Skip to comments.Saint Elizabeth (Edwards) and the Ego Monster
Posted on 01/09/2010 9:23:35 PM PST by sinanju
"...With her husband, she could be intensely affectionate or brutally dismissive. At times subtly, at times blatantly, she was forever letting John know that she regarded him as her intellectual inferior. She called her spouse a hick in front of other people and derided his parents as rednecks. One time, when a friend asked if John had read a certain book, Elizabeth burst out laughing. Oh, he doesnt read books, she said. Im the one who reads books.
During the 2004 race, Elizabeth badgered and berated Johns advisers around the clock. She called Nick Baldick, his campaign manager, an idiot. She accused David Axelrod, his (and later Obamas) media consultant, of lying to her and insisted that he be stripped of the responsibility for making the campaigns TV ads. She would stay up late scouring the Web, pulling down negative stories and blog items about her husband, forwarding them with vicious messages to the communications team. She routinely unleashed profanity-laced tirades on conference calls. Why the fuck do you think Id want to go sit outside a Wal-Mart and hand out leaflets? she snarled at the schedulers.
Elizabeths illness seemed at first to mellow her in the early months of 2005but not for long. One day, she was on a conference call with the staffers of One America, the political-action committee that was being turned into a vehicle for Johns 2008 bid. There were 40 or 50 people on the line, mostly kids in their twenties being paid next to nothing (and in some cases literally nothing).
An Excerpt From John Heilemann and Mark Halperin's 'Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime'
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I am so sick of all these people. I am pulling my hair out.
Sounds like a clash of childish egos.
No wonder the “marriage” was a phony disaster
His infidelity is at least a little more understandable now.
If I were married to her, I think I might want a little time out myself.
Yes, Rielle Hunter is beginning to be a bit more understandable now.
It seems more like a Greek tragedy than the stupid farce we’ve thought it to be. I had no idea that either of them were insane like this, but they are both truly mad. Edwards was completely delusional, and Elizabeth seems to have been driven mad with grief and illness.
Ms Hunter was certainly a non literary persuit.
But she did know her astrology
It certainly puts Rielle Hunter in perspective!
Wow, the country dodged one narcissist, but ended up with one in the office of the President despite itself.
Wow, what fun! Thanks for posting.
I was wondering why he was outed so badly. According to this, his aides saw he simply had a bad character and wasn’t suited to the presidency.
Most dems are simply covered for by a complacent press.
LOL, did I write complacent? I meant complicit. Actually, I mean both.
Perhaps the intent here; no?
Never liked Elizabeth; her nastiness was evident; if only by 'degrees' depending on interview. She could smile; be sweet and offer damning lies re her opposition all in same breath; of course, that IS what these people do; and again, what her husbnd did; though he did have more 'lawyerly' flair. All to say these MO's are hardly exclusive to the Edwards.
We know what an egoist as well, was John 'the Breck girl'. Always think Lefties deserve each other; but think these two REALLY deserved each other.
Of course, when it comes to those who follow the Ideology of the 'Self'; we are the ones, bound to suffer. /sigh/
this is an example of why we need term limits and fresh blood every so often in Congress
They both are phonies
Never thought of divorcing him; that would have meant giving up the life-style.
I’m reminded of an old joke;
“we already decided what kind of woman you are, now we’re just deciding on the pricce.”
It would appear that behind every democrap is a bitch of a woman.
I have never heard anything in that regard, about Tipper Gore.
I think SHE married the bitch!!
OK. You’ve convinced me.