Viewpoints: Life for Liz just isn't fair

Monday, February 1, 2010 at 1:52am

Elizabeth Edwards has endured three of the worst things that could happen in a lifetime: [she] lost a child in a car accident, [was] diagnosed with terminal cancer, and her husband of 30 years has an affair that produced a child.

Her life couldn't be more difficult. I think of her often, and am wishing her strength, happiness, peace and a lot of people to surround her with love.

I met her three times during various political events. She was one of the warmest, sweetest, most engaging political figures I have ever met. If she has been negative or harsh as has been reported recently, it is certainly justified.

Talk about life not being fair! John Edwards does not deserve her. The diagnosis: narcissistic personality disorder comes to mind.

– Posted at Blue View on Blogspot by Molly McClaran O'Neal (12/30)

 

 

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279 Comments on this post:

By: dargent7 on 2/1/10 at 5:50

Granted, Ms. Edwards has dealt with horrific circumstances. But, she was well aware of Johnny boy's infidelity and by all accounts, that he fathered a child.
She could of left him, sued for divorce, and taken him down. Maybe she believed he could win the Presidency, in spite of everything, and become First Lady? Staying with him was a huge price to pay, but worth it to live in the White House. Now that he's been taken down, with no hope for a political career or city dog catcher, she's left him.

By: idgaf on 2/1/10 at 6:21

7 are you running for Mr Compassion? [/sarcim]

By: dargent7 on 2/1/10 at 6:36

"sarcim"...is spelled, "sarcasm", if that's what you're asking. Until "Loner" arrives, I'll help you out.

By: house_of_pain on 2/1/10 at 6:37

Things are tough all over. What exactly is the point here?

By: dargent7 on 2/1/10 at 6:54

House: I think incurable uterine cancer after having breast cancer in remission is a notch or two above, "tough all over".

By: sidneyames on 2/1/10 at 7:54

House, I think what the writer is trying to convey is that the media and the new book out is portraying EE as a villian. Yes, she could have left him but chose to stand by him, as did Tammy Wynette, Hillary Clinton and other women. She thought that she had heard the worst. But it go worse.

I don't believe for a minute that she said, or agreed to, "using her cancer to get votes or appeal for sympathy. That is ridiculous, even for a politician.

So now she's left him, her 30 year farce of a marriage and has to try and get some mileage out of what life she has left. Let's leave her alone and just pray for her.

How about those Grammies? Wow! Pink is hotter than GAGA ever hoped to be. GAGA looked like a micro-Madonna in her worst form. Beonce', now that's another awesome woman and humble to boot. I loved Carrie Underwood's dress; she's so classy and a beacon for nashville as is the "fried chicken group" and Taylor.

By: sidneyames on 2/1/10 at 7:55

And the rest of the Nashvillians nominated are great! I love this city. Will somebody tell Mayor Dean that we have always been and will always be a "destination" city because of our music roots? Ain't nuttin' better than good music to heal the heart!

By: gdiafante on 2/1/10 at 8:46

Speaking of Grammy's, how bad was Swift and Nicks? Yikes.

By: DustyU on 2/1/10 at 8:51

Morning all - sorry sid but the granny's are very little to do with quality of performance and mostly about how pretty and popular the winners (both male and female) are :)
d7 - yeah - cancer on top of cancer definitely qualifies as more than tough!

By: gdiafante on 2/1/10 at 8:56

You're right Record execs wonder why the industry is in the tank: Exhibit A: the Grammy's.

Sure the internet has affected it some, but would you want to pay for the crap they pass off as music now?

By: Funditto on 2/1/10 at 8:59

Swift can sing unless there are 100s of fifteen year olds singing along with her. Her dad knew folks in the music industry. That says a lot about how to get ahead.

Kings of Leon rocked!

By: Funditto on 2/1/10 at 8:59

oops s/h/b "Swift CAN'T sing...."

By: gdiafante on 2/1/10 at 9:01

She couldn't sing last night. That was the worst performance that was non-rap. Someone should have recognized the HORRIBLE mix right away.

