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The man behind the haircut
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/16/7 | Debra J. Saunders

Posted on 08/16/2007 9:47:56 PM PDT by SmithL

ELIZABETH EDWARDS complained to the Progressive magazine that anti-war critics such as Sen. Barack Obama are "behaving in a holier-than-thou" manner on Iraq. Too bad for Edwards that Obama opposed the war in Iraq in 2002, while her husband then-Sen. John Edwards - as well as Sens. Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton and Christopher Dodd - voted for the Iraq war resolution.

Holier-than-thou anti-war Democrats. Isn't that phrase redundant?

Elizabeth Edwards now is more than John Edwards' wife. She has become his Spiro Agnew. Remember Agnew, President Richard M. Nixon's first vice president and designated hatchet man, known famously for dismissing critics as "nattering nabobs of negativism."

Mrs. E isn't quite as lyrical as Agnew. Recently, she told Salon.com that Hillary Clinton seemed to feel the need "to behave as a man and not talk about women's issues." Not much alliteration in that slam.

Worse, last month, Elizabeth Edwards complained, "We can't make John black, we can't make him a woman. Those things get you a lot of press, worth a certain amount of fundraising dollars."

That's right: All Edwards has is a wife with cancer. As fiercely as the couple tries to play that victim card, Edwards remains in third place in the polls. His RealClearPolitics poll average of 12 percent lags far behind Clinton's 40 percent and Obama's 21 percent.

Elizabeth Edwards also accused Obama of "lifting her husband's best lines" from 2004, "which is maybe not surprising since one of his speechwriters was one of our speechwriters, his media guy was our media guy." She complained that Obama is using John Edwards' rhetoric - turning "hope is on the way" to "the audacity of hope" - which I guess is wrong because Edwards apparently now owns the word "hope."

Every time an Edwards opens his or her trap,...

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


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: beard; breckgirl; edwards; haircut; metrosexual; mylittlepony; pinksapphire; silkypony
Holier-than-thou anti-war Democrats. Isn't that phrase redundant?

Oh, yeah!

1 posted on 08/16/2007 9:48:00 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

Ouch! This one has to hurt. Tomorrow, Mrs. Edwards will be attacking this newspaper.


2 posted on 08/16/2007 9:51:35 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX
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To: SmithL

“we can’t make him a woman”

[Insert Breck Girl joke here.]


3 posted on 08/16/2007 10:08:52 PM PDT by RepublitarianRoger
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To: SmithL

Wow, sanity and reason, in San Franciso? Who’da thunkit?


4 posted on 08/16/2007 10:10:00 PM PDT by doesnt suffer fools gladly (Liberals lie.)
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To: SmithL
ELIZABETH EDWARDS complained to the Progressive magazine that anti-war critics such as Sen. Barack Obama are "behaving in a holier-than-thou" manner on Iraq.

This woman is obviously aiming to become the new HRC--"Vote for one, you get two!"

Big-mouthed, conceited and ignorant is no way to go through life, ma'am.

5 posted on 08/16/2007 10:11:07 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Any Republicans around here?)
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To: SmithL
Hell, you can't fault Elizabeth.. Someone in the family has act like they have some balls... Silky Pony certainly doesn't have any... "Balls!" cried the Queen...
If I had them I'd be King!.
6 posted on 08/16/2007 10:50:18 PM PDT by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: SmithL

My wife cuts my hair. ‘Not sure what she charges.


7 posted on 08/16/2007 11:46:51 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Darkwolf377; SmithL; Pining_4_TX; RepublitarianRoger; doesnt suffer fools gladly
"...This woman is obviously aiming to become the new HRC--"Vote for one, you get two!"
Big-mouthed, conceited and ignorant is no way to go through life, ma'am..."

The truly weird part about Mrs. Edwards and her husband is that she'll probably die before the primary is even held. With her incurable cancer, she appears to have lost about a third of her body weight since this campaign started, and there's still over a year before the General election.

If I loved my wife, and she was dying of cancer, and I had millions-of-dollars of other peoples money, I think I could come up with better ways for me and her to spend her last days on earth than campaigning for a position that she'll probably never see.

Then again, I'm not an ambulance-chasing lawyer either .................... FRegards

8 posted on 08/17/2007 12:07:19 AM PDT by gonzo (In Florida, inmates make cigarettes in jail that I buy, and I can go to jail for smoking one! WTF?)
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To: gonzo
If I loved my wife, and she was dying of cancer, and I had millions-of-dollars of other peoples money, I think I could come up with better ways for me and her to spend her last days on earth than campaigning for a position that she'll probably never see.

Great comment. I was befuddled when she announced her illness and intention to go on with the campaign. The two of them are making it very hard for liberals to claim RELIGIOUS people are the only "die-hard wackos".

I'm sure the two of them are convinced that the world won't stop turning if they abandon his quest for the presidency, but to be frank, I find their decision creepy.

A loving couple shouldn't behave this way, IMHO.

9 posted on 08/17/2007 12:25:09 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Any Republicans around here?)
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To: SmithL

That’s all this woman does is complain, complain and complain.


