Sunday, August 10, 2008

The Wacky World of John Edwards

It's always fun to pile on a cheater. So let's go. This first piece is from Newsweek and the reporter is recounting his time spent riding around with candidate John Edwards in 2006 and noticed this Rielle Hunter:

I struck up a conversation with the woman at the next event, as we waited outside. She told me her name and asked me what my astrological sign was, which I thought was a little unusual. I told her. She smiled, and began telling me her life story: how she was working as a documentary-film maker, living with a friend in South Orange, N.J., but how she'd previously had "many lives." She'd worked, she said, as an actress and as a spiritual adviser. She was fiercely devoted to astrology and New Age spirituality. She'd been a New York party girl, she'd been married and divorced, she'd been a seeker and a teacher and was a firm believer in the power of truth.

She told me that she had met Edwards at a bar, at the Regency Hotel in New York. She thought he was giving off a special "energy.

Oh it gets better. When the reporter met with Hunter later, here is what she told him:

I would soon learn that there was no such thing as small talk with Rielle Hunter. She told me that she'd felt a connection to me when we'd first met, that she could tell I was a very old soul. This meant a lot to Rielle. Her speech was peppered with New Age jargon—human beings were dragged down by "blockages" to their actual potential; history was the story of souls entering and escaping our field of consciousness. A seminal book for her had been Eckhart Tolle's "The Power of Now." Her purpose on this Earth, she said, was to help raise awareness about all this, to help the unenlightened become better reflections of their true, repressed selves.

Her latest project was John Edwards. Edwards, she said, was an old soul who had barely tapped into any of his potential. The real John Edwards, she believed, was a brilliant, generous, giving man who was driven by competing impulses—to feed his ego and serve the world. If he could only tap into his heart more, and use his head less, he had the power to be a "transformational leader" on par with Gandhi and Martin Luther King. "He has the power to change the world," she said.

Oh, I think she tapped into a part of his body, but it wasn't the heart or head. It was the part that truly guides most men.

Then we have this website that is asking where Reille Hunter's new age website "" went to. It's gone. Even for the Wayback machine. Poof.

Remember Bob McGovern? He was the one John Edwards said he really went to see that night at the Beverly Hills hotel to keep Rielle Hunter quiet. Who is this guy?

McGovern is an intuitive who has worked as a healer since 1988. He works with energy in the area of the emotional fields. He uses philosophy, psychology and the intuitive to find resolutions that move people back into alignment with the universe and into a place of peace, harmony and joy.

Ok, now we are fully immersed in the world of crazy. Good grief. John Edwards was a serious contender for the Democratic nomination for President.

But I will say this for him, he has real good friends.

h/t davejohnston on twitter