Skip to comments.Edwards Exploited Son's Death, Not Coulter
Posted on 06/27/2007 8:13:46 AM PDT by Def Conservative
For those of you attacking Ann Coulter for bringing up John Edwards' son's death, some perspective:
From Front Page News Edwards' public success spotlights son's death
Used it again at the end of 2003 in his own piece, Four Trials
Scroll down to the bottom.
Running for his son: Teen's death changed Edwards' life
Here is the Edwards press machine making it an issue in 2004, acting as if they are finally opening up about it...but they were on record as talking about it in 2001....
Here again, in 2005, Edwards pretends he's finally opening up about his son's death in a Chicago Tribune article:
Throughout his campaign for president and then vice president in 2004, former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina made it clear that the death of his teenage son in a car accident was off-limits, not for discussion in a political context.
But now his wife, Elizabeth, has sent an e-mail to supporters voicing a connection she shares with Cindy Sheehan, the mother of a soldier killed in Iraq. As Sheehan was camped near President Bush's Texas ranch, protesting the war, Edwards called on her own family's backers to support Sheehan.
And, in a departure from a campaign-trail silence that the Edwardses kept about the death of their 16-year-old son, Wade, Elizabeth Edwards noted that Sheehan's son, Casey, 24, died in Iraq eight years to the day after her own son.
Here the Edwards are again in 2006, using it with Oprah and her dimwitted audience:
Book saves memory of son, Edwards tells Oprah ******************* Here's John again, finally opening up about his son's death (HOW MANY TIMES CAN YOU FINALLY OPEN UP!?!?!?)
Edwards Opens Up About Son He Lost
The Edwards campaign site loves to bring it up also:
A Tribute To Wade Edwards
Here again,The Story I Am
Here, the Edwards' blog suggest the way to honor their dead son is to vote for John Edwards: Here again,Getting Young People To Vote
Its funny how Wade Edwards manages to make it into the political arena whenever John Edwards is running for something....
Sell those books, Ann.
Maybe you’ll get an HBO special like Maher.
Edwards is a disgusting phoney. Not only did he exploit his son’s death, he did it again recently with his wife’s cancer. Once an ambulance chasing trial attorney.....Well, you get the idea.
Yesterday was hilarious. Is he going to sic his mommy on the next mean commentator that hurts his feelings?
If he can’t deal with Ann Coulter himself, how can he deal with the likes of bin Laden, Chavez, or the rest of their ilk?
I suspect a lot of people are really upset over her comment about Frd Thompson.
"If I'm going to say anything about John Edwards in the future, I'll just wish he had been killed in a terrorist assassination plot," Coulter said Monday, picking up on remarks made by HBO's Bill Maher. Maher suggested in March that "people wouldn't be dying needlessly" if Vice President Dick Cheney had been killed in an insurgent attack in Afghanistan.
People who get upset over her comments have too much time on their hands.
Must have missed it - what did she say about Fred?
She called him “our Obama”.
Mrs. Edwards and Cindy share several other characteristics as well. For one they’re both moonbats.
Coulter is right on this issue. BUMP
Interesting. I can see why the FRedheads would be upset. Sen. Thompson is no madrasa-educated, America-hating muslim. His middle name ain’t Hussein either.
If he cant deal with Ann Coulter himself, how can he deal with the likes of bin Laden, Chavez, or the rest of their ilk?
He cant deal because hes such a FAG! Oh crap, guess Ill be hearing from Mrs. Fag! :]
Fred can WIN (hopefully he'll pick Duncan as his VP).
I missed that one, what did she say?
“Coulters remark about him displaying an Ask Me About My Son bumper sticker on his car is out of bounds.”
Coulters comment was dead on accurate and thats why he’s whining. People around here need to show a little more backbone and stick up for people like Ann when they tell the truth, or we will run out of truthtellers. And they are already rare.
Great post, thanks for reminding the Coulter Bashers.
yeah, I never thought I would grow tired of Ann but I am approaching that point. She’s has a great mind but her delivery is just awful. I can’t even watch her on a split screen debate anymore because she just huffs and rolls her eyes the entire time.
I wrote the station and told them that they won't get the reaction out of me that they wanted (to hate Ann COulter even more) because I was not a dumb Democrat and looked up the whole context/story. If you want to write to this news station (they are the ones where the commissioner didn't want the hurricane notices played) then here are their emails addresses:
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PLease let them know that you know what Ann meant when she said that..that you know the whole story and don't appreciate their agenda of trying to trash her on half stories.
