Dems Shun Elizabeth on Affair Cover-Up

'She's complicit,' says one as health reform star sits Denver out
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 26, 2008 8:35 AM CDT
In this Sept. 19, 2007 file photo, Elizabeth Edwards, wife of former Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards, talks about her husband's campaign during an interview in Columbia, S.C.    (AP Photo/Mary Ann Chastain, File)
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(Newser) – As the Democratic stars are shining over Denver, Elizabeth Edwards barely glimmers in seclusion in North Carolina, reports the AP. Cancer-stricken Edwards was expected to lead the convention charge toward health care reform, but sympathy is running short for her by Dems who believe that her failure to lift the lid on the couple's explosive secret could have seriously damaged the party.

"I think she's complicit," said a Democratic consultant. "Obviously, she knew. While she's the victim, she clearly didn't stand in the way of the cover-up." A Daily Kos poster commented: "She knew she should not have participated in him running for president with this bomb waiting to go off. She loses my sympathy,"