Elizabeth Edwards: Rielle Hunter is Pathetic

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In her new memoir, Resilience, Elizabeth Edwards reveals she vomited in a bathroom after learning of the affair between her husband, former U.S. Senator and presidential hopeful John Edwards, and weird videographer Rielle Hunter.

When she heard, "I cried and screamed, I went to the bathroom and threw up," wrote Elizabeth Edwards, 59, who is battling terminal breast cancer.

She says that John Edwards admitted to having an affair with Rielle Hunter just days after declaring his run for president in late 2006 - or nearly a year before the National Enquirer broke the story in December 2007.

Elizabeth does note that when John initially admitted the affair, he "left most of the truth out." Like the part about possibly fathering her kid, maybe?

To protect her and their three children from scrutiny, Elizabeth says she urged John to quit the race, eventually won by Barack Obama. He did not.

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In August 2008, the Enquirer again reported he was the father of Rielle Hunter's daughter, but this time busted him visiting her secretly at an L.A. hotel.

John was pretty much forced to admit that he hit that after that incident, though he still denies paternity. Elizabeth does not address this in the book.

Elizabeth also takes aim at Rielle, whom she never identifies by name, in writing that Hunter initially seduced her husband outside a fancy New York hotel by giving him the time-honored compliment, "You are so hot."

What politician could say no to that?

She says Hunter - who was paid $114,000 from his political action committee to produce web documentaries - was nothing more than a sad groupie.

While her own life may be tragic, Elizabeth says, Hunter's is "pathetic."

Although she long struggled to cope with her husband's affair, Elizabeth suggests she forgives John - who she was rumored to have kicked out of the house - and says that they are now on much better terms.

"I lie in bed, circles under my eyes, my sparse hair sticking in too many directions, and [John] looks at me as if I am the most beautiful woman he has ever seen," the accomplished attorney reflects. It matters."

Frances Quinn Hunter

THE WOMEN OF JOHN EDWARDS: His cancer-stricken wife Elizabeth Edwards, his weird mistress / ex-employee Rielle Hunter, and his likely love child Frances Quinn.

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Elizabeth=STUPID DUMB PATHETIC DESPERATE STUPID!!!

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Elizabeth=STUPID DUMB PATHETIC DESPERATE STUPID!!!

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Elizabeth E. is PATHETIC!! They ALL are PATHETIC!! Elizabeth E. should have kicked him out!! She should call herself PATHETIC-along with husband and mistress!! NO RESPECT FOR ELIZABETH ANYMORE!! SHE IS STUPID IMMORAL EXAMPLE and PATHETIC!!!

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He is probably glad that she kicked him out, he gets more of what he needs that way. Probably, still with Rielle Hunter.

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EEEEWWWWW! I just vomited in my own mouth!!!!

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@Quantum - it's a little unfair to call his 60-year-old, terminally ill wife ugly. however, you do make a good point, the woman he had an affair with isn't even attractive. you'd think he could find other girls who would tell him 'you're so hot.' LOL

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Both women are ugly. He needs to get better taste.

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No, her husband is pathetic for betraying his wife's trust and faith in him.

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John Edwards, Rielle Hunter Love Child Photo John Edwards is a former lawyer and Democratic U.S. Senator from the great state of North Carolina. He was the Democratic Vice President... More »
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I am and have been willing to take any test necessary to establish the fact that I am not the father of any baby, and I am truly hopeful that a test will be done so this fact can be definitively established.

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In 2006, I made a serious error in judgment and conducted myself in a way that was disloyal to my family and to my core beliefs.

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