I guess this can be called the first iPad news dump. ABC News is reporting that John and Elizabeth Edwards have officially split, which is only shocking in so far as it took this long to happen:
As a torrent of fresh details from the scandal cascaded into the media today, a source close to Elizabeth Edwards told ABC News that she and John are now legally separated. Under North Carolina law they can’t get divorced until at least a year later. John Edwards is no longer living at their home in Chapel Hill, ABC News has learned.
I wasn’t actually kidding about the iPad news dump. The timing of the announcement was obviously carefully coordinated: Elizabeth Edwards is on the cover of this week’s People magazine announcing the split, something obviously organized in advance. However, People didn’t make the cover or article available on this site until 2 pm this afternoon. That said, another likely factor is Andrew Young’s upcoming tell-all, parts of which were leaked today. Sigh, can another Oprah interview be far behind?
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