Senator John Edwards’ mistress Rielle Hunter has issued a statement through her attorney saying she would not submit her daughter to a genetic test to determine the father of the girl born to her in February. How very convenient for John Edwards. This announcement comes a day after the former North Carolina Senator admitted to ABC News that he had an affair with Hunter. He denies that he got her pregnant, and said he would take a paternity test to prove it. He said the affair ended in 2006, before she would have become pregnant. Now it looks like we know why he made such a bold statement by offering to take the test.

Rielle’s family had been calling today for Edwards to take a paternity test, and her sister Melissa said “somebody must stand up for my sister” as reported by ABC news. Then, Robert Gordon, Hunter’s New York lawyer, issued a statement to The Washington Post that Hunter would not be tested.

She wishes to maintain her privacy and her daughter’s privacy, Gordon said. Furthermore, Rielle will not participate in DNA testing or any other invasion of her or her daughter’s privacy now or in the future.

Snarkista told you that John Edwards would fix the paternity problem one way or another. Looks like he just bought his way out! Remember, this is a multi-millionaire trial attorney we’re talking about. He’s SLICK and he’s sick. Nonetheless, Edwards will still have the follow-the-money problem involving the hush-funds paid to Rielle and Andrew Young that could involve campaign finance fraud. Snarkista thinks it would be a stupid idea to try to buy his way out of that.

The National Enquirer is saying that Rielle is in it for the long haul, and is in love with John Edwards. The mag says that the dark truth is that Hunter is waiting it out for Elizabeth to pass away, and wants to marry Edwards. Snarkista says all of the players in this scandal stink worse than pond scum. What a tragic, calculating, cold group of losers. Elizabeth Edwards deserves so much better.



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