Coulter-Edwards Catfight on Whiffleball

by Mike on June 27, 2007

in Election 2008,Media Bias,Politics

While flipping through the channels yesterday, I discovered that Hardball with Chrissy Matthews is still on the air. Who knew? Needless to say I was most pleasantly surprised to see none other than Ann Coulter as his guest. Midway through the interview, things got interesting. Elizabeth Edwards, wife of Democrat candidate John “Polly Prissy Pants” Edwards called in and implored Ann to cease using personal attacks.

Ann certainly handled herself well but my immediate thoughts focused on Elizabeth’s history of using questionable rhetoric. Chrissy however seemed to be suffering from amnesia. He made no mention of how Elizabeth Edwards once played the race card against President Bush on Matthews’ own show. He made no mention of Elizabeth’s defense of the now infamous “Hollywood is the heart and soul of America” pep rally. He made no mention of how John Edwards not only tolerated but hired an anti-Catholic bigot as his campaign’s official blogger. But he’s not liberal though. Just ask Andrea Mitchell.

I think John Hawkins at Right Wing News said it best:

If Elizabeth Edwards doesn’t like Ann Coulter and other conservative pundits taking shots at her husband, she should tell the Silky Pony to retire from politics. Politics is a nasty, rough, smash mouth game and quite frankly, people on her side of the aisle are primarily responsible for it being that way. When Elizabeth Edwards starts regularly chiding people on her side for calling George Bush Hitler or calling Republicans fascists or racists, then I’ll start paying attention to her complaints about Ann Coulter. Until then, cry me a river Elizabeth.

And he also mentioned something Ann brought up which bears repeating:

Also, isn’t it kind of pathetic that Elizabeth Edwards had speak up for her husband because what — he’s afraid of Ann Coulter? If the Breck Girl can’t stand up to Ann Coulter, what makes anyone think he can take on Al-Qaeda? Get out from behind your wife’s skirt and start fighting your own battles pretty boy.

I guess we shouldn’t be surprised that Elizabeth wears the pants in that family.

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Ryan June 27, 2007 at 9:47 am

John Edwards was one of the first Dems to refuse to debate on Fox News… of course he’s afraid of Ann Coulter, he’s afraid of any hard-hitting, politically uncomfortable questions or comments that potentially show in the inconsistency and silliness of his policy positions.

Perhaps, John Edwards is too busy playing that other John Edwards, channeling dead children in front of weapy juries for big cash settlements.

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BillT June 27, 2007 at 1:11 pm

John “Polly Prissy Pants” Edwards

Sorry, but the laughter that image conjured up prevented me from going too deep on your thoughts. Too funny.

“Politics is a nasty, rough, smash mouth game and quite frankly, people on her side of the aisle are primarily responsible for it being that way. When Elizabeth Edwards starts regularly chiding people on her side for calling George Bush Hitler or calling Republicans fascists or racists, then I’ll start paying attention to her complaints about Ann Coulter. Until then, cry me a river Elizabeth.”

Why are we discussing a candidate’s wife to begin with? This is the lasting negative impact of the Clinton legacy. Familial politics and power struggles are the new rage. We’re rapidly building a complex “nobles” structure that our forebears fought to abolish.

Ugh. I hate knowing history. Why can’t I just watch Paris like everyone else?

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Ryan June 27, 2007 at 8:49 pm

As they say: I’m all for the two party system, but not the two family system.

I’m done with both the Bushes and Clintons!

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Burke June 28, 2007 at 6:57 am

What’s the point
I’m no fan of Mr. $400.00 haircut, but Coulter hurts the cause. Every time she attacks him, he raises more money. Is she in this to support the issues and ideas we all believe in or is she just a publicity hound who will say and do anything, no matter how outrageous, just to bring attention to herself. Ann Coulter is interested in Ann Coulter, pure and simple. She is not helping anyone but herself, least of all conservatives. Better to just ignore the pretty boy and watch him sink in the polls. Publicity is like oxygen to politicians and Ms. Coulter is Edward’s biggest supplier

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Ryan June 28, 2007 at 9:41 am

But, what’s so bad about that? The more money goes into the hands of anybody other than She Who Must Not Be Named is a good thing. If Edwards’ campaign is invigorated over this tiff with Annie C, then all the better. The more competitive the race is on the Dem side, the more mud they’ll slong at each other before the primaries. Ann is interested in herself, but so is Mrs. Edwards. Ann doesn’t back down to liberal attacks and the Left hates her for it. If she wasn’t so consequential, they would care about engaging her–even though they believe they’re hurting the Right, who are they kidding? Does anyone who cares not know Ann Coulter or would have their opinion changed over this incident? It does nothing but hurt SWMNBN’s campaign in the short term.

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