This IS huge news! I mean, I wasn’t aware that a “life-threatening” heart condition was possible if a person didn’t actually possess a heart. Who knew?
Cancer transcends politics, and it doesn’t care if you are liberal, conservative, or other. Prayers for the Edwards family as they deal with this dark chapter in their lives.
UPDATE (12/7/2010 – 08:25 PM EST): Mrs. Edwards has passed away. May God keep the Edwards family close.
Sweet mother of Mary, how awesomely McAwesome is this? From the ABC News blog:
The Dallas Morning News over the weekend profiled Fred Baron, the chairman of Sen. John Edwards’ campaign finance committees in both his 2004 and 2008 presidential campaigns.
Baron also, as you may know, has been paying significant lumps of cash to Edwards’ former mistress Rielle Hunter, and others involved in the scandal.
Baron claims Edwards knew nothing about it, and Edwards told ABC News Friday the same.
The article states that Baron is currently “raising money for nominee-to-be Barack Obama.”
At least Barry O is in a hurry to explain the problematic connection. Or not.
This morning I asked the Obama campaign if they would comment on whether Baron is fundraising for the campaign. Some people might find that inappropriate. The campaign has yet to respond (color me with the “surprised” crayon! – Ed.), but I will let you know when and if they do.
Exit (yet predictable) quip: “This is not the Fred Baron I knew!” “Judgment to lead” and yada-yada-yada…
Exit (yet less predictable) quip: This doesn’t help Shelly O’s kids.
I haven’t commented much on this lately, for three main reasons:
1. He’s not angling for a public office gig that we know of (and after this, it’s unlikely that he will);
2. The National Enquirer broke the story;
3. Quite frankly, I’ve cared very little about the story.
Yes, the man’s a scumbag, but didn’t we all already know that? Granted, it takes a special kind of sleaziness for a man to cheat on his terminally ill wife whom he used for political purposes frequently in his ill-fated 2008 prez bid.
However, I might have chosen different words here were I the Silkster:
You cannot beat me up more than I have already beaten up myself. I have been stripped bare and will now work with everything I have to help my family and others who need my help.
Yeah…”stripped bare”? Seriously, that struck you as a fine choice of words in your carefully crafted public statement? It’s a good thing we didn’t have that kind of judgment in store for this country.
I do get a kick out of this, though…the MSM is demanding an apology from Silky!
There’s going to be a whole round for the next 24 to 36 hours of all the staff members who were telling all of us in the media, ‘don’t go for this garbage, the story’s complete nonsense, it’s complete bull.’ Well now these people are going to have to come out and make their round of apologies, and in the same course of doing that, in terms of their apologies to us, they’re going to rip John Edwards apart for misleading them.
Unfriggingbelievable! The MSM stayed quiet, didn’t do their jobs, and believed every word that Silky Pony fed them, and because they failed to do their jobs, the poor widdle MSM is the victim? That’s rich!
Anyway, barring any massive developments here, I may not be commenting on the issue much longer. But all of you are free to discuss at your leisure.
What a slap to the well-coiffed John Edwards this must be! From Excite News:
Barack Obama is being endorsed by fellow Sen. John Kerry (who is rumored to have served in Vietnam – Ed.), the Democrats’ 2004 presidential nominee who lost to George W. Bush that year and gave up his own plans for a 2008 run a year ago.
Kerry, a senator from Massachusetts, planned to announce his support Thursday at 11 a.m. EST at a rally at the College of Charleston, said a Democrat familiar with Kerry’s decision. The 2004 nominee was to argue that Obama can best unite the country and has the potential to create transformational change, the person said.
I wonder if Obama is thinking “Freakin’ wonderful…there goes the election!” Here’s hoping that Jean-Francois Heinz-Kerry’s endorsement of Obama has the same effect as Gore’s endorsement of Howard Dean had in 2004.
Based on his first two performances, he can ill afford to lose any other. Here’s some scorching blue-on-blue action for you, from The Nation:
John Edwards just lost my vote. How dare he take cheap shots at Hillary Clinton for letting her eyes mist over (not “crying” as was widely reported) at a meeting with voters in Portsmouth NH earlier today? This is a man who has used his most private tragedies–his wife’s cancer, his son’s fatal accident — in his campaign in a way that had a woman done the same she would surely be accused of “oprahfying’ the lofty realm of politics. This is also the man who promoted himself early on as the real women’s candidate, and who has repeatedly used his likeable wife to humanize his rather slick and one-dimensional persona. Today he deployed against Hillary the oldest, dumbest canard about women: they’re too emotional to hold power.
