John Edwards’ stupidity in engaging in the affair with Rielle Hunter is quite obvious. Beyond all the usual considerations on how this would affect his family, for John Edwards it was also ridiculous to risk the possibility of becoming president. But who is the more stupid one–John or Rielle? New revelations from The National Enquirer make this a very difficult one to judge:
The ENQUIRER has also learned that Hunter’s own lawyer advised her to allow Edwards to take a paternity test but she refused out of misguided belief that Edwards will marry her after the death of his cancer-stricken wife Elizabeth.
So Rielle is one more naive mistress who believes that they have a shot of marrying the married man. Maybe her chances are better since Elizabeth will not be around forever, but somehow I still doubt this is a wedding we will ever see. At least Rielle is getting something out of this. The Enquirer also reports how Hunter and her daughter were flown to St. Croix in a private jet on the day before Edwards’ confession of their affair. She is also receiving a number of other perks paid for by friends of John Edwards:
None of this is paid for by Rielle. The money continues to come from Edwards’s network of loyal supporters, with no explanation from Edwards why he is having his friends continue to support Rielle now that the affair has been made public.
Edwards is not only aware of the hush money payoffs but orchestrated it with his team of former campaign advisors and now The ENQUIRER has discovered that a team of six more lawyers have been involved in the coverup and are funneling payments to Hunter, who has no money and no means of support.
The Enquirer also reports that there were numerous secret rendezvous between the two even after John told Elizabeth of the affair. Well, maybe she does have a shot at him after Elizabeth is gone, but could she ever trust him to be faithful to her?