Too bad to check: Edwards sex tape coming next?

posted at 4:13 pm on January 25, 2010 by Allahpundit

Yeah, it’s gossip, but (a) Silky Pony long ago forfeited the benefit of the doubt when it comes to Rielle-related rumors, (b) it ain’t just gossip sites that have claimed a tape exists, and (c) assuming it’s true, it adds an almost pathological dimension to Edwards’ recklessness in messing around during the campaign. Running as the devoted husband of a sick wife while having an affair on the side is freaky enough, but he might have semi-rationally believed (before the pregnancy, at least) that if Hunter went public, he’d simply deny, deny, deny and skate. To actually put the, er, hard evidence on tape, though? Knowing that even if it didn’t come out until after he was elected, he’d be utterly, totally ruined?

There are two Americas, and both of them are well and truly creeped out.

The tape, say both our sources, is explicit and reveals that Edwards “is physically very striking, in a certain area. Everyone who sees it says ‘whoa’. She’s behind the camera at first.”…

“It [the tape] was kind of the last straw for people who had sacrificed savings and jobs to lie for John,” said one of our sources. “You should expect to see plenty more stories about him coming out of the woodwork when more people realize how… complicated… his motivations were.”

Up until he discovered the DVD, says one of our sources, Young’s devotion was typical of the “cultish” fervor Edwards brought out in his staffers. This is why, says our source, who is close to Hunter, major media organizations could not stand up the affair story despite well-intentioned efforts. “They [staffers] would do anything to stop it coming out — they lied, they bullied, they called reporters’ editors and bad-mouthed them, they exchanged access.”

Ben Smith of Politico also heard about the tape back in September and mentioned it as a footnote in his unbelievably creepy profile of the dysfunctional relationship between Edwards and Andrew Young:

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.

Young’s friends said they had no knowledge of the tape, which is reportedly described in his book proposal. But Young has not, to date, sold it.

Mediaite is skeptical, noting that the Gawker item is just a tad too coincidentally timed with the release of Young’s book. I’m skeptical too, but for a different reason: The most sensationally sordid details in “Game Change” all have to do with the Edwardses — read this, if you can stomach it — and yet, as far as I know, there’s not a whisper of any sort of tape. Heilemann and Halperin had no qualms about reprinting hearsay involving John’s and Elizabeth’s ferocious arguments, so presumably the fact that they themselves hadn’t seen any tape wouldn’t have stopped them from mentioning it if someone insisted it existed. And yet, nothing. Am I wrong about that, incidentally? I haven’t read the book but there’s not a single excerpt online that I can find referencing it. Verdict: Doubtful.

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Had it not been for Edwards’ reckless run for prez, Hillary may have won in Iowa. Who knows what would have happened after that. I’ll bet she hates Edwards’ guts. If this tape really exists and is made public, imagine how much worse Hillary will feel.

infidel65 on January 25, 2010 at 5:05 PM

The tape, say both our sources, is explicit and reveals that Edwards “is physically very striking, in a certain area. Everyone who sees it says ‘whoa’…”

Hmmm….second look at Edwards, ladies?

RepubChica on January 25, 2010 at 5:05 PM

Young’s devotion was typical of the “cultish” fervor Edwards brought out in his staffers.
Why? And why the cultish fervor of the Obamatons? Why do leftists need to have cult like devotions.

rbj on January 25, 2010 at 4:17 PM

Since they don’t believe in God, then need someone, anyone to worship.

Dominion on January 25, 2010 at 5:07 PM

Lord of the Schwings

Cicero43 on January 25, 2010 at 5:09 PM

Thanks for helping me with my diet I have absolutely no appetite after thinking about that

ldbgcoleman on January 25, 2010 at 5:10 PM

The implication is Breck Boy is more like Dirk Diggler?

Information overload on this a$$ clown.

FireBlogger on January 25, 2010 at 5:11 PM

I’d rather be waterboarded than watch the Edwards sex tape.
He is kinda fem-like; do you think he plays the female part in the movie?

b3026 on January 25, 2010 at 5:11 PM

Blech, eeeeuw, and quadruple doses of ick. The mere thought of an Edwards sex tape makes me nauseous.

…psychological workings of a guy who simultaneously thought (a) he might be president and (b) making a sex tape is a good idea?

