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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Elizabeth Edwards on the Radio

Finally, someone asks Elizabeth about health care! Here are the video clips:

The whole interview on WNYC can be heard here:

It will be interesting to see the interview of EE on TDS tonight. Meantime, she's signing books at Barnes and Noble at 7:00pm in Union Square, NYC.

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  • Elizabeth has the loveliest smile. She is a whole person with a full life and a wise perspective. Her refrains of music remind me of Laura Ingalls Wilder.

    The media focus on sex objects, success objects, picking each apart, elevating, laughable. Life is not about pecking orders or jealousy. I was disappointed in The View and Oprah, too. We need to elevate the entire discussion of what it means to be human.

    Consequently, to clear out the cobwebs, one must ignore 99% of the TV/radio media (NPR, Comedy Central, and MSNBC being current exceptions) and most women's magazines (Ms., Savvy, Working Women being the few tolerable). The only tabloid issue I've ever bought had the Loch Ness Monster on the cover (for a Loch Ness Monster-fan friend). There's a higher wisdom density in books, conversations with relatives and friends, and the Internet.

    Elizabeth's books have a high wisdom density. They're like having an old neighbor friend talking to you. They are extended letters to her children. The only thing that made me wrinkle my brow was that she might allow what mistakes her man makes to shake her own self-image.

    When my husband took on a mistress named alcohol for a few years a number of years back, I decided that this choice really had nothing to do with me. His hedonism had nothing to do with me, and it really didn't.

    By Blogger cybercitizen, at 3:53 PM  

  • It is nice to see Elizabeth talking about healthcare. She is always able to make sense of that complex issue.

    This was a thoughtful interview, and I preferred it to the tabloid approach of Oprah and The View. Mrs. Edwards was actually able to talk about her book in her own words.

    By Blogger bettync, at 8:40 PM  

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