February 19, 2010

Really? Really You Idiot?

I was one of those who once held great esteem for Elizabeth Edwards. I didn't care much for her coiffed, shallow husband (yes, this was evident to anyone who looked closely enough - sometimes it's pretty easy to see which half of a couple has the actual substance), but now, well, now I'm finding myself stranded with my own silly assessment.

For anyone just checking in she finally left his sorry ass when he finally (2 years too late) admitted to fathering a child with another woman. The lie was worse than the offence - Elizabeth has been battling cancer - now terminal - for years. They have two young children, an older daughter and they endured the sorrow of losing another son in a car accident. Clearly, more than enough trauma for any family.

Today, Elizabeth has finally spoken after her announcement that her marriage was over. This is a public, media savvy woman. Follow this part of the interview:

The reference to her husband's affair came when a student asked: "If you could change one thing in your life, what would it be?"

Elizabeth, laughed with the crowd and said "I know the answer...I think you do, too."

Really? That's what you would change? You wouldn't rather have your teenage son, say, alive? You wouldn't rather, say, not have terminal cancer?

When priorities become this messed up, it's hard to know who to sympathize with.

Maybe they deserve each other.


Anonymous buzzwhack said...

I think you'e being a little hard on her. She didn't say what she'd change if she could.It could well be her having cancer. she'd like to erase altogether.There is no rewind button on Life. No alternative scenes, no dress rehearsal. I wish there were things I could go back and change, but it can't be done and it probably would mean I'd end up with ugly furniture and a view of some ugly guy's bathroom for an apartment window, so I'll move on and hope for the best.

February 19, 2010 11:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She sounds to me like a woman who has given up. Anyone with little kids owes it to them not to give up.

just my opinion.

February 20, 2010 7:38 PM  

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