From NYTimes.com: Ex-Edwards Aide to Write Tell-All
A man who was one of former Senator John Edwards’s closest aides has a deal to write a book claiming that Mr. Edwards said he “would be taken care of for life” in return for falsely claiming he was the father of the baby carried by Mr. Edwards’s mistress, Rielle Hunter.
The aide, Andrew Young, sold his book proposal to St. Martin’s Press for an undisclosed price late last week. In his proposal, Mr. Young quotes Mr. Edwards, a Democrat who was his party’s vice-presidential nominee in 2004 and ran for president last year, as begging him to confess to fathering Ms. Hunter’s baby.
Did anyone actually believe that Andrew Young was the father of the baby? As soon as the story came out it seemed preposterous. So, John Edwards was having an affair with a woman, but the father of the baby is actually one of his closest aides? Pretty pathetic attempt at a cover-up.