Roger L. Simon

Edwards update: paternity and legal language

In his lengthy and supposedly final apologia pro vita John Edwards, the former Senator admits his affair with Rieille Hunter but denies he is the father of her child.  Note the language from lawyer Edwards: “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.”

Como se dice?  Why “hopeful”?  Samples of the Senator’s and the child’s DNA are readily available.   Am I missing something? Hot Air says Edwards is ready to take a paternity test.  Given this language, I’m not so sure.

MEANWHILE: They let the lunatics out of the asylum. (via

QUERY: What happens to those people still driving around with “Kerry/Edwards” bumper stickers on their cars? [I’ve seen a lot of them in your neighborhood.-ed. Yeah, they’ve been on so long I don’t know if they’ll come off.]