Elizabeth Edwards blogs at Daily Kos, helping her husband spin his affair:
[A] recent string of hurtful and absurd lies in a tabloid publication, because of a picture falsely suggesting that John was spending time with a child it wrongly alleged he had fathered outside our marriage, our private matter could no longer be wholly private.
So, after Edwards admits the affair he previously denied, his wife still believes his denial that he fathered Rielle Hunter’s baby. And why is this fallback denial so important? As Stephen Spuiell points out, Hunter’s baby was born in February 2008, while Elizabeth Edwards learned her cancer had recurred in March 2007. So if the love-child is Edwards’, that means he continued seeing Hunter at least two months after his wife began cancer treatment.