Why Did Rielle Hunter Issue a Denunciation Against the National Enquirer--Which Wouldn't Name Her as the "Other Woman" for Another 9 Weeks?
On October 10, The National Enquirer ran the story, Presidential Cheating Scandal: Alleged Affair Could Wreck John Edwards Campaign. It did not name the woman involved.
A source close to the woman, whose name is being withheld by The NATIONAL ENQUIRER, says that she confessed to having an affair in phone calls and emails, saying that her work with Edwards soon exploded into romance.
--October 10 National Enquirer - Alleged Affair Could Wreck John Edwards Campaign
The next day, Rielle Hunter issued this statement.
"The innuendoes and lies that have appeared on the internet and in the National Enquirer concerning John Edwards are not true, completely unfounded and ridiculous.
My video production company was hired by the Edwards camp on a 6 month contract, which we completed December 31, 2006.
When working for the Edwards camp, my conduct as well as the conduct of my entire team was completely professional.
This concocted story is just dirty politics and I want no part of it."
--Statement issued by Rielle Hunter on October 11, 4:15 on MyDD
Why did Rielle Hunter issue a statement denouncing the National Enquirer? The name, "Rielle Hunter" is nowhere to be seen in the National Enquirer story.
Indeed, "Rielle Hunter" was nowhere to be seen in the entire issue of the National Enquirer.
Are we the only ones curious about why someone would feel it necessary to issue a statement denouncing a publication's story in which no mention of that person's name appeared?
Sources have come forward to charge that the "other woman" previously worked on Edwards' campaign and followed the 54-year-old candidate on trips across the U.S.
That is the extent of the information in the Enquirer story about what connection the "other woman" had with the Edwards campaign.
What was it about the National Enquirer story that prompted Rielle Hunter to immediately issue the above denunciation?
On October 11, Hunter's pregnancy was not public knowledge.
Nor was the fact that she would soon relocate to North Carolina, within 5 miles of the Edwards campaign headquarters.
In a house owned by an Edwards campaign backer.
A few streets away from Andrew Young, former "Director of Operations" for the Edwards campaign.
Nearly a year after completing her work for the Edwards campaign.
Work in which her "conduct was completely professional".
Again, are we the only ones curious about these facts?
Major media doesn't think these events are newsworthy, or apparently, even odd.
If Rielle Hunter had leaked her statement to Robert Novak, instead of publishing it on MyDD.com, perhaps that would have piqued the Establishment Media's interest.
DBKP will publish an exhaustive time line later today on this curious episode.
We're not hopeful that it will spark Mainstream Media interest.
Where's Dan Rather when you need him?
Source: MyDD - National Enquirer, Wonkette, Bullshit Bucket
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