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Stuckinthebush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-10-08 12:55 PM
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27. No, she has blame
I'm not saying that the woman is not to blame. It takes two people to engage in an affair. Both people have to suspend their morals (if they had them) to do this. On discussing this with my ex-wife regarding her continued affair with a married man, she said, "We are all adults and I don't make his decisions for him." I told her that this was morally ambiguous and that, indeed, she has a choice to engage in the affair or not. That decision affects people she doesn't know like his wife and children.

Now, in Edwards' situation I have great disdain for both of the adults involved because they made morally ambiguous choices. I would never accuse her, however, of ruining his career because that lets him off the hook. He made the choice to engage her in these acts so he is as much to blame. The original post seemed to place the blame squarely on her.

As for Cindy McCain, she was in the same boat. I may give her a little more slack because she was little more than a kid when McCain - a forty year old man - came after her. However, she did make the choice.
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