Thursday, May 7, 2009

Resilience or Conspiracy

On May 12, 2009, Elizabeth Edwards book “Resilience” will be hitting the bookshelves. Of late, Mrs. Edwards has been appearing on various forms of media, most notably, Oprah. The big story here seems to be discussion of her husband’s extra-marital affair that came to light by the National Enquirer following his dropping out of the Presidential Race of 2008.

I have seen no discussion of the timing nor of how he could do this to his wife while she’s battling cancer. If you will remember approximately ten years ago, after Bill Clinton was impeached for Obstruction of Justice, the Democrats began to go after Republicans and their past and current affairs. The story that correlates here is Newt Gingrich.

It was widely reported that Newt Gingrich served divorce papers on his wife at the time while she was in the hospital recovering from cancer treatment. What the liberal media left out of the story was that Gingrich’s wife asked him to bring her the papers to be signed.

In the Edwards Affair, it’s been admitted that John Edwards told his wife of his affair with Rielle Hunter prior to his run for the Presidency in 2006. Still, despite the recent past of Bill Clinton’s antics and how they hurt the Democrat Party, she gave her blessing for his candidacy.

In March of 2007, it was announced that Elizabeth Edwards cancer was incurable. They took a couple of days to decide whether or not John would continue his candidacy in light of this new information. With much fanfare and praise for Mrs. Edwards and her courage, it was announced that he would indeed continue his candidacy. Mrs. Edwards appeared on many political television shows on her husband’s behalf before and after debates.

In the meantime, the National Enquirer, a tabloid best known for reporting on celebrities meeting with two headed aliens from Mars, began to report of an affair between John Edwards and Rielle Hunter. It was dismissed by the main stream liberal media.

Following Edwards dropping out of the race, and his speech giving his support to Barack Obama in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Edwards was chased into a bathroom at the apartment building of Rielle Hunter and had to be rescued by security. It was then reported that he was the father of her new child.

So where are the stories in the mainstream liberal media asking how Edwards could do this to his wife who has incurable cancer? Where are the media reports about the cover-up of both John and Elizabeth Edwards allowing him to run for President? She was willing to announce to the world that she had incurable cancer, but she participated in the lie perpetrated on the American people of one of the top three candidates to run for President on the Democrat ticket.
Suppose Edwards had won the nomination and even the election for President. What would another affair coming out have done to this country? If he was elected to two terms, should we have expected Mrs. Edwards not to survive the two terms? Did she really want to deteriorate in front of the American public? How much damage was done to her to find out that her husband, a former Vice Presidential Candidate in the previous election, was having an affair?

It’s their choice to put themselves out there despite their marital problems, and her health problems. It is none of our business what their choices are regarding their health and their marriage and the affect it will have on their children. However, they are not in a private sector job. They were applying for a position of the Public Trust.

This seems to be a power hungry couple. They wanted the power of the Presidency regardless of the ramifications to their personal lives, her health and their children. Even now, she’s said that they haven’t told their children. Are they that insulated that they don’t know why their mother is being interviewed on Oprah and other media outlets?

The press in this country leaves a lot to be desired. This is a perfect example of the double standard of the liberal media. By the way, the National Enquirer beat out the mainstream liberal media on this story. They actually got it right.

Cancer is a life threatening illness and in Elizabeth Edwards case, well, it’s not a good prognosis. Perhaps she wants to be an active person rather than wallow in her illness and that’s admirable. Everyone loves a fighter. But she was a participant to covering up something that could rip the country apart. The dishonesty of those two is unnerving. I will not be buying her book because she and her husband have proven that they are not honest people. I can’t trust anything she would write in a book.
I will suggest a book for you. "Liberty and Tyranny" by Mark Levin. I've read it twice and I'm reading it a third time. I learn more and more from it each time I read it.

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