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Edwards: John?

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In some alternate universe, this man is the 44th President of the United States. And he still doesn’t suck as much as ours. DNAInfo.com reports:

MANHATTAN — A call girl working for alleged “Millionaire Madam” Anna Gristina told investigators she was paid to have sex with former U.S. Sen. John Edwards when he was in New York raising money for his failed presidential bid, DNAinfo has learned.

Edwards is the first big name to surface in connection to Gristina’s alleged prostitution scheme run out of an Upper East Side apartment…

The prostitute claiming to have slept with Edwards provided a detailed, first-hand account of their encounter to investigators in the Manhattan District Attorney’s office in 2008 after they began probing Gristina’s operation, sources said…

Investigators found the woman credible, but never notified federal authorities, seeing no reason to involve the feds in a low-level local infraction, sources told DNAinfo.

Of course not. Especially when it might reflect badly on the Democrats going into a presidential election. It was the same calculus used by the media gatekeepers who did their best to ignore the Rielle Hunter story in ’08. Keep rockin’, guys!

How is Edwards going to explain this to his children? His legitimate ones, I mean.