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The Salon Interview: Elizabeth Edwards (barf alert!)
Salon.com ^ | July 17, 2007 | Joan Walsh

Posted on 07/17/2007 8:18:00 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement

July 17, 2007 | Elizabeth Edwards is not wasting time. She cut through the fog of sympathy and second-guessing about her decision to continue campaigning for her husband, John Edwards, despite learning in March she had incurable breast cancer, simply by hitting the campaign trail hard. By most accounts she has always been the campaign's leading strategist and still is. But lately she has emerged as its leading risk taker, too. At the end of June she won the nation's attention -- and the gratitude of many -- for confronting right-wing provocateur Ann Coulter live on MSNBC's "Hardball," after Coulter called John Edwards a "faggot" at a conservative conference in January, and joked in June about wishing he'd be assassinated.

(Excerpt) Read more at salon.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: 2008; beard; breckgirl; dems; edwards; elizabeth; metrosexual; mrsfaggot; pinksapphire; silkypony
Drudge has this up and running. Coulter's a coward according to this article? She visits hostile college campuses. So much for that!
1 posted on 07/17/2007 8:18:01 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Ann Coulter is no coward. She’s far braver than the left-wing lunatics that permeate the campuses today.


2 posted on 07/17/2007 8:24:24 AM PDT by desherwood7
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
Front page on Drudge:



GENDER BENDER: WIFE EDWARDS SAYS HILLARY 'BEHAVING LIKE A MAN'
3 posted on 07/17/2007 8:29:52 AM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Miss Didi

Even John’s wife thinks he’s a woman. No wonder she’s for “gay marriage”


4 posted on 07/17/2007 8:32:43 AM PDT by wilco200
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
Drudge has this up and running

Salon's circulation just went up by thousands. Does John Edwards really think his wife is doing him any favors? He looks like more of a wimp everyday. His wife is running his campaign for him?

5 posted on 07/17/2007 8:34:01 AM PDT by Neverforget01
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

First off, Ann Coulter did not joke/wish that Edwards should be assassinated...MSM distortion.
Second, Ms. Edwards complains about the “political discourse” these days as it pertains to the likes of Ann Coulter. My guess is she’s not bothered by such “discourse” when it comes from the likes of Bill Maher and Michael Moore...who, incidentally, called the passengers of the planes on 9/11 “cowards”.


6 posted on 07/17/2007 8:35:38 AM PDT by threeleftsmakearight
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To: Neverforget01

Can’t wait for Rush to have fun with this.


7 posted on 07/17/2007 8:36:03 AM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: threeleftsmakearight
And let us not forget what was said on AirAmerica (or whatever it is called):

http://michellemalkin.com/2005/04/27/air-americas-assassination-chic/

8 posted on 07/17/2007 8:39:33 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
after Coulter called John Edwards a "faggot" at a conservative conference in January, and joked in June about wishing he'd be assassinated.

Neither of these statements is true. Does the article just go downhill from there?

9 posted on 07/17/2007 8:39:36 AM PDT by Bahbah
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To: Miss Didi
GENDER BENDER: WIFE EDWARDS SAYS HILLARY 'BEHAVING LIKE A MAN'

"She's a MAN, Baby!"


10 posted on 07/17/2007 8:39:57 AM PDT by ncdrumr
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To: Miss Didi
Can’t wait for Rush to have fun with this.

"On Saturday night, at the end of a long day of campaigning, she curled up in light-blue pajamas made of environmentally friendly bamboo for an hourlong interview in her hotel room. She hit Hillary Clinton particularly hard, arguing that John Edwards is, in fact, the better candidate for women: "She's just not as vocal a women's advocate as I want to see(my bold). John is."

You're right --Rush will have a field day!

11 posted on 07/17/2007 8:41:38 AM PDT by Neverforget01
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To: Bahbah

Oh yeah. Typical Dem nonsense.


12 posted on 07/17/2007 8:44:14 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: Neverforget01
Does John Edwards really think his wife is doing him any favors? He looks like more of a wimp everyday.

I bet she insists on the "superior position."

13 posted on 07/17/2007 8:44:26 AM PDT by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: Cobra64
I wouldn't be surprised if John used this particular brand of deodorant:

You know "Strong enough for a man but made for a woman."

14 posted on 07/17/2007 8:51:50 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

“... for confronting right-wing provocateur Ann Coulter live ....”

The Silky Pony sends his mommy out to scold Ann Coulter for being mean to him, but Ann is the coward? I guess Silky didn’t want to get his immaculately manicured hands dirty.


15 posted on 07/17/2007 8:55:35 AM PDT by Cecily
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Coulters not a coward, but this author sure is.


