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Andrew Young: Cashing in on John Edwards' affair?
Does a book proposal by Edwards' former aide make the ex-politician look worse?
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irst, the National Enquirer broke the news of John Edwards' affair "and nobody listened," said Foster Kamer in Gawker. Now The New York Times is "running with the ball," with a juicy story about a "leaked book proposal by Andrew Young, the Edwards aide who once claimed paternity of Rielle Hunter's child." Among the details: Edwards once tried to soothe Hunter by promising to marry her after his cancer-stricken wife, Elizabeth Edwards, died—could he be sleazier than we already thought?

The "Silky Pony" certainly isn't the Southern gentleman he pretended to be, said Rod Dreher in BeliefNet, when he was running for the Democratic presidential nomination. Now the Times says he's thinking about admitting what he long denied—that he's the father of Rielle Hunter's daughter. But Andrew Young is pretty slimy himself—instead of atoning by confessing his role in the "disgusting cover-up" for free to a journalist, he's trying to sell his betrayal of his old friend to the highest bidder.

So, first Andrew Young fixed up his boss John Edwards on the road, said Mike Lupica in the New York Daily News, and "now he is willing to throw Edwards under the nearest bus to sell a book. You know what brought a sleazebag like this together with Edwards? Destiny, that's what."

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