Thursday, June 28, 2007

Coultergeist Updates

[6/28]...and now John Edwards, on Hardball, fires back.

[6/27]AMERICAblog has video of Coulter wishing John Edwards murdered and of Elizabeth Edwards challenging the Beast of Palm Beach (or wherever she actually votes in Florida).

Raw Story quotes Mrs. Edwards on her reasons for calling:

On Wednesday, the Edwards campaign sent out a letter to supporters written by Elizabeth which explained "why I called Ann Coulter."

"Last night I had an important talk with Ann Coulter and I want to tell you what happened," Elizabeth Edwards wrote. "On Monday, Ann announced that instead of using more homophobic slurs to attack John, she will just wish that John had been "killed in a terrorist assassination plot."

The letter continues, "Where I am from, when someone does something that displeases you, you politely ask them to stop. So when I heard Ann was going to be on 'Hardball' last night, I decided to call in and ask her to engage on the issues and stop the personal attacks. I told her these kinds of personal attacks lower our political dialogue at precisely the time when we need to raise it, and set a bad example for our children."

"How did she respond?" Edwards writes. "Sadly, perhaps predictably, with more personal attacks. John's campaign is about the issues—but pundits like Ann Coulter are trying to shout him down. If they will not stop, it is up to us cut through the noise."

[6/28] More Updates: Taylor Marsh has a good post, as does John at C&L.

1 comment:

the rube said...

thanks for the wrestling comment

have you seen this?