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Edwards Speechwriter On Elizabeth's Book: "Why Do This?"

First Posted: 06/06/09 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 02:20 PM ET

Elizabeth Edwards


It has been nine months since former Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) put his megaphone down, stopped talking about the "moral shame" of 37 million Americans who live in poverty every day, and started addressing his own "moral shame." [...]

Most of America had forgotten about all of this. Only people who are close to this story like former staffers, donors and supporters, politicos and pundits in Washington, D.C., have followed it. But Elizabeth has a new book, "Resilience" and she is going on Oprah Thursday and the story turns up all over the news like a bad penny.

Why do this? That's the question. Why put four children through the scandal and spotlight all over again? Why pour salt on the wound for those who gave up their lives to work on the cause?

Read the whole story: Politico


Filed by Rachel Weiner  |