Edwards calls Ann Coulter 'she-devil'
"Former Sen. John Edwards on Friday fired the latest round in his ongoing verbal feud with Ann Coulter, calling her a 'she-devil' at a public event before quickly adding that he shouldn't engage in name-calling," according to a blog post at ABC News. Excerpts:
Edwards, D-N.C., was railing against the right-wing media -- including Fox News and Rush Limbaugh -- when he reminded a crowd in Burlington, Iowa, that his wife stood up to Coulter in a public spat earlier this summer.
"We know these people. We know their game plan. They're going to attack us personally," Edwards said. "They attacked Elizabeth personally, because she stood up to that she-devil Ann Coulter. … I should not have name-called. But the truth is -- forget the names -- people like Ann Coulter, they engage in hateful language."
In front of a Republican-leaning crowd on Chris Matthew's "Hardball" earlier this year, Coulter received an unexpected phone call from Elizabeth Edwards, asking the "journalist" to raise the level of public discourse in America above personal attacks.
"In the South, when somebody does something that displeases us, we like to ask them politely to stop doing it," said Edwards. "I'd like to ask Ann Coulter too. If she'd like to debate on issues, on positions -- we certainly disagree with nearly everything she said on your show today -- but it's quite another matter for these personal attacks."
The call came on the heels of a "Good Morning America" appearance where Coulter was asked about her homophobic cutdown of the former North Carolina Senator a few months ago. "So I've learned my lesson. If I'm going to say anything about John Edwards in the future," she replied. "I'll just wish he had been killed in a terrorist assassination plot."
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Read the full blog post here.