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Edwards' Mistress Dishes on Sleeping with Powerful Rich Men, Sort of

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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COME CLEAN John, Rielle Fox News' confirmation via a security guard that former Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards had a stand-off with reporters from the National Enquirer while (allegedly) meeting his mistress and love child at a Beverly Hills hotel still hasn't made its way onto Edwards' Wikipedia page. (At least of this writing!) Interestingly enough, that's not the only Wiki page on which Edwards' alleged affair has been scrubbed clean.

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Yesterday evening, the entry for Jay McInerney's book Story of My Life contained the tidbit that his inspiration for protagonist Alison Poole, whom he has described as "an ostensibly jaded, cocaine-addled, sexually voracious 20-year-old," is none other than his ex-girlfriend Rielle Hunter, who just happens to be the woman with whom Edwards is allegedly cheating on his cancer-stricken wife. Today, that little nugget has been deleted.

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Thankfully, citizen journalists/political operatives can't erase an entire book. We dug up a copy of Story of my Life and pulled some choice quotes from Poole, aka Rielle Hunter. Some insight into her views on sleeping with guys who have "high-powered jobs" and whose "idea of wild is argyle socks" follow:



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