Rielle Hunter‘s declaration that “she will not pursue DNA testing to establish the paternity of her 5-month-old daughter” despite former senator John Edwards having offered to participate in such a test is, of course, enormously fortunate for Edwards. The Washington Post‘s Lois Romano and Howard Kurtz reported this last night.
Today’s wrinkle is that Hunter’s sister Melissa has told ABC News that “I would challenge” Edwards to take a DNA paternity test because “somebody must stand up and defend my sister…I wish that those involved would refrain from bad-mouthing [her].”