Dealing with a pregnant mistress and a suspicious wife, John Edwards and a close aide agreed by the middle of 2007 to solicit funds from a wealthy widow who had promised to "do whatever it takes" to make him president, according to the former confidant's new book.
Who is this "wealthy widow"?
Bunny Mellon, the widow of banking heir Paul Mellon . . . Bunny Mellon, now 99, had promised to give money to Edwards' political groups even before the affair began and eventually gave a total of $6 million for Edwards' causes, according to Young's book.
Edwards was conning a wealthy widow in her nineties for money to cover up his mistress and child. What a sleaze!