April 03, 2007
A Dead Candidate Doesn’t Bleed Either

Here’s the situation:

You’re John Edwards, the Democratic nominee for president in 2008. Your one and only wife is Elizabeth Edwards, battling on with cancer.

Your Republican opponent is Rudy Giuliani. His third wife, Judi, has a medical history, too. She used to cut open live dogs and staple their wounds shut to demonstrate the machine she was selling.

“A dead dog doesn’t bleed,” [her former boss] said in a 1988 issue of Time magazine. “You need to have real blood-flow conditions, or you get a false sense of security.”


Posted by Jerome Doolittle at April 03, 2007 03:25 PM
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Posted by: whig on April 3, 2007 4:29 PM

Let's not forget Rudy himself, working on his third and almost certainly not his last marriage. I am absolutely astonished at his poll standing among the GOP candidates, admittedly a badly flawed field. But still. He was a disastrous and divisive mayor of NYC, and nobody in the country at large would know his name today if the Coward-in-Chief hadn't been AWOL once again in the days following 9/11. So Rudy grabbed the open mike.

Posted by: Duff Orben on April 3, 2007 6:02 PM

Anybody happen to listen to Rush just after the Edwardses press conference? Interesting performance. Limbo obvioulsy knew the most liberal of the candidates to replace Benito Bush had just hit one out of the park, so he couldn't go after them directly. Instead he kept saying, and circling back, and saying again that it was a sincere, touching, impressive performance, but what do you think the lib-labs would say if a GOP candidate had done the same thing? They'd be all over him for playing politics with his wife's cancer, wouldn't they? They'd be dead wrong of course, but don't you just know that's what they'd do!

Posted by: CCRyder on April 4, 2007 6:17 PM

Wasn't Senator Frist a cat killer in his younger days? Wasn't Santorum a abuser of underage dogs? After all, how many dogs make it to sweet sixteen? Do we see a GOP pattern emerging here, like the pedophilia pattern that Bill (I think it was) has posted about?

Posted by: Aitch Jay on April 4, 2007 7:08 PM
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