Son of a Mill Worker-Kerry's Running Mate

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  1. SabanFan

    SabanFan The voice of reason

    Oct 21, 2002
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    Note to martin: If you have any questions about this, please take them up with Ann Coulter, the author.)


    By Ann Coulter

    I guess with John Kerry (news - web sites)'s choice of John Edwards (news -
    web sites) as his running mate, he really does want to stand up for all
    Americans, from those worth only $60 million to those worth in excess of
    $800 million.

    Ann Coulter

    In one of the many stratagems Democrats have developed to avoid telling
    people what they believe, all Edwards wants to talk about is his
    cracker-barrel humble origins story. We're supposed to swoon over his "life
    story," as the flacks say, which apparently consists of the amazing fact
    that ... his father was a millworker!

    That's right up there with "Clinton's stepdad was a drunk" and "Ted
    Kennedy's dad was a womanizing bootlegger" on my inspirational life-stories
    meter. In fact, I'm immediately renouncing my university degrees and going
    to work for the post office just to give my future children a shot at
    having a "life story," should they decide to run for president someday.

    What is so amazing about Edwards' father being a millworker? That's at
    least an honorable occupation -- as opposed to being a trial lawyer. True,
    Edwards made more money than his father did. I assume strippers make more
    money than their alcoholic fathers who abandoned them did, too. This isn't
    a story of progress; it's a story of devolution.

    Despite the overwrought claims of Edwards' dazzling legal skills, winning
    jury verdicts in personal injury cases has nothing to do with legal talent
    and everything to do with getting the right cases -- unless "talent" is
    taken to mean "having absolutely no shame." Edwards specialized in babies
    with cerebral palsy whom he claimed would have been spared the affliction
    if only the doctors had immediately performed Caesarean sections.

    As a result of such lawsuits, there are now more than four times as many
    Caesarean sections as there were in 1970. But curiously, there has been no
    change in the rate of babies born with cerebral palsy. As The New York
    Times reported: "Studies indicate that in most cases, the disorder is
    caused by fetal brain injury long before labor begins." All those
    Caesareans have, however, increased the mother's risk of death, hemorrhage,
    infection, pulmonary embolism and Mendelson's syndrome.

    In addition, the "little guys" Edwards claims to represent are having a lot
    more trouble finding doctors to deliver their babies these days as
    obstetricians leave the practice rather than pay malpractice insurance in
    excess of $100,000 a year.

    In one of Edwards' silver-tongued arguments to the jury on behalf of a girl
    born with cerebral palsy, he claimed he was channeling the unborn baby
    girl, Jennifer Campbell, who was speaking to the jurors through him:

    "She said at 3, 'I'm fine.' She said at 4, 'I'm having a little trouble,
    but I'm doing OK.' Five, she said, 'I'm having problems.' At 5:30, she
    said, 'I need out.'"

    She's saying, "My lawyer needs a new Jaguar ... "

    "She speaks to you through me and I have to tell you right now -- I didn't
    plan to talk about this -- right now I feel her. I feel her presence. She's
    inside me, and she's talking to you."

    Well, tell her to pipe down, would you? I'm trying to hear the evidence in
    a malpractice lawsuit.

    To paraphrase Oscar Wilde on the death of Little Nell, one must have a
    heart of stone to read this without laughing. What is this guy, a tent-show
    preacher? An off-the-strip Las Vegas lounge psychic couldn't get away with
    this routine.

    Is Edwards able to channel any children right before an abortionist's fork
    is plunged into their tiny skulls? Why can't he hear those babies saying,
    "Let me live! Stop spraying this saline solution all over me!" Edwards must
    experience interference in channeling the voices of babies about to be
    aborted. Their liberal mothers' hands seem to muffle those voices.

    And may we ask what the pre-born Jennifer Campbell thinks about war with
    Iraq (news - web sites)? North Korea (news - web sites)? Marginal tax
    rates? If Miss Cleo here is going to be a heartbeat away from the
    presidency, I think the voters are entitled to know that.

    While making himself fabulously rich by taking a one-third cut of his
    multimillion-dollar verdicts coaxed out of juries with junk science and
    maudlin performances, Edwards has the audacity to claim, "I was more than
    just their lawyer; I cared about them. Their cause was my cause."

    If he cared so deeply, how about keeping just 10 percent of the
    multimillion-dollar jury awards, rather than a third? In fact, as long as
    these Democrats are so eager to raise the taxes of "the rich," how about a
    90 percent tax on contingency fees?

    For someone who didn't care about the money, it's interesting that Edwards
    avoided cases in which the baby died during delivery. Evidently, jury
    awards average only about $500,000 when the babies die, and there is no
    disabled child to parade before the jury.

    Edwards was one of the leading opponents of a bill in the North Carolina
    Legislature that would have established a fund for all babies born with
    cerebral palsy. So instead of all disabled babies in North Carolina being
    compensated equitably, only a few will win the jury lottery -- one-third of
    which will go to trial lawyers like Edwards, who insists he doesn't care
    about the money.

    Despite the now-disproved junk science theory about C-sections preventing
    cerebral palsy that Edwards peddled in the channeling case, the jury
    awarded Edwards' client a record-breaking $6.5 million. This is the essence
    of the modern Democratic Party, polished to perfection by Bill Clinton
    (news - web sites): They are willing to insult the intelligence of 49
    percent of the people if they think they can fool 51 percent of the people.

    So while Michael Moore, Al Franken, George Soros, Crazy Al Gore (news - web
    sites) and the rest of the characters from the climactic devil-worshipping
    scene in "Rosemary's Baby" provide the muscle for the Kerry campaign, Kerry
    picks a pretty-boy milquetoast as his running mate, narrowly edging out a
    puppy for the spot. Just don't ask the Democrats what they believe.
    Edwards' father was a millworker, and that's all you need to know.
  2. martin

    martin Banned Forever

    Oct 20, 2003
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    i credit myself for the fact that you are actually crediting the source.

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