.

mrt721 on September 30, 2009 at 11:05 PM

Anyone still outraged that Ann Coulter called Silky a “wuss”?

Buy Danish on September 30, 2009 at 11:02 PM

Never was

thomasaur on September 30, 2009 at 11:07 PM

Do you suppose anybody in Hollywood would be interested in making a movie about all of this? Who would play the parts of Silky, wife, GF, and BF? Anybody have any suggestions?

garydt on September 30, 2009 at 10:54 PM
Sean Penn would definitely take the role of Silky. He’d probably do it for free to help out a friend. Meryl Streep as the scorned wife. Cameron Diaz as Miss Hunter and Perez Hilton as the boyfriend of Edwards. With a special guest appearance by Edwards himself and the renowned Barney Frank as the neighbors who videotape the Senator and his boyfriend in a shower in the halls of congress. Yes? Is that close?

ranzofola on September 30, 2009 at 11:11 PM

Never was
thomasaur on September 30, 2009 at 11:07 PM

That was directed to outraged liberals.

Buy Danish on September 30, 2009 at 11:16 PM

Sean Penn would definitely take the role of Silky. He’d probably do it for free to help out a friend. Meryl Streep as the scorned wife. Cameron Diaz as Miss Hunter and Perez Hilton as the boyfriend of Edwards. With a special guest appearance by Edwards himself and the renowned Barney Frank as the neighbors who videotape the Senator and his boyfriend in a shower in the halls of congress. Yes? Is that close?

Quick Hollywood ! HA readers are giving you the whole damned script ! get off your sorry asses covering for child rapists and start covering for adulterous Democrats just like you have done since the days of FDR, JFK, …Carter, Clinton.. oh boy, you phonies do have to cover for a lot of Democraps, dont you ?

nagee76 on September 30, 2009 at 11:17 PM

Who would play the parts of Silky, wife, GF, and BF? Anybody have any suggestions?

garydt on September 30, 2009 at 10:54 PM

Silky, a guy who loves himself almost more than sex–George Clooney,
Elizabeth E Enabling, Colluding, Scheming Wife–Hillary Clinton
Home wrecking whore–Mark Sanford
C***sucking:If it calls for it! Andy Young–Pick anybody in the MSM

chickasaw42 on September 30, 2009 at 11:19 PM

Midnight in the Garden of Freaky Deaky.

Christien on September 30, 2009 at 11:21 PM

Even Roman Polanski has more morals than John Edwards.

Track-A-’Crat on September 30, 2009 at 9:28 PM

Mmmmmmmmmno.

Gang-of-One on September 30, 2009 at 11:21 PM

Has anyone heard from Silkys wife on all this? I was wondering if silky and the wife are still together? Their house is big enough they could have a separation and still live in it without seeing each other.

garydt on September 30, 2009 at 11:33 PM

About the only things missing from this sad, sorted tale are riding crops, Mexican midget wrestlers, and Carrot Top. But who knows what tomorrow may bring…

elgeneralisimo on September 30, 2009 at 10:07 PM

Dang, what a deviant circus that would be. Maybe the next Polansky masterpiece Hollyweird yearns for.

Gang-of-One on September 30, 2009 at 11:35 PM

The Edwards/Young relationship sounds like something out of a Patricia Highsmith novel. It’s almost worse if the obsession doesn’t have a sexual component to it.

Well-Armed Lamb on September 30, 2009 at 11:46 PM

About the only things missing from this sad, sorted tale are riding crops, Mexican midget wrestlers, and Carrot Top. But who knows what tomorrow may bring…

elgeneralisimo on September 30, 2009 at 10:07 PM

Don’t forget the Pig Suits and Mayonnaise…

trigon on September 30, 2009 at 11:47 PM

There could be something a little “odd” about Young’s obsession with Edwards, but if that isn’t the case it’s actually a little weirder.

I could tell from the moment John Edwards opened his mouth that he was a fake, a phony, and a fraud. It blows my mind that anyone could look at the guy and draw any other conclusion. He was one of the most transparently phony guys to ever run for political office.

His “two-Americas” shtick was off the charts phony and hypocritical considering he lives in a mansion across the street from a trailer park. A trailer park filled with people who think he’s an as*hole.

jonezee on September 30, 2009 at 11:52 PM

So this “Young” fellow is pregnant now??

Rod on October 1, 2009 at 12:08 AM

Every Blackadder needs a Baldrick.

29Victor on October 1, 2009 at 12:10 AM

Does every liberal suffer from some kind of messiah complex about the political leaders they support.

Maybe there is a video of a John Edwards support rally coming out like the Obama one:

“Deliver us John Edwards”

“Hear our cry John Edwards”

Sheesh….these people are scary stupid.

Baxter Greene on October 1, 2009 at 12:28 AM

If he is caught on tape in a ménage et trois with a guy and a girl, will that actually help his chances in the next dem primary election?

Zetterson on October 1, 2009 at 12:33 AM

Has anyone heard from Silkys wife on all this? I was wondering if silky and the wife are still together? Their house is big enough they could have a separation and still live in it without seeing each other.

garydt on September 30, 2009 at 11:33 PM

Yes,they are just like hollywood, Al-Gore and their many mansions,private jets,and limos……

…..true environmental conservationist…..no really….they bought carbon credits….yea that’s the ticket.

