Skip to comments.Elizabeth Edwards writes about husband's affair in book, 'Resilience'
Posted on 04/29/2009 11:27:50 PM PDT by tlb
After the former presidential hopeful confessed his betrayal, Elizabeth Edwards writes in her new book, "I cried and screamed, I went to the bathroom and threw up."
Elizabeth, 59, who is terminally ill with cancer, speaks about her husband's infidelity in her new memoir, "Resilience,".
Despite feeling deeply deceived, Elizabeth Edwards nonetheless publicly stood by her husband's side, lending his candidacy the aura of a warm, loving family life.
But she had actually wanted him to quit the race to protect the family. Edwards admitted the hanky-panky to her days after declaring his candidacy in 2006 - almost a year before the National Enquirer reported it.
She was afraid of the destructive questions Edwards' affair with videographer Rielle Hunter would raise.
"He should not have run," she says.
Hunter initially seduced Edwards using a worn come-on line, Elizabeth writes:
"You are so hot," Hunter told him outside a swank New York hotel. The campaign ultimately paid Hunter $114,000 to produce a batch of short films on his candidacy.
She lashes out at Hunter, now 45, whose name she never actually uses in the book, as a parasitic groupie who invaded the Edwardses' life.
Her own life may be tragic, she concludes, but Hunter's is "pathetic."
Even when Edwards confessed to his wife, he lied, claiming he had slipped up just once, Elizabeth writes. His original version of the story "left most of the truth out," she writes.
While Elizabeth still hasn't fully come to terms with her man's roaming, the memoir is laced with a powerful dose of forgiveness.
"I lie in bed, circles under my eyes, my sparse hair sticking in too many directions, and he looks at me as if I am the most beautiful woman he has ever seen. It matters," she writes.
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If you can fake sincerity you can do anything. He got way too close to the White House.
So she forgives him just like Hillary did Bill?
This is SO sick ...
Writing a book to profit on this stuff is sick as well.
If there was any justice in the world she would have called the book “HALF”. She should have found a good lawyer and take johnny to the cleaners.
Never forget, boys and girls, the real reason that Edwards became a pariah over this is because he hung on in the primaries long enough to sink Hillary’s ambitions when he knew he had this scandal hanging over his head and could never have hoped to keep a lid on it through the general.
That is why the dems repudiated and denounced him and why he will never get near elective office again. Had it not been for this, the wagons would have been circled around him and the MSM would have pooh-poohed his infidelity. That’s not even considered a sin anymore amongst the beautiful people (re: Gavin Newsom).
> Hunter initially seduced Edwards using a worn come-on line, Elizabeth writes:
“You are so hot,” Hunter told him outside a swank New York hotel. <
BRAAAAAAAAGHKKKKKK (vomit sound)
The fact that he had so conspicuously advertised himself as the perfect husband and father also added a little edge to the revelation of his philandering.
That said, I would rather have an ordinary sleazeball like him in the Oval Office rather than the Manchurian Candidate.
From whom did she hear that? Her husband, who's since been caught in more lies? I guess the truth is hard to bear, so she wants to believe her husband was seduced and rendered powerless by Hunter's alleged come-on.
I wish I hadn't read this self-serving nonsense. It's dumb. And unbelievable.
At the rate the silky pony was paying out hush money to Ms. Hunter, they need it.
Maybe Eddie will find another woman to bed with as soon as his wife is out of the way. The she’ll be the most beautiful woman. And the next...and the next...
Wait a minute now. She wanted him to quit the race? That’s not what we heard when they called that news conference to announce Elizabeth’s cancer had returned. As I recall, he said she did not want him to quit so he was doing what she wanted him to do. At the time I thought regardless of what the wife says, she’s sick and he should quit. She didn’t need the added stress of a campaign when she’s fighting cancer.
So he's a detestable scoundrel, and she's a pathetic appeaser addicted to her multi-million-dollar lifestyle.
BINGO...We have a winner!
Has anyone seen this in the dollar bin yet?
