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John Edwards

Democrat-North Carolina (Senator, 1999-2005)

Vice-presidential nominee, 2004;  presidential candidate 2004, 2008

Update:  January 22, 2010:  Edwards finally 'fessed up on national TV:  Yeah, he's the father of Rielle Hunter's baby.  In all, Edwards was probably fooling five, six people in the entire world. 

So let's count the lies (thus far):

1.  He lied about having a daughter;

2.  He lied about having an affair;

3.  And, if his former staffer, Andrew Young, is right, Young fell on the sword and said it was his daughter all along, and that Edwards ordered him to "Get a doctor to fake the DNA results."

My, my. 

Honorable John Edwards, former U. S. Senator (Democrat-N.C.), 2008 presidential contender, and 2004 vice-presidential candidate, admitted in early August 2008 that he had an extra-marital affair.  Edwards had repeatedly denied having an affair with Rielle Hunter and still denies that he was the father of her child.  Back in October 2007, he said a National Enquirer (that great, truth-telling newspaper) story about an affair was "completely untrue, ridiculous."

Edwards said this on August 8, 2008:  "In 2006, I made a serious error in judgment and conducted myself in a way that was disloyal to my family and to my core beliefs.  I recognized my mistake and I told my wife that I had a liaison with another woman, and I asked for her forgiveness. Although I was honest in every painful detail with my family, I did not tell the public. . . . I was ashamed of my conduct and choices, and I had hoped that it would never become public. . . today I take full responsibility publicly."

My, my.  The Edwardses have been married more than three decades, and have three children;  a fourth died in a car accident in 1996.  Elizabeth Edwards has undergone a public and difficult battle with breast cancer. 

Sources:  Howard Kurtz, "John Edwards:  Repeat Offender,"  Washington Post, January 22, 2010.