Elizabeth Edwards spills the beans on the Oprah Show!

May 6, 2009

Not that I am going to watch, because I never do, but I am definitely interested on what they are going to talk about.

Oprah: So, Elizabeth, how is it living with that cheating, lying bastard?  Didn’t he give you cancer?

Elizabeth:  Well, we are working on it one day at a time, since , well you know, I have cancer and no day is really promised.

O: So fans, look under your seat right now, and I have something for each studio audience…. (pause for studio audience to reach under their seat and grab the goodie bag) FREE RADIATION TREATMENTS!

You wont even need a doctor to operate!

You won't even need a doctor to operate!

What I have to ask John Edwards was… Was it worth it?

This is what they call Magic Box...

This is what they call Magic Box...

Was the box so good that it was worth most importantly potentially destroying your marriage and causing untold amounts of embarrassment and snickering? What about your political career?  Even if you were never going to be President ( and you had a chance) you had a good life set up as a public servant.  Now you are going to fade into a jeopardy question or trivial pursuit question for a wedge…

Elizabeth Edwards interview with Oprah: ‘No idea’ if John Edwards fathered Rielle Hunter’s baby

Updated Tuesday, May 5th 2009, 6:13 PM

Despite John Edwards‘ denials that he fathered a baby with his onetime mistress, his betrayed wife Elizabeth said she has “no idea” whether the former presidential candidate is a new dad.

In an exclusive interview set to air Thursday, Oprah Winfrey asks Elizabeth Edwards about rampant speculation that he is the father of campaign videographer Rielle Hunter‘s one-year-old daughter.

“I’ve seen a picture of the baby. I have no idea.  It doesn’t look like my children but I don’t have any idea,” Edwards told Winfrey.

Edwards talked about the state of her marriage, her husband’s infidelity and her ongoing battle with terminal cancer. Last week, the Daily News published an exclusive report about Elizabeth Edwards’ new memoir “Resilience” in which recounts how she publicly stood by her cheating husband’s side in his failed presidential campaign.

Winfrey asked Edwards directly whether she’s still in love with her husband.

“You know, that’s a complicated question,” she said.

The couple is still living together in their 28,000-square-foot home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Asked if their relationship is day to day, Edwards replied, “Neither one of us is out the door so I guess it’s day by day, but maybe it’s month by month.”

In a portion of the interview that will be chronicled in the June issue of O magazine, Edwards offered an explanation for why her husband might have been attracted to Hunter.

“This person is very different from me, and really very different from him,” she said. “We’re basically old-fashioned people.  So, this was a pretty big leap for him.  Maybe it’s being so different is what was attractive.”

As she revealed in her memoir, Elizabeth Edwards told Winfrey she specifically requested fidelity from her husband when they married.

“I wanted him to be faithful to me – it was enormously important to me,” she said.

Edwards told Winfrey how Hunter used a tawdry pick-up line to lure her husband.

“What John said is that this woman spotted him in the hotel in which he was staying. He was meeting someone in the restaurant bar area and she verified with someone who he worked with that it was John,” she said.

“John went to dinner at a nearby restaurant and when he walked back to the hotel she was standing in front of the hotel. She said to him, ‘You are so hot.'”

Edwards, who has dealt with tragedy before when the couple’s 16-year-old son, Wade, died in an auto accident, said she is not scared of dying.

“It’s not as frightening,” she said. “If there’s an ever after – please, please, please – I would be leaving part of my family, but I can do and join another party, and wait for that day when we’re all together again.  In some ways it’s something you yearn for.”

John Edwards did not publicly admit the affair with Hunter until last August – seven months after he quit the presidential race, and the National Enquirer had reported he was the father of Hunter’s daughter.

At the time, Edwards adamantly denied paternity. Elizabeth Edwards did not mention the baby in her new book.

The part where she said that she didn’t think that the child looked like her other ones is laughable, if it wasn’t so sad.  Of course it will not look like your others, since the baby mom’s is NOT YOU!

To get back to the subject at hand, what the hell was John Edwards doing?  was he following the Gary Hart playbook to win the presidency?

Keep it in your pants....at least until you actually win something...

Keep it in your pants....at least until you actually win something...

I mean, settle down big boy.  Here is the BEST picture I could find of his jump-off.

Maureen Dowd at the Times tackles the question about should he (at least once he knew the fire was hot) suspend the campaign?

Elizabeth Edwards would have made a wonderful candidate herself. But she poured everything into John. And then John betrayed her. And then John betrayed his staffers, going ahead with the 2008 campaign, letting his disciples work around the clock because they believed in him and what he was running on, even though the Edwardses knew it could implode at any minute because of John’s entanglement with Rielle Hunter.

So, to highlight a certain point, Elizabeth Edwards KNEW in 2006 that John was having an affair, yet she stood by him during the campaign trail.  She was jut enabling her bad behavior.  It is the same for Hillary Clinton.  I know (not really, just on the the blogosphere) people who defend Hillary for her toughness, but why couldn’t she control Bill?  Or better yet, why didn’t she just leave his ass, since we all ( and this I do believe) that she is a strong woman?  was it the attention or the love of politics?  we will really never know, but she enabled Bill to do those things, since he didn’t have a fear of reprisal.  A couple of alligator tears and a  promise not to do it again, led to forgiveness.

I would rather ask for forgiveness than ask for permission

I would rather ask for forgiveness than ask for permission

Like Monica and Gennifer before her, Rielle was not a discreet choice. She inspired the literary character of Alison Poole, “an ostensibly jaded, sexually voracious” New York party girl who had the lead in Jay McInerney’s novel “Story of My Life” and in a short story in his new book, “How It Ended,” as well as a couple of walk-ons in novels by Bret Easton Ellis.

John told her a little about Rielle a few days after he announced in 2006, and she told him to drop out to “protect our family from this woman, from his act,” she writes.

She said she cried, screamed and threw up when she found out. But she ended up going along, helping sell the voters on her husband’s character as a truth teller and charm as a loving husband and father. She had put so many quarters in the shiny slot machine of their mutual ambition. It was hard to walk away.

Just as it’s hard to walk away from her desire to prosecute her husband and his former girlfriend now in public, while still taking the marriage “month by month.”

I think that Maureen Dowd has a good point.  What is this woman’s angle? Why is she writing a book about the experience?  I know that it could have a uplifting and freeing experience, but so would writing in a journal.  You are exposing yourself and your dirt for all to read, for a few sheckles.

But it’s just a gratuitous peek into their lives, and one that exposes her kids, by peddling more dregs about their personal family life in a book, and exposes the ex-girlfriend who’s now trying to raise the baby girl, a dead ringer for John Edwards, in South Orange, N.J.

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.

Do you think?  A lot of men are dog, but a lot are not.  If you find fleas, then you probably have a dog.  You might meet a great boyfriend at the club, but you are not going to find your dream man there.  I found a lot of great girls at the club, some that would have even made great baby’s mamas, but not one to marry and have a life with.

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.”

No, Elizabeth, what’s attractive is attractiveness.

Plus, he traded in for the younger model, that wasn’t called back for having a terminal failure (re: cancer)

But, she can get paid at least…

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