If you’ve read much on my blog, you’re likely aware that I am a liberal Democrat, but you may not know that I was once a John Edwards supporter. Yes I loved him in 2004, and was happy he was a balance to the John Kerry ticket. I thought he had promise for the 2008 elections, and then…………low and behold I find out I’m not the only one who thought he was HOT! Lucky for me, someone else met him and had lower moral standards, and is now getting more than in fifteen minutes of fame.
Enter Rielle Hunter. Mistress, mother to John Edwards child, and gosh so many other things come to mind, fool is perhaps the kindest adjective I can give to her.
Perhaps you have heard of the upcoming GQ article and pictorial featuring Ms. Hunter. Please go on and take a look, it’s 10 pages long online, and has the controversial photos available too. Many have said that the photos cheapen the article and make what she would say are her own words of their relationship even more tawdry and distasteful. I don’t disagree. I heard on The View today that she was appalled that those were the pictures chosen, and that she trusted the photographer. Please explain to me why people pose in provocative photos and then are always so shocked when they are used???
The article is really an interview, Lisa DePaulo, a GQ contributor, is invited into Rielle’s home, spends the night and talks at length with Rielle, and gets to ask what many of us would think the intimate details of how she and John “Johnny” Edwards came to be lovers, or as Rielle says, “in love”.
I came away feeling kind of slimy, and dirty. I also feel that Rielle is naive, or blinded by love, or opportunistic, I can’t pinpoint it. She was 40 something when meeting Edwards, slept with him the first night she met him. She became pregnant(shock) and then was involved with the most bizarre cover up and all the while sucking up lots of money. She tells “all” but leaves plenty unanswered.
As for John Edwards, I have to say he is sort of a slime ball, and stupid. The man is running for President, he is married, and thinks he can have an affair and keep in quiet. He has unprotected(we assume) sex and then works harder at hiding his dalliance and denying it than another former politician. Seriously when a politician comes on TV now and says ” I did not have sex with that woman, man, etc” I cringe and question that authenticity!
Why do people want to put their lives on display? I guess so goofs like me can read them, after all I did sit glued to my computer monitor reading most every word(I got bored with some of her answers). I doubt it, but I hope Rielle’s 15+ minutes of fame are about up. Now off to bathe!