Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Revenge is a Dish Best Served Cold, on Oprah

UPDATE: "Once more putting the diss in dysfunction, Elizabeth Edwards last week promoted the paperback version of her best seller, “Resilience: Reflections on the Burdens and Gifts of Facing Life’s Adversities,” making her feelings of betrayal by her ex, her ex’s mistress and her ex’s sycophant perfectly clear." Read The New York Times, Kicking the Hornet’s Nest.

"Not quite Rockwell: The Edwards’s searing, sensational saga, painful to watch, continues."

Would you forgive your husband, who was running for president at the same time his mistress was "making a baby that could well be his," while you were raising young kids and battling deadly cancer? Read The New York Times, John Edwards’s Wife Speaks About His Affair and A Complicated Question, which includes the following:

"Elizabeth said when they married, the only gift she asked John for was to be faithful.

“It didn’t occur to me that at a fancy hotel in New York, where he sat with a potential donor to his antipoverty work,” Elizabeth writes in her book, “he would be targeted by a woman who would confirm that the man at the table was John Edwards and then would wait for him outside the hotel hours later when he returned from a dinner, wait with the come-on line ‘You are so hot’ and an idea that she should travel with him and make videos. And if you had asked me to wager that house we were building on whether my husband of then 28 years would have responded to a come-on line like that, I would have said no.”

She may be smart, but she doesn’t seem to know much about men."

Anyone ready to defend men? But I digress:

"Like Hillary with Monica, the feminist struck out at the girlfriend, implying that Rielle was a wacky stalker.

“We’re basically old-fashioned people,” Elizabeth told O magazine. “So this was a pretty big leap for him. Maybe it’s being so different is what was attractive.”

She’s still helping her husband hedge on Rielle’s baby, whom she refers to as “it,” telling Oprah that she has “no idea” if the baby is John’s, and adding: “It doesn’t look like my children, but I don’t have any idea.”

Asked by Oprah in a taping for Thursday’s show whether she’s still in love with her husband, she replied, “You know, that’s a complicated question.”

The really complicated question is what she hopes to gain from this book. "

I'll tell you what she hoped to gain, revenge.