Friday, August 8, 2008

A Modest Request of Cheating Husbands

Excuse me, but if you must cheat, if you can not keep your d**k in your pants, would you please not heap praise on your wife at the same time?

"The story is false," he told reporters. "It's completely untrue, ridiculous." He professed his love for his wife, Elizabeth, who had an incurable form of cancer, saying, "I've been in love with the same woman for 30-plus years and as anybody who's been around us knows, she's an extraordinary human being, warm, loving, beautiful, sexy and as good a person as I have ever known. So the story's just false." (---John Edwards)

Just shut up before the last sentence. Just shut up.

Don't bother complimenting the wife. Just don't. It's so insulting. Don't. Thank you.


K. said...

Good to have you back!

NOLA radfem said...


Leigh C. said...

I've always wondered about that added bit of idiocy on top of being found out for one's sexual indiscretions. It's a feeble attempt to try to place all the blame on oneself, but it also tries to deny that a relationship has two people in it...and that the other is deeply, profoundly hurt. Belittlement upon belittlement.

NOLA radfem said...

Hiya, Leigh.

On "Nightline" last night, Bob Woodruff asked Edwards why he did not have Elizabeth at his side for the interview. Edwards said that he has seen many public officials over the years face these things in interviews with their wives at their sides and that it disgusted him. He said, "She did nothing wrong, so why should she be here?" He said that he alone should answer for his behavior. He said that he thought people who DID include their wives in these press conferences were using their wives as "shields."

Good answer. At least he spared her the "walk of shame" press conference.

He gets half a point from me for that.

The thing that I find upsetting about his personal behavior (the only reason it's other people's business, in my opinion) is that if he'd been the nominee, he would have just handed the Republicans the White House for four more years. I don't think my health would survive it (grrrr). It's just amazing that he and Elizabeth thought that he could run for president - in this media environment - and his secret wouldn't get out.

Great job on your blog, by the way. You always have such great stuff. I love your work on behalf of New Orleans.

Leigh C. said...

Thank you! 8-)