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This should be the last time John Edwards is mentioned in this particular column. From a statement he released in anticipation of the Today Show's investigation this a.m:

I am Quinn's father. I will do everything in my power to provide her with the love and support she deserves. I have been able to spend time with her during the past year and trust that future efforts to show her the love and affection she deserves can be done privately and in peace. It was wrong for me ever to deny she was my daughter and hopefully one day, when she understands, she will forgive me. I have been providing financial support for Quinn and have reached an agreement with her mother to continue providing support in the future. To all those I have disappointed and hurt, these words will never be enough, but I am truly sorry. John R. Edwards

Will this denouement end the tragicomedy? Hopefully. Will it dominate news headlines, thereby obscuring the Obama administration's new bank initiative? Irony: the populist guy crowds out the most populist initiative Obama has launched to date.

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