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"Reality Of Politics" Spotlights Edwards' Wife

Publication Date: 
March 23, 2007
San Jose Mercury News
Julia Prodis Sulek

Professor Deborah Rhode, director of Stanford's Center on Ethics, is cited in a San Jose Mercury News article examining the disclosure by presidential candidate John Edwards and his wife Elizabeth that her cancer has spread:

"Deborah Rhode, director of Stanford's Center on Ethics, said that candidates should be open about personal factors that might be relevant to their job performance. 'Regardless of what you think about Edward's ultimate decision in this case, you have to respect his willingness to be honest.'"