Allahpundit on January 25, 2010 at 4:23 PM

The same psychological disorder that plagues Edwards also afflicts various serial killers, sociopaths, and legions of Democrats. A branch of abnormal psychology is devoted to them.

anXdem on January 25, 2010 at 5:14 PM

Anyone else?

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on January 25, 2010 at 4:50 PM

Ride ‘im Cowgirl

Sit on the Saddlehorn

Harry the Dolphin dives deep….

ScottG on January 25, 2010 at 5:14 PM

Please please please release the tape
I hope TMZ does it online
when the STOU is being broadcast live
and senators and reps start getting twitter alerts ..
while the STOU is still on !

macncheez on January 25, 2010 at 5:15 PM

Hmmm….second look at Edwards, ladies?

RepubChica on January 25, 2010 at 5:05 PM

Obviously they meant his haircut.

“Woah…what conditioner does he use?”

Good Solid B-Plus on January 25, 2010 at 5:15 PM

Since they don’t believe in God, then need someone, anyone to worship.

Dominion on January 25, 2010 at 5:07 PM

Well, the problem is that they gave up on their God without giving up on worship.

Count to 10 on January 25, 2010 at 5:15 PM

Hmmm….second look at Edwards, ladies?

RepubChica on January 25, 2010 at 5:05 PM

Not even if he was Jesus.

upinak on January 25, 2010 at 5:18 PM

Obviously they meant his haircut.

“Woah…what conditioner does he use?”

Good Solid B-Plus on January 25, 2010 at 5:15 PM

Zohan-ish. Silky and bombproof.

BobMbx on January 25, 2010 at 5:22 PM

No, they got the rumor wrong. He didn\’t have a sex tape then, but he\’s now been working diligently to make as many dirty, dirty tapes as he possibly can.From what I hear, in 90%, his hair stays absolutely perfect.

Nethicus on January 25, 2010 at 5:24 PM

Please tell me he doesn’t channel a baby and speak in baby talk while he says to Rielle, “Puhweaze don’t spank me mommy. I pwomise to be good”.

Buy Danish on January 25, 2010 at 5:24 PM

What else would you expect from someone who had an affair with his campaign videographer.

JohnGalt23 on January 25, 2010 at 4:16 PM

IIRC, Hunter wasn’t his campaign videographer when they started the affair. She was just a middle-aged, unemployed, no-talent skank who was looking for a rich dupe (she’d even “visualized” herself meeting one when she was back in CA praying to her New Age gods to help her find a wealthy sap to support her in a style to which she wished to become accustomed). She later spotted the multi-millionaire Edwards in a hotel lobby and made her move. It was only after they began sleeping together that Edwards put her on his campaign payroll as the videographer, so that she would have an excuse to travel with him and service him.

AZCoyote on January 25, 2010 at 5:24 PM

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on January 25, 2010 at 4:50 PM

The Passion of the Shyster

Hokeyback Mountain

TXUS on January 25, 2010 at 5:27 PM

All I can say is that never have I sooooo hoped there was not a tape.

ORconservative on January 25, 2010 at 5:27 PM

And, know this: If there’s ever one lewd picture or movie, there’s always more.

TXUS on January 25, 2010 at 5:29 PM

I\’d rather watch parishilton.

RealMc on January 25, 2010 at 5:29 PM

I cannot believe some of you support Beck. I may bail on Palin too, for pushing his nonsense.

Please, the Holocaust?

AnninCA on January 25, 2010 at 5:30 PM

• The Passion of the Shyster

• Hokeyback Mountain

TXUS on January 25, 2010 at 5:27 PM

* In Persuit of Humpyness
* He’s Just not that into you
* Saving Rielles private

I must stop

macncheez on January 25, 2010 at 5:37 PM

Please, the Holocaust?
AnninCA on January 25, 2010 at 5:30 PM

It’s a quote from Karl Marx. But hey, why don’t you pretend you’re calling the red phone and tell us what facts he has wrong.

Buy Danish on January 25, 2010 at 5:38 PM

She WAS his official campaign videographer, after all.

If the video exists, at least she was doing her job!

MississippiMom on January 25, 2010 at 5:39 PM

I cannot believe some of you support Beck. I may bail on Palin too, for pushing his nonsense.

