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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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  -Dean's Wife Shuns Politics (NYTimes) chimpymustgo  Jan-13-04 09:24 PM   #0 
  - It's past time  maxanne   Jan-13-04 09:30 PM   #1 
  - Nobody's saying she can't work.  AP   Jan-13-04 09:34 PM   #4 
     - puhlease  maxanne   Jan-13-04 09:45 PM   #6 
     - Are you saying she can't take the time to help Dean because  AP   Jan-13-04 10:04 PM   #11 
     - Oh really, and you know this how?  dsc   Jan-13-04 10:10 PM   #17 
     - Judy's the boss of her office. She doesn't have the threat of being fired  AP   Jan-13-04 10:12 PM   #19 
        - Maybe she actually feels she should honor commitments  dsc   Jan-13-04 10:14 PM   #21 
        - Committment to what? Filling every hour of her day with something  AP   Jan-13-04 10:16 PM   #24 
           - Small town doctors are on call 24/7  dsc   Jan-13-04 10:28 PM   #30 
              - Howard was her partner and he managed to be Lt Gov.  AP   Jan-13-04 10:30 PM   #32 
                 - In Vermont not Iowa  dsc   Jan-13-04 10:47 PM   #39 
        - WTH do you care how Dr. Steinberg spends her time?  LuminousX   Jan-13-04 10:21 PM   #27 
           - We'll see about that.  AP   Jan-13-04 10:30 PM   #33 
              - getting real  gauguin57   Jan-13-04 11:52 PM   #46 
                 - The endorsements of the people who know you and love you are probably  AP   Jan-14-04 12:09 AM   #48 
                    - sounds to me like  56kid   Jan-14-04 12:37 PM   #61 
     - Please, AP, you and I are among the biggest Edwards fans here.  spooky3   Jan-13-04 10:14 PM   #23 
     - Tell me what you think I've gotten wrong.  AP   Jan-13-04 10:18 PM   #25 
        - you're contradicting yourself  maxanne   Jan-13-04 10:25 PM   #28 
        - I'm saying that I don't really see the incompatability of having your own  AP   Jan-13-04 10:33 PM   #34 
        - IMHO, that we should not be judging how they have worked out their lives  spooky3   Jan-13-04 10:27 PM   #29 
           - ps I'm tired and stressed so I'll read your answer tomorrow  spooky3   Jan-13-04 10:30 PM   #31 
           - I heard...  AP   Jan-13-04 10:39 PM   #37 
              - Do you have a link to Elizabeth's comments?  spooky3   Jan-14-04 07:42 AM   #51 
                 - She said the opposite.  AP   Jan-14-04 10:40 AM   #57 
     - the interesting aspect in this, for me, is dean's decision  bearfartinthewoods   Jan-14-04 09:26 AM   #55 
     - "Pin money" says it all.  RUMMYisFROSTED   Jan-13-04 10:07 PM   #13 
        - Working is pin money for both Deans. They'll stand to inherit  AP   Jan-13-04 10:09 PM   #16 
           - What I'm not clear about  maxanne   Jan-13-04 10:18 PM   #26 
              - What stereotype might that be?  AP   Jan-13-04 10:41 PM   #38 
     - It's not Dr Steinbergs fault Edwards is not doing well  Cheswick   Jan-13-04 10:05 PM   #12 
     - Edwards could disappear from face of earth today and it wouldn't make  AP   Jan-13-04 10:10 PM   #18 
     - Edwards numbers have tripled in the last ten days.  bearfartinthewoods   Jan-14-04 10:21 AM   #56 
     - Sweet Jeebus  eileen from OH   Jan-13-04 10:56 PM   #40 
        - True, but, generally, not good campaign strategy.  AP   Jan-13-04 11:00 PM   #41 
           - How do we KNOW it's not good campaign strategy?  eileen from OH   Jan-13-04 11:29 PM   #43 
              - Intuition.  AP   Jan-13-04 11:33 PM   #44 
                 - See, I don't think there's a feminist angle at all  eileen from OH   Jan-13-04 11:51 PM   #45 
                 - She is supporting her husband  LuminousX   Jan-14-04 12:01 AM   #47 
                    - Dean's telling people "you've got the power."  AP   Jan-14-04 12:11 AM   #49 
  - So what's the problem? We might lose an unpaid slave?  aquart   Jan-13-04 09:32 PM   #2 
  - Who said Dr. Steinberg-Dean would have to "give up" being an M.D.?  GainesT1958   Jan-13-04 09:58 PM   #10 
  - I don't think Hil "HAD" to give up private practice. I think she wanted to  AP   Jan-13-04 10:07 PM   #14 
  - Joe's wife is awesome!  killbotfactory   Jan-13-04 09:34 PM   #3 
  - No offense, but Joe looks like one of the "dreaded" Ferrenghi  billbuckhead   Jan-13-04 09:44 PM   #5 
     - Ferengi? ha!ha! I was more into Palpatine/the Emperor  robbedvoter   Jan-13-04 09:53 PM   #9 
     - Clark looks like the Heaven's Gate cult leader  killbotfactory   Jan-13-04 10:13 PM   #20 
  - If Carol Moseley Braun had a sucessful doctor husband  dsc   Jan-13-04 09:48 PM   #7 
  - The media are going to crucify both of them on this issue...  GainesT1958   Jan-13-04 09:51 PM   #8 
  - With the Clintons, it was "buy one and get one for free"...  JaneQPublic   Jan-13-04 10:08 PM   #15 
  - Perhaps a spouse like Judy is a rarity because people who don't get the  AP   Jan-13-04 10:14 PM   #22 
     - Dr. Steinberg can enthusiastically support her husband without...  JaneQPublic   Jan-13-04 10:35 PM   #35 
     - Again, thanks for the concern for the Dean campaign  LuminousX   Jan-13-04 10:37 PM   #36 
        - Your welcome. All I want is a Dem president in 2005.  AP   Jan-13-04 11:01 PM   #42 
           - yes,  maxanne   Jan-14-04 07:07 AM   #50 
              - I agree.  spooky3   Jan-14-04 07:45 AM   #52 
              - see post 57  AP   Jan-14-04 12:07 PM   #59 
  - I have never understood the focus on a candidates spouse.  markburgess   Jan-14-04 09:22 AM   #54 
     - The endorsement of people who know you best is important.  AP   Jan-14-04 12:09 PM   #60 
  - JS Dean, the cookie baker (People mag upcoming article)  spooky3   Jan-14-04 09:02 AM   #53 
  - She doesn't have time to campaign for him  KaraokeKarlton   Jan-14-04 11:47 AM   #58 

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