I believe that Mrs. Vitter forgave her cheating husband too. I don't know what it is with these guy with power. Hopefully the folks in Louisiana will get rid of this cheater in 2010.
I know it’s late. So maybe I’m mixed up. Someone please correct me if it’s the case.
So if I read this right, this schmuck (whose wife already has terminal cancer) had to endure being told that her husband had been screwing around on her...and then his next bright ideas is: “But hey, honey ‘bout supporting me publicly run for president?”
*banging head on monitor*
His original version of the story “left most of the truth out,” she writes
He’s a lawyer, politician, and loves the enviroment, but lives in a 20,000 sq ft home. She’s for profit writer. I bet she knew about it the whole time.
who is the writer?
I knew this guy was a sleaze ball from day one and I am no genius!
Forgivenss which is idiocy is not forgiveness. One can only forgive the repentant, and he was not.
Similarly every marriage which has innfidelity is not specifically the solitary fault of only one spouse. Both have causal effect.
But She is dying, and so we must forgive her need to be loved by her betrayer.
Edwards should have been locked out of the house and she should have moved to prepare to die right, without any delusions. As it is now she will pass, burdened with the horror of having created a world which will make "feel good" a termendous impediment to the gateways of heaven.
I feel sorry for her, but do not condone her foolishness.
Well he does have pretty hair for a man.
Yep, Mrs. Edwards knew John was fooling around with a skank and still stood by her man as he ran for president.
And remember that had he not been in the race, Mrs. Clinton would have beaten obamma lamma ding dong.
You know what, darlin’?
She must be a better human being than I am.
If I posted my “options” not only would I be banned here, but I’d have law enforcement at my door.
I’m thinking in an hour or so. LOL
But then again, I’m Italian. I have....a temper. heh
My wife of 30 years is Half Italian half Irish. NO temper there, nahhh, none at all.
And I am tall dark and handsome with a full head of hair.
Yeah, that’s the ticket.
You are a candidate for sainthood my FRiend.
But you are also having more fun than anyone else here. heh
“Hunter initially seduced Edwards using a worn come-on line, Elizabeth writes:”
Ah yes, he was a victim. Typical Democrat.
Not a chance, not me.
BUT having fun? Always.
Apparently, you also threw up your pride, Elizabeth because you've got none! A real woman would ditch the son of a bitch, get a pitbull for a lawyer and command him to go for the balls!
I got news for you. A woman with cancer out of the barn and killing her slowlly or quickly doesn’t have the mindset to do what you say.
“She should have found a good lawyer and take johnny to the cleaners.”
She’s dying. Silky Pony would have dragged it out until she passed.
“”You are so hot,” Hunter told him outside a swank New York hotel. The campaign ultimately paid Hunter $114,000 to produce a batch of short films on his candidacy. “
John Edwards is the parasite.
What an attention whore!
Still? Is this possible?
There is a reason adultery is one of the big ten.
Betrayal, dishonesty, cold heartedness; it is so devastating to love, it is unbelievably damaging on so many levels to a long string of intertwined people.
Without love, human life is like the walking dead. Intellegence lacks wisdom, empathy and compassion without love. Love and all that comes with it is the most important aspect of human life; it is what separates humans from animals.
After Helms, NC has gone on the dark side to stay, it seems.
A good point, but the American people always seem to go for the lowest common denominator, something that they could never quite figure out in math class.
"Johneeeee!! I want to talk to yooooooo! What have you done for me lately?!? ....... HALF!!!"
She's been dying of the same cancer for the last 20 years.
Soon, everything must be shared with the homewrecker. EE is sick and the replacement is Wicked Stepmother who won't look after the interests of the children.
Elizabeth should consider a quick divorce to separate out the assets, so she can be sure that the mistress won't control her children's fate. Then appoint a guardian and executor of those assets. That way, all her estate will be for her own children, not the mistress and bastard.
That may be why hubbie stands around trying to look empathetic. He doesn't want her to divorce, he wants to be a widower.