16 posted on 07/17/2007 8:57:33 AM PDT by Badeye (You know its a kook site when they ban the word 'kook')
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To: Miss Didi

‘GENDER BENDER: WIFE EDWARDS SAYS HILLARY ‘BEHAVING LIKE A MAN’’

Hillary is better qualified to play a man than Johnny Breck Edwards is.


17 posted on 07/17/2007 8:58:43 AM PDT by Badeye (You know its a kook site when they ban the word 'kook')
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To: Neverforget01
I still cannot get the aricle to open...in the meantime, I was dying to know just what "bamboo" sleepwear looked like...I'll take silk any day:


18 posted on 07/17/2007 9:00:59 AM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Miss Didi

She must have walked in on Hillary taking a leak.


19 posted on 07/17/2007 9:02:14 AM PDT by linn37 (Phlebotomists need love too.)
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To: Badeye
This is a future First Lady???

Salon: How much money did you raise?

EE: I honestly don't know. The campaign probably knows.

Salon: But you did well.

EE: We did. It was hard to get to our Web site for a few days. And you know, in some ways I'd like to continue what I started, just hammer home the unacceptability of Ann Coulter and what she's doing to the dialogue. I'd like to follow her around and harass her. Maybe Michael Savage and Rush Limbaugh too. But then I become what I'm trying to fight -- I think it's counterproductive.
20 posted on 07/17/2007 9:09:06 AM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Miss Didi
On Mrs. Clinton:

EE: On the issues that are important to women, she has not ... well, healthcare, that's enormously important to women, all the polls say, and what she says now is, we're going to have a national conversation about healthcare. And then she describes some cost-saving things, which John also supports, but she acts like that's going to make healthcare affordable to everyone. And she knows it won't. She's not really talking about poverty, when the face of poverty is a woman's face, often a single mother. She gave that speech on abortion a few years ago [saying abortion should be "safe, legal and rare"].

Look, I'm sympathetic, because when I worked as a lawyer, I was the only woman in these rooms, too, and you want to reassure them you're as good as a man. And sometimes you feel you have to behave as a man and not talk about women's issues. I'm sympathetic -- she wants to be commander in chief. But she's just not as vocal a women's advocate as I want to see. John is. And then she says, or maybe her supporters say, "Support me because I'm a woman," and I want to say to her, "Well, then support me because I'm a woman." The question is not so much how she campaigns -- that's theater. The question is, what does her campaign tell you about how she'll govern? And I'm not convinced she'd be as good an advocate for women. She needs a rationale greater for her campaign than I've heard. When she announced her candidacy she said, "I'm in it to win it." What is that? That's not a rationale. Same with Senator Obama -- I've yet to hear a rationale. John is extremely clear about what he can accomplish and why he's the one to do it.
21 posted on 07/17/2007 9:12:30 AM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: threeleftsmakearight
I also noticed no questions about the "political discourse" from Mrs. Edwards' own bloggers, either. Did you notice this:

He wants to triple the earned-income tax credit (not a sexy issue but very important) and raise the minimum wage -- if you raise it by a dollar, 900,000 people are raised out of poverty.

Why don't we raise it by five dollars an hour, then? That would raise a lot more people out of poverty. Heck, let's just make minimum wage $50 per hour-- now everyone is rich! Solving poverty turned out to be easier than we thought. So how come her husband needs to tour the country and give speeches about it? His wife has the answer right there...

22 posted on 07/17/2007 9:14:44 AM PDT by GraceCoolidge
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
Tereza? Is that you in there?


23 posted on 07/17/2007 9:14:58 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (Stick to talking about your own candidate. We’re smart enough to figure out the rest on our own.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
And shares his wifes


24 posted on 07/17/2007 9:25:41 AM PDT by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: Miss Didi

I hope the media treats this as Elizabeth Edwards’s faggot moment. She didn’t use the schoolyard terminology that Ann Coulter did when referring to Edwards, but Mrs. Edwards is basically calling Hillary a dyke in so many words.


25 posted on 07/17/2007 9:34:31 AM PDT by Burkean
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To: Neverforget01

Rush on this as I type...


26 posted on 07/17/2007 9:34:49 AM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
***after Coulter called John Edwards a "faggot" at a conservative conference in January, and joked in June about wishing he'd be assassinated.*** She didn't call him that, she insinuated it.
27 posted on 07/17/2007 9:36:42 AM PDT by wastedyears (Freedom is the right of all sentient beings - Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime)
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To: Miss Didi

You have to laugh when Elizabeth Edwards calls out Hillary for acting like a man...Rush wonders if she’s out there acting on her own...odds are it’s all scripted, he says.


28 posted on 07/17/2007 9:37:20 AM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
"...the vile kind of way Ann Coulter thinks and talks, that was not ever part of the public discourse until recently."

