Elizabeth Edwards: Cancer No Excuse For Unkind Or Crazy
What on earth was Elizabeth Edwards thinking? Not to mention that she looks like a loon. Scratch the sympathy effect for her cancer, the hot air may have just come out of the Edward’s campaign. I guess you can take the root out of the nuts but you can’t take the nuts out of netroots rude.
Since when do presidential candidate’s wives get to use their platform to beat up on the little guy? And the fact that she’s likely sitting safely in a multi-million dollar home with security up the wazoo doesn’t help her case. This is a disgraceful performance and such a lack of character may cause some to wonder just how shameless were the Edwards’s when it came to promoting her cancer for some votes. These are not what you’d expect as the expressed views of a person humbled by a devastating disease. Does she have any regard for others at all? Or only like-minded Liberal drones like the other Kidz from Koz?
RALEIGH –Elizabeth Edwards says she is scared of the "rabid, rabid Republican" who owns property across the street from her Orange County home — and she doesn’t want her kids going near the gun-toting neighbor.
Edwards, the wife of Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, particularly recalls the time neighbor Monty Johnson brought out a gun while chasing workers investigating a right of way near his property. The Edwards family has yet to meet Johnson in person.
"I wouldn’t be nice to him, anyway," Edwards said in an interview. "I don’t want my kids anywhere near some guy who, when he doesn’t like somebody, the first thing he does is pull a gun out. It scares the business out of me."
But Johnson defended the occasion he brandished a gun, saying those on his land didn’t have the proper approval.
"I use the gun for protection, and I considered that an appropriate time," Johnson said. "Sometimes you have to take drastic measures."
Edwards views Johnson as a "rabid, rabid Republican" who refuses to clean up his "slummy" property just to spite her family, whose lavish 28,000-square-foot estate is nearby on 102 wooded acres.
Johnson, 55, acknowledges his Republican roots. But he takes offense to the suggestion he has purposefully left his property, including an old garage he leases for use as a car shop, in dilapidated condition.
Johnson said he has lived his entire life on the property, which he said his family purchased before the Great Depression. He said he’s spent a lot of money to try and fix up the 42-acre tract.
"I have to budget. I have to live within my means," Johnson said. "I don’t have millions of dollars to fix the place."