John Edwards Back in the Spotlight

By Megan McArdle

Just as the Atlantic paints a movingly sympathetic portrait of Elizabeth Edwards, and a scathing indictment of Rielle Hunter, news outlets are reporting there may be evidence that yes, Hunter's daughter was fathered by John Edwards.

I have to say, I refused to follow the scandal--to the extent that I didn't even know Rielle Hunter's name until I read the Flanagan piece.  But I finished both pieces really thoroughly disgusted by John Edwards.  Neither piece pays much attention to him--a lapse I find fairly inexplicable in Flanagan's case.  Whatever Hunter's sins, John Edwards was the one in charge of taking care of Elizabeth Edwards.  She clearly deserved much better than she got.

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