Figures. Edwards Took Rielle Hunter On "Two Americas" Tour
Two Americas Indeed…
Multi-millionaire John Edwards traveled with his mistress on his private plane while preaching about “Two Americas” in poor urban neighborhoods.
His wife stayed at home in their rural mansion.
The multimillionaire Edwards highlighted economic disparity from a ruined New Orleans neighborhood while traveling with his mistress.
In this Dec. 27, 2006 photo provided by the National Enquirer, former U.S. Sen. John Edwards, D-NC, is shown with videographer Rielle Hunter in the 9th Ward of New Orleans, La. (AP)
John Edwards took his mistress Rielle Hunter with him to New Orleans during his campaign announcement tour in late December 2006.
Edwards said last week that his affair ended in 2006 but photos show the two traveling together on December 29, 2006 on his private plane.
Maybe he gave her up for the New Year?
The Trail reported:
Photographs distributed by wire services and posted online by technology blogger Robert Scoble show that former North Carolina senator John Edwards took his mistress Rielle Hunter with him on the plane during his late 2006 presidential campaign announcement tour. As can be seen in this Dec. 28, 2006 photo, Hunter stood off to the side of the national press corps filming Edwards as the former Democratic vice presidential nominee announced his second bid for the presidency in New Orleans.
Edwards said in a statement that his romance with Hunter ended in 2006. “With my family, I took responsibility for my actions in 2006 and today I take full responsibility publicly. But that misconduct took place for a short period in 2006. It ended then,” he said.
His wife, Elizabeth Edwards, added in a statement posted on liberal blog Daily Kos, “John made a terrible mistake in 2006…. we began a long and painful process in 2006, a process oddly made somewhat easier with my diagnosis in March of 2007.”
Edwards announced his presidential bid on Dec. 28 in New Orleans. His wife did not accompany him on the trip there.
The wire service photos, below, show Hunter, whom Edwards met in a New York bar in 2006, traveling with Edwards on December 27 and riding with him on his plane to Reno, Nev., on December 29 of that year.
John Edwards met secretly with Rielle Hunter at least twice this year at a hotel in California.
Robert Stacy McCain has more on the Edward’s cover-up today at Pajamas Media.
UPDATE: Doug Ross notes the “inconsistencies” from Edwards’ confession.