Monday, Nov. 03, 2008

John Edwards' extramarital affair

It's hard to think of a better way to torpedo your political future than to cheat on your well-liked wife of 31 years while she is in remission from breast cancer and you're in the middle of a presidential campaign. In August, after months of denying allegations of adultery and a love child published in The National Enquirer, the former North Carolina Senator admitted to Bob Woodruff of ABC News that he had an affair with Rielle Hunter, a former campaign worker, in 2006. Edwards said the affair ended before Hunter became pregnant with a daughter, and he offered to take a paternity test, which Hunter declined.