July 31, 2008
A small MSM outlet actually bothers to do a little journalism, and hits a jackpot.
As the Charlotte Observer points out, the child was born two months after Andrew Young (an Edwards confidante) claimed paternity, so why isn't ol' Andrew's name listed there?
Asked Thursday why no father was listed on the birth certificate, Hunter's attorney, Robert Gordon of New York, said, A lot of women do that.
Reminded that he and Hunter had publicly revealed the father's identity two months earlier to the National Enquirer, Gordon said, That's a personal matter between them.
Gordon declined to comment further.
That's okay. You don't have to comment, Gordo. I think we can all fill in the blanks on our own.
Thanks to CJ.
PS: If the MSM continues its embargo in the face of even this, well, I'll be impressed.
PPS: I just intercepted this secret coded communique from the NYT to the LAT. Can anyone make heads or tails of it?
PPPPS: Here's why, it seems, Reille Hunter did not just write in "Andrew Young:"
With unmarried couples, California State law requires both parents to sign a Declaration of Paternity form prior to the father's name being put on the birth certificate. If the father is not present, his name may be added to the birth certificate at a later date after proper forms are obtained from the Department of Vital Records.
Young may have been unwilling to carry the ruse that far (though I'm not sure why he balked here), and Reille wasn't permitted to sign in his stead.
Posted by: DrewM. at July 31, 2008 12:36 PM (hlYel)
Posted by: The Obvious at July 31, 2008 12:38 PM (1g+FW)
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 31, 2008 12:39 PM (B+qrE)
Posted by: Holdfast at July 31, 2008 12:39 PM (Gzb30)
The story has been printed all fficial&hs=Mf0&sa=X&oi=spell&resnum=0&ct=result&cd=1&q=Birth+certificate+for+Rielle+Hunter+child+lists+no+father&spell=1">over McClatchy.
Posted by: Benson at July 31, 2008 12:41 PM (qzcNU)
Posted by: GarandFan at July 31, 2008 12:42 PM (eJ32B)
Posted by: DrewM. at July 31, 2008 12:43 PM (hlYel)
I can't imagine Edwards has any great future in politics. Thank goodness. Sadly, Obama is going to dominate policy in this country for another 50 years. Nothing is going to stop that.
Haha, Ron Paul is on Fox News right now telling us how he used to sell codeine in high school (I shit you not), and therefore, we should legalize marijuana (not that I like the degree of police efforts devoted to pot smokers). It's an odd political world we live in.
Posted by: ghy at July 31, 2008 12:46 PM (8jYMc)
Posted by: Topsecretk9 at July 31, 2008 12:50 PM (QUych)
Posted by: stinky esposito at July 31, 2008 12:50 PM (MMC8r)
Cool! This is just like those Daily Jumble things. Lemme see...
Damn, I always did suck at those things...
Posted by: Exurban Jon at July 31, 2008 12:51 PM (N0doa)
Posted by: grc at July 31, 2008 12:52 PM (vk1s8)
Because it's one thing to lie in a press release and another to file a false declaration on a state form?
Sure no one would ever know. Unless John Boy stopped passing the cash and then a paternity test would be required and what's the penalty for a false filing under the pain of perjury again?
Posted by: DrewM. at July 31, 2008 12:52 PM (hlYel)
Posted by: The Obvious at July 31, 2008 12:52 PM (1g+FW)
Posted by: Topsecretk9 at July 31, 2008 12:54 PM (QUych)
I don't dispute this, but I have never heard this before. It's pretty insane.
Posted by: Topsecretk9 at July 31, 2008 12:58 PM (QUych)
Posted by: The Obvious at July 31, 2008 12:58 PM (1g+FW)
Posted by: CDR M at July 31, 2008 12:59 PM (TJoU6)
Posted by: Kevin at July 31, 2008 01:00 PM (OEF4E)
Well I guess the American people just aren't worthy of the media that we have since we seem to be interested in things that we shouldn't be interested in, and don't care about the wonkish issues that we're supposed to.
So I guess that's the NY Daily News is doing well while the NYT is declining - they tell people what they want to know, the bastards.
Posted by: Maetenloch at July 31, 2008 01:01 PM (hn7Rm)
Young also probably understood that Edwards had a huge incentive to continue paying so he figured his exposure there was fairly small, until now. Actually perjury was is biggest problem. So no name on the certificate.
Posted by: The Obvious at July 31, 2008 01:07 PM (1g+FW)
Posted by: grc at July 31, 2008 01:19 PM (vk1s8)
Posted by: The Obvious at July 31, 2008 01:19 PM (1g+FW)
I'm on the fence on this one.
Posted by: runninrebel at July 31, 2008 01:20 PM (0n9wc)
The first clue the baby was fathered by Edwards?
His long, gorgeous brown locks.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at July 31, 2008 01:20 PM (xQ52y)
Rielle Hunter's attorney, Robert Gordon, is part of the leftist scene in dumbocratic circles and worked for John Edwards on his presidential campaign....not a big surprise. Here is his bio:
Robert Gordon, Senior Vice President for Economic Policy at the Center for American Progress, was the domestic policy director for the Kerry-Edwards campaign. Previously, Robert worked for Senator John Edwards, first as his Judiciary Committee counsel and legislative director in the Senate, then as the policy director for his presidential campaign.