Some would just as soon roll over and pee themselvs than comfront the Christian, Conservative & Republican attackers.
Not a fag, a faggot. Please, when Ann uses colorful words she knows the depth of meaning ... fag is a limp-wristed male homosexual, faggot is something Edwards fits, a girly man.
Yeah, supposedly she made a joke about it a couple of years ago...that is what Mrs. Edwards was upset about. Instead poking fun at what must have been grief for the Edwards's, Ann could have legitimately gone after someone like Rosie O'Donnel exploiting her child and made a good case: click here
Freepers are 'up' on the News and political spectrum. We understand what she is saying and the sarcasm and comparisons she spouts.
The vast majority of folks in the Country don't follow politics or in depth News.
They see her comments and cringe, completely oblivious to what or why she says it.
I love Ann but sometimes she makes me cringe.
The is nothing wrong with the Edwards' discussion how the death of their son changed their lives and I'm a little ashamed to share a country with people who think that poking fun at their tragedy is somehow acceptable "political" speech.
My wife is a hospital chaplain and just finished a rotation on the neo-natal ICU. Every day she had to bring spiritual comfort to people who had lost a child, or help parents wrestle with end-of-life issues for a baby that was never going to make it out of the hospital.
Some days she would come home and I'd have to hold her as she sobbed and we'd pray for her to find the strength to go back the next day and do it again. No one who has been touched by the death of a child would ever tell a parent that they weren't allowed to speak about how that loss changed their lives — whether or not that parent was running for political office.
Ann was over the line.
“No one who has been touched by the death of a child would ever tell a parent that they weren’t allowed to speak about how that loss changed their lives whether or not that parent was running for political office.”
Exactly. Nobody who loses a child is ever the same person again.
I guess this makes him a “Victim”
Edwards having his kids’ mommy call in to stand up for him is pathetic.
Oops, my bad! :]
That says a lot more about many Republicans' reaction to him than it does about Fred.
This has Jersey Girls written all over it.
Incidentally, campaigning for her faggot husband is giving meaning to life for Mrs. Faggot. I can pray she will be cured of her cancer, but not be cured of her blindness where Mr. Faggot is concerned ... don’t want to pray for a maariage to end if she awakens to see the Faggot for what he is, an empty shell of deceptions preened on the surface to hide the vacuousness inside. That woman deserves better after suffering so much.
Not trying to defend slimeball Edwards...but, IMO, Coulter lowered herself to his level with inappropriate jokes about what is obviously grief for the Edwards family. No one (dirbag politician or not) can gain anything positive from the death of a child.
Libtards regularly say things much worse than Ann has ever said, yet when they finally encounter someone who can throw it right back in their faces, they can’t take it.
Rock on, Ann!
Hmmm. Almost like a “Weekend at Bernie’s” kind of thing...
And now Edwards is exploiting his wife’s cancer.
Edwards will sell anything for power, Ann comments on it.
Exactly! And then when Coulter says hey, John Edwards you exploited your sons death, Elizabeth Edwards confronts Ann and says “how dare you say what really happened?” This wasn’t a “please stop the attacks” request it was a “stop pointing out the Edwards campaign’s exploits to play to the American people’s sympathies” request.
That’s O.K. I faked cancer to get readmitted to UMASS in ‘94. Guess I am going to hell for that one....lol
Ann was just on Fox. I see her all the time. I was fortunate to see her in person once, she was very funny.
I am wrong. Dennis is interviewing Alan Colmes from Hannity & Colmes on his radio program in a couple minutes. My bad. I misunderstood him. Sorry ‘bout that.
There is a fine line between acknowledging a life-changing event and capitalizing on a life-changing event.
Part of the problem comes from the very nature of journalism and journalists. There are thousands of them out there, all of them looking for an interesting hook to hang their column on, and inevitably they hit upon the easiest and most obvious ones. So you make a comment or an admission that makes good copy, and suddenly there are thousands of column inches devoted to it. The journalists herd mentality then kicks in, accentuating the problem. Journalists at future press conferences vie to be the first to ask you about it, hoping to get some reaction other than the one everyone else got, maybe if they word it just so, and your eyes well up, it'll make a great photo to go with the column.
There are politicians who exploit intimate parts of their lives for political gain. Sometimes its legitimate to do so, sometimes it crosses the line. But journalists always do that, and they usually do it badly and they can't help copying one another. And they wouldn't know where the line was if it was painted in highway-department-orange.