By this time, you all know that former Presidential hopeful John Edwards is not longer hopeful about too much. According to press reports, Elizabeth Edwards has left him.
After the Clintons and many other high profile power couples’ personal issues with marital problems and affairs, I think we’re all pretty numbed and crass about it all.
This blog is not about affairs – it’s about another form of betrayal.
Andrew Young was a former aide of the Edwards’ who was personally intimate with them and a co-conspirator in John Edwards’ tacky affair and secrecy surrounding his illegitimate child. In fact, in addition to harboring the bimbo in his home, Andrew Young tried to take the credit for this baby to keep his boss in the limelight in a more positive way.
All of this has now hit the fan, and these three are no longer speaking. Andrew Young has written a “tell-all” book, “The Politician,” which goes on sale this week. He maligns Elizabeth and John and even goes so far as to say that they both conspired to use her cancer diagnosis to promote John’s campaign for President. I don’t know if that’s true or not, but it just sounds so disgusting that I can’t wrap my mind around it.
What a despicable character Andrew Young is! First, for benefitting from his relationship with the Edwards family (with privileges, opportunities, trust, bonding, financial compensation, power and friendship), and then making money by betraying their confidences when he was a definite co-conspirator in everything they did (which he now criticizes). People who do that are scum.
Years ago, Eddie Fisher also wrote a tell-all book about the women he was intimate with, including Debbie Reynolds and Elizabeth Taylor. Why they, or any of the other women, had anything to do with that toad is beyond me, but they did. He did a “kiss and tell” book. Disgusting. All to make a buck. He betrayed the tender confidences of women who once cared about him.
I ran into him while he was on his book tour, and we were both appearing on a television interview program. He dared to come up to me to cheerfully introduce himself. I cut him short, saying I knew who he was, and that he was a disgusting human being and obviously not a gentleman for the book he wrote and now was hawking. He looked stunned, and that made my moment! I turned my back on him and then slowly, deliberately walked away. He was trying to say something to me, but I just didn’t care.
Instead of buying Andrew Young’s book demonizing Elizabeth and John Edwards, spend that money on buying some good children’s books for your local school library.