April 6, 2007, - 11:23 am
By Debbie Schlussel
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I said it was shameful that John Edwards would stay in the Presidential race if his wife truly has terminal (or even serious) cancer. Back in the fall, in an interview with The Buffalo News, I said that her cancer book was just another tool to get back on Oprah and appeal to women during the campaign.
And guess what? Surprise!–Elizabeth Edwards is back on Oprah, today. Just as I predicted. And very predictable.
“My wife has cancer”–the new Presidential campaign marketing tool.
**** UPDATE: Glenn Bartley of Ballseye’s Boomers tips me to today’s New York Post exclusive, “Edwards Cashing In on Wife’s Cancer,” detailing John Edwards campaign solicitations of Mrs. Edwards’ well-wishers and other similarly sleazy Edwards tactics.
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