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Kerry's Regrets About John Edwards
TIME Magazine ^ | May. 30, 2007 | Robert Shrum

Posted on 05/30/2007 3:53:09 PM PDT by Baladas

He was comfortable after his conversations with Gephardt, but even queasier about Edwards after they met. Edwards had told Kerry he was going to share a story with him that he'd never told anyone else—that after his son Wade had been killed, he climbed onto the slab at the funeral home, laid there and hugged his body, and promised that he'd do all he could to make life better for people, to live up to Wade's ideals of service. Kerry was stunned, not moved, because, as he told me later, Edwards had recounted the same exact story to him, almost in the exact same words, a year or two before—and with the same preface, that he'd never shared the memory with anyone else. .

On the day the Edwards pick was made public, Edwards and I talked for the first time since I had informed him of our decision to work for Kerry and he had reacted angrily. He said he knew I'd helped get him on the ticket and he was grateful. I told him that I welcomed the possibility that we might be friends again, but that wasn't the reason for my preference. I believed it was the right move for Kerry. Kerry's relationship with Edwards would sour after the election—and mine would simply fade away. When Elizabeth discovered she had breast cancer, John and Teresa reached out to help the Edwardses find the best doctors they could. Marylouise and I called—but afterward, never heard from John again. Maybe we shouldn't have expected to. Kerry told me that the Edwardses simply stopped returning calls or talking to him and Teresa. Within months, Edwards started preparing for a bid in 2008. Kerry said that he wished he'd never picked Edwards, that he should have gone with his gut.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: actor; edwards; edwards2008; election2004; kerry; silkpony; sleazylawyer
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Hmmm, sounds as if Kerry was backstabbed by the Silky Pony.
1 posted on 05/30/2007 3:53:10 PM PDT by Baladas
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To: Baladas
If I can't have it, you can't either so nya!

:)
2 posted on 05/30/2007 3:54:39 PM PDT by kinoxi
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To: Baladas

Kerry is most upset because John Edwards has his own money and didn’t have to marry into it. He also has better hair than Kerry, which isn’t saying much. Also, Edwards’ wife isn’t addicted to those gin-soaked raisins.


3 posted on 05/30/2007 3:55:17 PM PDT by TommyDale (More Americans are killed each day in the U.S. by abortion than were killed on 9/11 !)
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To: Baladas
Kerry was stunned

why, did he think only he had the mandate to treat reality like his own personal playground?

4 posted on 05/30/2007 3:55:47 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (Thank you St. Jude.)
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To: kinoxi

I think both men are rotten sick apples to the core.


5 posted on 05/30/2007 3:56:22 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: Baladas
Right, is was all about “the hair” to appeal to the female voters.

God willing, American women will see through this disgusting manipulation and reject sexist politics.

6 posted on 05/30/2007 3:56:40 PM PDT by Kenny500c
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To: Baladas
he climbed onto the slab at the funeral home

That's enough for me. The guy needs a straight jacket.

7 posted on 05/30/2007 3:56:43 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (When toilet paper is a luxury, you have achieved communism.)
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To: Baladas

Why in the heck is a liberal magazine like Time “dissing” John Edwards in this article?


8 posted on 05/30/2007 3:57:17 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Baladas
Edwards had recounted the same exact story to him, almost in the exact same words, a year or two before—and with the same preface, that he'd never shared the memory with anyone else.

what a phony! but i'm not surprised...

9 posted on 05/30/2007 3:57:29 PM PDT by latina4dubya
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To: ElkGroveDan

Remember Gore grew up in a hotel and was known to shower 5 times a day.


10 posted on 05/30/2007 3:57:51 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: samadams2000

Algore still smells.


11 posted on 05/30/2007 3:59:13 PM PDT by unkus
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To: samadams2000

I think you’re right.


12 posted on 05/30/2007 3:59:19 PM PDT by kinoxi
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Think Hillary..........


13 posted on 05/30/2007 3:59:22 PM PDT by jonsie
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Why in the heck is a liberal magazine like Time “dissing” John Edwards in this article?

Just following orders from high up.

14 posted on 05/30/2007 4:00:20 PM PDT by M203M4 (What I wanna see is a pro-war ("kill the bastards") Ron Paul. Pacifism is suicide.)
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To: Baladas
Kerry said that he wished he'd never picked Edwards

A he wished he had not voted for the $89 billion before voting for it....and wished he had not voted for the war before not voting against it...flip flop??? kerri is the master of hindsite...
15 posted on 05/30/2007 4:01:14 PM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: TommyDale
He also has better hair than Kerry,

personally, i think Kerry has better hair... i don't think John Edwards has nice hair... it's too fine... and lacks body... i think Bill Clinton has better hair than both of them... not that i would vote for somebody based on their hair... i would vote for Dick Cheney and Fred Thompson before i'd vote for Kerry, Edwards and Clinton... (i know, this conversation is silly... please disregard my comments...)

