there's unforgiveable, there's fun, and then there's this one
per andrew young, erstwhile john edwards campaign aide, whose professional dedication extended beyond simply facilitating edwards' extramarital affair with rielle hunter, to actually stepping in to claim parentage of the issue of said extramarital affair--not only is our man john the true father of said issue, but johnny has further promised the mother of said issue, aka his mistress, his side squeeze, his furniture dealer, (no joke--edwards' PAC sent her production company a check for $14,086 for "unused video tape" the same day johnny boy wrote one to his PAC in the amount of $14,034.62 for a "furniture purchase"), that as soon as his cancer-stricken wife was dead the two of them could get married on a nyc rooftop with a special guest appearance by the dave matthews band.
oh, no, you simply cannot make this stuff up.
yes, this is one special man. my favorite anecdote of pure avarice is how edwards had inquired of his campaign finance chairman, fred baron, after publically declaring his willingness to take a paternity test, if fred would be a mensch and check to see if he could turn up a physician willing to fake one.
but, you know, as with most things, the best part is always found once you sit down and think about it, just for a moment. and i know this makes me a bad person for being amused to think it, but there's a conversation you know johnny boy is going to have to have with his evah luvin (not) wife regarding that part about "when she's dead", and you know it's going to be a hum-dinger.
edited to add, and added thanks to a special friend who enjoys these things even more than i do: did you know that john edwards is originally from south carolina?
no, you simply cannot make this stuff up.