Thursday, June 28, 2007

I'd like to thank the Media Research Center...

for reminding me about this. How quickly we forget trash talking women of low breeding and no taste.

Elizabeth Edwards, wife of Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, has called on Americans to stop conservative Ann Coulter’s “hate words.” But when that campaign hired two hateful, anti-Christian bigots as “official” bloggers, Mrs. Edwards did not object and the campaign decided to give them a “fair shake,” as John Edwards said. The bloggers resigned in February only after their bigoted writings were exposed by other bloggers and conservative talk radio, causing a huge embarrassment. ABC, CBS, and NBC interviewed Elizabeth Edwards this morning to allow her to further complain about Coulter’s “hate words,” but none mentioned the Edwards campaign’s bigoted bloggers.

Amanda Marcotte and Melissa McEwan. (Remember these two?)

From Ms. Marcotte: Sen. Rick Santorum talks about sex “lest his lack of self-control be manifested by f***ing his desk on the Senate floor.”

From Ms. McEwan: “When CNN invited Ann Coulter to comment on the 2004 presidential debates, I sniffed, ‘I didn’t realize they had officially transformed into the C*** News Network.”

And how on earth did I forget this one? Elizabeth Edwards scared of Rabid Republican Gun Toting Neighbor?

"I wouldn't be nice to him anyway," Edwards said in an interview. "I don't want my kids anywhere near some guy who when he doesn't like somebody, the first thing he does is pull a gun out. It scares the business out of me. Edwards views Johnson as a "rabid, rabid Republican" who refuses to clean up his "slummy" property just to spite her family, whose lavish 28,000-square-foot estate is nearby on 102 wooded acres.

Bonus : The best little tidbit I've heard about this whole exchange? During the course of the call, do you remember hearing a deep male voice booming out the $69,000 question: "Why isn't your husband making this call????"

Well, that was none other than FReeper Extraorinaire, Kristinn.

Way to go Kristinn. Your well timed salvo was clearly the turning point - where it really started to go bad for the Edwards'. Such a pity.

I predict this political stunt will go down in the annals of campaign history screw ups.

Even better it looks like the Edwards campaign has a trifecta going. We've just witnessed Elizabeth's hypocritical jawboning for John, and before that there was the ill-considered protest-the-war-and-diss-the-troops-on-the-day-we-set aside-to honor-their memories strategy. And who can forget the old War-on-Terror-Bumper-Sticker maneuver?

My new slogan for the Edwards campaign.

Vote for John and Elizabeth. Just Because.
(We really do know better than you.)

The truly sad thing? One of Ann Coulter's past beefs with John Edwards is his exploitative use of his dead son's memory in furthering his political career. Me, I'm watching the way this is going down and I have this creepy feeling that I am watching Candidate Edwards exploiting Elizabeth and her situation as well. How can you possible debate poor, brave Cancer Victim Elizabeth without looking like Cruella Deville? Especially when you're that evil, "crazy" Ann Coulter. You wait - they'll be questioning her virtue next. Or who knows? They just might decide to go the "unnatural woman, frigid routine". You can bet that somewhere at Edwards HQ there's an aide sitting in his cube and lamenting the fact that Ann didn't grow up in a trailer park.

(Here's what I mean when I say the Edwards are working it:)

They have made the incident the centerpiece of their fund raising efforts, the campaign has produced a heavily edited You tube vid of Elizabeth, and Elizabeth's been making the rounds of the morning "news" shows)

Ms. Coulter's response: That was no lady, that was my husband.