Well, I don't even know if this is a semi-defense, but the rationale for Elizabeth Edwards's rule that anyone who interviews her must not mention Hunter's name--in either the interview or the story that comes out of the interview--is very unfair to Hunter. From the WaPo:

Drake [Edwards's publicist] said Edwards's restriction isn't motivated by "anger" toward Hunter, but by a desire not to see Hunter profit from the affair. Noting that other notorious figures -- such as Ashley Dupr