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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

John Edwards Former Aide Will Tell All

N.Y. Times, 'Former Aide to Edwards Will Write Tell-All Book,' by Jim Rutenberg and Motoko Rich:
'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. ''You know how much I love you,' Edwards said. 'You know I'd walk off a cliff for you, and I know you'd walk off a cliff for me,'' Mr. Young wrote in the book proposal. ''I will never forget this. And I will always be there for you.'' ... Mr. Young's proposal states that he was writing the book because he had become disillusioned with Mr. Edwards's behavior and recklessness, which he said included participating in the production of a sex tape with Ms. Hunter that Mr. Young later discovered.'

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