By: DustyU on 2/1/10 at 9:02

gdia - music industry always has been sleazy - more of who you were willing to go to bed with than how much musical talent you had. Witness the eighties and how many lead singers couldn't even play the instruments they held :(

By: DustyU on 2/1/10 at 9:04

fundi - she has a great body so that qualifies her as a great singer - right? :)

By: house_of_pain on 2/1/10 at 9:07

She has the body of a pine needle, Dusty.
I'm sure we'll see a letter from her #1 stalker this week.

By: gdiafante on 2/1/10 at 9:08

I worrry about you if you think tall and lanky is a great body.

By: house_of_pain on 2/1/10 at 9:08

gd, you're tall & lanky, right?

By: Funditto on 2/1/10 at 9:10

Since I'm female, I was sweating to Bon Jovi in those leather pants. Nice.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/1/10 at 9:10

good mornin', everyone.

By: DustyU on 2/1/10 at 9:14

Gdi & house - by today's standards yes she is :(
my personal preference is full bodied :)

By: DustyU on 2/1/10 at 9:16

morning house - welcome to d7's house of compassion :)

By: girliegirl on 2/1/10 at 9:17

Hubby and I met Elizabeth back while we were pregnant with our youngest daughter, and she was very engaging and offered some entertaining advice for dealing with pregnancy at an "elderly" age. LOL So sad that the man she wasted her life with is a true creep.

On last night's awards.... Gaga looked like a clown in that silver thing, and I felt so sorry for her because of that. Too bad she plays up that part when she could opt to represent herself in a more elegant manner. Thank God Swift won. Living a positive life does pay off. Woohoo!

By: DustyU on 2/1/10 at 9:19

girle - your husband was pregnant to0? :)

By: gdiafante on 2/1/10 at 9:19

And here I thought they gave Grammy's for your music, not your lifestyle. Silly me.

By: DustyU on 2/1/10 at 9:20

By: DustyU on 2/1/10 at 9:16
morning house - welcome to d7's house of compassion :)

sorry correction - welcome blanket

By: govskeptic on 2/1/10 at 9:21

As a great fan of Leon Russell yrs ago, I was surprised last night
not knowing if he was "Dead or Alive" behind that piano. It was a
scaring sight!

By: DustyU on 2/1/10 at 9:21

gdia - there you go thinking again! That can get you in big trouble! :)

By: DustyU on 2/1/10 at 9:26

In light of the other day's conversation on capitalism:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/30/us/30iht-currents.html?ref=world

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/1/10 at 9:28

lol, gov!

By: Captain Nemo on 2/1/10 at 9:29

Good morning

To have cancer twice and married to a dirt-bag husband is more than anyone should have to endure. Liz Edwards needs all of the support she can get. She also needs for the public to leave her alone.

By: DustyU on 2/1/10 at 9:31

morning capt - how are you feeling and how's mama this morning? :)

By: Captain Nemo on 2/1/10 at 9:34

By: idgaf on 2/1/10 at 6:21
7 are you running for Mr Compassion? [/sarcim]
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------id made a funny. He would not what compassion was if it bit him on the nose.

By: slacker on 2/1/10 at 9:39

There hasn't been any good music or movies, since at least the 70's.
Maybe ''Reservoir Dogs''
Once again those glittering dandies, snubbed the great ''Wing''.
I thought her interpretation of ''Long Tall Sally, was a shoo-in.

By: Funditto on 2/1/10 at 9:40

Elizabeth Edwards also lost her son when he was 16 in a freak accident. Read her book "Saving Graces." There's a chapter about a board she posted to on the internet. Sounds a lot like this one.

By: DustyU on 2/1/10 at 9:42

Slack -good movie #37 - Hopscotch with Walter Matthau :)

By: dargent7 on 2/1/10 at 9:43

Do forensic analysis on "girliegirl" and "sidVicious", and tell me they're not one in the same.

I thought Sir Elton John and Lady Gaga did a great promo for all the "gay piano bars" we're all searching for. Talk about gays playing a piano.

The "Black Eyed Peas"....I couldn't understood ONE word they were "singing".