10 posted on 08/17/2007 12:50:08 AM PDT by freekitty
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To: RepublitarianRoger

[Insert Breck Girl joke here.]


Only his hairdresser knows for sure.

or....

“we can’t make him a woman, he did it all by his-self.”


11 posted on 08/17/2007 1:21:30 AM PDT by UCANSEE2
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To: gonzo

I don’t know.

Fly all over the country, making ‘appearances’.

Have your wife do most of your public speaking.

Raise just enough to get matching funds.

Your wife dies, you collect the insurance on top of that.

You don’t win. Big deal. You’ve got tons of cash, you are young and ‘pretty’, and so you now play the rich widower that was almost President.

Money for nothing and your chicks for free.


12 posted on 08/17/2007 1:26:36 AM PDT by UCANSEE2
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To: SmithL
Specifically, which Democrat candidate makes people proud to be Americans? Which inspires hope and optimism for the future? Which one is speaking about specific, sane (i.e. sans "let's invade Pakistan"), solutions to real-world problems?
13 posted on 08/17/2007 1:37:19 AM PDT by Lexinom (http://www.gohunter08.com Don't let the press pick our candidates)
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To: SmithL

From the slang dictionary:

beard: 1. [kwn LV, mid 60s] to date woman to prevent the suspicion of being homosexual. 2. a woman who dates a homosexual to prevent suspicion of his homosexuality, or to help him socially. Synonyms: flinking 3. n. a straight woman married to or involved with a gay man. The gay man may be in the public eye, and may have a beard to hide the fact that he is gay. (”She is just his beard.”)


14 posted on 08/17/2007 3:55:10 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Cuius testiculos habeas, habeas cardia et cerebellum)
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To: SmithL
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he put the "man" in "woman", baby!

15 posted on 08/17/2007 7:07:10 AM PDT by Dick Vomer (liberals suck....... but it depends on what your definition of the word "suck" is.,)
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To: doesnt suffer fools gladly

............Wow, sanity and reason, in San Franciso? Who’da thunkit?

.....................

Nah! Just shilling for the carpet-muncher!


16 posted on 08/17/2007 7:13:48 AM PDT by aShepard (Oh little Mohammad, Couchy, Couchy Coo; your momma is so proud, you'll be the cutest suicide bomber)
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To: onedoug
My wife cuts my hair. ‘Not sure what she charges.

That reminds me of the old line about how much a marriage license costs: $2 down, and the rest of your paychecks for the rest of your life.

(and worth every penny)

17 posted on 08/17/2007 7:31:18 AM PDT by SmithL (si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: SmithL

Nasty stuff, this backbiting among the ‘Progressives’. Charged words, ‘hatchet job, slammed’, especially comparison with Nixon’s VP, Agnew. SFchronical won’t allow Edwards or the missus to get in Obama’s (the annointed one’s), way. So what if Mrs. Edwards has terminal cancer. They tag that with ‘All Edwards has is a wife with cancer’, which as everyone knows doesn’t compare to the victimhood of being black or a woman. (And sneer that all Edwards has now is ‘hope’). This is a vile column. The writer should be ashamed.


18 posted on 08/17/2007 7:39:50 AM PDT by hershey
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To: SmithL

‘Worse, last month, Elizabeth Edwards complained, “We can’t make John black, we can’t make him a woman. Those things get you a lot of press, worth a certain amount of fundraising dollars.” ‘

All true. But you have managed to make your husband appear to be a Eunich thanks to your own actions, Big E.

That works with your gay college friends that wanted to ‘snake him’ but not with the other 97% of the population.


19 posted on 08/17/2007 7:41:53 AM PDT by Badeye (You know its a kook site when they ban the word 'kook')
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To: SmithL

20 posted on 08/17/2007 7:45:13 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: freekitty

She sees his campaign failing and she’s doing all she can to help. Hopeless, of course, but for her it’s a labor of love. Probably her efforts take her mind off cancer and whatever treatments she’s taking, and that’s good. The media knows what she’s doing and why. They also know the outcome, so they might ‘cut her some slack’...(as Fred would say).


21 posted on 08/17/2007 7:46:38 AM PDT by hershey
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To: SmithL


"Don't hate me because I'm beautiful!"
22 posted on 08/17/2007 7:50:38 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Ron Paul put the cuckoo in my Cocoa Puffs)
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To: SmithL; windcliff
#17 & 7.

(and worth every penny)

23 posted on 08/17/2007 8:54:45 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: UCANSEE2

“...Your wife dies, you collect the insurance on top of that.

You don’t win. Big deal. You’ve got tons of cash, you are young and ‘pretty’, and so you now play the rich widower that was almost President.

Money for nothing and your chicks for free...”


Bingo!

I’m an engineer - I make things that other people can use.

Edwards is a lawyer. He has other peoples money.

Sorry I didn’t see it ................ FRegards


24 posted on 08/17/2007 8:07:20 PM PDT by gonzo (In Florida, inmates make cigarettes in jail that I buy, and I can go to jail for smoking one! WTF?)
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