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    Rielle Hunter interview

    She was interviewed about her new book last night on ABC, I think, and I caught most of it. She was very forthright but came across to me as someone who felt every action was justified because she "fell in love." I felt she was spinning the whole story to make way for her eventual marriage (my guess) and whitewashing John Edwards after trial. The timing for book release i perfect. The child is of course sweet, innocent, clueless. I was pretty appalled at her characterization of Elizabeth Edwards. It was pretty awful given all she went through due to her husband and Ms Hunter.

    I saw enough and will not buy the book. Brazenly selfish is all I could see. My mouth kept dropping open. Well John Edwards was this appealing character until all this unravelled. I must say I wish i was born with the "Rielle" gene...do as you please and never worry about what anyone thinks or the people hurt. She seems to just feel whatever is for the taking. Not much shocks anymore in this age of reality TV but her comments did make me a bit gaga.

    Anyone catch this interview? Reactions?

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    Well, your stomach was stronger than mine in this instance, so I'm glad for the report. I could only watch snatches of it, and I read something about it. I am completely flummoxed that this woman could diss Elizabeth Edwards, whom she betrayed and who is, moreover, dead and unable to defend herself. So it's all justified because Elizabeth Edwards was not a saint? I don't care if Mrs. Edwards got around by broomstick, she is off limits for criticism by this interloper.

    The stupidity of someone who thinks she'll make her book more saleable by criticizing the dead first wife! I'm curious as to whether the book's editor had any worries about that approach, and if so, whether Miss Hunter paid any attention to those worries. This woman presents a striking portrait of someone who jumps into a hole with a shovel and proceeds to dig herself in even deeper. A more inept Jezebel can scarcely be imagined.

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    Glad someone saw this and feels as i did. Wow. I like your last comment as it is true, and so deserved...a more inept Jezebel can scarcely be imagined! I think John Edwards approved this book as they have been seen together with daughter at beach cottage. Well, there are many liars in this saga, and Elizabeth fought cancer and kept her dignity to the end. John Edwards-where does he go from here? I wonder what his kids think of all this. Finally, his back to the wall and his big ambitions in tatters, he ackowledges his daughter.

    Apparently Rielle is a priveledged (spoiled) southern lady. It sounds like she was taught she should go after what she wants in this life, no matter what. I think they will end up together, and they deserve one another in my book. I hope the Edwards children of Elizabeth are able to get through all this. Her bashing of Elizabeth was so mean. As if we will like Rielle anymore for such nasty behavior and cruel words. Since this was orchestrated to do damage control for both of them, her advisors/editors are indeed idiots. John Edwards is a coward. Great Looking, but a slimebag nonetheless.

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    One of his daughters ran out of the trial after testifying against her father. She wouldn't acknowledge him. He hurt more than Elizabeth.

    When folks crowned him several years back I was already getting a Kennedy vibe (didn't help that the media was also pushing the similiarities)... it's no surprising that he went all the way. I was never on that bandwagon, and I didn't follow the trial or watch anything on the aftermath. It's honestly not something I need to be giving attention to.

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    I didn't follow the trial, either, although I am surprised he wasn't charged with something that would stick. There were clearing spending improprieties. It was a tragedy in many ways for Elizabeth, losing her son, losing her husband, losing a battle with cancer. I think Edwards was idealistic when young but politics is a dirty business. Those who make it to the top are filled with compromises, many bad.

    I thought it one of the more incredibly deplorable interviews. It takes a lot to shock...you would have to have seen it. I am guessing you'd be as disgusted as I was, and apparently, Olympia.

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    It's not that I'm not disgusted - but I don't believe in supporting these types of interviews by watching. She gets paid to do interviews, just like everyone else. I'm not interested in the slightest.

    As far as the trial - I thought it was being petty. And i'm not an Edwards fan AT ALL - not now or ever. But I don't think it would've gotten even a sniff had it not been so *scandelous* and if Elizabeth Edwards hadn't been seen as so heroic. He is NOT the only politician to hide a mistress or other "bad thing" whatever it is. That they tried to make him an example backfired, just like when Clinton went through his impeachment trial.

    I'm not defending him or his actions, but there was no way he would be found guilty on the actual evidence of the "wrong"... he could've easily been convicted for being a PIG, but that's not a crime of law.

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