16 posted on 05/30/2007 4:01:35 PM PDT by latina4dubya
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To: Baladas
Kerry said that he wished he'd never picked Edwards, that he should have gone with his gut.

Does this mean labeling him a flip flopper was wrong?

17 posted on 05/30/2007 4:01:52 PM PDT by operation clinton cleanup
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To: Baladas
Kerry said that he wished he'd never picked Edwards, that he should have gone with his gut.

Nothing earth-shattering there: another Kerry flipflop.

At least Kerry didn't blame the Edwards pick as being the fault of a staffer recommending Edwards. That would have been more in character with Kerry.
18 posted on 05/30/2007 4:02:46 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: ElkGroveDan

Y’know, if someone shared that kind of thing with me, I’d keep my trap shut about it—especially if I thought it would somehow end up in a National publication. Looks like Kerry couldn’t even do that. They both make me sick.


19 posted on 05/30/2007 4:03:58 PM PDT by rbg81 (1)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Why in the heck is a liberal magazine like Time “dissing” John Edwards in this article?

Because they have all their eggs in the Hillary basket for 2008.

20 posted on 05/30/2007 4:03:59 PM PDT by operation clinton cleanup
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To: Baladas

Kerry was surprised that John Edwards, a trial lawyer who made his fortune sucking off the grief of others, played him? Kind of funny actually....when someone gets bit by his own kind.


21 posted on 05/30/2007 4:04:55 PM PDT by socialismisinsidious ( The socialist income tax system turns US citizens into beggars or quitters!)
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To: Baladas

Kerry knew that Edwards was dishonest but picked him anyway.


22 posted on 05/30/2007 4:05:02 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: latina4dubya

In all fairness, I don’t care about their hair. Apparently they do, however. They both spend a lot of money and time trying to improve their appearance. There is nothing that they can do to appear masculine.


23 posted on 05/30/2007 4:05:38 PM PDT by TommyDale (More Americans are killed each day in the U.S. by abortion than were killed on 9/11 !)
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To: latina4dubya
But, but, but.... Johnny spends so much more time on his hair; he should have the better hair.
24 posted on 05/30/2007 4:05:42 PM PDT by C210N (Bush SPIED, Terrorists DIED!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Clinton’s minions told TIME to destroy Edwards.....he’s leading in IOWA.


25 posted on 05/30/2007 4:08:12 PM PDT by Suzy Quzy (Hillary '08...Her Phoniness is Genuine!!!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Sharp elbows, clearing the path for their anointed.

So far as I can tell; not John Edwards.

That’s kind of a creepy story, too.

26 posted on 05/30/2007 4:08:18 PM PDT by incredulous joe ("Why do psychics have to ask you for your name?" -- Stephen Wright)
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To: samadams2000

Yup, we never should have elected Bush when we could have had The Breck Girl and Carry! They won`t have sold us out to Mexico.


27 posted on 05/30/2007 4:09:04 PM PDT by neverhillorat (HILLORAT WINS, WE ALL LOSE)
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I never ment to cause anyone any harm.
Give me a hug you big strong man you..


28 posted on 05/30/2007 4:10:42 PM PDT by ThreePuttinDude ()... Libs exit strategy is to run away screaming into the night...()
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To: Dilbert San Diego
"Why in the heck is a liberal magazine like Time “dissing” John Edwards in this article?"

This is truly a gratuitous hit piece, a story that didn't need to be written, a trashy story, so I conclude that Time does not want Edwards to get the nomination. Maybe they're jumping on the Al Gore ("I'm The Smartest Man In The World") bandwagon.
29 posted on 05/30/2007 4:11:15 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle ("Above all, shake your bum at Burton.")
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To: Baladas
Richardson's prospects were shadowed by alleged womanizing.

Hmm, I really hadn't heard this before, arrogant, liberal as can be, narcissistic and a lot of other things but not this.

30 posted on 05/30/2007 4:11:31 PM PDT by tiki
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To: Baladas

What !!!! A trial lawyer would LIE ?!!!!!


31 posted on 05/30/2007 4:13:48 PM PDT by Moby Grape
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To: Dilbert San Diego

HRC—there is a pattern here, Edwards, Obama, Gore—she hasn’t even started on the Repubs yet.


32 posted on 05/30/2007 4:14:53 PM PDT by richardtavor (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem in the name of the G-d of Jacob)
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To: latina4dubya

“personally, i think Kerry has better hair...”

obviously you’ve never wondered why you can’t see any scalp at the part.....or the fact that overall his hair NEVER changes. hint: he wears a rug everywhere there might be a camera.


33 posted on 05/30/2007 4:14:59 PM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: ElkGroveDan

I won’t judge anyone by things they did while overcome with grief over the the death of their child. I hope I’m never in a position to find out how I’d handle that. But recounting such an unusual and intensely personal reaction years later (if it even really happened) to impress people and score political points is sick. But not QUITE as sick as this Shrum dude repeating it to the whole world.


34 posted on 05/30/2007 4:16:13 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: GovernmentShrinker

Agreed.


