John Edwards Fesses Up To Fathering Love Child

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If the Democrats in our country weren’t having a bad enough week already, John Edwards is going to make it that much worse right now. Edwards is finally coming clean and admitting that he fathered Rielle Hunter‘s baby while campaigning in 2007. Also in 2007? Edwards’ wife Elizabeth‘s second bout with breast cancer and their decision to renew their wedding vows on their 30th anniversary. Way to make it a banner year, John.

In a statement released today, Edwards came clean about the child who is now 2 years old:

“I am Quinn’s father. I will do everything in my power to provide her with the love and support she deserves. I have been able to spend time with her during the past year and trust that future efforts to show her the love and affection she deserves can be done privately and in peace. It was wrong for me ever to deny she was my daughter and hopefully one day, when she understands, she will forgive me. I have been providing financial support for Quinn and have reached an agreement with her mother to continue providing support in the future. To all those I have disappointed and hurt these words will never be enough, but I am truly sorry.”

Elizabeth Edwards and others close to the former presidential candidate have known since last summer about the paternity, but this is the first public admission of it. This week is starting to feel like Bizarro world what with Cindy McCain protesting Prop 8 in California, Massachusetts electing a Republican senator, and now a formerly admirable politician admitting he’s just as sketchy as the next pro-golfer. It’s too bad late night comedian’s are so busy skewering each other, they could have a field day with this. [Photo: Getty Images]