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The John Edwards affair

On Friday, Edwards admitted to an affair with a filmmaker his PAC hired in 2006. The Boston Globe: “The surprise admission by Edwards, prompted initially by reports on the affair in the National Enquirer, severely damages his political future, perhaps irreparably, according to analysts and former associates.”

One of the mysterious players in this saga is a guy named Bob McGovern, the person John Edwards thought he was meeting at the Beverly Hilton. The New York Times attempts to profile him, but doesn't get much as he was unavailable for an interview.

And if you can't get enough about Rielle Hunter, then don't miss Newsweek's Darman on his encounters with the woman. His lead: "The first time I laid eyes on Rielle Hunter, I could tell she was a story. She had frizzy blond hair with DARK roots, wore bright nail polish and moved like someone who knew how to work a room. She was on a cramped commuter flight and she was flirting with a candidate for president of the United States."

Would Hillary have won? Former Clinton aide Howard Wolfson says we'd be speculating about Hillary's veep if the mainstream media had exposed Edwards' affair before the Iowa caucuses. "I believe we would have won Iowa, and Clinton today would therefore have been the nominee." And: "Our voters and Edwards' voters were the same people. They were older, pro-union. Not all, but maybe two-thirds of them would have been for us and we would have barely beaten Obama."