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Elizabeth Edwards Confronts Ann Coulter(FReep this poll)
AP,AOL ^ | 2007-06-27 | MIKE BAKER

Posted on 06/27/2007 7:39:32 AM PDT by BBell

RALEIGH, N.C. (June 27) - Elizabeth Edwards pleaded Tuesday with Ann Coulter to "stop the personal attacks," a day after the conservative commentator said she wished Edwards' husband, Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, had been killed by terrorists

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: anncoulter; coulter; elizabethedwards; johnedwards
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I know this has been posted but there is a poll to FReep. We are way behind.
1 posted on 06/27/2007 7:39:33 AM PDT by BBell
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To: BBell
Ms. Edwards knows the only time her husband got any real press during this campaign is when Ann Coulter mentioned him.

This is an attempt to salvage a dying campaign.
2 posted on 06/27/2007 7:41:51 AM PDT by elizabetty (Perpetual Candidate using campaign donations for your salary - Its a good gig if you can get it.)
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To: BBell

Rather surprised that article referenced Maher’s comment. It’s left out of the discussion most of the time.

Not a fan of Ann’s comment though. It served no constructive purpose at all.


3 posted on 06/27/2007 7:42:23 AM PDT by Deut28 (Cursed be he who perverts the justice)
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To: BBell; 2ndDivisionVet; A knight without armor; Alexander Rubin; AmericaUnite; ...
AOL crapola poll. Ping to the Ann Coulter fans!

FREEP THIS POLL ***PING!*** FRmail me if you want to be added or removed from the Fearless Poll-Freeping Freepers Ping list. And be sure to ping me to any polls that need Freepin', if I miss them. (looks like a medium volume list) (gordongekko909, founder of the pinglist, stays on the list until his ghost signs up for the list)

4 posted on 06/27/2007 7:43:18 AM PDT by dynachrome (Henry Bowman is right.)
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To: BBell

By saying what no one else dares to say, she gives the rest of the commentators space to address the issues that otherwise would be taboo.


5 posted on 06/27/2007 7:45:11 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: BBell

Elizabeth Edwards 73% 129,622
Ann Coulter 16% 28,664
Neither 10% 18,085

Note on Poll Results
Total Votes: 176,371


6 posted on 06/27/2007 7:45:13 AM PDT by airborne (COULTER: Actually, my favorite candidate is [Rep.] Duncan Hunter [R-CA], and he is magnificent.)
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To: BBell

I’m not sure that the conservative cause is helped by Coulter immitating Bill Maher.


7 posted on 06/27/2007 7:45:30 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: BBell

Done & Bump


8 posted on 06/27/2007 7:46:13 AM PDT by AmericaUnite
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To: BBell

BUMP.


9 posted on 06/27/2007 7:46:40 AM PDT by rbosque
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To: Deut28

I agree.

Ann Coulter seems to be sliding past the moniker of “conservative commentator” and is moving towards “conservative demagogue”.


10 posted on 06/27/2007 7:47:30 AM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: pissant; Kevmo; Paperdoll; Ultra Sonic 007; familyop

Ping to the Hunter supporters!

Please help Freep this poll!

For Ann!


11 posted on 06/27/2007 7:47:42 AM PDT by airborne (COULTER: Actually, my favorite candidate is [Rep.] Duncan Hunter [R-CA], and he is magnificent.)
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To: Deut28
Not a fan of Ann’s comment though. It served no constructive purpose at all.

Coulter no doubt hopes the comment serves the only purpose she's interested in at the moment. Sell her new book.

12 posted on 06/27/2007 7:47:45 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur (Save Fredericksburg. Support CVBT.)
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To: Brilliant
I’m not sure that the conservative cause is helped by Coulter immitating Bill Maher.

Me neither.

13 posted on 06/27/2007 7:47:56 AM PDT by freespirited (Mr. President, PUT UP THE WALL.)
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To: MplsSteve

Ditto - that drunken blondie Olive Oyl becomes ever an embarassment!


14 posted on 06/27/2007 7:50:52 AM PDT by Seajay (Ordem e Progresso)
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To: Non-Sequitur

That’s certainly a major aspect, but I do think she was also trying to point out the hypocrisy of the left by mimicking Maher.

Still, it was a dumb comment. She could have made that point in so many other ways that would have been more effective and less offensive. Leave wishing for the death of Americans to the left.


15 posted on 06/27/2007 7:51:34 AM PDT by Deut28 (Cursed be he who perverts the justice)
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To: BBell

Mrs Edwards won that one but Ann cleaned Matthew’s clock.