Whenever those of us on the right accuse Silky of exploiting his wife’s cancer or his son’s death, we’re called “heartless” and “cruel”, but when a fellow moonbat does it? No big whoop from the ‘Bat Cave.
Anywho, here’s probably the juiciest of the quotes:
Ooh, right,we need a big strong manly finger on that nuclear button! Even if that finger has spent most it its life writing personal injury briefs in North Carolina, which, when you come to think of it, is not an obvious preparation for commander-in-chiefhood.
Ouch! That’s gonna leave a mark.
The Hildebeast came in third, behind Obama and the Silky Pony. Anytime a Clinton loses, especially a Marxist b#tch like Shrillary, that’s a good thing. But she’s like Freddy Kreuger…she never dies, so don’t go to sleep.
Schmuckabee won, Romney came in second, Thompson came in third, and McCain came in fourth. Will the MSM now get off of McCain’s “surging momentum” jock?
Rudy was a blip on the radar screen, and looks to be that way in New Hampshire. He’s going for broke in SC and FL. I’ve only been following politics for about 15 years now, but can anyone tell me who has flamed in both IA and NH and lived to win the nomination? Bush got killed in NH by Johnny Mac in 2000, but he had won IA before that and then SC right afterwards.
Doctor Kook Magnet (aka Ron Paul) came in fifth. That’s what $20 million in a quarter buys you? Master fundraiser Howard Dean raised crazy bucks in late ’03 for his ill-fated 2004 campaign, and he similarly flamed out. Something about crazy people, money, and Iowa that just don’t mix.
If you have never checked out the conservative satire site The Nose On Your Face, you just may suck. To end the suction, check out this post from the guys. Beverage alert, my friends…put your drinks down before reading.
Memo to the Breck Girl: this is not the best way to woo the female vote in this country. In SC:
The coming Oprah phenomenon on behalf of Senator Barack Obama is already having a ripple effect on rival campaigns.
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton is sending Bill Clinton here to South Carolina on Saturday, the day before Oprah Winfrey arrives. The former president has spoken here often on behalf of his wife and has proved enormously popular with South Carolina voters.
And on a conference call today, supporters of former Senator John Edwards expressed dissatisfaction with Ms. Winfrey for coming here but not addressing issues like education, health care or poor conditions facing senior citizens.
“If you can build a school in South Africa, build one in South Carolina,” Linda Dogan, a member of the City Council in Spartanburg, said on the conference call, which was organized by the Edwards campaign.
If the Big O retorts, Silky could always drum up another fundraiser like he does when Ann Coulter pops off at him or when his wife announced her cancer. It doesn’t take much to get the Silkster in bag-o-bucks mode, does it?
The woman has no shame, does she? Pot, meet kettle:
Hillary Rodham Clinton suggested Monday that Barack Obama has too little experience and perhaps too much ambition, pressing an increasingly aggressive campaign against her chief rival for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Both candidates were in Iowa, one month before the nation’s leadoff caucuses with new polls showing Obama had whittled away her early lead and they were virtually tied among Democrats in the state.
“So you decide which makes more sense: Entrust our country to someone who is ready on day one … or to put America in the hands of someone with little national or international experience, who started running for president the day he arrived in the U.S. Senate,” Clinton said.
Barry O, and not Her Highness, has “too much ambition”? Barry O, and not Her Highness, “started running for president the day she arrived in the U.S. Senate”? Her Highness says that Barry O is the one who is lacking in “national and international experience”? Aside from being married to a serial philanderer who has diddled the world over, just what, pray tell, does this hag consider her landmark “international experience” moments?
By the way, check out this quote from The Breck Girl:
“I want to confess to all of you right now,” Edwards said. “In third grade I wanted to be two things: I wanted to be a cowboy and I wanted to be Superman.“
In other words, John Edwards wanted to be in The Village People. I suppose that would explain the leather #ssless chaps in his closet.
