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Unlike Hillary Clinton or Silda Wall Spitzer, Elizabeth Edwards quietly faded from the public stage when her husband went down in flames. In the past few weeks, however, Edwards has reemerged—sans wedding ring. She has refused to grant interviews or talk about her husband's affair, focusing instead on health care. She is unafraid to weave in autobiography as she criticizes both McCain's and Obama's health care plans. Arguing for electronic medical records, Edwards says, "Ask what my dosage of chemotherapy is, I couldn't tell you." And, describing her own risk as it must appear to insurers, she says, "I'm like somebody who's currently on fire, my avocation is jumping out of airplanes without a chute. I'm a really, really bad risk."