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72. The Kerrys are
inspirationally full of grace and caring.
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  -Why did Elizabeth Edwards write her new book? cali  May-04-09 07:02 AM   #0 
  - A Woman on the Verge of Divorce Needs Some Lawyer Money  Demeter   May-04-09 07:05 AM   #1 
  - She has plenty of money for a lawyer.  cali   May-04-09 07:06 AM   #2 
  - She's not getting a divorce. Maybe she wants her side out before she dies?  WI_DEM   May-04-09 12:02 PM   #52 
  - Not really - the lawyer will fo it on sp[ec and get the money later  AngryAmish   May-04-09 12:16 PM   #57 
  - Maybe she wanted to get her side out...  MinneapolisMatt   May-04-09 07:07 AM   #3 
  - maybe. it just seems weird to write something  cali   May-04-09 07:10 AM   #4 
  - Maybe she wants her kids to read it someday, knowing that they will  pnwmom   May-04-09 12:04 PM   #55 
  - Could be. When you reach the point of having nothing to lose, truth becomes more important  havocmom   May-04-09 08:09 AM   #24 
  - Yup, happened in my 1st marriage  stevenleser   May-04-09 01:56 PM   #68 
  - but it hurts her rather than helps her  karynnj   May-04-09 11:04 AM   #43 
     - Why does it hurt her? she is just being honest.  WI_DEM   May-04-09 12:03 PM   #53 
     - Is she really?  Medusa   May-05-09 03:22 PM   #131 
        - She's devastated and she's telling the story she WANTS to believe . . .  The Hope Mobile   May-06-09 10:39 PM   #158 
     - The truth sometimes hurts  havocmom   May-04-09 03:35 PM   #70 
     - 'truth' doesn't hurt liars AT ALL!  elleng   May-05-09 12:14 AM   #92 
        - No, many liars are VERY concerned with image and truth bashes image  havocmom   May-05-09 08:22 AM   #100 
     - read the title of the book  jules1962   May-06-09 06:51 AM   #143 
  - So she can ask her husband to help proofread and stuff...  Ian David   May-04-09 07:12 AM   #5 
  - Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner!  Tutankhamun   May-06-09 10:29 PM   #157 
  - One word,,,,,Closure  lazer47   May-04-09 07:22 AM   #6 
  - I don't see how this book provides closure for her  cali   May-04-09 07:24 AM   #8 
  - Truth telling can be a comfort.  havocmom   May-04-09 08:11 AM   #26 
  - Then tell it to your friends  Inuca   May-05-09 11:33 AM   #113 
  - I agree. This need to splat your personal experiences all over  tsuki   May-04-09 10:19 AM   #38 
  - It will provide her voice to Jack and Emma when she is gone.  pnwmom   May-04-09 12:05 PM   #56 
     - As I said above before reading your message  Inuca   May-05-09 11:37 AM   #114 
  - Naw, this will open more than it closes.  Captain Hilts   May-04-09 07:58 AM   #21 
  - To call the paramour "Pathetic" in the public square, perhaps?  MADem   May-04-09 07:22 AM   #7 
  - Refusal to acknowledge one's child  Adelante   May-04-09 07:38 AM   #12 
  - There are more than a few contenders for father of that child. n/t  quiller4   May-04-09 12:23 PM   #60 
     - Says you. How many visited the kid at 3:00 a.m. before trying to leave through the basement?  WinkyDink   May-04-09 07:08 PM   #81 
        - John has asked her to take a paternity test  hyphenate   May-04-09 11:37 PM   #90 
           - She has denied that Edwards is the father.  quiller4   May-05-09 08:30 PM   #136 
  - Calling her pathetic is pathetic....  Baby Snooks   May-04-09 08:04 AM   #22 
     - Well, she's pathetic then, because she calls Rielle Hunter "pathetic" in the book. NT  MADem   May-04-09 08:25 AM   #29 
        - Rielle Hunter is pathetic but Elizabeth Edwards doesn't  quiller4   May-04-09 12:20 PM   #59 
           - I haven't read the book, so it's really not for me to say.  MADem   May-04-09 10:10 PM   #88 
           - Another vote for Rielle Hunter is pathetic.  avaistheone1   May-05-09 09:11 AM   #105 
