Thursday, August 28, 2008

Is it Really a Cover-Up?

Recently I read an article that Senator John Edwards would not be attending the Democratic National Convention, and is in fact, pretty much keeping a low profile since the revelation of his affair. In this article, it said that there are some Democrats who actually condemn Elizabeth for taking a role in her husband's "cover-up" for his political (and her prestigious) gains.

Cover-up? Please - what cover-up? This is/was a private matter between Edwards, his wife and family - not his supporters, not the press, and especially not the democratic party machine.

I can fully understand the disappointment, the betrayal, and even the anger towards a man who potentially could have been our President and because of this revelation, could have cost great damage to the party and the country with a scandal. And yes, when you are a public figure, especially running for such a high political office, you have to remember that any and all your actions affect everyone, not just yourself and your family.

However, I would not go so far to label his (or Elizabeth's) choice to not disclose the affair, as a cover-up. It's a very, very private matter.

I forget, but how did this affair come become public? Was it because of some allegations about her baby being his child? Who leak this to the press?

In any event, I think it's wrong to start pointing fingers at them, and especially to his wife. People may not understand or even accept why a husband or wife decides stay with a spouse who has had an affair, but that is no reason to start blaming the wife and throwing false allegations around out of anger or lack of respect or disgust. Just my humble opinion.


cruisin-mom said...

Well, I think I already made it clear what my opinion is...I heard that Elizabeth made a decision to stay with him, because knowing that she is dying, she did not want her children to be separated from their father, the parent that would be their sole caretaker in the probably not too distant future. (not sure if that's true, it's just what I've heard)

... Is the Window to Our Soul said...

Again, whether it's true or not,that's a great example of why its a family matter.