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57. She said the opposite.
She says she wants to let America into her family's life because she thinks that's one of the best reasons to vote for him -- the way he is as a father and a husband,

I think (but am not sure) that she said it in a radio interview in NH on CSPAN and the link is available at the Edwards site in the video library, which is on the front page, bottom right.

As for not drawing narrow roles, I agree that there is a feminist angle to not forcing Judy to chose between the two. But I don't think that's what's going on here.

She is a wealthy professional who runs her own business. She has options others don't. It doesn't seem like she's being forced into a choice.

Also, Clinton said once that one of the things he wanted to change about America was that today people have to chose between being a good worker and a good parent. He didn't want to force people to make that choice. If Judy is going to be a symbol of the impossibility of being both a good worker and a member of a family, I'll say that I don't like that symbol. If she didn't have a choice, I'd criticize the system and not Judy. Becauase I'm almost sure she has a choice, I'm not going to criticize her, but I'm going to ask why, exactly, does she say she doesn't want to help Dean? Does she not like politics? Does she not agree with her husband's politics? Or does she really think she can't do both -- be a good worker and family member.
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