  - because she might need her own money when this probe starts  a kennedy   May-04-09 07:28 AM   #9 
  - Elizabeth is a savvy lawyer  cali   May-04-09 07:33 AM   #10 
     - you don't know. being a full time mom  mopinko   May-04-09 09:58 AM   #35 
     - Hey, mop.  elleng   May-05-09 12:16 AM   #93 
        - hey back at ya  mopinko   May-05-09 09:30 AM   #107 
     - 'her own money' we have no idea about.  elleng   May-05-09 12:12 AM   #91 
  - Agreed.  TuxedoKat   May-04-09 07:36 AM   #11 
  - She believes she was something of worth to say about resiliance  stray cat   May-04-09 07:40 AM   #13 
  - could be, but couldn't she have  cali   May-04-09 07:42 AM   #14 
     - How much detail of the affair is there in the book? It certainly qualifies as a difficult time  stray cat   May-04-09 07:44 AM   #15 
        - Not enough, apparently. It's a "short book" they say.  MADem   May-04-09 07:49 AM   #17 
  - If she doesn't write her story, someone else will. That's why celebs often do these now.  Captain Hilts   May-04-09 07:47 AM   #16 
  - Elizabeth Edwards is no Katherine Hepburn....  Baby Snooks   May-04-09 08:11 AM   #27 
     - It's more complicated than that. But prominent folks are wise to get their view out there.  Captain Hilts   May-04-09 10:22 AM   #39 
        - Spencer Tracy...  Baby Snooks   May-04-09 11:44 AM   #48 
           - He always struck me  TuxedoKat   May-04-09 07:03 PM   #80 
           - That is a pretty gender biased thing to say, dontcha think?  stevenleser   May-04-09 07:15 PM   #84 
  - I agree with the money reason given above. nt  Saturday   May-04-09 07:52 AM   #18 
  - She wrote a book after the campaign too  sandnsea   May-04-09 07:52 AM   #19 
  - Sometimes people write these because they're bored shitless on campagin planes, etc.  Captain Hilts   May-04-09 07:58 AM   #20 
  - That was all political  karynnj   May-04-09 11:17 AM   #45 
     - Wow, I didn't know she did that to the Kerrys  ellacott   May-04-09 01:05 PM   #64 
     - The Kerrys are  Cha   May-04-09 04:51 PM   #72 
     - My views of her first book are the same as yours. I didn't like her nearly as much after I read it.  Diane R   May-05-09 01:21 PM   #128 
  - Call Me Naive, But  abluelady   May-04-09 08:04 AM   #23 
  - good points. When life brings pain, many try to make the pain serve a purpose  havocmom   May-04-09 08:14 AM   #28 
  - I think you are right. The job of a writer is to explore reality.  JDPriestly   May-04-09 11:14 AM   #44 
  - If I could only recommend a reply...  gardenista   May-04-09 04:44 PM   #71 
  - Attention  dancingme   May-04-09 08:10 AM   #25 
  - I don't know.....  Klukie   May-04-09 08:26 AM   #30 
  - You have hit the nail on the head, IMHO.  classof56   May-04-09 09:39 AM   #33 
  - Before we speculate...  deerheadgal   May-04-09 08:42 AM   #31 
  - I don't need to....  Baby Snooks   May-04-09 10:14 AM   #37 
     - Exactly. When a man cheats on his wife, IMO, the "other woman" is not to blame, it's him.  ShortnFiery   May-05-09 11:38 PM   #139 
  - I think she was really stung by all the criticism from her fellow liberals on her  CTyankee   May-04-09 09:15 AM   #32 
  - I think Elizabeth is a very sweet and classy person.  avaistheone1   May-06-09 01:43 AM   #141 
  - In my view, to set the record straight while she has the chance.  Beacool   May-04-09 09:51 AM   #34 
  - she doesn't have to publish now to do that.  cali   May-04-09 10:05 AM   #36 
     - True........  Beacool   May-04-09 10:43 AM   #41 
  - She knows that talking about her husband cheating will make people buy the book?  Mass   May-04-09 10:24 AM   #40 
  - Confusion - bewilderment that she and JRE fell so far so fast  karynnj   May-04-09 11:03 AM   #42 
  - yes, it does look as if she lied.in August  cali   May-04-09 11:44 AM   #47 
