Andrew Young: John Edwards Apology Just "Empty Words"

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The former aide who helped John Edwards cover up his affair and love child with Rielle Hunter is dismissing his former boss' long-overdue confession yesterday as mere "empty words" that are nothing more than a desperate PR campaign.

Andrew Young is lashing out at the two-time presidential candidate in an exclusive interview with ABC News hours after the former Senator released a statement Thursday admitting he is the father of mistress Rielle's two-year-old daughter.

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"I think those were words, empty words," Young said. "If that is what he wanted to say, he should have said it two years ago. I think it's just a PR campaign."

Edwards' confession comes two weeks before a book by Young, called The Politician, will be released - and will detail his account of the Edwards sex scandal.

Family friend and lawyer Harrison Hickman responded that Edwards waited to admit paternity until arrangements for child support were finalized. Puh. Lease.

Young claims Edwards proposed an elaborate cover-up - faking a paternity test - in a failed attempt to conceal that he fathered a baby with Rielle Hunter.

It was Young, of course, who initially tried to protect his boss' reputation and political career by publicly stating that he was the father of Hunter's infant.

Rielle Hunter did not dispute this, and the story died down ... until Edwards was busted visiting her in an L.A. hotel. Then the heat was on him tenfold.

"The senator made the full pitch," Young said. "Not just for me. I mean he didn't just have to convince me that I was going to take paternity."

"He also had to convince Rielle to publicly claim I was the father."

Young said Edwards asked him to steal one of his daughter's soiled diapers in a strategy to confirm he was the dad, then get a doctor to fake DNA results.

The aide ignored the request, but says it speaks volumes about the man Edwards is, and the lengths to which he would go to perpetuate his double life.

Rielle Hunter with John Edwards' love child, Frances Quinn.

Edwards admitted matter-of-factly in his Thursday statement that "I am Quinn's father" and said it was "wrong" to ever deny he was the father of the infant.

Landing in Haiti to work on earthquake relief with actor Sean Penn, Edwards told reporters, "I've said what I have to say for now. I'm here to help people."

As for scorned wife Elizabeth, she did not answer questions about their marital status and would not speculate on where she and John will go in the future.

"If somebody has a crystal ball, they can let me know," said Edwards, who is still fighting cancer. "My marriage shouldn't be on anybody's radar except mine."


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does anyonen know where i can get the book...i would love to read it...oh im from Australia....thanks!!!!


The feds should jail that bastard Edwards for grand theft of campaign funds to pay his ho. Scum like this should rot in a pile of shit for eternity.


I have just finished Andrew Youngs book. First let me say I cannot believe he stayed in this mess for as long as he did. Being from the south and from a middle-class upbringing I can say that there are wealthy people who do truely think they are above the law and can do anything they want. My Heart goes out to Andrew, Cheri and thier children. I hope John Edwards gets what he deserves one day!


Andre Young and his wife are weasels who are crying because the gravy train dried up. They accepted stolen campaign funds so they should be arrested along with Rielle.


John Edwards is what shit would look like if it had a face! And Andrew Young? He's just as much of a low life as Edwards. r


If you saw that baby's face, you would know the real reason he is being forced to come clean!... that baby, Quinn, is a dead-ringer for her pop--same exact eyes, you name it. HILARIOUS!


Men are dogs. Women should not have to put us with shitbags like Edwards. Bag of shit is too good a name for John Edwards.


Scum, pure filty scum. Bastard Edwards should move in with his doper horse faced scum laden wench and leave give his wife some dignity. Edwards is the ultimate scumbag, phony, crook, scheming bastard. Pox on him and all his hos.

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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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