It's now being alleged that Elizabeth Edwards (in a sort of Lady Macbeth fashion) aided the coverup of John Edwards' affair with Rielle Hunter--for the good of the Edwards campaign and apparently without thought of what would happen if this had become common knowledge in the hypothetical event of an Edwards candidacy. And there's screams of anger from those who think Ms. Edwards should have her feet held to the fire regardless of her current struggle with cancer. Here's an article posted on AOL: http://news.aol.com/article/edwards-wife-blasted-by-democrats/149213
With Joe Biden, there's been a great amount of whitewashing to spin him as a Wise Experienced Old Sage who will help guide Obama Skywalker and enable him to use The Force in the most effective bipartisan fashion. Here's an article by David Greenberg on SLATE that discusses Biden's all-time greatest gaffe--plagiarizing a speech by British pol Neil Kinnock: http://www.slate.com/id/2198543/
And Biden put a cherry on top of this expedient, no-one-will-notice sundae by adapting Kinnock's life story as his very own.
Pay special attention to the picture of the younger Biden in the Greenberg piece. It's not quite as convincing a depiction of contrition-in-public as that of Elliott Spitzer after his prostitution-related disgrace earlier this year.