The Ghost of Snapped Shot

Or, welcome to my low-maintenance heck.

How can I pass up red meat?

I know, I know. We over here in the rightwingnutsoFASCISTosphere are mindless drones, incapable of thinking for ourselves. We run our daily lives off of a canned set of talking points, which we each receive via telegraph from our EVIL MASTER ROVE. Blah blah blah, yadda yadda yadda—I've heard it all a million times. But seriously—when you dangle red meat like this in front of us, how could you possibly expect that we wouldn't bite? (h/t American Pundit)

Elizabeth Edwards says she is scared of the "rabid, rabid Republican" who owns property across the street from her Orange County home and she doesn't want her kids going near the gun-toting neighbor.

Edwards, the wife of Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, particularly recalls the time neighbor Monty Johnson brought out a gun while chasing workers investigating a right of way near his property. The Edwards family has yet to meet Johnson in person.

"I wouldn't be nice to him, anyway," Edwards said in an interview. "I don't want my kids anywhere near some guy who, when he doesn't like somebody, the first thing he does is pull a gun out. It scares the business out of me."

But Johnson defended the occasion he brandished a gun, saying those on his land didn't have the proper approval.

"I use the gun for protection, and I considered that an appropriate time," Johnson said. "Sometimes you have to take drastic measures."

Edwards views Johnson as a "rabid, rabid Republican" who refuses to clean up his "slummy" property just to spite her family, whose lavish 28,000-square-foot estate is nearby on 102 wooded acres.

Johnson, 55, acknowledges his Republican roots. But he takes offense to the suggestion he has purposefully left his property, including an old garage he leases for use as a car shop, in dilapidated condition.

Johnson said he has lived his entire life on the property, which he said his family purchased before the Great Depression. He said he's spent a lot of money to try and fix up the 42-acre tract.

"I have to budget. I have to live within my means," Johnson said. "I don't have millions of dollars to fix the place."

Money quote from AmeriPundit: "Wait. The same John Edwards who says he's going to fix poverty? He has a problem with people who have less money than he does? His family sounds very bigoted." Take a bow, Brennan!

"O Scorpion! Why didst thou sting me?"

Others who could not resist biting: Dan Riehl, Gaius, Bryan at HotAir, Doug at Below the Beltway, Confederate Yankee, Ace (Yeesh, what took you so long, Ace?), Ward, The Anchoress, Dogwood Pundit.

 Tags: john edwards #DailyFodder

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