In her photos shoot with GQ, John Edwards' ex-mistress Rielle Hunter scandalizes purple dinosaur Barney who appears to catch a glance of her underwear. While Rielle told Barbara Walters this morning that she was "repulsed" by the photos GQ ran, the words that came out of her mouth during the interview with the magazine only confirm her questionable judgment. Referring to John Edwards as "Johnny" throughout, she uses her experience to offer relationship-advice gems. Some highlights:
- On Elizabeth: I watched my father die of cancer. It's heart-wrenching to me. But it's also sad to me, her unwillingness to take responsibility for her part in the marriage. And her unwillingness to face the truth. We're all slaves to our unconscious, but she really believes that it's everyone else's fault.
- On female-male relationships: Had I spoken, I would have emasculated him. And I could not emasculate him. Also, it is not my desire to teach my daughter that when Mommy's upset with Daddy, you take matters into your own hands and fix Daddy's mistakes. Which I view as one of the biggest problems in all female-and-male relationships.
- On knowing it was special the first night: He in fact did say to me the first night, "Falling in love with you could really f*ck up my plans for becoming President." And of course I said, "If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans."
- On the man's role: He drives our relationship. He's the man. [laughs] He's in the driver's seat.
I'm sure Elizabeth Edwards is pleased, no?