Critics Slam Elizabeth Edwards for Silence on Husband’s Affair

Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Associated Press

wronged by a cheating husband

RALEIGH, N.C. —  Two weeks after a devastating revelation sent her husband into political exile, Elizabeth Edwards isn’t getting the steady sympathy usually afforded to a woman scorned.

Instead, she’s faced criticism from dedicated Democrats who think she was too willing to keep the affair a secret to help John Edwards’ political ambitions, as well as her own. 

At a time when she was expected to hold a prominent role in pushing an agenda of improved health care for Americans, she stands silent. While fellow Democrats converge in Denver to nominate Barack Obama for president, Edwards remains in seclusion in North Carolina.

It seems an odd way to treat a woman with incurable cancer wronged by a cheating husband, the latest in a series of deep hardships in life that includes the death of a teenage son.

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John Edwards calling former staffers asking for forgiveness

 Well what do you know, another boy on the hill caught cheating, well blow me down…..flagranny2

DENVER – John Edwards is burning up the phone lines, begging former aides and backers to forgive him for lying about his affair – but hearing their rage instead.

As Democrats kick off their convention Monday, the onetime presidential contender is a man without a party – or a political future – trying to rebuild bridges through dozens of remorseful phone calls.

It’s proving a hard sell with onetime true believers.

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Many are bitter and disillusioned after swallowing his lies about his affair with a campaign staffer and vouching for his credibility with friends and journalists.

Some ignore his plaintive phone entreaties and don’t call back – even when Edwards leaves follow-up messages. A few ………Click Here  to continue reading the article.

In my opinion what John Edwards did was wrong in every way but I don’t get it when a Senator or Congressman is caught cheating they chastise that person and treat them like they are the first Senator or Congressman to have had an affair and I would bet my last dollar there isn’t one on “The Hill” who hasn’t cheated yet they are the first to point fingers. 

Edwards was suppose to speak at the Democratic National Convention but was taken off the list of speakers because of his actions.  Then there is Senator Kennedy who can do anything and everyone thinks he is God.  If you or me had done what he did while at Chappaquiddick we would be spending the rest of our life in prison.  Then in the Anita Hill case Kennedy served on the panel in judgement of Clarence Thomas. what a joke that was.  The men and women on “The Hill” choose when to be oblivious of one situation but are out to get another………flagranny2 (FYI I’m neither Democrate nor Republican)

Breaking News -New York Governor Eliot Spitzer Resigns

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Spitzer Resigns Effective Monday Amid Links to Prostitution Ring

NEW YORK —  New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer resigned in disgrace Wednesday after getting caught in a call-girl scandal that shattered his corruption-fighting, straight-arrow image, saying: “I cannot allow my private failings to disrupt the people’s work.”

Spitzer will be replaced by Lt. Gov. David Paterson, who becomes New York’s first black governor, effective Monday. Spitzer’s minute-long statement made no mention of whether he had reached a deal with federal prosecutors to avoid charges

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Report: Joey Buttafuoco, Amy Fisher to Move In Together? (doesn’t that warm your heart?)

Is love better the second time around after shooting your boyfriend’s wife and serving time in prison? Of course it takes two, idiots and one bullet to go the distance. Gee, and they said it wouldn’t last.

The mention of a reality show is something I can’t even imagine but then there are producers who will make a reality show out of a “dog and a bone“. The latest update on the “LIL” and her man are from Fox and the New York Post below.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Five days after reuniting for the cameras, Joey Buttafuoco and Amy Fisher say they’re moving in together.

The New York Post reports that Buttafuoco says he isn’t about to waste any time shoring up the budding relationship he has with former “Long Island Lolita” lover. He’s flying to New York from California on Friday to move into her Holtsville, L.I., home, sources told the paper.

Buttafuoco’s estranged wife, Evanka, hinted she may fight to keep her man, while other reports say Fisher’s estranged husband is in the process of moving out of their home.

Buttafuoco, 53, and Fisher, 32, were last lovers 15 years ago, when Fisher shot her lover’s then-wife, Mary Joe, in the head. Mary Joe survived and Fisher went to prison for the crime. There are reports that Buttafuoco and Fisher plan a reality TV show.

The New York Post report
LOVE NEST FOR JOEY & ‘LOLITA’
By KATE SHEEHY
Long Island’s two biggest losers just went from zero to 60 in less than a week. Five days after reuniting for the cameras, they say they’re moving in together. Lumpy lothario Joey Buttafuoco says he isn’t about to waste any time shoring up the budding, bizarro relationship he has with former “Long Island Lolita” lover Amy Fisher – he’s flying to New York from California on Friday to move into her Holtsville, L.I., home, sources said yesterday.

Fisher’s estranged hubby is in the process of moving out, TV’s “The Insider” reported.