     - I don't either -  karynnj   May-04-09 11:52 AM   #49 
        - Writing the book  Adelante   May-04-09 12:04 PM   #54 
  - She probably didn't trust her husband to tell the story after she's gone  marshall   May-04-09 11:29 AM   #46 
  - Self expression?  Politicub   May-04-09 11:54 AM   #50 
  - Regarding the whole "want to have my side of the story out"  Nicholas D Wolfwood   May-04-09 11:54 AM   #51 
  - actually, from what I've read she is terminally ill. Money won't change that.  sohndrsmith   May-05-09 10:37 PM   #137 
  - It probably is as simple as wanting to get her view of the story out. n/t  AtomicKitten   May-04-09 12:17 PM   #58 
  - I don't know, but she is entitled.  Political Heretic   May-04-09 12:25 PM   #61 
  - no one is saying she doesn't have the right to do it.  cali   May-04-09 12:28 PM   #62 
     - I know, I understand the point you are making.  Political Heretic   May-04-09 12:37 PM   #63 
  - I think we will hear about alot of other things than the affair. Elizabeth Edwards is a formidable  applegrove   May-04-09 01:15 PM   #65 
  - Sometimes brutal, public honesty...  LanternWaste   May-04-09 01:18 PM   #66 
  - Maybe it's an attempt to undo the "victim" role  buzzycrumbhunger   May-04-09 01:29 PM   #67 
  - The big question is...  zulchzulu   May-04-09 02:40 PM   #69 
  - Because she simply craves the attention.  beachmom   May-04-09 05:00 PM   #73 
  - bingo!  dancingme   May-04-09 06:01 PM   #75 
  - Bingo twice.  Diane R   May-05-09 01:51 PM   #130 
  - I think you hit it on the nail  karynnj   May-06-09 07:45 AM   #144 
  - $he's just trying to get her $ide of the $tory out there. nt  Occam Bandage   May-04-09 05:09 PM   #74 
  - nah, I don't think she's doing it for the money  cali   May-04-09 06:03 PM   #76 
  - I think she's very angry and very bitter.  MoonRiver   May-04-09 06:07 PM   #77 
  - Angry and bitter, but self deluded enough to cover it with a ton of sugar coating  karynnj   May-05-09 09:06 AM   #104 
  - Dying does things...  JuniperLea   May-04-09 06:15 PM   #78 
  - John and Elizabeth rock! Always have, always will! n/t  balantz   May-04-09 06:49 PM   #79 
  - keep the faith.  cali   May-04-09 07:15 PM   #85 
  - Well ........ there current relationship does sound rocky  karynnj   May-05-09 08:49 AM   #102 
  - The truth shall set you free.  WinkyDink   May-04-09 07:10 PM   #82 
  - I think she may have done this for a variety of reasons  Grateful for Hope   May-04-09 07:12 PM   #83 
  - My opinion - Greed  Debi   May-04-09 07:18 PM   #86 
  - I don't know if it's greed or what  Adelante   May-05-09 06:10 AM   #95 
  - Thanks  Debi   May-05-09 10:22 AM   #109 
  - Greed may be too strong a word...  Orsino   May-05-09 06:44 AM   #98 
  - 'value and honesty'  Debi   May-05-09 10:22 AM   #108 
     - It matters what she knew, and what she covered up.  Orsino   May-05-09 11:28 AM   #112 
        - Just one of many articles says she knew in December of 2006  Debi   May-05-09 12:19 PM   #119 
           - Again: knew what, exactly?  Orsino   May-05-09 12:43 PM   #124 
              - Wait...so you don't believe that news of the affair had come out during the campaign  Debi   May-05-09 12:56 PM   #127 
                 - I don't demand fidelity of candidates...  Orsino   May-05-09 01:25 PM   #129 
                    - Yes, indeed.  avaistheone1   May-06-09 01:18 PM   #146 
  - I believee that a lot of people on this thread are being very judgmental.  juajen   May-06-09 12:43 AM   #140 
  - Catharsis maybe.  polichick   May-04-09 07:19 PM   #87 
  - Because she could.  hyphenate   May-04-09 11:29 PM   #89 
  - Is this the ***OFFICIAL*** diehard Edwards supporters throw-Elizabeth-under-the-bus thread?  smalll   May-05-09 02:15 AM   #94 
