October 12, 2007

"I've been in love with the same women for 30-plus years..."

Did John Edwards say that or did the NYT typo it?

62 comments:

Trooper York said...

I been in love with a the same woman for eight plus years. Three times in a row.
(Rudy Giuliani)

Joe said...

The entire quote is weird. After praising his wife he is quoted as saying "So the story's just false."

On the other hand, this sounds like typical John Edwards logic.

(I don't like Edwards, but it's rather slimy to print an accusation such as this without supporting evidence or giving a source.)

Trooper York said...

I've been in love with the same 30 plus women for the past 30 years, it's just that the other 29 stay at Juniper Creek.
(Mitt Romney)

ricpic said...

That's one potent Mormon!

Trooper York said...

I've made love to my wife 30 plus times in the past eight days. No wonder I look tired.
(Fred Thompson)

Larry said...

It always surprises me when the New York Times gets its own name right.

Greg said...

I believed Edwards because of the tabloid anonymous source, and then I read his quote and it makes him sound guilty. Good grief, this sounds like Clinton-logic: I will make no specific disavowals, only generalities, while I mock the question.

AJ Lynch said...

The editorial control processes, and numerous layers of proofing by the MSM fail once again. Ah well, perhaps all the idiotors took their cigarette break at the same time.

rcocean said...

Lets get real. Edwards is a liberal democrat. Does anyone *really* believe that he's NOT cheating on Elizabeth? And does anyone think Democrats care? Except in the cold blooded political sense.

Aren't their Gods JFK, Clinton, and FDR?

Darkbloom said...

I know many folks here love to criticize the New York Times, but this is an AP wire story on their website. The exact some story appears on the AP web site, with the exact same typo.

Gedaliya said...

This story has Sidney Blumenthal written all over it.

Zeb Quinn said...

The statement is specific enough to qualify as a denial ("So the story's just false.") The question is whether there are any journalists out there jazzed enough about it to try to Gary Hart him.

Invisible Man said...

So, you mean I should have believed that National Enquirer story that GW was back on the sauce. I wish that I would have gotten the Republican memo that the National Enquirer and Michelle Malkin were the new gold standard for journalism.

Da Bear said...

Hillary's and George Soros's "Smear Squads" sharpening their knives before slicing Obama up for sushi.

Da Bear

EnigmatiCore said...

I hate this shit.

Open letters to reporters. Don't avoid the story because of any reason at all. Dig in to it. Find out the truth, one way or another.

Don't report on it or the controversy until you find proof, one way or another.

If there is no affair, keep digging to find who planted the story. And then report the shit out of that.

If there was one, then bury his ass.

But don't decide that it isn't a story and then wait to see if it becomes one. Be reporters. And report the truth. Someone is an ass here-- either Edwards or who is sliming Edwards. Expose the ass.

Mitch T said...

Dilligas?

Maxine Weiss said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nInE5TITzE8

M said...

Don't really see what Malkin has to do with it. I haven't seen anything from her saying that he is cheating on his wife.

Jennifer said...

Ha! He may be a philanderer, but dammit he's a loyal philanderer.

Eh, I have to think that's a typo.

docweasel said...

It was meant to say "I've been in love with 30 plus-sized women".

Unless I'm mistaken.

bobby said...

Honestly, I'm stumped. What is it about this quote that makes you say "typo"?

Pogo said...

"woman" or women""

Michael said...

bobby: Honestly, I'm stumped. What is it about this quote that makes you say "typo"?

It is subtle.

"I've been in love with the same women for 30-plus years..."

versus

"I've been in love with the same woman for 30-plus years..."

Lou Minatti said...

Who's John Edwards?

Mark Daniels said...

It's so incredibly wrong for the NYT to run such a story or even ask Edwards to deny an article that appeared in a supermarket tabloid. When the source is a rag that makes up stories, why would any organization that's supposed to have legitimacy follow up on it?

Mark Daniels
Better Living: Thoughts from Mark Danels

B said...

Gedaliya,

I feel you could be correct.

Sidney Blumenthal: a despicable human being. I would think even the Clintons would be ashamed to be mentioned in the same breath as Sid, but again, that just proves their character: both Hillary's and Bill's willingness to surround themselves with the ultimate in mean-spirited, almost evil Machavellian types.

hdhouse said...

There was a horrible movie perhaps 70 years ago "the secret world of harold diddleback" with I think Harold Lloyd that had one memorable line:

"I've been in love with the same woman for 20 years except she just has different bodies".

hdhouse said...

ohhh and B.....

