The Silky Pony Just Got Put Out To Pasture

Most people on the right side of the blogosphere don’t pay attention to the tabloids, but because I do, those of you who regularly read Right Wing News heard the name Rielle Hunter way back in October of 2007.

Here’s what I was saying back then while commenting on the National Enquirer story,

It seems likely that Rielle (Hunter) is the woman referred to in the National Enquirer story — she met Edwards at a bar, worked with him, and would have been following him around to campaign stops.

Did they have an affair? It’s impossible to say at this point and even if they did, it may not be provable in the end if Rielle or John Edwards’ lawyers make a call to her friend and cajole her into silence.

However, if this were to turn out to be a massive Gary Hart style blow-up and damaged Edwards so badly that he had to drop out of the race, it would likely be great news for Barack Obama.

…Don’t get your hopes up about this story panning out, yet. There was a story about an affair Kerry was supposedly engaged in back in 2004 that started to pick up steam and fell apart. That one looked even tighter than this one at first, but after initially adding fuel to the fire, the intern’s parents denied the story, she denied the story, and it just died on the vine.

Well, believe it or not, the Silky Pony is apparently so dumb that he actually pulled a “Gary Hart.” The National Enquirer has now caught him, dead bang, coming out of Rielle Hunter’s hotel room.

Vice Presidential candidate Sen. John Edwards was caught visiting his mistress and secret love child at 2:40 this morning in a Los Angeles hotel by the NATIONAL ENQUIRER.

The married ex-senator from North Carolina – whose wife Elizabeth continues to battle cancer — met with his mistress, blonde divorcée Rielle Hunter, at the Beverly Hilton on Monday night, July 21 – and the NATIONAL ENQUIRER was there! He didn’t leave until early the next morning.

…Both parties denied the NATIONAL ENQUIRER report and a close friend of Edwards’ came forward and said he was the father of Rielle’s baby. But sources told the NATIONAL ENQUIRER a far different story – they revealed that Edwards was engineering a massive cover up of his shocking infidelity.

Sources came forward after that story appeared and told The NATIONAL ENQUIRER that Edwards and Rielle had met secretly several times, so that he could see his baby and continue his relationship with Rielle.

The NATIONAL ENQUIRER learned ahead of time that one such meeting was set for yesterday.

…Meanwhile, Rielle had reserved rooms 246 and 252 under the name of the friend who had accompanied her from Santa Barbara, Bob McGovern. Rielle was in one room and McGovern was in another with her baby. This allowed her and Edwards to spend time alone, a source revealed.

Edwards went out of the hotel briefly with Rielle, they were observed by the NATIONAL ENQUIRER and then went back to her room, where he stayed until attempting to sneak out of the hotel unseen at 2:40 a.m. (PST). But when he emerged alone from an elevator into the hotel basement he was greeted by several reporters from the NATIONAL ENQUIRER.

Senior NATIONAL ENQUIRER Reporter Alexander Hitchen asked Edwards why he was visiting Rielle and whether he was ready to confirm that he was the father of her baby.

Shocked to see a reporter, and without saying anything, Edwards ran up the stairs leading from the hotel basement to the lobby. But, spotting a photographer, he doubled back into the basement. As he emerged from the stairwell, reporter Butterfield questioned him about his hookup with Rielle.

Edwards did not answer and then ran into a nearby restroom. He stayed inside for about 15 minutes, refusing to answer questions from the NATIONAL ENQUIRER about what he was doing in the hotel. A group of hotel security men eventually escorted him from the men’s room, while preventing the NATIONAL ENQUIRER reporters from following him out of the hotel.

In other words, while almost everyone on the right and left was wishing Elizabeth Edwards well because they were sorry to hear that she had cancer and she was dragging herself out on the campaign trail to help her husband despite the fact that she was ill, he was screwing another woman behind her back.

So, a man who was on the Democratic ticket as the Veep in 2004 probably just had his political career end because he was cheating on his cancer stricken wife and if you get your news from the New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Times, LA Times, etc., etc., you know absolutely nothing about it. In fact, per Google News, there is not a single mention of Rielle Hunter’s name in a major paper across the US — and people wonder why the mainstream media is losing more of their audience every day.

PS: Money quote from Mickey Kaus,

“Will this be the first presidential-contender level scandal to occur completely in the undernews, without ever being reported in the cautious, respectable MSM? That’s always seemed an interesting theoretical possibility–a prominent politician just disappears from the scene, after blogs and tabloids dig up dirt on him, but nobody who relies on the Times, Post, network news or Mark Halperin has the faintest idea why.”

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