Hunter's stories about Elizabeth Edwards are certainly not the first to say she was a mean-spirited woman. The book Game Change said the same thing, and there were other reports as well - some when she was still living. I've heard many people say that Elizabeth Edwards private persona was futher from her public persona than just about anyone else in politics. There have been enough that I tend to believe it must be true. But true or not, her children deserve the gift of believing the very best about their mom. They all lost her at ages entirely too young to live without a mother. A good woman who becomes romantically involved with a man who has children has to accept that she holds a responsibility to his children as well as to him. I think that's even more true when the mother of that man's children is dead. The thing that bothers me so much about what Rielle Hunter said about Elizabeth Edwards is that she slammed her like that, and has to then deal with the woman's children. It's either that, or completely ignore the children of the man she's involved with. Neither option is accetable in my book. Hunter failed to think about Edward's children when she wrote the book. That's fine if your a gossip reporter, or a political reporter writing a book. It's not okay when you're the kid's father's girlfriend.