I hate to be a nag but how can you twist a non-story about Edwards' non-affair into yet another cheap shot at the Clintons. How does your mind work? Do you sneeze and venom drips from your nose or what.

Your comment is just the same tired republican bullshit that divides this country.

Gedaliya said...

I hate to be a nag...

hdhouse...

B was responding to my remark that "this story has Sidney Blumenthal written all over it." As I'm sure you know, Blumenthal for many years has been the Clinton's hatchet man and mud-slinger, and this is exactly the type of story you'd expect to come out of his office.

This isn't a slur on the Clinton's per se, for after all, as the saying goes, politics ain't beanbag. It is just the way the game is played at this level, and it is the way the game has been played in this country since its founding. You may recall that Andy Jackson had to endure his wife being called a whore and his children bastards during all three of his presidential campaigns.

So relax, and try and tune down your Clinton response meter a few notches. This is going to be a long campaign.

Seven Machos said...

Let's think this through, people. Who gains by having John Edwards hurt right now? Is it Republicans, who salivate at the prospect of facing Edwards? Or is it a leading Democrat presidential candidate, who would gain from having fewer candidates in the race?

Anyone who thinks that Republicans are behind putting out this information about Edwards is a gullible moron..

I also find it laughable when lefties like HD bring up the gambit about how its Republicans who are dividing the country.

Generally, we have people who disagree about some stuff. Why is one side the dividing side? Isn't the divide the disagreement?

I guess, HD, that everything would be so much better if everyone would just let you -- a great philosopher king, no doubt -- decree public policy.

rhhardin said...

Walter Mitty said the same thing, when rumors started about his playing around.

mrs whatsit said...

"Your comment is just the same tired republican bullshit that divides this country."

The irony in this remark (invisible only to its author, it seems) is that it relies on one of the LEFT's most popular divisive tactics -- that is, the use of the word "republican" as an insult. The comment succinctly demonstrates that while there is certainly plenty of tired bullshit dividing this country, nowhere near all of it comes from the right.

hdhouse said...

ohhh mrs whatsit...the slur "republican" isn't used as an insult as much as it is, particularly of late, a condemnation, generic if you will.

but i do call attention to your head of party, mr. bush, who calls it the democrat party..and he doesn't mis-use the noun/adjective without purpose, it is an outgrowth of southern usage "demon democrat", a phrase from the 20th century for those who sought refuge under sheets and burning crosses.

you republicans might need to get some thicker skins for the next 8 years because it is most certainly what goes around comes around time...but i digress...

As to the Edwards' quote...woman/women....are there more than one family woman/women in his life? moms or sisters or inlaws?

Pogo said...

OK house, that must be it. Edwards has loved (rather, been in love with) the same women, but only for 30 years, including his mom, sisters, and sisters-in-law.

But before 30 years ago, he hated them all. And uh, ish on being in love with your mom, much less your sis or in-law.

Leastwise, where I come from. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

rhhardin said...

The whole thing may be an Edwards ploy to disarm the Ann Coulter faggot remark, which apparently hit close to home.

paul a'barge said...

InvisibleMan: ...the Republican memo that the National Enquirer and Michelle Malkin were the new gold standard for journalism...

Is there a gold standard for Journalism? If so, what is it?

Note: put up or shut up. I don't consider Althouse's blog a bullshit-free zone. But then, it's her blog, not mine.

Jacob the Syrian Hamster said...

John Edwards' family life should be completely out of bounds. He's not going to win the nomination in any case. Piling on the guy and taking swipes at his relationship with his sick wife are beneath you.

This blog post did not have to be written. It was an act of unnecessary cruelty.

Ann Althouse said...

This blog post is about a typo that amused me. And the NYT decided to do an article about the rumor, so it's not like I'm the one giving it legs.

B said...

hdhouse,

I endure, and expect, hyperbole about GWB without having to question the sanity of the writer, yourself included. I believe that you are big enough to handle some from the other side when it cones to the Clintons, especially when it happens to be true. I can assure you that I would question the character of President Bush if he had the sane relationship with Sidney Blumenthal as the Clintons do.

B said...

. . . er, that should read "Same" relationship above. Guess I just gave my comments a completely different spin.

mtrobertsattorney said...

A few year ago I remember reading a story in a super market tabloid about Hillary having an affair with an alien. There was even a picture of a three-armed creature with a huge head climbing out of her bedroom window. Bill was quoted as saying "I'm stunned; I always thought she was a lesbian"

Now here's a real story! How come the NYT didn't pick it up?

