Storm Bear

The Thug Life Of John Edwards

Filed By Storm Bear | January 22, 2008 10:09 AM | comments

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Tags: gay cartoons and comics, humorous blog post, john edwards, politics, south carolina, webcomics

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Last night during CNN's South Carolina Democratic Debate, John Edwards came out swinging, but not at Hillary or Obama, he came out swinging for the poor, the middle class - for those of us who aren't getting billion dollar bonuses for closing down US manufacturing plants.

In turned out to be a Jerry Springer Show for political geeks, John Edwards kept on topic during the Hillary/Barack cage match. He was the only one that looked Presidential, acted Presidential and was the one that exhibited an inner strength that ourpre -Bush allies could respect. But he could stand his ground when the occasion arose. Hillary brought up the issue of trial lawyers donating to Edward's campaign. Here is his golden response...

CLINTON: Well, John, trial lawyers have given you millions and millions of dollars. So...

EDWARDS: And what they expect from me is they expect me to stand up for democracy, for the right to jury trial, for the right for little people to be heard in the courtroom. And that is exactly what I stand up for.

That is not the same thing. That is not the same thing as corporate lobbyists who are in there every single day lobbying against the interests of middle-class Americans. And I think we need a president who can stand up.

We have a difference about this. You're entitled to your view. But we have a real difference about it.

Respectful but forceful.

We have had a President that has dished bullshit since way before he was ever elected and from what Hillary dished out last night, it just made mequeasy. Her relentless and unwarranted attacks on Obama were difficult to watch, especially the lies about the Reagan and Rezco nonsense. That was NOT Presidential.

Oh yeah, one more thing, can we please get out of Iraq?

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I don't know that in a debate characterized by Hillary and Obama's combativeness, that I'd call Edwards the Louisville Slugger... More like the Nerf bat maybe... LOL

Every strip I do contains many layers of symbols and in-jokes for specific demographics. Some, only my wife gets - "Mouse Slave Market" was one of those, but other cat-lovers got it.

The bat is an exercise in ironic symbolism. The color of the bat is the school colors of UNC - Chapel Hill, the most pacifist school in North Carolina and maybe the whole East Coast.

You probably need to be from North Carolina (or at least an out-of-control ACC fan) to get that part of the strip.

Go Heels!