If it weren’t for Politico, we might’ve had to wait until tomorrow to find out:
Cate Edwards, the daughter of John Edwards, was “devastated” to learn about the affair that shattered her father’s political career, she said in an interview that is slated to air this week.
“Yes, he told me” about the affair, said Cate Edwards, according to an advance transcript of her interview with NBC’s Savannah Guthrie, slated to air on Friday. “I guess he and my mom decided that that was, you know, how it needed to be done. So yeah, I was devastated. And I was disappointed. I mean, these are my parents. I had grown up with a lot of love in my family. And it was hard to see them go through this.”
Not to second-guess one of the involved parties, but is it really accurate to say that John Edwards “went through” it? He put the rest of them through it. It was entirely his fault. Still is.
Incidentally: Remember when everybody told you it was no big deal that a presidential candidate may have fathered a child out of wedlock, behind the back of his dying wife, while he was on the campaign trail? And remember how he endlessly dodged responsibility for it, and you were supposed to leave him alone, for whatever reason? And then, remember how the same people who had just got done scolding you turned right around and condemned Edwards, pretending they’d been on the case from the start?
Hey, it might’ve reflected badly on Obama and the rest of the Democrats. Whatever it takes to put Dems in office and keep them there.