Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Another Screw Up?

From the NRO comes this blog entry that quotes from a column, by Variety's Peter Bart.

Here's what Bart reported on a gathering with John Edwards, as the featured speaker:

The aggressively photogenic John Edwards was cruising along, detailing his litany of liberal causes last week until, during question time, he invoked the "I" word -- Israel. Perhaps the greatest short-term threat to world peace, Edwards remarked, was the possibility that Israel would bomb Iran's nuclear facilities. As a chill descended on the gathering, the Edwards event was brought to a polite close.

I would be cautious to note that no quotes were used by Mr. Bart. But that (in and of itself) does not mean that it wasn't said, in some form or fashion. It may be paraphrased.

It'd be nice if a tape could surface, or someone else besides Bart could corroborate this story. This could be a hatchet job, by Bart. After all, he may be supporting someone else and seek to pile on Edwards, after the blogger fiasco.

But if he did say it, he must have some serious brain damage.


Greg said...

By "another" are you referring to the webmistress debacle? That showed some bad judgment.

As for the I-word comment, isn't he just talking to the base? Those on the left have little affinity for Israel.

LASunsett said...


By "another" are you referring to the webmistress debacle? That showed some bad judgment.//

Actually, it was part referring to the previous post, and part the web broads debacle. Made for a nice double meaning. We do try to stay creative here, you know. (Wink, wink, nudge, nudge. Say no more, say no more.)

(In my best Wilford Brimley impression)

Ever notice that when the attacks on Israel stop, Israel doesn't strike back?

Ever notice that when Israelis aren't being killed or shot at, Israel doesn't kill or shoot back at them?

Ever notice that even when there's no killing going on, Israel takes the hit in the gut, anyway?

Greg said...

Edwards looks like the American Seglone Royal: he says it just came out wrong.