Elizabeth Edwards : Today

Elizabeth Edwards. Photo by Gerry Broome / AP.

‘We have stood with one another through (it) all…’
By Elizabeth Edwards / August 8, 2008

Our family has been through a lot. Some caused by nature, some caused by human weakness, and some – most recently – caused by the desire for sensationalism and profit without any regard for the human consequences. None of these has been easy. But we have stood with one another through them all. Although John believes he should stand alone and take the consequences of his action now, when the door closes behind him, he has his family waiting for him.

John made a terrible mistake in 2006. The fact that it is a mistake that many others have made before him did not make it any easier for me to hear when he told me what he had done. But he did tell me. And we began a long and painful process in 2006, a process oddly made somewhat easier with my diagnosis in March of 2007. This was our private matter, and I frankly wanted it to be private because as painful as it was I did not want to have to play it out on a public stage as well. Because of a recent string of hurtful and absurd lies in a tabloid publication, because of a picture falsely suggesting that John was spending time with a child it wrongly alleged he had fathered outside our marriage, our private matter could no longer be wholly private.

The pain of the long journey since 2006 was about to be renewed.

John has spoken in a long on-camera interview I hope you watch. Admitting one’s mistakes is a hard thing for anyone to do, and I am proud of the courage John showed by his honesty in the face of shame. The toll on our family of news helicopters over our house and reporters in our driveway is yet unknown. But now the truth is out, and the repair work that began in 2006 will continue. I ask that the public, who expressed concern about the harm John’s conduct has done to us, think also about the real harm that the present voyeurism does and give me and my family the privacy we need at this time.

Source / Daily Kos

Thanks to Harry Edwards / The Rag Blog

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2 Responses to Elizabeth Edwards : Today

  1. Amen!!! I wish the only complaint we could have against GWB was something like this, instead of the myriad of crimes this man has committed.

  2. Pat says:

    It is always a heartening thing to see the enduring power of pussy. Without it, I am sure women would have been wiped out centuries ago! Still, one could wish that a presidential candidate in a Puritan country would use his big head instead of the little one. I guess Barack is going to have to go to Hillary now, what with this unseemly bit of moral depravity blemishing the clean cut features of Mr. Edwards and the racist white populace. Frankly, I have admired Elizabeth a bit, but standing in front of Edwards while the Puritan fling tomatoes is just repressed. I prefer the way Hillary handled it = It’s your mess, you clean it up.p

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