- The Washington Times - Friday, May 22, 2009

What she calls her husband’s “glaring indiscretion” may not have soured Elizabeth Edwards on the idea of marriage, but she concedes that it has irrevocably dashed her and her husband’s dreams of living in the White House and, indeed, any hope of her husband winning any elective office whatsoever.

Mrs. Edwards, the wife of former North Carolina senator and presidential candidate John Edwards, was at the National Press Club Thursday evening for a question and answer session to promote her new book “Resilience.”

Mrs. Edwards revealed her husband has determined his affair with Rielle Hunter, a campaign videographer, has made another run for office “untenable,” although he would like to continue his work in other forms of public service.

As for her own political future, Mrs. Edwards also ruled out a run for office, but was quick to remind the crowd that recent polling “had me higher than my husband’s first run.”

The resilient Mrs. E discussed her life’s greatest challenges like the death of her teenage son Wade, the stroke of her beloved father, and her diagnosis of breast cancer, but the real life challenge that was the elephant in the room was Miss Hunter.

Green and Glover decided to take the “elephant” by the ears, and ask about it, albeit indirectly.

“Good evening, Mrs. Edwards. What advice would you give young women your daughter’s age about men and marriage?”

Long silence followed by the sound of people shifting uncomfortably in their chairs.

“Pick the right man,” Mrs. Edwards replied, with the irony of her words not lost on the crowd, comprised mostly of women.”We have been married for over thirty years. We don’t have date nights anymore, but we are deeply in love.”

Mrs. Edwards proceeded to nervously ramble on about how supportive her husband has been and how much she respects “the purpose to his life.”

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