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Published:July 27th, 2008 21:59 EST
Why Isn't The Press Covering The John Edwards Mistress And Love Child Scandal?

Why Isn't The Press Covering The John Edwards Mistress And Love Child Scandal?

By Robert Paul Reyes

Sen. John Edward is (was) on Sen. Barack Obama`s short list of possible running mates. But now you will see Mike Tyson as an anger management instructor before you see Edwards as Obama`s veep.

Edwards has been a tireless crusader for the poor and the disenfranchised, but unfortunately he has a penchant for conducting trysts in luxury hotels. His libido has derailed a political career that held great promise.

"A Beverly Hills hotel security guard told he intervened this week between a man he identified as former Sen. John Edwards and tabloid reporters who chased down the former presidential hopeful after what they`re calling a rendezvous with his mistress and love child.

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."

Quotation from FoxNews.Com

While his wife battles terminal cancer, Edwards is meeting his mistress and his love child at ungodly hours in the morning. Obama can`t afford to select a vice-president who makes the cover of the National Enquirer more than Elvis.

Imagine the following scenario:

Obama is the president and Edwards is the vice president. Obama is incapacitated and nobody can find Edwards because he is hiding in a motel bathroom from reporters.

Fox News and the Enquirer aren`t exactly unimpeachable news sources, but the facts of the case have been verified by the security guard. The mainstream press needs to get with the program and cover this story.

Under most circumstances a politician`s private sex life, shouldn`t be the concern of the public. But a man who cheats on his wife when she is suffering from cancer, doesn`t deserve to be one heartbeat away from the presidency.

A man who would piss away a chance to be vice-president to meet with his mistress is too reckless and unstable for such a high office.

Edwards doesn`t deserve to spend the next four years as vice-president, he should spend the immediate future kissing up to his wife and begging for forgiveness.