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A ROUSING DEFENSE OF THE WIFE OF THAT VULGAR MILL-WORKER: Elizabeth Edwards: Saint or sinner? Lady who carries a purse, or lady who pulls credit cards out of her bra? Doomed fatty, or doomed fatty? “I knew there was no way she was going to lose 40 pounds. You could just tell she loved life too much to let things like diets stand in the way of a good time.” Yum! [Washington Post]

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46 COMMENTS

  1. Seriously, can’t we make the naked senator go away? every time I refresh this page I get fifty naked douchebags across the top of my screen. Which is more than I usually have. I tend to go for 4 windows of self-shot college girls making billy idol faces and gang signs at the camera…

  2. When she reads this, I know that she will point out the things I said that are wrong or unfair, and express particular dismay at any sentences I ended with prepositions.

    No, I think what she’ll point out is that you attempted to write a portrait of a person using only one-and-a-half anecdotes and then a bunch of adjective-laden generalities. And it also leaves the most burning question about her unasked, which is unforgivable even if you don’t answer it. But really — why is she still married to that two-dimensional jackass?

  3. [re=499432]SayItWithWookies[/re]: She’s as charming and intelligent a woman as she looks like in the picture here, or appeared to be such during a campaign interview I saw in ’08. Why she wants to hang on with the Breck Girl is a mystery indeed.

    [re=499435]Radiotherapy[/re]: Diet Cokes make people fat because they believe the can of robot sweat will negate the Snickers bar they washed down with it.

  4. [re=499435]Radiotherapy[/re]: I used to work with a woman who was about 250 lbs. She could wolf down a whole pizza & jumbo size meal at any fast food place, but she always got a Big Gulp size Diet Coke. She thought that the calories she saved drinking diet instead of regular really helped her out.

  5. [re=499432]SayItWithWookies[/re]: why is she still married to that two-dimensional jackass?

    Maybe she’s on a family health insurance plan with him and the kids. The minute she leaves him she’s dropped, and a woman with breast cancer ain’t getting no coverage on her own — it’s the American Way!

  6. [re=499428]ForTheTurnstiles[/re]: omfg, they think peggy’s a liberal. Without any sense of irony or sarcasm at all. (if I don’t truly understand a word, I just use two, doubling my chances)

  7. [re=499440]McDuff[/re]: I’m guessing that when you have cancer you just really don’t want to throw moving out and divorcing (divorcing a lawyer, no less) on top of the whole deal. On the other hand, living with Pretty Boy Fraud has got to be exhausting in its own right.

  8. [re=499435]Radiotherapy[/re]: Diet Cokes make you fat because they’re laden with sodium, which bloats you up. What others said about negating pizza, Snickers, etc., is true. Also.

  9. Could they use a higher resolution picture next time? I think one or two of the wrinkles on her neck may still be slightly blurred in the one they used.

  10. [re=499442]Autoo[/re]: No.
    Most everyone knows she is brilliant, one of those people who can quote Henry James and Paul Krugman.
    She is so smart she knew he would cheat on her before she even married him.
    Yet she is still the down-to-earth person many Americans first saw in 2004.
    Ha! So sexy. Three holes, no waiting.

  11. She had lots of great policy ideas and she can wonk out with the best of them.

    She can what out with the who of them? Read that to me slowly again, baby.

  12. [re=499435]Radiotherapy[/re]: Yer brain thinks its getting lots of sugar and tells yer body to go ahead and store more fat, which it wants to do anyway.

  13. I guess I have a hard time understanding why any of these women stay with their husbands- Vitters, Spitzer, Edwards, Ensign. Go, Jenny sanford! I guess some of the cheated on wives do think it is their Christian duty to suffer and stay( what a virtue!). I can’t think that Elizabeth Edwards would lose her health coverage if she divorced POS John. I do not think any of these women would be come poor if they filed for divorce and they would have a better life and would be teaching some better morals to their children.

  14. [re=499454]What Fresh Hell is This?[/re]: I’m thinking of the advise wise mothers to their darling daughters: “Never marry a man prettier than you…”

  15. [re=499462]finallyhappy[/re]: Guys cheat. If every wife divorced a husband who was cheating the divorce rate would be >90%. Remember: men are as faithful as their options. Politicians, for some reason, are offered many options.

  16. She stayed with him because she’s dying and doesn’t want to put the kids through divorce as well as her death. Same reason she hasn’t worried about befriending the half-sibling and whatnot – plenty of time for it when she’s gone.

  17. If only she’d known about John-Boy’s affair before they announced his candidacy for president, much of this heartache might’ve been avoided.

    Poor, poor thing…

  18. [re=499446]SayItWithWookies[/re]: I figure John has actually been “living” in the garage. Going to Haiti and staying a tent for a few days is probably a step up for him.

  19. [re=499475]ph7[/re]: I guess i think that is sad- because I would divorce if my husband cheated. I do hear though that most divorces are about money. Luckily, I have the money.

  20. If women could get into guy’s heads for five seconds they’d never feel a pang of jealousy again, no matter what the provocation. They’d know in a heartbeat that getting upset over having your husband or boyfriend fuck another woman is like getting upset when a stranger scratches your dog’s belly.

    So ladies, please. Get over it. Stop with the jealousy. It’s misplaced, it’s a waste of time and it’s bad manners. Guys fuck around, it’s the way they’re made. And if you need to fuck around too, just don’t tell anyone.

    This is my recipe for marital bliss. Your welcome.

  21. [re=499745]Guppy06[/re]: Won’t happen.
    She has too much class. And no other source of support.
    Shocked, shocked? Many betrayed/abused women stay married for the same reason.

    Altho Liz could sell a decent screenplay: “On the Edge Death, And Still My Asshole Husband Cheated on Me.”

    Script supervisor: Mrs. Newt Gingrich 2.

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