Skip to comments.Elizabeth Edwards Confronts Ann Coulter(FReep this poll)
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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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.
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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.
Elizabeth Edwards 73% 129,622
Ann Coulter 16% 28,664
Neither 10% 18,085
Note on Poll Results
Total Votes: 176,371
I’m not sure that the conservative cause is helped by Coulter immitating Bill Maher.
Done & Bump
Ann Coulter seems to be sliding past the moniker of “conservative commentator” and is moving towards “conservative demagogue”.
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Coulter no doubt hopes the comment serves the only purpose she's interested in at the moment. Sell her new book.
Ditto - that drunken blondie Olive Oyl becomes ever an embarassment!
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.
Mrs Edwards won that one but Ann cleaned Matthew’s clock.
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.
We have some work to do.
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.
"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. "
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:
How the Left Was Won
“Im 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.
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.
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.
Looks a bit too meaty for Ann.
She has little children at home, for goodness' sake.
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Coulter’s priority is in how many books she sells, i dont think she gives a rats about advancing the conservative cause.
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.
Fighting cancer and being a mommie to a grown man is tiring.
(The is picture is from the linked article)
My home ISP is a dial-up AOL connection. -Hangs head in shame.
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???
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.”
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.
Real men aren’t ashamed to hide behind their cancer stricken wives.
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.
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
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.
Dear Ann, take your Midol.
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.
You could just stop there.
I agree with wideawake.....
Islamic Terrorists would slap the crap out of the Silken Pony, and put him in a burka.
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