Sparing Elizabeth

If that was the goal of MSM reporters, it appears to have been misplaced. Edwards says he told his wife of the affair two years ago. Of course, putting her through the media spotlight is another matter. But still, the less you know ... There is this pleasing wrinkle:

According to people close to the Edwardses, Elizabeth Edwards has secured a primetime speaking role at the Democratic National Convention; John Edwards, as of this point, does not, and people close to him think he will beg off and not attend the convention so as not to distract Obama. Obama aides would not say whether either Edwards is on the schedule.