Sick Wife Strategy
John Edwards, the prettiest man that has ever run for president, has a bulldog for a wife. She is beginning to make Teresa Hines Kerry look like Pat Nixon.
Recently John sicced his wife on his Democrat opponents... And she said Obama was "behaving in a holier-than-thou way." She praised her husband for apologizing for his vote on Iraq and criticized Hillary for not doing the same.
How does she "get away" with being "out front" - vocal and critical? Dare I say it?
She is sick.
There are certain things in life that are untouchable and sacrosanct... Jesse Jackson's inability to speak understandable English, for instance. Can't touch that. When Jackson ran for president, everyone knew this country would never elect a man that talked like "Fat Albert's" friend, "Mushmouth"... But no reporter ever broached that subject.
A liberal woman with breast cancer falls into the same category.
Elizabeth Edwards can say whatever she wants and John's opponents are powerless to challenge her.
Let us now pause a moment for the obligatory - We hope and pray that this mother of young children survives this deadly disease - Which goes without saying. (But I knew I'd darn-well better say it.)
At the risk of compromising its reputation as a bastion of sensitivity, Malott's Blog has decided to call this John Edwards' "Sick Wife" Strategy. Being a former trial lawyer, Edwards has the ethics and morals of... Well... a Trial lawyer... And I figure he will use any means at his disposal.
On a related note, Malott's Blog has decided for now to steer clear of discussing anything relating to a possible "Dead Wife" strategy... And it's not easy.
Get well, Elizabeth.