Operation “Oh please God keep my fine self outta prison” is underway:

Multiple sources at the estate of Rachel “Bunny” Mellon confirm to ABC News that the former North Carolina senator met Mellon today for lunch at her sprawling compound in Northern Virginia.

The purpose of the visit is unclear, but it is sure to raise eyebrows with federal investigators who have spent more than two years scrutinizing Mellon’s contributions to Edwards and his presidential campaign. Attorneys for Edwards did not respond to requests for comment.

Mellon, heir to a banking fortune, donated more than $4 million dollars to political organizations and non-profits tied to Edwards’ 2008 run and also provided more than $700 thousand that prosecutors believe was funneled to the effort to support and seclude Edwards’ mistress, Rielle Hunter. Mellon’s attorney has described those payments as gifts and has said that Mellon was unaware of how the money was used.

The problem for Edwards is that it isn’t easy to convince a billionaire to help him with what he has to work with, which is a diminishing fortune, zero political clout and even less public relations value. There’s no way that anybody Edwards knows is going to risk more trouble by giving him even as much as soap on a rope at this point, let alone agree to lie for him… is there?

And if Mellon won’t help, next stop: Pink Sapphire!


12 Responses to “John Edwards Meets Privately With Uber-Wealthy Former Donor, Possibly Begs Shamelessly”

  1. Clu Seatoe on May 27th, 2011 2:21 pm

    From soft white bread to burned and blackened toast.

    $4.7 million wasn’t enough, you’re back again?

    How deep is this sink-hole money pit??

  2. SignPainterGuy on May 27th, 2011 3:22 pm

    Aaah, the "Breck Girl". Thank you sooo much for higher insurance bills as a result of your sue-happy ideas that cause Drs to perform a myriad of unnecessary lab tests, malpractice ins. rates that are a Dr`s single largest expense, an almost non-existant Gyn. field, and on and on ! Thank you so much ! Neat how you and your ilk got people to blame Big Pharma for the high cost of healthcare, instead of the real culprits, YOU !

    Great curlers; is that what you get for $400. ?

  3. Dexter_Alarius on May 27th, 2011 4:37 pm

    Um, isn't this witness tampering?

  4. Marshall_Will on May 27th, 2011 5:01 pm

    Tampering schmampering! Don't you know who he IS!? Yeah, like Doug says, talk about good money after 'bad'? Aunt Bunny's bunions are acting up. Why don't you give me a nice foot rub for about 4 hours while I THINK about it?

    Breck Boy/Girl!

    Oh and hey, CONGRATS on Mrs. A getting back from Deployment! Make sure we get the Daily Short-timer's Calendar updates here! ( Nothing like just got back from deployment… well, YOU know what I mean..? )

  5. Dexter_Alarius on May 27th, 2011 5:15 pm

    Yes, I DO know what you mean, and believe me… I'm well prepared!
    She's got a Countdown Clock thing on her work computer there that keeps track of how many beers she's missed while gone, etc., and how many seconds until she leaves. We are both more than ready for her to come home!

  6. Doug on May 27th, 2011 5:49 pm

    Edwards will claim he just stopped by for a manicure and exfoliation.

  7. SignPainterGuy on May 27th, 2011 6:25 pm

    Yes indeed, ol` boy, congrats to you both and much thanks to you both for the selfless service ! Happy Memorial Day !

  8. Marshall_Will on May 27th, 2011 6:28 pm


    Not sure what's worse? When we were younger, deployments meant 'communication' w/ home was a -payphone- in Singapore and mail-calls onboard a carrier?

    Now that they have email, video conf. etc. I'm not sure if that makes it easier or harder? Like they're almost THERE! Hang in there Bud!

    Our guys are saying 12 hr. days, SIX days a week. NO civvies. Uniform or PT gear. Oh… for your -mandatory- PT. Probably next year for 'me' but I'm hoping to break it into 2 3 mos. Now where's my kneepads..?

  9. Marshall_Will on May 27th, 2011 6:32 pm

    Don't you just LOVE when age catches up with ALL of us!? Just a matter of delaying the inevitable. Looking 'boyish' in your 40's only assures you'll look like Keith Richards in your 50's.

    Exfoliate all you WANT Breck Girl! The Devil always gets his due.

  10. ReaganiteGOPer on May 27th, 2011 6:38 pm

    Sulky Pony!


  11. icon brickell rental on June 18th, 2014 6:18 pm

    The problem for Edwards is that it isn’t easy to convince a billionaire to help him with what he has to work with, which is a diminishing fortune, zero political clout and even less public relations value.

  12. voyance magie on March 8th, 2015 3:16 am

    I am also a big fan of checking out prospective neighborhoods using Google Street View. There's absolutely no input one way or another from anyone (and that's how I like it).

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