In Edwards’ eyes, you deserve a “health care choice” if you’re going to kill your baby. Otherwise, you get no health care choices of any kind. Silky Pone Pone on your own non-infanticide health care:
“I’m mandating healthcare for every man woman and child in America and that’s the only way to have real universal healthcare.”
“Evertime you go into contact with the helathcare system or the govenment you will be signed up.”
During a press avail following the event Edwards reiterated his mandate:
“Basically every time they come into contact with either the healthcare system or the government, whether it’s payment of taxes, school, going to the library, whatever it is they will be signed up.”
When asked by a reporter if an individual decided they didn’t want healthcare Edwards quickly responded, “You don’t get that choice.“
Silky on your other “health care choice”:
Q: What is your view on the decision on partial-birth abortion and most of the public agreeing with the court’s holding?
A: This decision by the Supreme Court is a perfect example of what’s at stake in this election. The kind of people that will be appointed to the US Supreme Court by the next president will control whether a woman’s freedom, freedom to choose, make her own health care decisions will be made by her or will be made by the government or by some men sitting on the US Supreme Court.
Totalitarian in all aspects, though the benevolent dictator will give you the option to suck your baby’s brains through a vacuum. Mighty big of him, don’t you think?
Possible caption: “John, you were told to kiss his #ss, not kiss an #ss!”
The Breck Girl was apparently not a sight for sore eyes. Well, except for John Cougar Menstrualcramp’s eyes, I suppose. Anywho, the story:
The band members left the stage at the conclusion of song number four. Mellencamp grabbed an accoustic guitar and started talking with the crowd. He talked about how “his generation” had failed in doing many of the things they’d set out to do — like legalizing marijuana. Mellencamp then told the crowd the last time he’d smoked was in 1972. Mellencamp next asked the crowd about “The Golden Rule” and after he said, “Do unto others,” the crowd responded with the rest of it. Mellencamp, standing alone on stage with his guitar, then launched into Tough It Out and Be the Best You Can followed by Jesus Can You Give Me a Ride Back Home? and another song about youth and love. The crowd erupted as he started Small Town and sang the lyrics as though Wells Fargo Arena were one of those sing-along piano bars.
It’s at this point Mellencamp gestures and John Edwards walks on stage. After a few cheers boos overtake the hall. “I’ve been in your small towns,” Edwards said as Mellencamp stepped aside to give Edwards a place behind the microphone. “…You didn’t come here to listen to me,” Edwards continues as he winds down with a “thank you,” waves and walks to the darkened edge of the stage.
The crowd is mostly booing at this point. “I came for a concert,” one man behind me yelled. “Refund. Refund,” another chanted a few rows back. One person in the crowd made this observation: “Are they booing Edwards specifically or booing because they don’t like politics?” Mellencamp tells the crowd he’s “had a lot of fun with that guy,” and begins playing his guitar and singing Small Town again. The crowd slowly begins to sing along again. Edwards stood on the darkened edge of the stage until the song was over, then exited. Mellencamp didn’t say anything at the song’s end, and there was a swell of chatter among the audience members.
As Laura Ingraham would say, “Shut up and sing!”
I guess when you’re forced to accept federal matching funds for your campaign, it’s safe to say that you’re not doing very well. Nevertheless, the Breck Girl is doing his level best to stay in the headlines. When he’s not promising to cure cancer and make the paralyzed walk, the soothsayer notes thusly:
Edwards: ‘Pretty Soon We’re Not Going to Have a Young African-American Male Population in America.’
Asked about what he could do about “inner-city kids partaking in violence” at the MTV/MySpace Forum yesterday, Democratic candidate John Edwards offered an apocalyptic prediction for young black males:
“We cannot build enough prisons to solve this problem. And the idea that we can keep incarcerating and keep incarcerating — pretty soon we’re not going to have a young African-American male population in America. They’re all going to be in prison or dead. One of the two.”
Hyperbole much? Despite popular misperception and those who find it a convenient talking point to illustrate inescapable racism, there are more young African-American men in college than in prison. In 2005, according to the Census Bureau, there were 864,000 black men in college. According to Justice Department statistics, there were 802,000 in federal and state prisons and jails; between the ages of 18 and 24, however, black men in college outnumber those incarcerated by 4 to 1.