Buttafuoco’s comely estranged wife, Evanka, who as recently as this past weekend was spotted canoodling with her beefy hubby poolside in Palm Springs, hinted she may fight to keep her man.

Buttafuoco, 53, and Fisher, 32, were last lovers 15 years ago – when the Lolita pumped a bullet into the head of her previous love rival, Joey’s then-wife, Mary Jo.

Both reports rumors of a planned reality show.

Mary Jo Scoffs at Joey and Amy’s Second Shot at Love (Long Island Lolita, Amy Fisher and Joey B. together again?)

Fifteen Years After the Notorious Shooting, Mary Jo Buttafuoco Says She’s Moved On

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Mary Jo Buttafuoco, pictured in 2006, told “Good Morning America” that she thinks Joey’s latest hookup with Amy Fisher is about the money. Joey Buttafuoco and Amy Fisher, pictured here arriving separately at the Lingerie Bowl in Los Angeles in 2006, went out to dinner Wednesday night. (Splash News/AP Photo/Splash News)

Fifteen years ago, Mary Jo Buttafuoco was shot in the face outside her Long Island home by Amy Fisher, the 17-year-old lover of her husband, Joey.

Now going by her birth name, Mary Jo Connery has moved on. She lives in California, where she runs a small business with her fiance, Stu Tendler, called OriginalPartyPosters.com, which designs party posters.

Fifteen years ago, Mary Jo Buttafuoco was shot in the face outside her Long Island home by Amy Fisher, the 17-year-old lover of her husband, Joey.

Now going by her birth name, Mary Jo Connery has moved on. She lives in California, where she runs a small business with her fiance, Stu Tendler, called OriginalPartyPosters.com, which designs party posters.

“It’s really like an old dream,” Connery said in an exclusive interview today with “Good Morning America.” “When I look back now, it was a nightmare. I can’t believe I survived it. I can’t believe I raised a family through it.”

Joey Buttafuoco and Amy Fisher, however, seem ready to stroll down memory lane and take another shot at love.

The duo had dinner together Wednesday night in Port Jefferson, N.Y., where the date was taped and will be shown tonight on “The Insider.”

As for the continued fascination with Buttafuoco and Fisher, Connery said, “Why do we like train wrecks? Why do we like to watch? Why do we slow down when we go past an accident scene? It’s the nature of the beast, I guess.”

He’s Hit Rock Bottom

Both Buttafuoco, 53, and Fisher, 32, have been served with divorce papers from their current spouses.

Recent reports suggest that the former lovers are in talks to produce a TV reality show.

Connery said she was initially upset and angry when she heard about them getting together, but she’s not surprised. Her ex-husband’s motivation, she said, is simple.

“One word: money, money,” she said. “Joe has lost everything. He doesn’t have a business; he’s been in jail more times than I can count. He has nothing. There’s nothing in his life, and he’s hit rock bottom, and so this is what he does.”

The Buttafuocos and Fisher, dubbed the “Long Island Lolita,” all gained instant notoriety after the shooting on May 19, 1992, and the details of the affair became public. Drew Barrymore even played Fisher in a made-for-TV movie of the events.

Joey Buttafuoco served time in jail for statutory rape, and Fisher served seven years for the assault on his wife.

Mary Jo, meanwhile, almost died, and she still deals with lingering physical problems from the shooting, including nerve damage and blurred vision in her right eye.

“Well, it stays with me every day when I wake up and I look at myself in the mirror, and I can’t hear and I can’t see and my face is paralyzed,” Connery said. “I mean, I’ve gotten used to it, it’s what is my life now. So it’s always there.” Initially, her prognosis was bleak.

“And then they said, ‘Oh, she’s not gonna walk, she’s not gonna talk, she’s not gonna, you know, breathe on her own,'” Connery said. “And then as I did each step and then came this far, they called me a miracle.”

Why Did She Stay With Him?

Surprisingly, Joey and Mary Jo stayed together after he got out of jail, and the couple moved to California together.

Even now, she says that decision was the right one.

“I’ve managed to raise my children — they’re adults, they’re on their own. They’re good, decent, honest people. I can look back and say, I did the right thing,” Connery said.

Mary Jo and Joey eventually divorced in 2003.

“He’s in the gutter and I’m standing tall, and time always tells the truth, always,” she said.

Life has turned around since then, and she said she and Tendler, a graphic designer, are very happy together.

“She’s just a wonderful person. She’s warm, caring, loving. I don’t know … he gave this away. I don’t get that,” Tendler said on “Good Morning America.”

For all she’s been through, Tendler said that Mary Jo has remained “happy all the time and funny and smart and she’s just great.” The Buttafuoco chapter of her life is officially closed. And her final words for Joey and Amy?

“Good riddance,” she said.