AP Article on Elizabeth and John Edwards quoting me
Last Friday, a call went out via @skydiver on Twitter for ordinary people to comment on the John Edwards cheating allegations and his forthcoming interview confession. I sent a note to the reporter with some thoughts, and after a follow-up phonecall with her, I wound up quoted in the piece.
Like many in Chicago at BlogHer 07, I was charmed and inspired by this warm, intelligent and witty woman. Why can’t we be voting for her, we said repeatedly to each other after her keynote. When she was kind enough to join us at the closing reception, I got a chance to talk with her one-on-one and she was gracious enough to pose for a picture with Little IT and a most squirmy IT Boy. Notice him heading straight for her necklace. She took it all in stride – boys will be boys, I believe she said.
Like many, we took a fall with her when the allegations about her husband’s extramarital affair came to light. I’m not sure what was more head-shaking – hearing that he did this when she was fighting cancer, or that she was in on the cover up. It’s disappointing, for sure, any way you slice it. I for one am sorry that she had to deal with it then, and has to deal with this now. Boys will be boys? She deserves better.