A REMINDER FROM JIM TREACHER: John Edwards has an illegitimate daughter named Frances with a woman named Rielle who he hired to follow him on the campaign trail, and then he spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in an insane attempt to cover it up. “Everybody pretty much gets the gist of that now, but there’s no harm in saying it outright. Even Edwards isn’t bothering to deny it anymore.”

And the press covered for him for political reasons. No harm in saying that outright, either.