When Oprah remarks that hmm, she doesn’t know a lot of men who would run off to a hotel somewhere in the middle of the night to hold a baby that wasn’t theirs, she repeats her husband’s lie – or maybe he’d repeated hers: “Golly, then you don’t know that many politicians. We do it all the time. Holding babies is what we do.”
I wouldn’t pay much attention to Elizabeth or John Edwards, except that this “tell-all” book and accompanying publicity is a means for Elizabeth to do one more (last?) attempt at rehabilitating John.
Jim Geraghty reminds us that
We have a woman who urged the nation to vote for her spouse in part because she vouched for what a wonderful husband he was.
After his career tanked because of his own evil acts, she’s trying to bring him back. That way she establishes her legacy as the forgiving one, and shows him as worthy of it.