You can thank rage-filled liberal Democrats for starting it, Lizzy.

How like a leftist to ignore that THEIR side has been doing it forever, but how dare OUR side ever get fed up and give them a taste of their won medicine. She is living in Bizarro world, where she's got it all backwards.

29 posted on 07/17/2007 9:55:13 AM PDT by redstates4ever ("Liberals love America like O.J loved Nicole." Ann Coulter)
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To: Miss Didi
"...in some ways I'd like to continue what I started, just hammer home the unacceptability of Ann Coulter and what she's doing to the dialogue. I'd like to follow her around and harass her. Maybe Michael Savage and Rush Limbaugh too."

Do it, Elizabeth. Do it, and let's hear those 'vile' people bulldoze you with a nice heaping helpung of truth. :-)

30 posted on 07/17/2007 9:58:16 AM PDT by redstates4ever ("Liberals love America like O.J loved Nicole." Ann Coulter)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

I question the point of this article. It’s full of lies about Ann Coulter, makes jonn edwards look like a total wimp being run by his loudmouthed wife, and practically calls hillary a dyke. This whole piece may be a plant by the clinton camp to sabotage edwards.


31 posted on 07/17/2007 10:24:56 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Burkean

“Hillary a dyke”
And a murderer
And a thief
And an enabler
And a liar
And a commie
And just plain ugly.


32 posted on 07/17/2007 10:29:46 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: Miss Didi

‘EE: We did. It was hard to get to our Web site for a few days. And you know, in some ways I’d like to continue what I started, just hammer home the unacceptability of Ann Coulter and what she’s doing to the dialogue. I’d like to follow her around and harass her. Maybe Michael Savage and Rush Limbaugh too. But then I become what I’m trying to fight — I think it’s counterproductive.’

I’d like to see her do just that - without Chrissy Mathews running interference for her, without it being a set up Coulter wasn’t aware of when she showed up.

Liberals always ‘talk a good game’ when in the stands. But once they get on the ‘field’ they collapse.


33 posted on 07/17/2007 10:52:49 AM PDT by Badeye (You know its a kook site when they ban the word 'kook')
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

hahahahaa!


34 posted on 07/17/2007 10:58:58 AM PDT by 007girl
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To: Badeye
Rush playing this now..."you know these pantyhose are a drag..."

The Breck Girl Sings I am Woman
35 posted on 07/17/2007 11:14:05 AM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Miss Didi

I don’t laugh at that one as much as I do Barack the Magic Negro...for the simple reason I could see Johnny Breck Edwards primping and singing that parody.

We better be careful, his wife Tubby might register here at FR to set the two of us straight about her metrosexual....


36 posted on 07/17/2007 11:17:09 AM PDT by Badeye (You know its a kook site when they ban the word 'kook')
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To: Neverforget01
Does John Edwards really think his wife is doing him any favors?

Elizabeth is this campaign season's Teresa Heinz-Kerry. She's a gift to the Republicans!
37 posted on 07/17/2007 11:59:08 AM PDT by MockTurtle
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

The Silky Pony was going to do this interview himself, until he found out Salon.com wasn’t a hairdressing site.

How shameful it is to have a guy running for commander-in-chief who has to send his wife out to defend him from political barbs.


38 posted on 07/17/2007 12:13:47 PM PDT by puroresu
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To: Miss Didi

How does Mrs. Edwards know how a man behaves?


39 posted on 07/17/2007 12:17:57 PM PDT by exile ("Is Barney Frank gay or retarded?" - IMAO)
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To: exile
How does Mrs. Edwards know how a man behaves?

Ding! Ding! Ding!... We have a winner.
40 posted on 07/17/2007 12:20:20 PM PDT by MockTurtle
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To: Neverforget01

“light-blue pajamas made of environmentally friendly bamboo “

Bamboo? OUCH.. that does not sound all that comfy..


41 posted on 07/17/2007 12:21:48 PM PDT by eXe (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: exile

#####How does Mrs. Edwards know how a man behaves?#####

She’s been doing opposition research on Fred Thompson.


42 posted on 07/17/2007 12:24:39 PM PDT by puroresu
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To: Badeye

Yeah, and even the set-up orchestrated by Chris Matthews and Elizabeth Edwards didn’t do any good against Ann. I saw the video and Ann looked great, never losing her cool for a minute.


43 posted on 07/17/2007 12:31:07 PM PDT by blitzgig
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

2. beard
a man or woman used as a cover for a gay partner

poor Jenny, she has no idea that she’s been Allen’s beard for the past 5 years

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=beard


44 posted on 07/17/2007 2:29:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Indianhead Division: Second To None!)
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