John Edwards is already a walking disgrace, having cheated on his cancer-stricken wife with Rielle Hunter, knocking up his weird mistress, trying to cover the scandal up, and lying about it repeatedly while running for President of the United States.
The story of his affair and love child with Rielle Hunter were ignored, dismissed, and ignored again until finally being vindicated by mainstream media.
The significance of the story, the New York Times notes, is the fact that Democratic Party came dangerously close to nominating this man for the presidency.
This would have been a disgrace of unparalleled proportions.
Elizabeth Edwards talked with Larry King about a short memoir titled “Resilience”, about her marriage, about John’s affair and about her fight with cancer.
Elizabeth writes that she did not learn her husband had lied about the extend of his affair until more than a year later.
When she learned of her husband’s infidelity, “I cried and screamed, I went to the bathroom and threw up,” but “John has his own life now”.
Regarding John and Rielle Hunter daughter, named Frances Quinn Hunter, Elizabeth said that she is open on meeting her and John’s relationship with Frances, as she loves children very much. “I think she seems like a really nice child”, Elizabeth said.
Also, asked about Al Gore’s separation, “it makes me sad I found about the both of them”.
Talking about her fight with cancer, Elizabeth Edwards told Larry King that “I try really not to focus on what the end is going to look like” and advices anyone who is in this unfortunate position “as long as you’re not dead now, you’re alive and you have to fight for it”.