Alex Blaze

John Edwards: Queer as a "three dollar bill"

Filed By Alex Blaze | November 13, 2008 12:30 PM | comments

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Tags: Ann Coulter, CPAC, Indiana University, Jack Cafferty, john edwards, Michelle Malkin, pundits, queer

Jack Cafferty calls out that queer John Edwards.

The three dollar bill with the $400 haircuts is back. Former Senator, Vice Presidential candidate, Presidential candidate and adulterer John Edwards gave a speech at Indiana University yesterday. He was paid 35-thousand dollars for the appearance. He talked about Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, politics...everything except his adulterous affair with campaign filmmaker Rielle Hunter.

Jerame saw this yesterday when it was on the TV and emailed it to me saying that I'd "blow a gasket." This is disturbing, since Jack Cafferty, the man who positions himself as the lovable centrist curmudgeon of TV pundits, apparently has decided that Ann Coulter-like attacks on people's personalities and queer people in general is somehow appropriate for broadcast. Even Michelle Malkin doesn't think this kind of talk is fit for polite company.

But the rest of his comments are even more offensive, but for other reasons.

He continues:

Afterwards there was a question and answer session. But no press and the questions he agreed to answer were submitted in advance...that way he could avoid anything that made him uncomfortable. Edwards is very careful...except when he's sneaking in and out of hotel rooms in the middle of the night to meet his mistress while his wife is home suffering from breast cancer. The National Enquirer caught him red-handed.

Edwards is expected to follow up last night's speech with a public appearance today in San Francisco and an upcoming debate with Republican Strategist Karl Rove at the American Bankers Association.

Why Indiana University would even want Edwards on their campus is another question.

Indeed. Can you imagine, that with all the problems facing this country, that John Edwards didn't talk extensively about his affair? It's almost as if it's some sort of private matter. Or that it's completely unimportant right now.

But pundits like Cafferty can't think beyond this sort of stupidity. We saw it in the 90's with Clinton, when most of the country didn't care about his affair or what he said about it, but the pundit class pushed, en masse, for impeachment hearings. When Congress did that, their approval rating dropped. But these folks kept on pushing, since the rest of us yokels don't have a right to speak or think about American politics. Only they do.

And here Cafferty is asking why IU would even want a former vice presidential candidate and Senator, a successful politician, an advocate of the poor, and a high-ranked Democrat even to step foot on their campus. Didn't the serfs at IU get the memo? John Edwards had an affair! He ought to be a pariah. Good thing we Americans have folks like Jack Cafferty to defend our fragile morality.

Of course, it would behoove Cafferty to at least pretend to apply this standard to Republicans who had high-profile affairs, like Newt Gingrich, who's hopping around from college to college, from network to network to rehash his same failed ideas.

But that would be expecting too much from him.


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It was sooo funny yesterday. Jerame saw it on CNN while we were working in the living room and asked me if I'd heard it. I hadn't and he tried to rewind the DVR so I could see it, but the damn thing had gone "to sleep." I told him to e-mail Alex since I knew Alex would have something to say about.

The next moment I look over and Jerame is typing furiously to Alex. :)

It really bugged me because I like Jack Cafferty. The Cafferty File is a great little diversion from Wolf Blitzer's dry monotonous drollery. I find it bizarre that he called him a "3 dollar bill" while complaining that the guy had an affair with a woman that he isn't talking about.

Jack, you're better than that. Don't insinuate the guy is fey and then complain that he won't dish on his insatiable appetite for ugly women. Either he's a womanizer or a nancy-boy, take your pick.

I hope Cafferty and Andy Rooney find themselves buried side by side in the same cemetary someday.

Marla R. Stevens Marla R. Stevens | November 13, 2008 5:49 PM

Bravo!! Way to deflate hypocrisy and the priggy class!!!

Brynn Craffey Brynn Craffey | November 13, 2008 8:29 PM

You know, I though Cafferty was center or even center-left, but my housemate checked his autobiography out from the library and raved about it. So I started to read it and was surprised at how conventional--even reactionary--the guy was. I put it aside when Cafferty started in on immigrants, going on about them being "illegal!"