Hot on the heels of a revised edition of her tell-all JOHN EDWARDS mistress RIELLE HUNTER apologizes — as only she can — none too well.

As the ENQUIRER reported in a series of bombshell world exclusives we first exposed the-then Democratic candidate for the President as a two-timing philanderer on his cancer stricken wife Elizabeth and was the father of a love child he had with mistress Rielle Hunter in 2008.

 In an exhaustive investigation we showed how Edwards repeated lied about his affair and caught him in the act red-handed with his love child. The ENQUIRER’s investigation into his alleged pay-offs to buy a conspiracy of silence led to his federal indictment on charges on six felony counts of alleging misusing campaign funds. Edwards was found not guilty on one charge but a mistrial was declared on the other five after an  hung jury.

Huffington Post, Hunter, the former campaign videographer and mother of Edwards' youngest daughter, Quinn,  now admit she "behaved badly."

"That may seem obvious to you but it's taken me a long time to admit that, even to myself," Hunter writes."For years, I was so viciously attacked by the media and the world that I felt like a victim. I now realize that the attacks are actually beside the point. The point is: I behaved badly."

Hunter's new ”mea culpa” edition In Hindsight, What Really Happened: The Revised Edition: John Edwards, Our Daughter and Me, hit bookshelves this week.

The first edition came out within days of Edwards’ verdict. It bombed.