Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Former Aide: John Edwards wanted his mistress to have an abortion

This shouldn't really come as a surprise to anyone. According to former aide Andrew Young, former Vice-Presidential candidate John Edwards allegedly tried to get Young to help him talk his mistress Rielle Hunter into an abortion.
According to Young, Hunter called him in May 2007 to say she was pregnant. Young says that when he informed Edwards, the senator told him to “handle it,” to which he replied: “I can’t handle this one.” Young writes that Edward unloaded on Hunter as a “crazy slut,” said they had an “open relationship,” and put his paternity chances at “one in three.” Young says that Edwards asked him for help persuading Hunter to have an abortion. Young writes that Hunter believed the baby to be “some kind of golden child, the reincarnated spirit of a Buddhist monk who was going to help save the world.”

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