I behaved badly. That may seem obvious to you but it's taken me a long time to admit that, even to myself. For years I was so viciously attacked by the media and the world that I felt like a victim. I now realize that the attacks are actually beside the point. The point is: I behaved badly.
The lawyer from Williams & Connolly was right all those years ago: John Edwards turned his life and pursuit of higher office into a private hell that is now playing out in a courtroom where there are no angels as witnesses.