In his second appearance since his own scandal, John Edwards made no effort to get back in the good graces of feminists. What can he be thinking when he allows himself to be pitted against Karl Rove, over Sarah Palin, in a post election discussion for a bunch of ledger keepers in San Francisco?
Now I wasn’t there, and I don’t know everything that was said, so it is possible that Edwards was giving an honest but uniformed opinion about Palin’s qualifications. It is possible while he was in a corner licking his wounds, he missed the dynamics of the ongoing right/left MSM mantra. However, let’s look at how it was reported:
LOWERCASESAN FRANCISCO — Two-time Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards and Republican strategist Karl Rove don’t see eye-to-eye on much, but in a spirited debate Thursday they agreed Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin needs to hone her knowledge of foreign policy and geography if she runs for president in 2012.
Rove said he didn’t care if, as a vice presidential candidate, Palin knew where South Ossetia or Abkhazia are, or if she could recite the minutiae of health care policy.
“But if she wants to run for president she’s gonna have to get somebody to move to Anchorage, Alaska and help her take her game to another level,” he said smiling. “Let’s be clear about this …
it’s really cold there most of the year.” Edwards and Rove debated President George W. Bush’s record on health care, foreign policy and the economy at the Commercial Finance Association convention.
It was Edwards’ second public event since acknowledging in August he had an affair in 2006. The former North Carolina senator was greeted warmly by the 1,000 convention attendees, and during the 90-minute debate never mentioned his personal issues.
Edwards said Palin’s inexperience was too much for John McCain’s campaign to overcome.
“The problem was, over time, particularly in the vice presidential debate … it was fairly obvious she wasn’t ready to be president, and that made people nervous,” he said.
The debate was briefly interrupted by two demonstrators who called Rove a “war criminal” before being ushered out of the hall by security and booed by much of the crowd.
In an appearance here last month, a demonstrator tried to handcuff Rove.
Rove, reacting quickly to the disturbance Thursday, remarked on the handcuff incident by saying a friend told him, “Don’t worry.
That’s how people in San Francisco say hello.”
This disgusting wink, wink, boyz in the club, behavior has permeated both parties. Rove Doesn’t like McCain. Rove helped Brazille to get Obama elected. Edwards, agreeing, allowed himself to be quoted second, thereby affirming Rove’s viewpoint. It makes Edwards look like he is happy with sloppy seconds.
She was as, or more, qualified as any other Governor considered. And governors are perfectly acceptable vice presidential material. You can’t tell me that in the discussion space of two hours she warranted a serious discussion by this pair.
General Session with Keynote Speakers Karl Rove and John Edwards – Sponsored by Bridge Finance Group 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
The former Republican Deputy White House Chief of Staff and the former Democratic Senator will engage in a point counterpoint discussion on the recent election and its impact on the U.S. economy and business environment. They will also comment on what type of Congress the new president will have and answer questions on where taxes are headed and their impact on the commercial lending industry. Other topics will include international business and the long-term effects of the debt crisis in the US.
This wasn’t a discussion about who was qualified; this was all about trains and who was pulling one! And it was made all the more fun by a voyeuristic audience of ledger keepers, visiting the wilds of Pelosi’s San Francisco. And it makes Edwards a sadly bigger fool. Reevaluate and speak up John!
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