November 05, 2004

Well, Now I Know

I guess you never can be sure about how your friends view you till they send you something like this:

i'm a little disappointed in you. after months of personal attacks on michael moore's weight, the looks of people at john kerry rallies as opposed to dub's rallies, and a comparison of military photos, you have yet to launch a personal attack of john edwards' wife have breast cancer. i was expecting to see something like, "that's what you get for being a democrat and wife of an ambulance chasing lawyer." but nothing. are you feeling okay?
The thought that anyone who knows me, let alone someone who I think of as a friend, could suggest I would do that - even in jest - breaks my heart.

Now I know how he sees me, though. I certainly wouldn't have guessed.

UPDATE: BTW, in response to the "after months of..." bit, the closest I came to a commentary on Michael Moore's weight (and/or hygiene) was titling one old post "Jaba the Moore". Though I don't generally have a problem with people pointing out that he is a corpulent pig - because that is a personal choice he makes every day. Not only to avoid diet and exercise, but to avoid showering/shaving and wearing decent clothes.

It was the Republic who chose the photos to publish of the Bush/Kerry supporters - and there was a marked difference in their appearance. You could certainly have made some point about the Dem's being less shallow and more tolerant (which you didn't) if you wanted to - though Kerry does look distinctly uncomfortable with the situation.

And I don't know what you mean about a comparison of military photos, but I don't see where that would be wrong either. Don't think the left has a leg to stand on complaining about that since they are the ones who chose to make both men's military service major issues in this campaign.

Breast cancer is not a personal choice and it is not a joke. You won't find me making light of it, and if you read any of my (right leaning) friend's blogs you will see that they have treated this as it deserves to be treated - with respect and well wishes. See Lori, Lisa.......

Posted by Vox at November 5, 2004 06:05 PM | politics

That really is what you get for being a democrat and wife of an ambulance chasing lawyer, really.

Posted by: wickld at November 5, 2004 06:12 PM

Good grief!

Is this another Bush hater? They have been transferring that hate on to anyone who was not.

Posted by: John Moore at November 5, 2004 06:32 PM

they didn't win the election, give them a break.

I've been telling that to myself ever since Wednesday - - I'm trying to decide how much longer I'm going to give them before I start to expect them to be reasonable?

This is really sad, Vox - I'm sorry this came from a friend :( Heck, I don't know you that well - but I would never expect that you'd make light, or make fun, of something like this.

Posted by: Lisa at November 6, 2004 12:57 PM

What'd you say about Edwards' wife? I certainly missed it if you said anything mean.

Posted by: "Edward Boyd" at November 6, 2004 08:23 PM

I didn't say anything at all - which makes my "friends" message to me all the more hurtful. I wouldn't, and I didn't.

In fact, the first hurtful thing I heard about it was from him.....

Posted by: Vox at November 6, 2004 11:09 PM