Politics

What Was John Edwards Doing At That Hotel?

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A criminal complaint has been filed by the Enquirer and so there’s a very good chance that Edwards will be contacted about the following incident…

The Beverly Hilton Hotel guard said he encountered a shaken and ashen-faced Edwards — whom he did not immediately recognize — in a hotel men’s room early Tuesday morning in a literal tug-of-war with reporters on the other side of the door.

“What are they saying about me?” the guard said Edwards asked.

“His face just went totally white,” the guard said, when Edwards was told the reporters were shouting out questions about Edwards and Rielle Hunter, a woman the National Enquirer says is the mother of his child.

The guard said he escorted Edwards, who was not a registered guest at the hotel, out of the building after 2 a.m. Edwards did not say anything while he was escorted out, said the guard, adding that at times the reporters on the scene were “rough on him,” sticking a camera in his face and shouting questions.

Frankly, I wasn’t inclined to trust The Enquirer when they reported about this last year or earlier in the week, but since this guard has confirmed that Edwards was indeed at the hotel this has gone beyond mere trashy tabloid journalism.

So yes, I will follow it because if the allegations about Edwards are true, it’s a big story and everybody knows it. Obviously I don’t think infidelity disqualifies somebody from public service, but we’re talking about the former Democratic VP candidate and a guy who’s being considered for the current VP slot or at least a cabinet position.

More as it develops…