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Edwards Scandal Tipster Reveals Herself

The National Enquirer's sources in the John Edwards scandal has revealed herself. Her name is Pigeon O'Brien, an old friend of Rielle Hunter when the latter went by the name Lisa Druck. O'Brien tells her story in The Huffington Post. Rielle probably wanted me to think everything I had observed was somehow not true. But you'd have to drink super-powerful Kool-Aid to not be troubled by it all. It had to end, it was definitely going to. The question was just when and how much of the election -- and his family -- it would take with it. I'm still haunted by the faces of the people who happily made contributions to Edwards they could not afford. The dim morality I'd accepted was now a blind alley. The truth, it became clear, was the one light to find a way out of the hideous mess. Stop saving Rielle, I thought. Save yourself. Obrien says the National Enquirer was the third publication she called. Jim Morrill of the Charlotte Observer spoke to O'Brien. She told him she can't recall how much the National Enquirer paid her.