This is getting weird (as anything involving New Agers/Pagans and sex usually is):
"The ENQUIRER has learned exclusively that Rielle Hunter, a woman linked to [John] Edwards in a cheating scandal earlier this year, is more than six months pregnant — and she's told a close confidante that Edwards is the father of her baby!"
O.K.? Granted, it's still just a rumor, but since she's a New Ager - with that unmistakable cultish gleam in her eye - there's no way to take anything Rielle Hunter says as truth; especially her denials about the affair (through "astrologer" Jerome Armstrong's political blog, My Direct Democracy) when she apparently already knew was pregnant and who the baby daddy was. (Hair, people, look at the hair!) She's even changed her name from Lisa Druck!!!
Look, New Agers believe in a world of "duality" - a self-described "grey area" where everyone else's concept of "right" and "wrong" doesn't exist or is to be usurped - allowing themselves the freedom to betray others (especially those close to them) with impunity. Yes, even a cancer-striken wife. All very feminist. (You go, Girl! Sistas are REALLY doing it for themselves!) It's Oprah's "the ends justify the means", spiritually ruthless, way-of-life. Listen to this:
"When working for the Edwards camp, my conduct as well as the conduct of my entire team was completely professional."
Sure, and Bill Clinton never slept with that woman, while "that woman" is positive she slept with him. "Completely professional"? Hello! You're pregnant, Rielle!!! And the only choice, regarding who's the father, are both married men working for the Edwards campaign. "Completely professional"? In her New Age mind, that has to mean she - and whoever she was determined to do it with - did it standing up.
If this story continues to grow, like the baby, then it goes without saying that John Edwards is cooked. Though I had no intention of voting for him, I'm hoping it's not true for the sake of his wife and family. I hope the story being told - that New Age Rielle slept with another married man in the Edwards campaign - isn't true either. I hope the truth is all sweetness and light - a virgin birth! - and, oh, just listen to silly ol' me rattling on.
But my New Age "spidey sense" is tingling:
Rielle Hunter's beliefs drive her to be easier than most - and more than capable of targeting someone married - because, you understand, she's above all that. And no other American man, next to Little Richard, preens as much as John Edwards.
But why would the Edwards campaign hire a flake, like Rielle Hunter, to work on his video? This "wannabe actress who by her own admission was a drug-using New York party girl in the '80s" had a website. (It's since been pulled down) Didn't the campaign check it? All the woo-woo crap, like that written on the photo above, didn't make them run in the opposite direction? It just doesn't make sense at the presidential level. But, hey, nothing involving New Agers does, at first, I guess.
I gotta remember:
[Updated on 12/20/07]