  - no, it's clearly not that.  cali   May-05-09 06:41 AM   #97 
  - people write books for two reasons  Teaser   May-05-09 06:14 AM   #96 
  - A small rewrite of your first reason  Inuca   May-05-09 11:39 AM   #115 
  - Excerpt in Time: How I Survived John's Affair  Adelante   May-05-09 08:07 AM   #99 
  - It is clear that she is still in denial and still whitewashing JRE  karynnj   May-05-09 08:48 AM   #101 
  - Agree  Adelante   May-05-09 08:53 AM   #103 
     - No contest -  karynnj   May-05-09 09:11 AM   #106 
  - This fragment is rather painful and sad to read  Inuca   May-05-09 11:07 AM   #111 
  - You know what I take away from these two paragraphs. EE blames the mistress and herself for getting  rvablue   May-05-09 12:39 PM   #123 
  - I know, it's just bizarre nt  Adelante   May-05-09 12:54 PM   #126 
  - It's depressing that on the one hand she says the whole think makes her sick  XemaSab   May-05-09 12:51 PM   #125 
  - Opportunism.  joshcryer   May-05-09 10:54 AM   #110 
  - It's become very obvious that she possesses very little of the  deaniac21   May-05-09 12:11 PM   #116 
  - you're kidding, right?  cali   May-05-09 12:16 PM   #118 
  - I think they may be running equally for the 'most class' trophy  Debi   May-05-09 12:23 PM   #120 
  - Yeah, it's superclassy to run for your party's nomination knowing full well that you have a ten ton  rvablue   May-05-09 12:36 PM   #122 
  - I suggested catharsis above, but she may also have needed it to be public...  polichick   May-05-09 12:13 PM   #117 
  - I do feel bad for her on some level but at the same time airing your dirty laundry in public in  Jennicut   May-05-09 12:28 PM   #121 
  - Why not? The story was already public. She has the right to air her side of the story.  PresidentObama   May-05-09 06:10 PM   #132 
  - Maybe it was for relief?  laylah   May-05-09 06:17 PM   #133 
  - to hurt and embarrass him the way he hurt and embarrassed her?  renate   May-05-09 07:02 PM   #134 
  - Maybe it offered some kind of catharsis.  The Velveteen Ocelot   May-05-09 07:20 PM   #135 
  - Maybe she knows how much she is loved and just wanted to share her story with her fans,  jillan   May-05-09 11:16 PM   #138 
  - I have no idea. nt  ZombieHorde   May-06-09 06:17 AM   #142 
  - I don't know why EE wrote her book but it is the wrong thing for her to be talking about.  DURHAM D   May-06-09 01:02 PM   #145 
  - I've actually lost a bit of respect for Elizabeth over this,  Blue_In_AK   May-06-09 01:39 PM   #147 
  - I understand your thinking on this, but I have to say, if I were her, I'd be feeling vindictive too.  ObamaKerryDem   May-06-09 01:58 PM   #148 
  - Lost respect? Why? You said yourself, she has the right to tell her side of the story.  PresidentObama   May-06-09 05:09 PM   #149 
     - it does stir the whole thing up  cali   May-06-09 05:16 PM   #150 
     - She has a right to get her side of the story out.  PresidentObama   May-06-09 06:40 PM   #152 
     - I only speak for myself,  Blue_In_AK   May-06-09 05:27 PM   #151 
        - Well I respect your opinion, but I have to ask again--why?  PresidentObama   May-06-09 06:41 PM   #153 
           - the whole thing had died down  cali   May-06-09 06:44 PM   #154 
           - She had the right to her side of the story. JE is being investigated, it was going to be fresh news  PresidentObama   May-07-09 11:18 AM   #160 
           - I've been in her situation  Blue_In_AK   May-06-09 10:00 PM   #155 
              - Again, the investigation is getting just as much press, if not more.  PresidentObama   May-07-09 11:19 AM   #161 
  - Catharis....IMO. n/t  Hepburn   May-06-09 10:04 PM   #156 
  - To express herself. Also, there are a lot of people who  elshiva   May-06-09 11:05 PM   #159 
 

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