Maybe the unexcerpted book has more detail. On the other hand, I wouldn't expect Edwards' staffers to tell on themselves, would you? I'd expect them to emphasize that, see, they really had this secret doomsday strategy to save their party should Edwards come close to winning! And sure enough ....
A second failure of the excerpt, at least, is to answer the question "Just how wacky is Elizabeth?" and to get to the heart of her actual personality. True, she's depicted as a snob in heavy denial who flies into inappropriate rages. But is that all? If she's wacky enough , remember, Edwards' decision to take up with another woman may be more explicable, if not excusable. ...
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