Skip to comments.Elizabeth Edwards Apologizes to Clinton
Posted on 10/20/2006 7:44:22 PM PDT by SmithL
Elizabeth Edwards, wife of White House hopeful John Edwards, apologized to Sen. Hillary Clinton after saying her choices in life have made her happier than the senator, a Clinton aide said Friday.
Clinton adviser Howard Wolfson said Elizabeth Edwards called the New York Democrat on Friday night just after she finished a debate in Rochester, N.Y., against Republican challenger John Spencer.
"Elizabeth Edwards called her and apologized," Wolfson said. "They had a good conversation."
Wolfson said the two spoke only for a couple of minutes.
"The senator thanked her for the call and wished her well on her book tour," Wolfson said.
The apology followed remarks by Elizabeth Edwards on Thursday at a luncheon sponsored by Ladies' Home Journal.
"She and I are from the same generation," she said of the senator and former first lady. "We both went to law school and married other lawyers, but after that we made other choices. I think my choices have made me happier. I think I'm more joyful than she is."
Clinton and Edwards, the former North Carolina senator and Democratic vice presidential nominee in 2004, are potential rivals for their party's presidential nomination in 2008.
Edwards said she didn't know the New York senator very well but said Clinton would be "a formidable opponent" for her husband.
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"She's like some kind of death camp lesbian guard, and me?, well I just was happy having my husband sue hospitals on fallacious grounds and stealing millions from the system, to each her own I say."
ELIZABETH: This is Elizabeth Edwards.
ELIZABETH: Elizabeth. Elizabeth Edwards. As in John Edwards.
ELIZABETH: I wanted to call and say I'm sorry for saying that I am more joyful than you are.
HITLERY: Well, I should think so! Apologize, I mean.
ELIZABETH: Yes, well, you know how it can be sometimes with the press and, well, I guess I just didn't choose my words as carefully as I should have.
HITLERY: Well I hope you will let this be a lesson!
ELIZABETH: Indeed it is! Why, afterall, I don't know you terribly well, but from the little time I have had the privilege of being with you I would say that you are as gay as anyone.....I mean....what I mean to say is, it is obvious that you are as happy being gay as anyone could ever want......that is.....no doubt you are a very happy, gay person who is as carefree and ...
I see you didn't read the part about the salmon and cabbage dinner. YICK.
HOW did you get that? ;-)
Let's assume this is a set up for Clinton/Edwards or Edwards/Clinton?????
That is a horrible thought!
This is such a non-event.
Way to suck up, Lizzie.
Better get down on your knees, though.
Age 4, when she was still known only as "Hey, you!"
Lol! Just waiting to see if Diggergramps shows up! :P
My day started off crappy, rainy and muddy. But at the end of the day I was jammin and dancin with my doggies. and low and behold, just as I was logging out and shuttin down.....
A post from a FRiend.....
Elizabeth Edwards, who is promoting her memoir "Saving Graces, suddenly realized that Hillary still has that darn old FBI file on John Edwards.
How can anyone pretend to know other person's degree of happiness? Lizzy's original remarks were bizzare at best and foolish in the worst case.
Seems like someone is on or off their meds.
Don't forget her shameful behavior when Kerry/Edwards decided to make Mary Cheney part of the campaign. After Lynn Cheney dressed them down, Liz Edwards came back with this:
"She's overreacted to this and treated it as if it's shameful to have this discussion. I think that's a very sad state of affairs... I think that it indicates a certain degree of shame with respect to her daughter's sexual preferences... It makes me really sad that that's Lynne's response."
I must be mistaken, it had been clear to me. I thought it was just female semantics for, "She's a b.... !"
She's a wimp if she apologized but then again a call from the clinton mob could make anyone a wimp!
The Arkancide hit squad must have shown up at her front door.
Although I don't think her politics are right, it was nice of her to call and apologize. Who thought that a democrat could be decent. I guess even a broken clock could be right once.
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