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  •  What Jill Filipovic misses ... (8+ / 0-)

    First of all, some wives of political men involved in sex scandals do walk away.  Jenny Sanford comes to mind, as does Dina McGreevey of New Jersey. Dina even wrote a book about it.

    But these women did not run for office, and except for agreeing to go along for the ride when their husband ran for office are not public figures.  They don't always have the urge to be in politics, to have their lives examined, to air their dirty laundry.  

    Thousands upon thousands of men and women deal with cheating spouses every year, and some end the relationship while others try to salvage it.  Some will air all their grievances publicly in court, in church, in group therapy, in a bar, wherever.  Others do not.  

    But it's a personal problem, and a personal decision how to respond.  If they love their spouse, or feel it's better for the kids or themself to stay together, that's their choice.  It's a private situation, and each person and each relationship is different.

    Myself, I don't see that we have the right to want them to act differently than they see is the best for themself.  They've already been harmed, and now Ms. Filipovic is trying to make them feel bad because they didn't act in a way she thinks is fitting from the outside?  I don't think so.

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