Dude. Please. Stop. Seriously. Drink a large jug of STFU juice and go away already. If the good people of your own state didn’t want your crap anymore, what makes you think anyone else does either?
What an incredibly racist thing to say! I don’t have to tell you what the outrage would have been (and the coverage it would have received) had a Republican said the same thing, do I?
God (insert deity du jour here) that the Breck Girl knows a thing or two about freedom! I always get a kick out of Democrats pretending to be more about freedom than anyone else, despite their insatiable appetite to grow government and have it impose on our freedoms. Instance #1:
Edwards has advocated a nationwide ban on smoking in public places while Hillary said she would rely on local governments to enforce their bans. When asked if a Federal ban would be constitutional, Edwards said he would need more time to think about that.
“When are we going to have somebody who will stand up to these drug companies and insurance companies who are running this country,” Edwards added. “Sooner or later somebody is going to have to fight them.”
What a moron! “Is a smoking ban constitutional? I don’t know, but who cares? That’s why we have liberal activist judges! Plus, I’ve already made my riches off of the tobacco industry, so who needs them now? Sure, it’ll hurt the people in my home state of North Carolina, but those rubes rejected me at the ballot box, so screw ‘em!”
Also, “let’s fight the drug companies, so they won’t make any more life-saving drugs!” Friggin’ brilliant, Silk.
Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards said on Sunday that his universal health care proposal would require that Americans go to the doctor for preventive care.
“It requires that everybody be covered. It requires that everybody get preventive care,” he told a crowd sitting in lawn chairs in front of the Cedar County Courthouse. “If you are going to be in the system, you can’t choose not to go to the doctor for 20 years. You have to go in and be checked and make sure that you are OK.”
But whatever you do, do NOT call it socialized medicine!
Apparently, Silky Pony has found that spot in the Constitution that says government is allowed to compel you to see the doctor. That’s a neat trick, considering the rest of the Constitution is all about the things that government is not allowed to do to you.
Besides, I thought the left supported your “right to die”? I guess maybe they do, so long as the nanny-state government signs off on it first. Or, as Jon Henke notes:
John Edwards says the “right to choose and the right to privacy are fundamental constitutional rights”. On the other hand, he also says you’re going to go see the doctor when he tells you to see the damned doctor if you know what’s good for you…
Which one of John Edwards’ two Americas gets a freedom of choice and privacy that extends beyond the uterus?
First he’ll mandate (no Barney Frank “weekend plan” jokes, please) that you see the doctor, then eventually he’ll require that you get your diet and exercise approved by the feds. After all, why stop with the doctor visits if we’re talking “preventive medicine” here, right? How Orwellian of him.
Seriously, dude, I really want to ignore you, but you just won’t let me, you magnificent ba$tard! From WLOS:
Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards told a labor group he would ask Americans to make a big sacrifice: their sport utility vehicles.
The former North Carolina senator told a forum by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, yesterday he thinks Americans are willing to sacrifice.
Edwards says Americans should be asked to drive more fuel efficient vehicles. He says he would ask them to give up SUVs.
You’ll have to forgive WLOS, a western NC news outfit, for not being ready for primetime. After all, they left out the rest of the article (helpfully finished by FNC):
He also said as president he would ask residents to conserve energy and said the U.S. needs to focus on being a leader in creating alternative energy. He said he wants a national cap on carbon dioxide emissions that is lowered each year.
“We are the worst polluter on the planet. We are 4 percent of the world’s population, we’re putting out 25 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas,” Edwards said. “America’s going to have to change.”
Edwards was asked during his appearance how he explained the contradiction of asking Americans to sacrifice while he’s living in a 28,000-square-foot (2,600-square-meter) mansion.
He said he came from nothing, worked hard all his life, has always supported workers and fought big corporations as a lawyer.
“I have no apologies whatsoever for what I’ve done with my life,” he said to loud cheers. “My entire life has been about the same cause, which is making sure wherever you come from, whatever your family is, whatever the color of your skin, you get a real chance to do something great in this country.”
So Silky is saying that he did “something great” (you know, suing businesses and doctors for his own personal enrichment? That’s really “something great”!) to get that energy hog he lives in, which I’m just sure doesn’t contribute a thing to that pollution level he bitches about. However, if you drive an SUV, you did “nothing great” with your life to earn enough to buy that SUV. Got that? Breck Girl = great, you = not so much. Thanks for clearing that up, you hypocritical well-coiffed shameless jerk.