Zeb Quinn said...

This blog post is about a typo that amused me.

Clearly a typo. What's interesting about it being a typo is that the NYT would make such a gaffe, a gaffe which with one letter manages to take a speaker's quoted words and precisely contradict what the speaker said. That's interesting, at least to a point.

Luckyoldson said...

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12— In a sweeping indictment of the four-year effort in Iraq, the former top American commander called the Bush administration’s handling of the war incompetent and warned that the United States was “living a nightmare with no end in sight.”

In one of his first major public speeches since leaving the Army in late 2006, retired Lt. Gen. Ricardo S. Sanchez blamed the administration for a “catastrophically flawed, unrealistically optimistic war plan” and denounced the current “surge” strategy as a “desperate” move that will not achieve long-term stability.

“After more than fours years of fighting, America continues its desperate struggle in Iraq without any concerted effort to devise a strategy that will achieve victory in that war-torn country or in the greater conflict against extremism,” Mr. Sanchez said, at a gathering here of military reporters and editors.

Luckyoldson said...

This story has typo written all over it.

Luckyoldson said...

This blog post is about a typo.

Luckyoldson said...

That's one potent typo!

Luckyoldson said...

Is there a gold standard for typos?

Luckyoldson said...

Don't report on it or the controversy until you find a typo, one way or another.

Luckyoldson said...

The whole thing may be a typo.

Luckyoldson said...

Clearly a typo. What's interesting about it being a typo is that it's a typo.

Trooper York said...

Lucky, three Republican jokes in a row for you baby.

Trooper York said...

It looks like the Rockies and the Sox in the Series.

Luckyoldson said...

A “living a nightmare."

Luckyoldson said...

A “living a nightmare."...that's a typo.

Trooper York said...

"Rockies and Sox in the series." That's got to be a typo.

Ralph said...

Lucky, if you read his whole speech, the first half blasts the press for undermining the war effort, and another third Washington politicians and State for playing partisan games. It's mostly goobledygook, with some anti-Bush comments to divert attention from Sanchez's bad strategy in Iraq.
Here's the link, but it's in all caps and bureaucratese, so it isn't pleasant reading:
Sanchez

Luckyoldson said...

Ralph...The phone company Qwest Communications refused a proposal from the National Security Agency that the company’s lawyers considered illegal in February 2001, nearly seven months before the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, the former head of the company contends in newly unsealed court filings.

Luckyoldson said...

Ralph said..."It's mostly goobledygook, with some anti-Bush comments to divert attention from Sanchez's bad strategy in Iraq"............Sanchez's?

Luckyoldson said...

RECENT STUDY FOUND OUT WHICH DAYS MEN PREFER TO HAVE SEX. IT WAS FOUND THAT MEN PREFERRED TO ENGAGE IN SEXUAL ACTIVITY ON THE DAYS THAT STARTED WITH THE LETTER "T".
EXAMPLES
TUESDAY
THURSDAY
TODAY
TOMORROW
THANKSGI VING
THATURDAY
THUNDAY
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
A RECENT SURVEY WAS CONDUCTED ALSO TO DISCOVER WHY MEN GET OUT OF BED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT. HERE ARE THE SURVEY RESULTS:
5% SAID IT WAS TO GET A GLASS OF WATER
12% SAID IT WAS TO GO TO THE BATHROOM
83% SAID IT WAS TO GO HOME
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
THE PERFECT BREAKFAST...AS A MAN SEES IT.....
YOU'RE SITTING AT THE TABLE AND YOUR SON IS ON THE COVER OF WHEATIES......
YOUR MISTRESS IS ON THE COVER OF PLAYBOY........
AND YOUR WIFE IS ON THE BACK OF THE MILK CARTON.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
WHAT'S THE BEST FORM OF BIRTH CONTROL AFTER 50?
NUDITY
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
What's the difference between a girlfriend and a wife?
ABOUT 45 LBS.
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WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A BOYFRIEND AND A HUSBAND?
ABOUT 45 MINUTES
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WHAT'S THE FASTEST WAY TO A MAN'S HEART?
THROUGH HIS CHEST WITH A REALLY SHARP KNIFE
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Trooper York said...

Lucky those are really good. But I thought you were tired of Clinton jokes.

Meade said...

Trooper York said...
"Rockies and Sox in the series." That's got to be a typo.

Or just plain bad journalism.

paul a'barge said...

Isn't John Edwards gay?