16 posted on 06/27/2007 7:52:50 AM PDT by ex-snook ("But above all things, truth beareth away the victory.")
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To: BBell
Which woman is in the right?
Elizabeth Edwards 73%
Ann Coulter 16%
Neither 10%

17 posted on 06/27/2007 7:53:09 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: BBell

Done!!!!


18 posted on 06/27/2007 7:53:21 AM PDT by TAdams8591 ( Guiliani is a Democrat in Republican drag. Mitt Romney for president in 2008! : ))
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To: Brilliant
She isn't imitating Bill Maher. She made a comment some time ago about Edwards' manliness and Edwards' wife reprimanded her, telling her that she was cheapening the debate.

Coulter's response was that maybe she should just start saying that she wished Edwards was killed by terrorists, since Bill Maher said that about the Vice President and no one made as big a deal about that as they have made about Coulter calling Edwards a girl.

As usual, Ann made a witty comment about media double standards and, as usual, her words are being twisted.

19 posted on 06/27/2007 7:54:59 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: BBell
The Dummies have already been there.

We have some work to do.

20 posted on 06/27/2007 7:55:15 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: BBell
this need a little FReep

FReep HERE

.

21 posted on 06/27/2007 7:56:21 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Deut28
Not a fan of Ann’s comment though. It served no constructive purpose at all.

Ann has jumped the shark, IMO, at least when it comes to making off the cuff remarks. She should stick to writing, and she should take her time with that.

22 posted on 06/27/2007 7:56:35 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte
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To: BBell
"Is this the law office of Dewey, Cheetam & Howe?"

"My little Johnny won't be coming into work today. Ann Coulter hurt his feelings. "

"I'll sent a note with him tomorrow. Thank you. "

23 posted on 06/27/2007 7:58:24 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: BBell
Rules are rules!


24 posted on 06/27/2007 7:59:00 AM PDT by airborne (COULTER: Actually, my favorite candidate is [Rep.] Duncan Hunter [R-CA], and he is magnificent.)
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To: BBell

The leftist are the ones defining ‘hate’ speech. They attach the labels. No one calls anything the left says as ‘hateful’. No one holds them accountable.

political ‘hackery’ is a blood sport and as ugly as it is, I do find it necessary to go ‘tit for tat’ on occasion. I never used to like Ann Coulter but now I’m glad she’s there. I’m just waiting for a good debate which a leftist would devolve into : I’m rubber and you’re glue...

Now for full disclosure my summer read is:
Nonsense
and
How the Left Was Won


25 posted on 06/27/2007 7:59:51 AM PDT by griswold3
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To: Brilliant

“I’m not sure that the conservative cause is helped by Coulter immitating Bill Maher.”
_________

Here. Here. I cringe every time I hear someone say, “well they do it too”. It sounds like we are 9 year olds. The point is to be better then them, not the same on the other side of the fence.


26 posted on 06/27/2007 7:59:56 AM PDT by berstbubble
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To: wideawake

Edwards needs to make her husband the victim once again. He’s being beaten up again by big bad Ann Coulter. The commentator brought up her “F” word comment, and she simply pointed out that she was attacked while Bill Maher can express dismay that the Vice President wasn’t killed in a terrorist plot and skate by unscathed. Her comment was completely snide “so I guess I should be saying the too bad John Edwards wasn’t killed by terrorists” (paraphrasing).

Of course Elizabeth Edwards and her husband believe that the entire War on Terror is nothing more than a bumper sticker anyway, so who’s doing the greater harm there, Elizabeth.


27 posted on 06/27/2007 8:02:14 AM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Remember Billy Dale!!!)
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To: Raycpa

28 posted on 06/27/2007 8:02:26 AM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (****************************Stop Continental Drift**)
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To: Brilliant

As long as it’s clear that she’s referencing that asshole, it’s fine, unlike the way she was misquoted about the fag thing.


29 posted on 06/27/2007 8:03:04 AM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

Looks a bit too meaty for Ann.


30 posted on 06/27/2007 8:03:46 AM PDT by Chi-townChief
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Wow. She looks terrible - and I'm not insulting her looks but speculating on her health. She has serious health problems and I wonder if all this stumping for the campaign is a good idea.

She has little children at home, for goodness' sake.

31 posted on 06/27/2007 8:05:12 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: BBell

wow, i GESS LOTS OF LIBS USE aol


32 posted on 06/27/2007 8:05:58 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: Chi-townChief

I agree.


