Thursday, May 07, 2009

None of My Business

I am trying like hell to avoid any of the TV conversations about Elizabeth Edwards’ new book and the part about the affair her husband, John Edwards, had. Just as with the Clintons way back when, I didn’t feel that what President Clinton did was any of my business and the details should stay between the President and his wife.

Why Ms Edwards wants to write a book, go on TV and discuss the gory details of her husband’s sexual affair, is beyond me. I don’t want to hear about any of it. It just isn’t any of my business and the discussion of it makes me feel like some sort of voyeur. None for me, thanks. Keep private matters private. If you don’t respect yourself enough to keep private matters private, how can you expect others to respect you?

12 Comments:

Anonymous Joe the Troll said...

On the other hand, when you are a public figure, I can see how you may have a choice between controlling the dialogue with your own information, or letting someone else control it with whatever they dig/make up. If I were a prominent Democrat, especially, I'd want to get my version of a negative story out before Rush gets HIS version out.

May 07, 2009 5:22 AM  
Blogger Matty Boy said...

My favorite two people during the Democratic primary season were Elizabeth Edwards and Elizabeth Kucinich, both of whom spoke their minds and said what I wanted to hear as part of the national dialog. (And Elizabeth Kucinich is tall and redheaded and dreamy, but I digress.)

I wish both of them were people the media wanted to talk to, but they aren't now. The whole Edwards story is very disappointing.

May 07, 2009 6:05 AM  
Blogger Sewmouse said...

The only business that we have in this is knowing whether campaign funds were used for the "coverup". Beyond that, I agree.

But then, the "conservatives" do like to peek into everyone else's bedrooms, so this really is not surprising.

May 07, 2009 6:45 AM  
Blogger LeftLeaningLady said...

I thought the book was about her survival with just a bit thrown in on the way she is dealing with the affair, not necessarily details about it.

She is a great role model for many and seeing that she can survive this will be uplifting for many.

May 07, 2009 7:32 AM  
Blogger Targa said...

Who?

May 07, 2009 10:35 AM  
Blogger two crows said...

ditto what you said, PoP.

May 07, 2009 1:24 PM  
Blogger dguzman said...

I imagine her editor told her she needed to at least mention the affair, or she'd get slammed in the press. And as Joe mentioned above, message control is a biggie for public figures.

Still--I don't want to know this stuff. Are they still together? If so, I can't think this is good for their relationship.

May 08, 2009 6:16 AM  
Blogger mommanator said...

$$$$$ enuff said

May 08, 2009 7:40 AM  
Blogger Distributorcap said...

i agree, i really have tons of respect for elizabeth edwards - but like jtt said - she felt she had to control the story, else the hannitys of the world would

how very sad

May 09, 2009 3:00 AM  
Blogger Distributorcap said...

i agree, i really have tons of respect for elizabeth edwards - but like jtt said - she felt she had to control the story, else the hannitys of the world would

how very sad

May 09, 2009 3:01 AM  
Blogger Freida Bee, MD said...

Payback's a bitch, Johnnyboy!

May 10, 2009 11:01 AM  
Blogger Peter Matthes said...

I am fairly sure that she had an affair with Patrick Swayze.

I read it in the Enquirer.

May 11, 2009 9:33 PM  

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