UPDATE at 1:37 p.m. EST: Well, well, well. Lookie here. Obviously Silk’s not just a hypocrite when it comes to his carbon-slurping house…but he owns an SUV himself!
Edwards, happy to promote his energy-efficient Escape, also still owns a 2004 Chrysler Pacifica midsize SUV and a 1994 GMC truck, according to state vehicle registration records.
Campaign spokeswoman Kate Bedingfield said the Edwardses, who have two small children, use the Pacifica when they need more than two seat belts in the back, and the truck when they need to move furniture or haul something.
In other words, Johnny Boy only uses his gas hogs when he deems it necessary…as opposed to us peons, who use our gas hogs when we, um, don’t deem it necessary? Or as Hot Air quips: “Because a big Green candidate needs a big, fuel-slurping SUV. (Nobody else does, though.)”
Seriously, I am trying to ignore zero-chance prez wannabe John Edwards, but Silky just keeps that tragic farming accident called his piehole in turbo gear. More Silky Pone-Pone goodness:
Presidential hopeful John Edwards said Thursday the Washington establishment is corrupt and suggested – without mentioning her by name – that rival Hillary Rodham Clinton has been part of that corroded system.
Edwards’ new stump speech, centered on a a need for change and aimed at his top two rivals, comes just before Labor Day, the traditional start of the primary nominating season in this state where he has seen his polling numbers slip in recent months.
“Real change starts with being honest, and I want to say something again: The system in Washington is rigged, and I’ll say it again, it’s rigged and it’s rigged by greedy powers,” Edwards said Thursday.
Presumably, “greedy powers” does not refer to ambulance chasers who shake down corporations and doctors, or people who live in 20,000+ sq. foot energy hog mansions, or people who get $1,200 haircuts, or…well, you get the idea. Anywho…
What Edwards called “the rhetoric of change” is popular among all the Democratic candidates. Sen. Barack Obama uses the notion throughout his campaign. One of Clinton’s slogans is, “Ready for change, ready to lead.”
Edwards challenged his Democratic rivals’ ownership of the word at the start a four-day swing through New Hampshire.
“The American people deserve to know that their presidency is not for sale. The Lincoln Bedroom is not for rent,” Edwards said to applause, referencing a Clinton-era controversy in which high-dollar donors were allowed to stay in the White House’s famed bedroom.
Ouch. Hilldawg’s getting it from all sides these days, isn’t she? From Barry O’s loudmouth wife to the Breck Girl, the frontrunner’s getting attacked more than a dim-sum in Mikie Moore’s neighborhood. But geez, Silk, why are you waffling now?
Edwards later said he didn’t mean to target Clinton during his new stump speech, but her campaign felt otherwise.
He didn’t mean to target Shrillary? Was there another administration well known to lease the Lincoln Bedroom out to high donors of whom we’re not aware? If Silky’s too scared to confront Shrillary head-on and honestly, then what kind of bold and decisive leader would he make? Not a very good one.
Showing a legal ignorance that would shame anyone in his profession that might actually possess the quality of shame, Silky makes the following absurd observation:
Edwards, at an appearance later in Keene, also pledged to appoint justices who honor the Constitution and criticized the current Supreme Court.
“They’ve turned Brown v. Board of Education on its head,” Edwards said, referring to the landmark case that barred segregation in public schools.
I must have slept through the SCOTUS ruling that re-segregated public schools. If one of you fine folks can point out to me what in the blue hell Silky’s talking about, I’d greatly appreciate it. Thanks in advance.
A Republican National Committee spokeswoman said she recognized Edwards’ message.
“Voters have long recognized John Edwards as the change candidate in this race, after he flip-flopped from being a staunch war-on-terror supporter to a liberal protester,” said Amber Wilkerson.
Careful, Ms. Wilkerson! If Silky will use his wife’s cancer and Ann Coulter’s “mean ol’ remarks” as a campaign fundraiser, surely your astute and correct observations will produce the same thing.
Breaking news from Men’s Vogue (look in the yellow circle, and click the image to make it larger):
By the way, that “man of the people” and “champion of the common man” appears on the cover of a magazine whose readership has a median income of $182,548.