33 posted on 06/27/2007 8:06:15 AM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (****************************Stop Continental Drift**)
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To: Brilliant

Coulter’s priority is in how many books she sells, i dont think she gives a rats about advancing the conservative cause.


34 posted on 06/27/2007 8:07:21 AM PDT by GregH
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To: wideawake

People still use AOL???


35 posted on 06/27/2007 8:08:23 AM PDT by xDGx
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To: xDGx
People still use AOL???

Of course. I have a shed in my backyard constructed entirely of free AOL CDs. I use it every time I work on my lawn.

36 posted on 06/27/2007 8:11:24 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: wideawake
Yes, Mommie-Edwards looks like she's been through a lot.

Fighting cancer and being a mommie to a grown man is tiring.

(The is picture is from the linked article)

37 posted on 06/27/2007 8:12:33 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: wideawake

My home ISP is a dial-up AOL connection. -Hangs head in shame.


38 posted on 06/27/2007 8:12:57 AM PDT by Borges
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To: BBell

It was a dumb thing to say but after reading the entire context it is typical Ann, playing off the remarks maher spoke about Dick Cheney. No outcry from elizabeth then.
Talk about over the top...a lecture from the likes of the edwards???
Spare me!


39 posted on 06/27/2007 8:13:31 AM PDT by jackv (just shakin' my head)
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To: wideawake

Oh, c’mon. I’m going to have to stick up for Mrs. Edwards here and for everyone out there who’s had to undergo radiation and/or chemotherapy. I don’t care who you are, what side you’re on or what clarifying remark you think will give you a pass — it is wrong on every level. It’s like saying, “Wow, her legs look terrible - and I’m not insulting the fact that she’s limbless but speculating on her health.”


40 posted on 06/27/2007 8:15:48 AM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (****************************Stop Continental Drift**)
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To: BBell
"We are way behind."

Personally, I don't care for some comments Ann makes. She comes off like a PMS powderkeg with a short, hot fuze. Some remarks made by her have been proven toxic to Conservativism, this situation is indicative.

41 posted on 06/27/2007 8:17:09 AM PDT by azhenfud (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: wideawake

Real men aren’t ashamed to hide behind their cancer stricken wives.


42 posted on 06/27/2007 8:18:46 AM PDT by stop_fascism
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To: wideawake

I am so glad someone else sees it that way. She was illustrating a double standard, not wishing Edwards dead. Any other interpretation is just knee-jerk, or from someone who didn’t hear the entire exchange.


43 posted on 06/27/2007 8:21:04 AM PDT by waverna
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To: BBell
Poll Results

Which woman is in the right?

Elizabeth Edwards 74% 147,949
Ann Coulter 16% 32,735
Neither 10% 20,466

Note on Poll Results
Total Votes: 201,150

44 posted on 06/27/2007 8:21:53 AM PDT by 300magnum (God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it. D.Webster)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL
Again, I'm not insulting her looks - I am saying that the strain of her medication plus her schedule is visible on her face.

She clearly is overdoing it and may be undermining her health.

Oh, and spare me your Pharisaic self-righteousness - I have nursed family members through chemotherapy.

45 posted on 06/27/2007 8:22:48 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: Seajay
“Ditto - that drunken blondie Olive Oyl becomes ever an embarassment!”

Dear Ann, take your Midol.

46 posted on 06/27/2007 8:24:13 AM PDT by LottieDah (Democrats, AlQaeda and the ACLU working together to destroy America)
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To: wideawake

Thank you. I was trying to write what you so skillfully wrote. You summed it up perfectly. The MSM is claiming she called for Edwards to die in a terrorist attck. She did no such thing. Bill Maherr did say that about Dick Cheney and there was not even a sigh from the MSM.


47 posted on 06/27/2007 8:24:48 AM PDT by Holicheese (Zap Razdowler Rules!)
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To: Brilliant
I’m not sure that the conservative cause is helped by Coulter

You could just stop there.

48 posted on 06/27/2007 8:25:33 AM PDT by ReignOfError (`)
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To: wideawake; Brilliant; Deut28
That was my "take" also....

I agree with wideawake.....

49 posted on 06/27/2007 8:27:23 AM PDT by Osage Orange (Political Correctness...is Intellectual Fascism)
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To: elizabetty

Islamic Terrorists would slap the crap out of the Silken Pony, and put him in a burka.


50 posted on 06/27/2007 8:36:26 AM PDT by Gideon T. Reader (DEMOCRATS: Not quite American. PALESTINIANS: A proud history of mindless violence since 1964.)
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