Posts Tagged ‘John Edwards’

LinkSwarm for May 16, 2012

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

All sorts of news bubbling up, reportage of which is in various stages of completion.

  • 49 headless bodies found in Mexico.
  • Bork bork bork.
  • Cherokee genealogist to Elizabeth Warren: “Your ancestors are found in plenty of historical records, and every time, they are found living as white people among other white people. Never are your ancestors ever found living among the Cherokees.”
  • Ten things about Rille Hunter. Words “crazy” and “golddigger” strangely absent. But the fact her father once paid a hitman to kill his own daughter’s horse is plenty weird…
  • Even with a Republican House, spending cuts are still a tough sell. But not as tough as they once were. Baby steps…
  • But high ranking Republicans are still addicted to earmarks.
  • Boehner growing a spine?
  • Holly Hunter has more on Lee Ann Seitsinger’s endorsement of a Democrat.
  • A look at the Senate District 5 race I supported Ben Bius the last time around, mainly because I thought Steve Ogden had been in the office too long, was dismissive of constituent concerns and insufficiently conservative. This time around, I’m a lot more comfortable with Charles Schwertner’s conservative bonafides than I was with Ogden’s. Schwertner will probably win the race running away.
  • The astrotruf campaign for UT President Bill Powers.
  • The Wisconsin recall effort may be backfiring.
  • Today’s amusing Twitter tag roundup: #Fauxcahontas, #LowerUnderObama”, and #ObamainHistory.
  • John Edwards, Scumbag

    Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

    The news of Sen. John Edwards marital affairs will probably not be news to anyone who has followed the story, but the details in Andrew Young’s book The Politician seem to make him out to be an even bigger scumbag than even his fiercest critics on the right thought he was.

    • Contempt for the people he claimed to represent? Check. Edwards complained about state fair appearances where “fat rednecks try to shove food down my face. I know I’m the people’s senator, but do I have to hang out with them?”
    • A complete political animal with no loyalty or sense of shame or decency? Check. “Young says that Edwards would confide in him about how he thought about leaving ‘crazy’ Elizabeth, but how she plays better with American voters than he.”
    • “Breck Girl” fixation on his hair? Check.

    Basically, just about everything Republicans ever said about him was correct, and just about everything his supporters claimed was a lie. Edwards is just a complete slimeball, and he was almost Vice President of the United States of America.

    What I wonder is: When the tell-all books on Obama come out, what are they going to reveal that’s being swept under the rug now?

    Did liberals get their John Edwards mixed up?

    Sunday, December 13th, 2009

    According to Pew: “Conservatives and Republicans report fewer experiences than liberals or Democrats communicating with the dead, seeing ghosts and consulting fortunetellers or psychics.”

    Now, who was it that was part of the “Reality-Based Community” again?