John Edwards Confesses, Enquirer Nominates Itself for a Pulitzer–You Know, Typical Post-Sex Scandal Stuff

Jan 22, 2010 • News, Politically Erect

John Edwards has finally confessed what we already knew: that he’s the father of Rielle Hunter’s two-year-old child.

Below is his statement, as reported by the Washington Post:

I am Quinn’s father. I will do everything in my power to provide her with the love and support she deserves. I have been able to spend time with her during the past year and trust that future efforts to show her the love and affection she deserves can be done privately and in peace.

It was wrong for me ever to deny she was my daughter and hopefully one day, when she understands, she will forgive me. I have been providing financial support for Quinn and have reached an agreement with her mother to continue providing support in the future.

To all those I have disappointed and hurt, these words will never be enough, but I am truly sorry.

John R. Edwards

Edward and his wife of over 30 years, Elizabeth, have separated.

His confession session comes two weeks before the publication of a tell-all book by his former aide Andrew Young, whom, if you remember, at one point said was the father of the baby. The Politician is due out Tuesday, February 2. Yum, yum.

In related news, The National Enquirer is nominating itself for a Pulitzer based on their scoop and coverage of the saga.