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April 09, 2007

Elizabeth Edwards, Rabid Republican Hater

The woman is unhinged politically, a huge fan of the nastiest, most conspiratorial leftwing blogs, and a big fan of Amanda Marcotte. They say it was likely Elizabeth Edwards who recommended the Toxic Twins as Edwards' campaign bloggers. At the very least she was a strong supporter of the idea.

So this is not at all unexpected. Indeed, at some point, there's a fair chance she'll start making some Rosie-like noises about "the truth" about 9/11.

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."

Apparently the Edwards claim he's keeping his property in a shabby condition just to spoil their views. It didn't seem to occur to them that perhaps Johnson is one of those living in the poorer part of the Two Americas John Edwards is always on about, and just doesn't have the money to build indoor swimming pools, basketball courts, and racquetball courts.

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."

Johnson [has] posted a "Go Rudy Giuliani 2008" sign on a fence just 100 feet from the entrance to the Edwards' drivewa....

"I thought he was supposed to be for the poor people," Johnson said. "But does he ever socialize with any poor people? He doesn't speak to me."

Nuance.



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