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Elizabeth Edwards writes about husband's affair in book, 'Resilience'
N Y Daily News ^ | April 30th 2009, | Celeste Katz

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: affair; creep; democrat; democrats; edwards; missingbarfalert; rielle
"he looks at me as if I am the most beautiful woman he has ever seen. It matters,"

If you can fake sincerity you can do anything. He got way too close to the White House.

1 posted on 04/29/2009 11:27:51 PM PDT by tlb
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To: tlb

So she forgives him just like Hillary did Bill?


2 posted on 04/29/2009 11:29:34 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: tlb

This is SO sick ...


3 posted on 04/29/2009 11:29:39 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: tlb

Sick.

Writing a book to profit on this stuff is sick as well.


4 posted on 04/29/2009 11:32:01 PM PDT by DB
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To: tlb

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.


5 posted on 04/29/2009 11:32:43 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: tlb; Jet Jaguar; BunnySlippers; DB; jakerobins

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).


6 posted on 04/29/2009 11:37:35 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: BunnySlippers

> 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)


7 posted on 04/29/2009 11:38:25 PM PDT by max americana
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To: tlb

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.


8 posted on 04/29/2009 11:39:58 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: tlb

That said, I would rather have an ordinary sleazeball like him in the Oval Office rather than the Manchurian Candidate.


9 posted on 04/29/2009 11:40:47 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: tlb

10 posted on 04/29/2009 11:43:22 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: tlb
Hunter initially seduced Edwards using a worn come-on line, Elizabeth writes

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.

11 posted on 04/29/2009 11:44:32 PM PDT by FoxInSocks (B. Hussein Obama: Central Planning Czar)
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To: DB

At the rate the silky pony was paying out hush money to Ms. Hunter, they need it.


12 posted on 04/29/2009 11:49:06 PM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (Trust unto God and He shall direct your path)
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To: tlb

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...


13 posted on 04/29/2009 11:55:01 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: tlb

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.


14 posted on 04/29/2009 11:57:05 PM PDT by psjones (u)
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To: tlb
"the memoir is laced with a powerful dose of forgiveness"

So he's a detestable scoundrel, and she's a pathetic appeaser addicted to her multi-million-dollar lifestyle.

15 posted on 04/30/2009 12:00:01 AM PDT by americanophile
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To: tlb
"We lie like hell, we will tell you *any sh*t you want to hear!*"
- Howard Beale, portrayed by Peter Finch in 'Network' (1976)
16 posted on 04/30/2009 12:30:48 AM PDT by mkjessup (You're either with our Constitution, or you are with TKU ("The Kenyan Usurper"). CHOOSE!!!)
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To: americanophile
ahhh well.......

BINGO...We have a winner!

17 posted on 04/30/2009 12:34:22 AM PDT by M-cubed (Why is "Greshams Law" a law?)
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To: tlb

Has anyone seen this in the dollar bin yet?


18 posted on 04/30/2009 1:29:07 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan (If Bishop D'Arcy finds out a priest is molesting kids, he will boycott the parish's Fall Supper!!!)
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To: Jet Jaguar
So she forgives him just like Hillary did Bill?

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.

19 posted on 04/30/2009 1:54:14 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: tlb

wow.

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*


20 posted on 04/30/2009 1:54:28 AM PDT by Daisyjane69
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To: tlb

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.


21 posted on 04/30/2009 2:09:09 AM PDT by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: DB

who is the writer?


22 posted on 04/30/2009 2:25:26 AM PDT by bushpilot1
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To: americanophile

I knew this guy was a sleaze ball from day one and I am no genius!


23 posted on 04/30/2009 2:45:52 AM PDT by mono
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To: Jet Jaguar; LucyT
See? This is the liberal miasma, the refusal to accept reality and cope appropriately.

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.

24 posted on 04/30/2009 2:46:16 AM PDT by Candor7 (The weapons of choice against fascism are ridicule,derision ,truth. (member NRA)
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To: max americana

Well he does have pretty hair for a man.


25 posted on 04/30/2009 3:45:26 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (yEP,i)
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To: Daisyjane69

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.


26 posted on 04/30/2009 3:49:16 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (yEP,i)
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To: Joe Boucher

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


27 posted on 04/30/2009 3:54:04 AM PDT by Daisyjane69
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To: Daisyjane69

Italian? Temper?
I’m shocked..

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.


28 posted on 04/30/2009 3:56:41 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (yEP,i)
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To: Joe Boucher

You are a candidate for sainthood my FRiend.

But you are also having more fun than anyone else here. heh

;)


29 posted on 04/30/2009 4:00:43 AM PDT by Daisyjane69
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To: tlb

“Hunter initially seduced Edwards using a worn come-on line, Elizabeth writes:”

Ah yes, he was a victim. Typical Democrat.


30 posted on 04/30/2009 4:04:08 AM PDT by yazoo (was)
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To: Daisyjane69

“sainthood”?
Not a chance, not me.
BUT having fun? Always.
Life’s good.


31 posted on 04/30/2009 4:26:59 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (yEP,i)
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To: tlb
"I cried and screamed, I went to the bathroom and threw up."

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!

32 posted on 04/30/2009 5:53:36 AM PDT by meandog (There are bad no dogs, only bad owners--the only good bad owner is one mauled by a good bad dog!)
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To: meandog

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.

I know.


33 posted on 04/30/2009 5:58:28 AM PDT by cajungirl (no)
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To: jakerobins

“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.


34 posted on 04/30/2009 5:59:03 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: tlb

“”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.


35 posted on 04/30/2009 5:59:36 AM PDT by ShandaLear (I LOVE RUSH!)
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To: tlb

What an attention whore!


36 posted on 04/30/2009 6:01:17 AM PDT by Sloth (The tree of liberty desperately needs watering.)
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To: tlb
Elizabeth, 59, who is terminally ill with cancer

****************

Still? Is this possible?

37 posted on 04/30/2009 6:03:33 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: tlb

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.


38 posted on 04/30/2009 6:49:24 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: tlb

After Helms, NC has gone on the dark side to stay, it seems.


39 posted on 04/30/2009 7:10:48 AM PDT by Theodore R. (GWB is gone: Now the American sheeple can sleep at night!)
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To: Joe Boucher

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.


40 posted on 04/30/2009 7:12:36 AM PDT by Theodore R. (GWB is gone: Now the American sheeple can sleep at night!)
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To: jakerobins
If there was any justice in the world she would have called the book “HALF”.

"Johneeeee!! I want to talk to yooooooo! What have you done for me lately?!? ....... HALF!!!"

41 posted on 04/30/2009 7:13:41 AM PDT by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: trisham
Elizabeth, 59, who is terminally ill with cancer **************** Still? Is this possible?

She's been dying of the same cancer for the last 20 years.

42 posted on 04/30/2009 7:15:58 AM PDT by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: dfwgator
I'm afraid I have to say that it seems that the two of them deserve each other.
43 posted on 04/30/2009 7:25:23 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: tlb
If I were Elizabeth, I would be making moves to protect the fortunes of my children.

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.

44 posted on 05/01/2009 1:08:35 PM PDT by Mamzelle (BRING CAMERA EQUIP TO TEA PARTIES--TAPE THE DISRUPTORS)
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