Ai dios mio.
So–you remember John Edwards, right? The dude running for president (and that I even considered voting for). And you remember that he was having an affair with an unnamed woman? And then eventually there were rumors of a child–that Edwards eventually confirmed?
Well, the Other Woman is talking. And talking fast. She’s got an opinion on everything, apparently, even on how the Real Mrs. Edwards is an emasculating bitch.
“And I believe what happened in his marriage is, he could not go to his wife and say, ‘We have an issue.’ Because he would be pummeled. So he had a huge fear. Most of his mistakes or errors in judgment were because of his fear of the wrath of Elizabeth. He’s allowed himself to be pushed into a lot of things that he wouldn’t normally do because of Elizabeth’s story line. And the spin that she wants to put out there. He was emasculated. And you know, the wrath of Elizabeth is a mighty wrath.”
Well–when all is said and done I believe two things. 1. If what John needed all this time was a submissive woman who made him feel like a man–than I feel therapy might’ve been a better option, and possibly the reading of a few feminist texts. There are better and easier and healthier ways to build a self-esteem than on the denigration of a woman’s self esteem. And 2. Even if Ms. Edwards is bitch extraordinaire–she has certainly handled herself publicly in a way that exhibits grace, calm and strength. And the Other Woman is acting little better than a high school Mean Girl.
Ms. Edwards wins this round from me–as she has won all previous rounds. And may John Edwards learn to better choose his submissive male ego enhancing women. In particular, he should focus on the ones who don’t talk.