Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Edwards case getting creepy

The whole John Edwards situation is getting really kind of weird. It couldn't happen to a more deserving smarmy lawyer, but picking on his wife is a little over-the-top.

There was a strange aspect little commented on earlier. A Robert McGovern, described as a New Age spiritual healer, supposedly a long-time associate of Rielle Hunter, who arranged the meeting at the Beverly Hilton. Edwards was attracted to a woman duped by a New Age fraud? Did McGovern set up the meeting purposely so Edwards would get caught? Just bizarre.

And now there's this story today about Edwards trying to reach out to friends and former aides to apologize and try to make amends for all the lies he told and the deception he practiced. Apparently most of them want nothing to do with him. A few have told him so to his phone receiver, and others say they don't intend to answer his calls. Ever.

What strikes me as unacceptable, however, are those who are starting to criticize Elizabeth Edwards publicly for acquiescing in the deception. She may deserve such criticism, but do you have to do it in public. She's politically deluded, of course, but she seems like a decent enough person who doesn't deserve it. Unless her (former) friends and associates know stuff about her that I don't.

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