Schoolyard name-calling stunt to buoy Edwards’ profile?

I’m just hazarding a guess, but I suspect Elizabath Edwards, wife of Democratic presidential candidate and village idiot, former Sen. John Edwards, and conservative columnist Ann Coulter, won’t be sharing bunk beds at summer camp any time soon.

In an attempt to make his failing candidacy relevant again, Edwards tried to stir up his dormant feud with Coulter in a recent campaign stop, telling the crowd his wife stood up to Coulter’s “attacks” earlier this summer. Well then, maybe Elizabeth should be running for president and not you, Sen. Edwards!

Edwards used the “shoot first and apologize later” strategy in the campaign stop, calling Coulter a “she-devil” and then immediately apologizing for name-calling. Which is kind of like Mike Tyson biting off Evander Holyfield’s ear and then saying, “Opps, I shouldn’t have done that, I abhor violence” in the post-match interview.

Everyone together now: “Yeah…. riiiiiiiiiight!”

Coulter appeared on Hardball recently, and when asked about the criticism she took for calling Sen. Edwards a “faggot” at a conservative conference, she referenced a nasty remark comic Bill Maher had made about Vice President Dick Cheney in her response.

For background’s sake, Maher said of Cheney that he thought it would be killed in a trip to Afghanistan. So, Coulter mimicked the line, saying that, “If I’m gonna say anything about John Edwards in the future, I’ll just wish he had been killed in a terrorist assassination plot.”

Of course, no one in the liberal media was willing to acknowledge the liberal Bill Maher’s precedent-setting remark about Cheney, and it became another “Coulter is hateful!” fallout, with Elizabeth Edwards calling up and “begging” Coulter to stop the name-calling.

But, umm… this was all before Sen. Edwards called Coulter a she-devil. Apparently a cessation of name-calling can only go one way in the minds of most Democrats.

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