35 posted on 05/30/2007 4:17:54 PM PDT by ItisaReligionofPeace
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To: Baladas
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and the RATS, take another one in the...............HA ha!!!

36 posted on 05/30/2007 4:18:27 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Why in the heck is a liberal magazine like Time “dissing” John Edwards in this article?

My guess is that this ultimately comes from Hillary Clinton. Despite his recent pratfalls there has been the danger that Edwards might catch on as a darling of the leftist-extremist Dhimmicrat base and "net-roots". Edwards has been the farthest left, both on Iraq and domestic/economic policy, of all the possibles (i.e. excluding the not possibles like Kookcinich).

The last thing Hillary wants is for the Dhimmicrat base to find a champion, a la Howard Dean (pre-scream). The last thing she wants is any air of enthusiasm in the Dhimmicrat primary battles. She hopes to grimly push through to the nomination on "inevitability".

37 posted on 05/30/2007 4:18:41 PM PDT by Stultis (I don't worry about the war turning into "Vietnam" in Iraq; I worry about it doing so in Congress.)
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To: Baladas

Sounds to me like Kerry blames everyone but himself, just like all liberals do.

But, yes, I do believe Silky Pony played ol’ Lurch.


38 posted on 05/30/2007 4:24:26 PM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Fred Thompson)
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To: ElkGroveDan

Not sure what I would do if one of my little ones died. I expect I would stay for a long last hug if possible. But then I should be fitted for a jacket too.


39 posted on 05/30/2007 4:25:42 PM PDT by SF Republican
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To: Baladas

Lawyers.


40 posted on 05/30/2007 4:26:08 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (Every time a toilet flushes,another liberal gets his brains.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Why in the heck is a liberal magazine like Time “dissing” John Edwards in this article?

1. Shrum is a Dem insider so Time wants to stay connected with him.

2. Edwards is running against Hillary and Obama. The commielibs want Dems to have a choice between Marxist A and Marxist A+.

41 posted on 05/30/2007 4:27:40 PM PDT by Tall_Texan (NBC News - the preferred network of assassins and terrorists.)
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To: Baladas
I'm not sure I can decide what's most disturbing. Is it Edwards for using his son to score political points? Or perhaps it's Kerry for retelling the store to Bob Schrum. Or should I go with Schrum for making it all public?

The three of them seem to deserve each other. Nothing more than a bunch of backstabbing political whores.

42 posted on 05/30/2007 4:27:47 PM PDT by NittanyLion
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To: samadams2000

Now his arse is so big that it takes him 5 days to shower!

LLS


43 posted on 05/30/2007 4:28:12 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Support America, Kill terrorists, Destroy dims!)
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To: Baladas
Oh, how heart-wrenching it is to hear the tribulations of these self-indulgent, blow-dried, hyper-rich liberal playbabies. If America had elected this vapid filth, then we'd have deserved whatever wrath God had chosen fit to inflict upon us. There are tribes in the darkest part of Africa that have more personal and cultural esteem than these Leftist dungpiles, and I'd certainly rather they lived in my community than a Klinton, Kerry, or Edwards.


44 posted on 05/30/2007 4:32:27 PM PDT by Viking2002 (Fred Thompson in '08, baby!)
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To: Baladas

Edwards revealed as the sociopath that he is...


45 posted on 05/30/2007 4:41:25 PM PDT by Nabber
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To: Baladas

Moral of this story is” it’s OK to lie to others but not to each other. Pretty rotten moral huh!


46 posted on 05/30/2007 4:42:24 PM PDT by Frwy (We need to get those crats to stop the Demo.)
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To: latina4dubya

Edwards hair makes him look like a used car salesman. Anybody trust them?
Kerry just looks like a wuss.


47 posted on 05/30/2007 4:42:27 PM PDT by sheana
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To: Baladas
Hmmm, sounds as if Kerry was backstabbed by the Silky Pony.

Good. Now he knows what its like to be a REAL Vietnam Vet....the ones he and Hanoi Jane stabbed repeatedly!

48 posted on 05/30/2007 4:47:19 PM PDT by Bommer (Global Warming: The only warming phenomena that occurs in the Summer and ends in the Winter!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

To make way for the pre-ordained candidate for 2008, Hillary.


49 posted on 05/30/2007 4:48:08 PM PDT by dawn53
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To: Baladas
Edwards had recounted the same exact story to him, almost in the exact same words, a year or two before—and with the same preface, that he'd never shared the memory with anyone else.

In the Dictionary under FABULIST:

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SYLLABICATION: fab·u·list

PRONUNCIATION: fby-lst

NOUN: 1. A composer of fables. 2. A teller of tales; a liar.

ETYMOLOGY: French fabuliste, from Latin fbula, fable. See fable.

I knew this idiot was French.

50 posted on 05/30/2007 4:52:52 PM PDT by bikerMD (Beware, the light at the end of the tunnel may be a muzzle flash.)
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