Sometimes even grocery store tabloids get the story right. I wonder if the Edwards supporters feel betrayed tonight? And, did you watch the interview he did with Bob Woodruff for Frontline? Narcissism is only one of this guy's problems.
The news that Edwards is coming clean about the affair and potential paternity of the child involved breaks in late afternoon and the interview is announced for the late night viewers. It's Friday. It's the opening of the Olympic Games. It's late night television. Buried enough for you?
Not so fast, Johnny boy. The story was all over the place and every pundit available on short notice to talk about Edwards and his former campaign were on the talking heads shows. It was Edwardsapollooza. And Elizabeth issued a statement of her own, but she didn't appear in the television interview.
Yes, I watched. I thoroughly enjoyed the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games and then I tuned in. It was pretty amazing, I'll give him that. This guy is still so consumed with himself that he has no idea how stupid he sounds. Or, he just doesn't care.
What was the icing on the cake for me was when Edwards dragged McCain into the conversation. Yes, that's right. He said he knew he wasn't the first public figure to do this and said, for example, John McCain cheated on his first wife.
Let's review. This McCain first wife story has been told over and over by all involved yet the Democrats are determined to fabricate. John McCain, after coming home from being a POW for 5 1/2 years in Hanoi, was not the best of husbands to his wife who had been involved in an auto accident and was recovering with disfiguring injuries. However, the split was amicable and when he met Cindy in Hawaii they were already separated. McCain, who adopted the first wife's two sons when he married her, married Cindy after the divorce and the two adopted children remained in McCain's life. Today one son is the Comptroller for Cindy's multimillion dollar business and the other is on the campaign trail with John McCain and Cindy and Meghan. The ex-wife is supporting his candidacy. They remain friends.
No comparison to any common whoring around story.
And, to Elizabeth Edwards. I felt sorry for her that she had to deal with this in public while terminally ill. I was talking to my son about it and he asked why I felt sorry for her. He said, "Mom, you thought she was so strong for wanting to continue with campaigning even though she was sick, why do you think she needs pity now?" And, he's right.
Then, John Edwards said he told Elizabeth about the affair in 2006. So, she's known all this time. Even as he ran for President and denied any questions about it. She supported his bid for President. She was standing there smiling and waving and making speeches all the while knowing her husband was so selfish and arrogant as to run for his party's nomination while this affair was hanging over them. A time bomb waiting to go off. What if he was the nominee and this came out two weeks before the convention? What does that do to all the supporters and the hard work of the campaign workers?
So, no. No sympathy for Elizabeth this time around. It is not her fault she is ill. It is not her fault he was unfaithful and maybe fathered a child with this other woman. It is her fault, however, for enabling her husband to continue on with his exercise in self importance at the expense of his party and the process. And the wonderful family man storyline? She stood by as he received Father of the Year in 2007 and for all the press for their 30th wedding anniversary.
Shame on both of them. What dismal examples they set.