That of course would be John Edwards!
Now the trail lawyer turned politician is trying desperately to get out from under a Federal case charging him with circumvent campaign finance laws when he asked a couple of wealthy campaign donors to pony up nearly a million bucks in secret cash to try to hide campaign videographer and not too bright slut Rielle Hunter from the prying eyes of the National Enquirer and his cancer stricken wife Elizabeth.
Edwards’s lawyer filed an armload of motions in a North Carolina court room today to try to cut the legs out from under the government’s case. Edwards’ mouthpiece Abbe Lowell is claiming that the “Silky Pony” knew nothing about the payments and that the cash never made its way through the campaign coffers.
You’ve got to wonder what kind of people become so enamored with a politician that that would be willing to stroke checks for huge money to help the guy cover up his indiscretions? Makes you wonder what the expectations were for a quid pro quo if the second tier Edwards miraculously could have pulled off the election win?
Seriously, this whole episode could have been avoided, if Edwards had just sucked it up and took the hit or easier still would have covered his slut fund out of his own fortune. Makes you wonder not only about his character, but also his lack of intelligence.