Silky’s been telling anyone who will halfway listen to him (which, judging by his position in the polls, means “hardly anyone”) that the current state of New Orleans is Bush’s fault and that the Silkmesiter will fix everything himself. He of the “Two Americas” speech has indeed acted on the Chocolate City, though I suspect his supporters (both of them) and his handlers didn’t quite expect it to be handled this way:
Democratic presidential contender John Edwards has investing ties to subprime lenders who are foreclosing on victims of Katrina, according to a report published Friday.
The Wall Street Journal said there are 34 homes in New Orleans that face foreclosure from the subprime unit of Fortress Investment Group. Edwards has about $16 million in Fortress, a hedge fund and private equity manager, the newspaper said.
Edwards, the former senator from North Carolina, has been a vocal critic of subprime lenders and told the Journal that he would assist homeowners in New Orleans who face foreclosure from businesses linked to Fortress or who have already lost their homes.
Sure, he’s willing to assist homeowners, after he’s assisted himself first. While he bellyaches about the predatory practices of subprime mortgage lenders, he’s getting richer and richer off of said predators. Silky’s best bet is for Ann Coulter to say something about this so he can go start another fundraiser of the “she-devil” and get the attention off of his shamelessness and hypocrisy.
Silky Pone-Pone is doing whatever he can to keep his name in the press, regardless of how shameful or embarassing it might be. I guess he’s adopted the Ray Nagin school of thought: at least it keeps his brand out there. Anywho, from Michelle Malkin:
Ah, Silky Pony. He’s the gift that keeps on giving. According to Politico, naughty John Edwards wasn’t telling us the whole truth about where all his Dirty Filthy Fox News Funds for his coffee table book, “Home,” went:
Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards recently defended taking a lucrative book contract from a publisher controlled by Rupert Murdoch — whose News Corp. empire Edwards has sharply criticized — by insisting that “every dime” of his $500,000 advance went to charity.
Left unmentioned by Edwards, however, was that Murdoch’s HarperCollins paid portions of a $300,000 expense budget for the book to Edwards’s daughter and to a senior political aide, Jonathan Prince.
Every dime, huh? (I guess it depends on the meaning of the word “every”…or is it “dime”? Dern, Eenglesh iz tuff! – Ed.)
“Every dime of the money they gave to me has gone to charity,” Edwards told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer earlier this month, suggesting News Corp. was trying to “silence” him because he opposes media consolidation. “This is a personal attack in response to me saying something that is not personal: I do not believe we should consolidate the media.”
His spokesman, Eric Schultz, said the charities include Habitat for Humanity and College for Everyone. Edwards did not mention the previously unreported fees to Prince and to Edwards’ daughter.
Convulsion. Of. Laughter. Thank you, silly, silly pony. We are so glad “they” will never silence you…
Now do you see why I said that we need for Silky to keep flapping his gums? I’d quit blogging about him, since he is highly unlikely to win the Dems’ nomination. But everytime he opens up that construction accident called his piehole, blogging goodness oozes.
What’s a little hypocrisy for the man who explores poverty with a half-million bucks at a hedge fund? From Moonbattery:
Yesterday John Edwards demanded that his fellow Dem candidates return any campaign donations from Rupert Murdoch and his hated News Corp., on the grounds that Fox News Channel is not relentlessly liberal like all other television media outlets. The Breck Girl feels so strongly about this, he managed to kill a Democrat debate co-sponsored by the ultra-left Congressional Black Caucus because it was to be hosted by FNC.
Now it comes to light that Silky Pony earned at least $800,000 from a book yawn-inducingly entitled Home: The Blueprints of Our Lives — which was published by Murdoch’s HarperCollins.
Edwards pocketed a $500,000 advance plus $300,000 for expenses. Needless to say he’s not giving the money back, any more than he would give back the $millions he looted from doctors with a cheesy trial lawyer carnival act that featured channeling the spirit of a handicapped fetus.
Not that this need stop him from attacking Shrillary for collecting $20,000 in donations from allegedly right-wing News Corp. officials.
Ya gotta love that shamelessness of the well-coiffed Silky Pone-Pone! In his world, making $800k off of Rupert Murdoch is nowhere near as horrible as making $20k off of him.