Prior to his work on Capitol Hill, Robert was a law clerk for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and a Skadden Fellow at the Juvenile Rights Division of the Legal Aid Society in New York City. Robert also served in the Clinton White House as an aide to the National Economic Council and the Office of National Service, where he helped craft the legislation creating AmeriCorps. Robert graduated from Harvard College with highest honors and from Yale Law School. He is also a nonresident fellow at the Brookings Institution.
Posted by: Ken at July 31, 2008 01:21 PM (uaCdp)
Posted by: The Obvious at July 31, 2008 01:22 PM (1g+FW)
Posted by: grc at July 31, 2008 01:23 PM (vk1s8)
Posted by: The Obvious at July 31, 2008 01:24 PM (1g+FW)
Again, it depends on their age in that they maybe old enough to see it on some news programs, or at the grocery store, or their friends might tease them. It's not fair to the kids.
Posted by: grc at July 31, 2008 01:24 PM (vk1s8)
Posted by: Christian at July 31, 2008 01:30 PM (Lgc/F)
Look at all this. Fair has nothing to do with anything.
Posted by: The Obvious at July 31, 2008 01:31 PM (1g+FW)
"Yes, I figure so, but... bear in mind, a lot of jurisdictions will force you to pay paternity even for a child that's NOT yours if the child is led to believe (by a dishonest mother) that it's yours... so yeah, he exposes himself to a penny-ante perjured document charge here, but the great bulk of legal risk, he's already assumed..."
You assume that he does not have some sort of signed indemnification agreement from Silky in his desk. This Hunter chick is like 44 - if Edwards was going to get some strange tail, you'd assume it would be about 20 years younger. Maybe they assumed she was past the baby-making stage? Poorly played sir.
Posted by: Holdfast at July 31, 2008 01:59 PM (Gzb30)
Posted by: LF Mayor at July 31, 2008 02:01 PM (AkPCZ)
That's what Edwards said right before this whole issue got created...
Posted by: MamaAJ at July 31, 2008 02:10 PM (X6Zdh)
Posted by: Evil Otto at July 31, 2008 04:46 PM (tYvh+)
Posted by: irongrampa at July 31, 2008 04:55 PM (N4pK7)
Posted by: torabora at July 31, 2008 04:57 PM (JlpO2)
The only time i saw women not putting the father's name on the birth certificate was when i worked for a social services agency in NYC. My standard remark was "immaculate conception?" I usually got the confused dog look. Or a laugh. It's a scam so the baby's daddy does not get tagged with child support and the girls are stupid enough to go along, "because sometimes he brings pampers".
Posted by: Penfold at July 31, 2008 05:00 PM (lF2Kk)
Posted by: noprisoners at July 31, 2008 05:00 PM (eqMup)
Posted by: spear at July 31, 2008 05:02 PM (9GGQr)
T = This
E = Embryo
C = Claimed [by]
T = The
R = Religion
O = Of
P = Peace
i.e., the kid is actually not Andrew Young's, or John Edwards', but rather, our very own Chocolate [Secret] Messiah, B. Hussein Obama. Huzzah!
Posted by: Sharkman at July 31, 2008 05:04 PM (UioS4)
Edwards is fucking tighter than the bark on a tree... i mean, Damn! Jesse Jackson was shelling out 50k (or 35?) a month for his love child, wasn't he?
The difference is that Edwards has to use his own money. Jesse could skim from PUSH coffers.
Posted by: Simon Oliver Lockwood at July 31, 2008 05:06 PM (fKo41)
Posted by: Sharkman at July 31, 2008 05:07 PM (UioS4)
Posted by: mikeyslaw at July 31, 2008 05:22 PM (QMGr1)
Posted by: RWB at July 31, 2008 05:31 PM (MKxON)
My sources tell me Reille was planning a trip to The Grand Canyon next week.
Posted by: Joe Dirt at July 31, 2008 06:00 PM (1Mq7K)
Hahahaha, you guys fucked up Andrew Young's (that's Reverend Andrew Jackson Young Jr., born in New Orleans and ordained in the United Church of Christ- what's with the UCC?  deal. I'm thinking the Rev was getting more than 15K from the Breck Girl.
I would have- for the children, of course.
Now that his shit is on the street he's screwed.
Posted by: dr kill at July 31, 2008 06:04 PM (JWAjn)
Would YOU want to be on the hook for child support for silky's by-blow?
Posted by: mojo at July 31, 2008 07:01 PM (BlJGu)
Posted by: exdem13 at August 01, 2008 02:52 AM (fenBi)
Posted by: gus Smith at August 01, 2008 06:26 AM (4kfBR)
I'll go weep in a quiet, cool room in my basement for them. What's the deal gus, are you trying to be sarcastic (which is pretty cool) or were you about to market a line of hair care products and facial moisturizers with Edwards on them right before this all hit the fan?
That second one would rank pretty high on the metro meter. As in funny, not ha ha.
Posted by: LF Mayor at August 01, 2008 08:41 AM (AkPCZ)
"And to those of you who say this is of no concern to anyone but the parties. "
Wait, to those of WHO who say that? Wouldn't that be the folks who ARE sweeping the story under the rug? And would not THOSE folks be the once about whom we've been complaining for ... what, 47 comments now on this blog post alone?
Try to target your trollery more tightly there, eh?
Posted by: Stoop Davy Dave at August 01, 2008 01:04 PM (B+B1w)
Posted by: jhkgh at November 26, 2008 10:54 PM (53V9W)
Posted by: mark at December 07, 2008 09:07 PM (nWyuK)
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