What Was John Edwards Doing At That Hotel?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Edwards

A criminal complaint has been filed by the Enquirer and so there’s a very good chance that Edwards will be contacted about the following incident…

The Beverly Hilton Hotel guard said he encountered a shaken and ashen-faced Edwards — whom he did not immediately recognize — in a hotel men’s room early Tuesday morning in a literal tug-of-war with reporters on the other side of the door.

“What are they saying about me?” the guard said Edwards asked.

“His face just went totally white,” the guard said, when Edwards was told the reporters were shouting out questions about Edwards and Rielle Hunter, a woman the National Enquirer says is the mother of his child.

The guard said he escorted Edwards, who was not a registered guest at the hotel, out of the building after 2 a.m. Edwards did not say anything while he was escorted out, said the guard, adding that at times the reporters on the scene were “rough on him,” sticking a camera in his face and shouting questions.

Frankly, I wasn’t inclined to trust The Enquirer when they reported about this last year or earlier in the week, but since this guard has confirmed that Edwards was indeed at the hotel this has gone beyond mere trashy tabloid journalism.

So yes, I will follow it because if the allegations about Edwards are true, it’s a big story and everybody knows it. Obviously I don’t think infidelity disqualifies somebody from public service, but we’re talking about the former Democratic VP candidate and a guy who’s being considered for the current VP slot or at least a cabinet position.

More as it develops…


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15 Responses to “What Was John Edwards Doing At That Hotel?”

  1. mike mcEachran Says:

    Fighting poverty? At the Beverly Hills…Hotel…? At … 2….am…? No? Oh, God, John, say it ain’t so…

  2. Jeff Says:

    I’m commenting about the ad at the bottom of the post, rather than the post itself. Personally, I believe that we should be talking to foreign leaders and I would definitely include those who are anti-American. Meeting with these guys is not the same as giving in to these guys. There needs to be a dialogue and our current policy needs to allow for it. The next U.S. President (Obama or McCain) must find a way to speak with these guys.

  3. Coverage of the Edwards Scandal Spreading - Liberal Values - Defending Liberty and Enlightened Thought Says:

    [...] bloggers writing on this, the story is extending beyond the conservative blogosphere.  Justin Gardner writes: Frankly, I wasn’t inclined to trust The Enquirer when they reported about this last year [...]

  4. mw Says:

    Let us just say that the Democrats exercised great judgment when they did not nominate this clown. And the country has dodged a bullet that he will not be AG or a Supreme Court Nominee in an Obama administration.

    Beyond that… there is no additional story and nothing to see here Justin. Just another arrogant a-hole politician undone by his own hubris… move along… move along.

  5. pico Says:

    I never quite thought Edwards was what he made himself out to be, but I always liked him and would’ve liked to see him as Obama’s veep (among a few others). If The Enquirer is correct in its assertion that Edwards sired a child with the woman (and at this point I’m inclined to believe The Enquirer over Edwards) I really don’t know what to say. Beyond the despicable act of routinely cheating on his dying wife for at least a year, the selfishness and stupidity he exercised is baffling; did he REALLY think he could keep a child quiet once he got the nomination? And if elected, keep it out of the press for 1-8 years? Normally I don’t see what the big deal is when a politician is outed for marital infidelity, but in this case Edwards has shown STARTLINGLY little respect or concern toward his party or country–both of which could have faced severe damage as a result of his actions.

    Democrats shouldn’t go too far out of their way to defend Edwards if these allegations prove true; he certainly hasn’t gone out of his way for his country, his wife, or them.

  6. Jim Treacher Says:

    Beyond the despicable act of routinely cheating on his dying wife for at least a year, the selfishness and stupidity he exercised is baffling; did he REALLY think he could keep a child quiet once he got the nomination?

    Why not? So far he’s had almost every single news outlet running interference for him. If it weren’t for the blogs, this wouldn’t be getting any traction. But of course, his cluelessness about the Internet was revealed by his choice of campaign bloggers last year, so there’s no reason to think he’s gotten more savvy since then.

  7. david Says:

    Funny how none of you seem to care that we know for certain that McCain cheated on his wife for a year before he dumped her for his sugar momma. Of course cheating only matters if a democrat does it, right?

  8. Tully Says:

    Was his wife dying at the time? Was his girlfriend squeezin’ out his babies?

    Hmmm.

    McCain’s first wife donates to his campaigns. Clearly she is filled with anger and resentment about the past.

  9. Feliz Says:

    So…is this a BOY child?

    For some reason, I get the impression that John Edwards desperately wants a son that he feels is “in his image.”

    He had his wife take drugs to get pregnant so he could have another boy after his only son got killed in a car wreck, and it took two tries. First she had a girl…and THEN a boy, who doesn’t look, at this stage anyway, like he’s interested in hunting or football.

    Then his Missus got cancer from the hormones she took to give him the son in the first place.

    If this kid by Raelle is a girl…well, I’ll be surprised, is all.

  10. Bob Aman Says:

    “Was his wife dying at the time?”

    No, but she was severely injured, as I understand it. I think the comparison is valid.

  11. Snoop-Diggity-DANG-Dawg Says:

    “Funny how none of you seem to care that we know for certain that McCain cheated on his wife for a year before he dumped her for his sugar momma. Of course cheating only matters if a democrat does it, right?”

    Only someone as clearly stupid as Dave could utter such nonsense. The NYT put the flimsy John McCain affair rumours on page 1, jackass.

    Page 1.

    Where is the mainstream loser media on this? Dead silent.

    Cheating only matters if you’re a democrat, huh?

    Your scum-bag hero JE was banging this monumental flake Rielle Hunter while his wife is dying of cancer. “Two Americas”, my ass.

    Ann Coulter’s right: if you had any brains you’d be a republican.

  12. mike mcEachran Says:

    Thanks, SnoopDiggy. More proof that the rightwing is violent and mean-spirited.

  13. Snoop-Diggity-DANG-Dawg Says:

    Yeah, it’s clearly ‘violent’ to rub a liberal’s nose in their daily idiocy. I’m sure your therapist can duct-tape your ego back, though.

  14. mike mcEachran Says:

    yeah…

  15. Snoop-Diggity-DANG-Dawg Says:

    How do you like your douchebag John Edwards now, Mike?

    “Aw, he’s a great guy. He cares so deeply for the poor. He’s really genuine, a great leader. He holds the promise of the future for the democratic party.”

    More empty rhetoric from empty-headed liberals.

    blah, blah, blah…

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