Did Bill Richardson, former Democrat presidential candidate, pay for alleged mistress' silence?

Among the many stripes being laid upon Herman Cain at the whipping post, one thing seems certain: he hasn't paid for anyone's silence. Perhaps long time Democrat office holder and politico Bill Richardson of New Mexico cannot say the same. He is currently under investigation by a grand jury for alleged abuses of campaign cash while running for President in 2008. Apparently, according to an article in the Wall Street Journal, Richardson is said to have paid off a mistress who was going to reveal their affair. The price tag is pegged at $250,000.

Richardson is at an environmental conference in Nigeria this week and has not responded to inquiries about this story. We shall see if the same media that is picking at Cain's flesh will have a similar appetite for Richardson's tanned hide.

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