Skip to comments.The Elizabeth Edwards Pity Party
Posted on 05/06/2009 3:26:35 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
The Elizabeth Edwards Pity Party By Kurt Schlichter Created 2009-05-06 18:14
Elizabeth Edwards has hit the chat show circuit to hawk her new memoir Resilience. Her interview with Oprah airs Thursday. Elizabeth has some important lessons to teach the young women of today. The most important of these lessons is to be nothing like her, though Im pretty sure thats not the message she is trying to send.
Typically, when someone whines about his or her circumstances, I take a common sense approach and start by blaming the victim. The fact is that bad things tend to happen to people who make bad, or at least dumb, decisions. No money? Youre probably not working hard enough. Dead end job? You probably didnt get an education. Creepy husband who cheats with a trampy party girl and humiliates you in front of the entire nation? You probably chose to marry and stick with a creepy husband who would cheat with a trampy party girl and humiliate you in front of the entire nation.
Elizabeth is not at fault for the death of her son in a tragic auto accident, or for her fight with cancer. But she sure as hell is at fault for partnering with the kind of guy who would exploit both those things to further his own ambitions. Democratic strategist Robert Shrum tells of how when Johnny got the vice presidential nod in 2004, he told John Kerry a story  he had never told anyone else, about how he kept a vigil by his sons body and tearfully promised to uphold the boys ideals. Kerry was appalled - because Edwards had told him the very same story a couple years before, including the part about never telling anyone before.
Just writing about that makes me want to shower. And Elizabeth hitched her wagon to the guy who did it.
Maybe Im biased because I deal with smarmy plaintiffs lawyers every day. The worst of them have that same fake empathy, grating self-righteousness and noxious narcissism that John Edwards threatened to bring to the White House in 2008. Few of them can match his hair, though. Its awesome.
When Johnny decided that Elizabeths illness was bringing him down, he decided to have a fling with Rielle Hunter. Rielle changed her name from the more pedestrian Lisa Druck. Lisa had a fling with Jay McInerney - remember him?. McInerney, part of the cultural wallpaper of the 1980s, actually used her as the inspiration for the heroine of one of his novels that no one ever reads any more.
Rielle seduced Johnny with a powerful pick-up line that no man could be expected to resist - You are so hot! Were lucky this guy never got near the Oval Office - hed go to a Latin American summit and end up doing Castros laundry.
Did I mention they might have had a kid? A kid John Edwards wont claim. Classy.
I know one truly professional plaintiffs lawyer who I greatly respect and who actually knew Johnny well and supported his candidacy. Sitting around waiting for a deposition to start, she told me how hurt and disappointed she and her friends were. She did not mention what I assume were the stacks of money she and others had forked over because, though I cannot for the life of me understand why, they sincerely believed he was the right man to lead our country. He had betrayed them, and Elizabeth knew it and let them put their time, money and reputations behind him anyway.
She is not a victim. She is an accomplice.
So, now that she has emerged from the 28,000 square foot palace where she still lives with the Paladin of the Downtrodden to tell her story, I hope just one interviewer has the guts to ask the only question Id like to hear her answer:
Why dont you and Johnny have the decency to just go away?
Originally published May 6, 2009, at Andrew Breitbart's Big Hollywood blog.
“Why dont you and Johnny have the decency to just go away?”
The million dollar question no reporter will ask.
Yup, and she's running around trying to convince everyone to the contrary. She's doing a pretty good job, but I'm not sure she's convinced herself yet.
Denial is not a river in Egypt. An adult is not a victim but rather a volunteer. As Dr. Phil would say, “What’s in it for ya, Elizabeth?” (staying with him). well, let’s start with that 28,000 square foot house.
Did anyone see the look on Johnny’s face when O. snagged him at the beginning of the interview and asked if they could speak with him “later”? He looked like he had just been propositioned by Helen Thomas.
Lesson for women everywhere: stop choosing narcissistic, morally bankrupt, liberal “men”.
If all women merely had the intelligence to choose real men, all the world’s problems would be solved in one generation.
Yup, and she’s running around trying to convince everyone to the contrary. She’s doing a pretty good job, but I’m not sure she’s convinced herself yet.
All I heard all day long from female customers was their disgust for Lizzy! 9 out of 10 were comparing her to Hillary! Stand by my man! They were all pissed!
I view Elizabeth as selling her soul and now she’s paying the piper. It sounds harsh but from the outside looking in that is how I see it.
Thank you for the compliment. I married a real man.
For some reason I knew that “Pretty Boys” were bad news, maybe because my first boyfriend was gorgeous and I saw how women ruined him. They turned him into a narcissistic idiot and I’ve seen it happen numerous times since. They get too many passes and they never develop character.
I think Elizabeth is naive if she believes this is the first time Johnny boy has strayed. He got caught this time because the National Enquirer was tracking him. If he hadn’t run for President, she wouldn’t know anything.
Well they have to start the rehab tour somewhere!
I think she knew, I think she chose to ignore it and I think he has done it before and she ignored it before.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.