Monday, August 11, 2008
Apparently if you have sex with a politician or if you have sex with the person who is having sex with the politician you get hush money. Now, I'm not sure if you would get more than couple of Dairy Queen coupons if you are having sex with a local County Recorder, but if you have sex with a presidential candidate, then, well you are set.
In one of the most ridiculous things I have read in a long time, Fred Baron, who was the former finance chairman for Edwards gave several million dollars to Rielle Hunter and bought her a mansion in California just to keep her quiet. Baron said that Edwards never knew about the hush money. Uh huh. So, apparently Edwards was convinced she had won the lottery or something because she never really had any money and lived on the east coast. So, soon after the affair ended, she turns up in California flush with cash and a new place to live.
But wait, it gets better. Andrew Young who is the guy who decided to admit he was the father of Hunter's baby also got relocated to California and got cash to keep quiet. Now, why was he keeping quiet? Because he had a baby with Hunter? Or maybe it was a payoff for saying the baby was his, because the first story doesn't make any sense. If they were paying him to keep quiet about the affair, then there would have had to have been a whole bunch more people to be paid off. You think only Hunter and Edwards and Young knew about it? Maybe there is a whole subdivision out here somewhere that has everyone who knew about the affair. They have little get togethers with the next subdivision who is filled with people who had sex with members of Congress.
How does Edwards not see that his former mistress is living in California and then all of a sudden another former member of his campaign is also living in California and they are both stinking rich.
No one wants to involve themselves in hush money because that is how you go to jail. Did both of the recipients report the income? How did Baron document the expense? Where did the money come from? What was Baron going to get out of it and from whom? Did he get something?
I don't understand why everyone continues to lie when a story breaks. It is all going to come out, so just tell the truth. It's like they enjoy the bandage being slowly ripped off as it pulls hair and the scab right along with it. Oh, it also allows Elizabeth Edwards to add to her misery on a daily basis instead of just for a few days.
Oh, and did you hear this lovely rumor? When the diagnosis was made of Elizabeth Edwards, allegedly John Edwards wouldn't let her discuss her alternatives with her doctor. Instead he made the treatment decisions for her, and chose to just let it eat away at her instead of aggressively fighting it when there was a chance. Rumor? Sure? Thinking of himself? Seems more likely now huh?