Elizabeth Edwards wanted her husband to do the honorable thing:
I wanted him to drop out of the race, protect our family from this woman, from his act.
There’s nothing like a severe illness to show who really loves you “for better or for worse.”
I know two women whose husbands have left them when the women developed serious illnesses.
I know a woman who left when her husband was undergoing chemotherapy.
Marriage can be a comfort in troubled times, but it can also be truly a burden. Sometimes a marriage can survive the tremendous strain of an illness like cancer. Many marriages can’t. There are thousands of reasons why. I fully understand, respect and support why one of the three people I just mentioned had to leave their spouse. That person did the honorable thing.
However, John Edwards is a vile little man who deserves only the derision and contempt of all. Here’s a man [and I use the term loosely] who not only lies and cheats on his wife who is undergoing chemotherapy for terminal cancer, but also starts a “second family” with another woman while running for the highest elected office in the land. Every step of the way, he lied. To ad further insult to injury, Elizabeth Edwards was driving the shared mission of her husband’s campaign all the while.
John Edwards’s lack of ethics is only matched by his arrogance. Federal investigators are looking into his campaign payments to his mistress. Anyone looking for his conscience would probably find a void.
Now Elizabeth Edwards has written a book. It’s a free country, and she has every right to, and to talk to Oprah and everybody else she feels like.
Lord knows she needs all the support and compassion she can get.