Baxter Greene on October 1, 2009 at 12:34 AM

Zetterson on October 1, 2009 at 12:33 AM

Yea, I think so.

It would be:

Edwards/Polanski 2012 ticket.

Baxter Greene on October 1, 2009 at 12:36 AM

Oh that poor love-child is gonna have some huge therapy bills to pay! Seriously, that poor kid.

redwhiteblue on October 1, 2009 at 12:55 AM

ChickaBOOMer — John Edwards: Please Go Away!
http://chickaboomer.blogspot.com/2009/09/john-edwards-please-go-away.html

StewartIII on October 1, 2009 at 1:00 AM

At least Young’s got better taste than Smithers.

flataffect on October 1, 2009 at 1:01 AM

John Edwards needs to go to film school, fast.

L.N. Smithee on October 1, 2009 at 1:26 AM

I guess Anne Coulter is having a good chuckle right now.

Lehosh on October 1, 2009 at 6:40 AM

Mind bleach, please.

Alden Pyle on October 1, 2009 at 6:47 AM

Ick.

Terrye on October 1, 2009 at 7:00 AM

Hunter was hired to film Edwards – it is completely believable that they carried that into the bedroom. They are certainly dumb enough…

Andrew Young said he found the tape when he was cleaning out his garage which was filled with Hunter’s things. It was in a box, left behind with other items of hers.

sarainitaly on October 1, 2009 at 7:33 AM

Lights, camera, a little MILF down at the Mill.

try again later on October 1, 2009 at 7:50 AM

Has anyone heard from Silkys wife on all this? I was wondering if silky and the wife are still together? Their house is big enough they could have a separation and still live in it without seeing each other.

garydt on September 30, 2009 at 11:33 PM

I have heard that he is living at the Beach mansion, and that is why the Hunter is moving to Wilmington. Maybe John wants to be a good daddy.

bloggless on October 1, 2009 at 8:00 AM

To encourage you to read the whole sordid piece, I’ve bolded just a few of the many ways in which author Ben Smith none-too-subtly suggests that there was something … amiss somehow about Young’s hero worship of Edwards.

Why would anybody in their right senses want to do that? Seriously. As far as being public figure Edwards is toast what he and Young do is really their own business.

highhopes on October 1, 2009 at 8:13 AM

She and her husband were, she wrote, his victims — guilty only of “being vulnerable to obsequiousness.”

What a crock of sh!t. Yeah, we all hate it when there are people willing to do our bidding.

rbj on October 1, 2009 at 8:18 AM

Does that mean that for Mr. Edwards there really are three Americas (and obviously a South America)?

EMD on October 1, 2009 at 8:27 AM

“He believed that Edwards was the next Kennedy,” said a person who was close to Young.

Yeah, ’cause he had the tape to prove it. LOL!

txhsmom on October 1, 2009 at 8:43 AM

This starts out with ‘He believed that Edwards was the next Kennedy.’ Wonder whether the Kennedy mystique would have survived the internet age. Would Drudge have covered for JKF or Teddy as did the MSM? Recall that the MSM would NEVER have touched this matter.

clorensen on October 1, 2009 at 8:49 AM

HMO +O

PaddyJ on October 1, 2009 at 9:16 AM

Fatal Attraction creapy.

shick on October 1, 2009 at 10:16 AM

His hair IS really pretty.

juanito on October 1, 2009 at 10:23 AM

This guy came within about 5 percentage points of being our Veep. Yeesh.

t.ferg on October 1, 2009 at 10:26 AM

Every Blackadder needs a Baldrick.

29Victor on October 1, 2009 at 12:10 AM

Ha ha, I can just picture it: “Believe me, Andrew, an eternity spent in Hell with Beelzebub and all of his instruments of torture would be nothing compared to five minutes with me and this pencil.

Sharke on October 1, 2009 at 10:26 AM

(Cue soapy music) And now for the next romantic episode of the (Andrew) Young and the Restless!

As the former Senator used to say, there are two Americas. The rich who can get away with stuff like this, and us poor slobs who can’t.

Steve Z on October 1, 2009 at 10:30 AM

This guy came within about 5 percentage points of being our Veep. Yeesh.

t.ferg on October 1, 2009 at 10:26 AM

Actually, within 3 percent. And the lefties dare complain about Sarah Palin?

Steve Z on October 1, 2009 at 10:33 AM

I don’t understand why anyone would be shocked that a politician had some fawning groupie/aid willing to do “anything” for their hero. Especially a Democratic politician. – the Kennedys and Clinton spring to mind. And weren’t there some “rumors” re behavior by Obama that would have required supporters to cover up?

katiejane on October 1, 2009 at 11:28 AM

It’s weirder that first he let Edwards publicly finger him as the dad

CO2MAKER on September 30, 2009 at 9:23 PM

FIFY.

(Great nic, BTW!)

Mary in LA on October 1, 2009 at 11:35 AM

Silky swings both ways?! Awesome!

Wyznowski on October 1, 2009 at 12:19 PM

Is this Lib Perv week or what?!!!

kg598301 on October 1, 2009 at 3:50 PM

This is a test…am I here now?

FlickeringFlame on April 16, 2010 at 12:50 AM

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