When John Edwards wife announced that her breast cancer had returned, I had more than a twinge of guilt because the first thing that sprang to my mind was that her twit of a husband would somehow exploit it for political gain.
Turns out I shouldn’t have beaten myself up over it. From Mary Ann Akers of the Washington Post:
When you visit the John Edwards for President Web site, you’re invited to send a sympathy note to the Edwardses. And tens of thousands of well wishers have done so since that heart-wrenching news conference two weeks ago at which Elizabeth Edwards courageously discussed her incurable cancer.
What those well wishers get in return — e-mail messages soliciting contributions to Edwards’s campaign.