Skip to comments.Cheney & Edwards: Labrador Steadiness vs. Yappy Running Around
Posted on 10/06/2004 9:28:02 PM PDT by quidnunc
Dick Cheney's solidity and steadiness mark him as the Bushie the left most loves to hate. There he was in Cleveland in the vice-presidential debate the big dog against the ankle-biter, the reliable Lab showing the way to the undisciplined yapper who won't stay off the furniture.
John Edwards made millions as a plaintiff's lawyer suing physicians for medical malpractice. A year ago he was introduced to 75 top trial lawyers in "The Inner Circle" by the group's president Ned Good this way: "John Edwards is one of us. First and foremost, he's a trial lawyer who just happens to be a U.S. Senator and one day will just happen to be President. He's already said medical malpractice reform will pass over his dead body." The nation's trial lawyers rank high among big contributors to the Kerry-Edwards campaign.
Edwards' performance as a one-term Senator from North Carolina has been so contrary to the desires of most Carolina voters that his prospects for re-election there were dim. So he campaigned for the Democratic presidential nomination and, failing that, won the consolation race to become John Kerry's running-mate. As a Senator, he predictably has opposed (a) tort reform and notably (b) lower taxes.
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Edwards a heartbeat from the Presidency. I think not. If he were the Republican candidate for Vice-President he would be skewered and served on a platter by the MSM.(i.e. Dan Qualyle)
John Edwards, PPBS (peevish pretty-boy slickster).
"the big dog against the ankle-biter, the reliable Lab showing the way to the undisciplined yapper who won't stay off the furniture."
Pretty good description, Mr. MacKenzie!
I'm sorry I missed most of the debate (family obligations), it sounds like Cheney got off some good ones!
I believe C-Span has a video of the debate which you can watch.
Reminds me of Miami Herald's humor columnist, Dave Barry-- and his two dogs--
Earnest, the main dog;
Zippy, the emergency backup dog.
Though God forbid it should ever come to that with the candidates!
Edwards, the freak-thumbed, girly-boy, Not Yet Ready for Prime Time running mate.
I was thinking the exact same thing.
Does he sound like Gomer Pyle to anyone else?
I think that everytime I hear him speak. He lays that southern accent on a bit thick.
Guess he thinks that will attract southern voters and women. I'm from the south and I don't think that will work.
The Democrats sent the family pet dog out to fight an alligator. As expected, the alligator won. He always will.
It's interesting to me that you notice he lays it on a bit thick. I'm not from the south and though I love a southern drawl I'm not an expert in detecting when it's used as part of an act. It seems to me that Edwards deliberately does that.