From…who else? Silky Pone-Pone:
MyDD* flags an intense minute and a half from John Edwards in Creston, Iowa, yesterday in which he heatedly tells an audience that the attention to trivia (I assume the reference here is to his haircuts) is “not an accident” and that “they want to shut me up” to silence his message about ending the war and universalizing health care.
Oh, quite the contrary, Silk: we want you to continue to flap your moonbattery-laced lips as often as possible! The more your fashion faux pas police statements and your $1200 well coiffed ‘do are experienced by normal America, the better.
You gotta love that Silky Pony! From the Des Moines Register:
Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards squeezed into a pair of Spandex bike shorts today and pedaled on the RAGBRAI route with champion cyclist Lance Armstrong.
“This is actually not hard, this is fun,” Edwards said as he climbed a hill on County Road T16 on a black Trek road bike he borrowed for the day. “The biggest problem is my butt hurts. Is that normal?”
I wasn’t kidding when I said that Silky Pony is a cornucopia of material. If it’s not a $1200 ‘do or the cover of Esquire as “Sexiest Woman Alive” (or at least, close enough to the label to warrant a double-take), it’s stuff like this:
At the CNN/YouTube Democratic debate Monday night, each candidate had to turn and say something about the man or woman to his or her left. Former Sen. John Edwards (N.C.) had this to say about the woman who spent eight years in the White House: “I admire what Sen. Clinton has done for America, what her husband did for America,” he said, facing Hillary Rodham Clinton. And then came the potshot: “Um, I’m not sure about that coat.”
Because salmon instead of coral is sooooooooooo “fashion faux pas”!
Ace has the same reaction I had: Men’s Vogue?
What the hell is that?
The hair, up close, is peppered with tiny strands of blond. Chestnut brown and so finely trimmed, mellifluous, smooth, and feathery, it could almost be a weave, the Platonic ideal as imagined by the Hair Club for Men. Along with the piercing blue eyes, slashing V-shaped smile, and a shimmering burgundy shirt tucked into stonewashed Levi’s resting low on the hips, the hair completes the man: John Edwards, a populist Adonis, a golden god of a Southern Democrat.
Ah. I see.
The post (titled “John Edwards: Totally, Totally Not Gay”) is about three weeks old, and I swear I don’t know how I missed it. But this is just too much:
Silky: Sexist WOMAN alive? LOL!
The Breck Girl, he of the $1200 ‘do and energy hog multi-million dollar mansion, tries again to relate to the “common man” in the “other America” in which he doesn’t live. From BTN:
Silky Tells Matthews That Being Poor Is Not Being able To Eat At Restaurants
07.17.2007 – 04:03 PM | Greg Hengler
Chris Matthews really strokes the Silky Pony’s mane here. First, Silky is invited by Matthews to debate on Hardball against other Dems but his Silkiness says that he will agree to only if ALL candidates will be invited. This coming after the secret conversation caught on live mic between the Silkster and Hillary. How fair of him. Next, Silks answers Matthews’ question: “Tell the people what it’s like to be poor?” Silky tells the cliff notes version of his often-told story of leaving a restaurant as a young lad after his father saw how he could not afford to eat there. That’s poor! Not eating out. Wow, if Silky keeps on his “Poverty Tour” everyone will be able to eat at Spago’s.
This guy is a virtual cornucopia of material for the blogosphere, isn’t he?
If anything, I’m consistent! From Politico:
What kinds of things do you think of when you hear “communications consulting”?
Speechwriting? Message strategy?
Well, “communications consulting” is how presidential candidate Mitt Romney recorded $300 in payments to a California company that describes itself as “a mobile beauty team for hair, makeup and men’s grooming and spa services.”
Romney spokesman Kevin Madden confirmed that the payments — actually two separate $150 charges — were for makeup, though he said the former Massachusetts governor had only one session with Hidden Beauty of West Hills, Calif. That was before the May 3 Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif., co-sponsored by MSNBC and The Politico.
“We used them once but booked time twice and still had to render payment for the appointment time,” said Madden, who said the disbursement was listed as “communications consulting” because it was paid from the communications division’s budget.
If I’m gonna whack Johnboy Edwards for being a lavishly spending primperdonna, then I’m gonna poke fun at the Mittster, too. Seriously, “a mobile beauty team for hair, makeup and men’s grooming and spa services”?
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