John Edwards has finally stopped being shady and admitted her fathered Frances Quinn, the daughter of his former mistress Rielle Hunter. Instead of doing the correct thing and just admitting the truth when the whole sorted tale first came out, he lied. In a decade or so little Frances is going to have to read all his denials and it will probably just lead to problems. Isn’t it bad enough that she will have to grow up with the knowledge that she was the child of an affair.
Edwards said of the whole sorted situation, “To all those I have disappointed and hurt, these words will never be enough, but I am truly sorry,” Edwards said in his statement on Thursday.
“I will do everything in my power to provide her with the love and support she deserves,” he said of his daughter. “I have been able to spend time with her during the past year and trust that future efforts to show her the love and affection she deserves can be done privately and in peace.”
Of course his coming clean may have something to do with the fact that he may be facing a federal grand jury investigation into whether or not he gave Rielle Hunter hush money out of campaign funds. The information about the baby’s paternity would have probably been leaked during that process.
And it doesn’t help that with every passing day Frances looks more like John.