When it comes to the alignment of self-image with climate, nobody tops LA. People here are their weather. And they take each reversal as a personal message from God.
Game Change is interesting, but there's not much in it that wasn't already known. It's not a strong analytical book.
If only Monica Lewinsky had made a name for herself a few years earlier, I could have had the perfect role model. After all, Monica and I are the same age, attended good colleges, have loving parents.
Barack Obama is an uplifting but, so far, ultimately boring story. The greatest political saga, the one that has it all, that gets to the real heart...
In what amounts to a complete about-face, former presidential candidate John Edwards is about to admit that he is a total douche, aides to Mr. Edwards confirm.
Sorry but I couldn't resist -- it's just too easy. Elizabeth, PLEASE, "Shake [him] Like a Monkey" and "Say Goodbye" to the scurvy jerk.
John and Elizabeth Edwards could have been advocates for progressive causes. Maybe someday they will be. But not now. They have shown nothing but contempt for their supporters, the press and the truth.
Edwards can't have it both ways -- insisting that she won't sit back as the passive political wife and disappear, while cashing in on her family's personal crisis.
Edwards was right then, and he'd be right now. Leveling the playing field will yield a more just America, and a more economically and socially dynamic America, as well.
Elizabeth is particularly painful to watch, especially for anyone who knows anything at all about the facts and timeline of this story. She's lying but at this point I just pity her.
Edwards, I believe, is seeking something more profound than mere vengeance. It's about who owns her story, and through that narrative, herself.
As her book title indicates, Elizabeth thinks she's demonstrating that when the wind blows rough, the tough adjust their sails. But the more important lesson may be all about how denial and revenge don't work.
Her Resilience is a determination to resurrect her shamed husband, as well as curse and blame her unnamed contender til the end of time.
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, and no woman is being more scorned right now than John Edwards' mistress and likely baby-mommy Rielle Hunter.
1. George W. Bush for RIF (Reading Is Fundamental). He's is not just the former president, he's a client.
Elizabeth Edwards is more than just a victim. She's also a powerful champion for women's health care and cancer issues. This is where my story intersects with hers.