Anyone else think M. Jackson's kids don't have one molecule of his DNA?
...:)~

By: Captain Nemo on 2/1/10 at 9:43

By: girliegirl on 2/1/10 at 9:17

On last night's awards.... Gaga looked like a clown in that silver thing, and I felt so sorry for her because of that. Too bad she plays up that part when she could opt to represent herself in a more elegant manner. Thank God Swift won. Living a positive life does pay off. Woohoo!
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Gaga has talent. to go with her wild looks, It is called entertainment.

We are in the early stages of Swift's life. To early to tell what she will be like later.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/1/10 at 9:57

I think Pink may have come out to be the top winner last night. She is getting as much press as the winners.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dE3izeu64s

Black Eyed Peas I though was just great.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/1/10 at 10:03

By: slacker on 2/1/10 at 9:39
There hasn't been any good music or movies, since at least the 70's.
Maybe ''Reservoir Dogs''
Once again those glittering dandies, snubbed the great ''Wing''.
I thought her interpretation of ''Long Tall Sally, was a shoo-in.
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My later wife and a good friend of mine would disagree with you slacker. They think that the music died in the 60’s. I on the other hand think that the music is different but still great.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/1/10 at 10:07

By: dargent7 on 2/1/10 at 9:43
Do forensic analysis on "girliegirl" and "sidVicious", and tell me they're not one in the same.
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Two White Eyed Peas in a Pod?

By: sidneyames on 2/1/10 at 10:08

gdia - music industry always has been sleazy - more of who you were willing to go to bed with than how much musical talent you had.

DustyU, I"d only agree with you half way. I think Dolly and Reba are talented, smart, savvy business women who CAN sing. So's Faith Hill.

I saw GAGA with BABA and she was quite articulate. I don't like her singing and her raunchy style, but then she's the talent - not me.

Hey girlie girl. Long time no surface. How's that hunky-dorry hubby? No D7, I'm not girlie girl. She's got awesome georgeous hair, a great bod, a super husband, mega kids and pets and she's smart. Smarter than you, D7.

Stop callling people names. You've already started with your stink and no one baited YOU. YOu act like the world evolves around YOU. Stop it.

By: slacker on 2/1/10 at 10:09

nemo, I think your wife was correct, I should have said 60's.
I like living in the past, gasoline & beer is cheaper.

By: DustyU on 2/1/10 at 10:09

Capt - I have to agree with you on that - I enjoy any music that is done well - ie: they actually play their instruments and can actually sing intelligibly without requiring a recording studio to clean up their mistakes :)

By: sidneyames on 2/1/10 at 10:10

And Leon Russell was great. He is probably old enough that he needs help getting on and off stage and was waiting for the "fried chicken" to get done. otherwise, he might have fallen into the hot grease! I love that band.

By: gdiafante on 2/1/10 at 10:11

To me, the greater the technology, the worse the music. Especially regarding vocals. Now anyone can get a record deal because you can autotune even the worse singer.

By: sidneyames on 2/1/10 at 10:12

Anyone else think M. Jackson's kids don't have one molecule of his DNA?

said by D7

Yeah, many people think they even speak like him, walk like him and are his. I thought his son was awesome. He will follow in some great foot steps. Daughter a bit nervous, but one would expect that.

D7, you sound like a failed, frustrated songwriter who never got a hold, let alone a cut. Stop being so cynnical.

By: DustyU on 2/1/10 at 10:12

d7 - tried to post on a forum at top this weekend but a couple flamers ran me off - hounddogharry & uncledonna - have you had the honor? :)

By: sidneyames on 2/1/10 at 10:15

Said by captain "My later wife and a good friend of mine would disagree with you slacker. They think that the music died in the 60’s. I on the other hand think that the music is different but still great."

You hit the nail on the head Capt. "the music is different but still great" and God bless those aspiring entertainers, song writers, musicians and singers, as well as other forms of the arts. Without them, our world would be Black, White, Gray with no real color and excitement.

I still love Billy Ray Cyrus. When you walked into a cancer ward with dying children who were clapping and smiling to that song, it was heart warming and hopeful. That song is upbeat and fun to dance to.

By: sidneyames on 2/1/10 at 10:17

Smarter than you, D7

Oops - typo. S/H/S "smarter than me, D7". Freudian slipped again!