The Washington Post had some details last night, but we've now gone through the whole thing. Hunter thought Edwards was "reckless" to stay in the presidential race. But here are some highlights, in her own words.
The reporter, Lisa Depaulo, even got to sleep over: "the three of us (she, Quinn, and I) would have to share the one bathroom, where the tub is filled with her daughter's rubber duckies." Here's what she got out of the apparently very quotable Hunter. Whose nickname for Edwards is 'Johnny':
I mean, just for starters, I never "hit on" Johnny. I'm not a predator, I'm not a gold digger, I'm not the stalker.
I had this thing in my head like a lot of women, where you want your man to stand up on a cliff and scream, "I LOVE HER." You know, the knight in shining armor. And that wasn't what was going on.
I know he loves me. […]I believe that will be till death do us part."
On spotting Johnny for the first time: "I said, "I can't believe that was John Edwards; he's so hot. He's really got it going on."
And I just uttered to him, "You're so hot." And he said, "Why, thank you!" And he almost jumped into my arms."
Like, he's a huge, huge humanitarian. He is very kindhearted and sweet. He's very honest and truthful."
Everyone talks about how Johnny has fallen from grace. In reality, he's fallen to grace."
And he kept saying [she mimics his southern drawl], "What are you doin' over there? Come over here. I can't even see you. Come closer. I won't bite you."
I used to make a joke that I could have helped save the world, but I had to sleep with him. You know? It was kind of like that."
[…]I was partying, and there were a lot of very good-looking available 20-year-old men around that you'd be partying with, and there was a lot of, you know, hooking up going on."
You know, I'm not a great mistress."
Quinnie needed to come into the world and this wasn't our timing, this was divine timing and he needed to get on board."
[Quinnie] calls him Da-da."
He in fact did say to me the first night, 'Falling in love with you could really fuck up my plans for becoming President."