The National Enquirer leads with an "exclusive" that alleges a "PRESIDENTIAL CHEATING SCANDAL" in 50 point Helvetica Condensed Bold. The report isn't much of a presidential scandal—the man in question is Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards and the alleged "mistress" is a totally anonymous staffer.
The details are silly and almost fan girlish. The Enquirer does not claim to have met the woman, but, says "she confessed to having" an 18-month affair with the presidential candidate "in phone calls and emails." "When they met at a bar," a friend says the woman confessed to her. "Sparks flew immediately.” Well. That settles that.
Not surprisingly, the John Edwards campaign has comment. On the other hand, right-wing harpy Ann Coulter—who has been quite busy lately—is peddling this trash to anyone who will listen. On last night's Tucker, it was no coincidence the conservative pundit knew the ridiculous details even before the Enquirer's website published the story. (Video here) Last spring, Coulter grabbed headlines by infamously calling Edwards a "faggot" and now she claims the former senator is having a long-term affair with another woman. Not very logical, but then again, Ann Coulter is obsessed with John Edwards so it's entirely likely she is the woman having a delusional affair with Edwards in her own head.
Presidential Cheating Scandal [National Enquirer]
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Elizabeth Edwards: "Comfortable with Gay Marriage" [R20]
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