I am loath to get involved with the Edwards business; he always looked like a cad to me and I could never understand his appeal to so many Americans. But the coverage of his wife seems to me to be as unquestioning as the media take on the man himself. The writer of the first letter here is spot on - I have seen no columnists go there but the fact is that they were a team.
The reckless effort to get him elected in the full knowledge that the enterprise could have blown up at any time was hers as well. She could have stopped him. She chose not to. Ever since Lady Macbeth political wives have been misunderestimated. They pull the strings. No humane person feels anything other than sympathy for her but that does not alter the fact that she decided to go ahead and let him run. And that run had consequences as the Hillary people are now complaining, not without some justification.