Today on GMA, Andrew Young described the moment he agreed to claim paternity of John Edwards' love child (apparently, Edwards asked him while shopping in PetSmart). George Stephanopoulos wonders, "How can you not simply say, 'Are you crazy?'"
In the clip above, Young explains that though he ended up turning on Edwards and penning the tell-all book The Politician, during this 2007 shopping expedition "to buy a turtle aquarium for our kids," he was so deep under Edwards' spell that he agreed to his insane cover-up plan. Young offers several justifications: In addition to believing in the causes Edwards' supported and not wanting the scandal to hit as Elizabeth Edwards was dying of cancer, he says he was convinced that Edwards was the only Democrat who could beat John McCain. Stephanopolous fixates on Young saying that he and other aides thought that, "all of the viable candidates had a skeleton in the closet," but that's only what he believed at the time; he's not suggesting that President Obama is a closet Dave Matthews fan.