Friday, March 23, 2007

First Lady: Elizabeth Edwards

Disclosure: I like John Edwards and think his populist approach is a necessary counterweight to the current corporate domination of the US government. As they said in the movie, the devil's greatest trick was convincing the world he didn't exist. So it is with the class warfare currently being won by the corporate classses who have made even the mention of class warfare taboo.

So be it.

As you should be aware by now, John's wife Elizabeth is having to renew her struggle against cancer. And as a thinking, feeling human being your heart goes out for her and her family, as well as for the millions of others whose suffering will not have the advantage of treatments made available solely because of personal wealth.

And, in fact, while facing her own personal crisis, Elizabeth Edwards' heart goes out to those uninsured others as well. And in fact, Mrs. Edwards is a wise enough person to recognize that she, despite her disease, is, in fact, one of the lucky few. That being a person of wealth she stands a decent chance of living on despite her disease.

She recognizes that her husband advocates policies that would give that same chance of survival to millions of her fellow Americans.

And so, she has decided that her husband should not forgo his pursuit of the presidency, but should instead pursue a course of action that could give millions of Americans the same opportunities for healthcare that she currently enjoys.

Rush Limbaugh claims that the Edwards' announcement today was an effort "to jump-start the campaign."

I claim that Limbaugh's natterings say much more about the condition of Limbaugh's drug-addled soul than those of the Edwards'.

As for Elizabeth Edwards, I'd be proud to call her the first lady.

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