Please, the Holocaust?

AnninCA on January 25, 2010 at 5:30 PM

I cannot believe that you ever watched or supported either Beck or Palin.

Maybe you could do yourself a favor: instead of believing what you are told to believe, start listening in full to Beck (or Rush, for that matter) and make up your own mind.

MississippiMom on January 25, 2010 at 5:43 PM

Dang. I guess all the critics who claimed that John Edwards was just a big . . .

Nevermind.

BigAlSouth on January 25, 2010 at 5:43 PM

I’d give anything not to see that.

TheSitRep on January 25, 2010 at 5:47 PM

If there is a tape, I’m betting it looks just like the sex-tape scene in “American Psycho.”

LASue on January 25, 2010 at 5:57 PM

“The Book of I Lie”

“Them Lovely Bones” (currently #5 on Yahoo; no need to change title)

“It’s Complicated……In My Pants

“G.I. Johnny: The Rise in My Pants”

“When in Rielle”

“The Bad Silky: Port of Call Rielle”

“The Blind Wife”

“Good Hair”

“Fantastic Mr. Edwards”

“The Imaginarium of Dr. Pony”

“Broken Embraces”

“Couples Retreat (Without My Wife)”

“Silky in Revolt”

and………

“Planet 69″

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on January 25, 2010 at 6:05 PM

It all makes sense now.

They say the bigger it is the less blood there is for your brain. Considering his history, this could explain a lot.

Rod on January 25, 2010 at 6:19 PM

Breck Boy and Bawney Fwank? Film by Rielle.

Farfed on January 25, 2010 at 6:23 PM

If the video exists, at least she was doing her job!

MississippiMom on January 25, 2010 at 5:39 PM

And seeing that she got paid to do it, it could be argued that he was illegally using campaign funds to pay for a prostitute.

Rod on January 25, 2010 at 6:26 PM

She had to earn that money somehow.

Philly on January 25, 2010 at 6:30 PM

Reading the Game Change excerpt, I think I can gauge Elizabeth’s reaction to the tape:
That would be…12 gauge.

eeyore on January 25, 2010 at 6:32 PM

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on January 25, 2010 at 6:05 PM

“Blame it on Rielle”

aquaviva on January 25, 2010 at 6:48 PM

(c) assuming it’s true, it adds an almost pathological dimension to Edwards’ recklessness in messing around during the campaign.

I’m not sure I’d call it “recklessness” when he knew full well the Socialist MSM wouldn’t report any of his indiscretions. Don’t forget – he was “outed” by a source that was far and away outside the “MSM”.

HondaV65 on January 25, 2010 at 7:09 PM

I\’m betting there are pig suits and lots of mayonnaise.

trigon on January 25, 2010 at 7:38 PM

There are two America’s. One where John Edwards is a vice presidential candidate and one where he is Dirk Diggler.

nico on January 25, 2010 at 7:55 PM

The only story I want to see come out the woodwork about this clown is the one about his arrest, conviction and being hauled off to prison while doing his best Jim Baker immitation crying like a baby.

TrickyDick on January 25, 2010 at 8:01 PM

Yikes! The Breck Girl is trying to restore his image on the national stage (Haiti) and here’s Andy Young giving him the shaft. There’s a lesson in loyalty there: Edwards should’ve shown some to Young.

SilentWatcher on January 26, 2010 at 12:20 AM

Too bad to check: Edwards sex tape coming next?

The tape, say both our sources, is explicit and reveals that Edwards “is physically very striking, in a certain area.

Allah,

Is this HA’s way of saying it’s not a short feature?

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on January 26, 2010 at 1:06 AM

No interest in the psychological workings of a guy who simultaneously thought (a) he might be president and (b) making a sex tape is a good idea?

Allahpundit on January 25, 2010 at 4:23 PM

We already had a guy like that, and he was President.

Even Slick Willie wasn’t stupid enough to make tapes, though—that we know of.

MrLynn on January 26, 2010 at 8:00 AM

“You should expect to see plenty more stories about him coming out of the woodwork when more people realize how… complicated… his motivations were.”

How complicated can an erection be?

SKYFOX on January 26, 2010 at 8:06 AM

Ooh ooh ooh, a new release by Johnny Wadd!

jgdp on January 26, 2010 at 10:14 AM

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