Looking Forward to VP Debate

This post was written by marc on October 4, 2004
Posted Under: Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

I think the Vice Presidential debate Tuesday evening will be even more of an interesting contest than the Bush – Kerry debate. The incumbent, Vice President Cheney, is a seasoned politician who has had a lifelong career in government and as CEO of Haliburton. In the 2000 VP debate Cheney stomped Senator Joe Lieberman into the ground.

His opponent, John Edwards, has less political experience. But he has come from nowhere to national contender in record time. Edwards is considered a legendary trial lawyer. He has won cases for victims where no lawyer has won before. To be a lawyer of that caliber, you have to be very sharp – think fast – and be able to get the jury to vote your way.

This is a match up of a reigning champion against a highly talented hotshot newcomer and I think it will be a much more exciting event to watch than the presidential debate was where one party was clearly smarter than the other. The presidential debate might be more important – but I think the VP debate will be more interesting. I’m looking forward to watching it.

Reader Comments

One thing that I believe will hurt Edwards is he always comes across as a trial lawyer. That does sit well with a lot of people. Not many of us have been served by a slick trial lawyer, and we tend to dislike them more then like them.

#1 
Written By tomocius on October 4th, 2004 @ 1:22 pm

Yes, it makes sense to dislike the people who represent you when you’ve suffered by someone else’s negligence. I defy you to represent yourself in a civil trial when the guts of your child is sucked down a drain or suffers severe nerve damage from mercury poisoning. I’d like to see what you can get. $250,000 would feel like a kick in the balls.

Regarding the VP debates, Cheney is a congenital liar. It was pure Whistle Dick to hear him say that to vote for Kerry is risk a terrorist attack. Hey Dickhead, 9-11 happened on YOUR watch. We’ve already had a major terrorist attack no thanks to you, bunkerboy.

Cheney is the worst VP in the history of this country. Bush is taking the blame for a lot of the failures of this administration, but it’s Cheney’s master plan that’s failing since everyone except the rightards knows that Bush is too stupid to have a plan or even an original thought.

#2 
Written By Antitomicus on October 4th, 2004 @ 5:41 pm

My own opinion is that VP debates do not matter any more than the office does. People don’t really vote for the running mate (though we should, especially when the primary candidate is a moron).

Edwards will probably mop the floor with Cheney. Cheney has so many secrets and scandals going on right now that he’s pretty much hog-tied in what he can talk about or respond to. This will be the first time he has emerged from his bunker to face an unpicked crowd who has not sworn a loyalty oath to the monkey-in-chief…and I predict he will run snarling back to his bat cave like a vampire fleeing before a cross.

Ought to be quite a show.

#3 
Written By Jay on October 4th, 2004 @ 7:22 pm

AntiTomocius, control yourself. Having your child sucked down a drain? Has he sued abortionist? Someone else’s negligence is one thing. A little old lady getting money from McDonalds because she spilled her own coffee is something completely different. $250,000 would feel like a kick in the balls, but $10 million would not bring my son back. I work in a room with 3,000 people everyday, I am just posting what I feel the vibe is on this one.

As far as 9/11, the dickhead that made 9/11 happen was not offered to Cheney on a silver platter. Now, if the guys who was offered this terrorist head had taken it, 9/11 may have never happened. Cheney is no more to blame for 9/11 then you are. Those fanatical muslims hate you and every other American as much as they hate Cheney.

#4 
Written By tomocius on October 4th, 2004 @ 7:43 pm

For the braindead FReepertrash, oops, I mean Homo-curious:

http://www.monkeytime.org/lakey.html is a link to a web page detailing the case about the little girl whose insides were sucked into a pool drain you so callously mention on your post above. What, because she wasn’t “raped by a sitting president”, she doesn’t register on your radar? Or do you only feel compassion for Republics who get injured?

and http://lawandhelp.com/q298-2.htm this is a link to the facts about the McDonald’s coffee lawsuit. In a nutshell: McDonald’s was knowinglky serving the coffee hot enough to cause second and third degree burns; they had numerous incidents of a similar nature for years and did nothing about the problem; they told everyone to pound sand when they were asked to turn down the heat; they told the woman to pound sand when she asked them to pay her medical bills; the settlement was a punitive award equal to two days of coffee sales by McDonald’s; and the verdict amount got lowered to $480,000 on appeal – a large portion of which got eaten up by the medical bills incurred by the coffee spill.

Nice compassionate conservatism there, tomoron.

#5 
Written By (: Tom :) on October 5th, 2004 @ 10:28 am

Well, you have nosied around Senator Edwards “most famous case”. What about his least famous case? How much of the poor little girls money did he take? I’m going to guess that he took something north of 14 million dollars from the poor little girl. And if he is that talented, I want him out protecting other little girls from the same kinds of danger, not sitting in the Naval Observatory wasting that talent. And just because he has recovered massive amounts of money for some injured girl does not mean he is Vice Presidential material. If I need a malpractice attorney I’llcall John Edwards, but I will not be calling him when I need I Vice President

I will still go back to my original statement … a lot of people cringe at the thought of a trial attorney.

And what is with all of the name calling? Isn’t HOMO a bad word in the DUMMICRAP PARTY? Are you a homo-phobe? Or, do you just homo on your mind? You really seem to be hung up on this guy/guy thing.

#6 
Written By tomocius on October 5th, 2004 @ 5:00 pm

Hey Tomocius, sounds like you’re the one coming unglued.

Cheney and the Monkey ignored Clinton’s warning about Bin Laden and the Al Qaida threat. They could have prevented 9/11 just like Clinton prevented terrorist attacks in the homeland while he was President. Instead of dealing with an imminent threat the Monkey sat on his ass while Cheney pushed for a crappy missile defense system.

9-11 would never have happened if the USSC hadn’t usurped the election from President Gore.

And we wouldn’t be in the Iraqi quagmire.

And we wouldn’t have a $500,000,000,000.00 deficit.

And we wouldn’t be the most despised nation in the world.

And our civil liberties wouldn’t be threatened by fanatical fundametalist christian psychopaths.

And North Korea’s WMD program would be contained.

And Iran’s too.

The Republican control of the Federal Government has been an unmitigated disaster.

#7 
Written By Antitomocius on October 5th, 2004 @ 6:19 pm

The PBS moderator was biased. Gwen Iliff started out hard on Cheney, asking about Bremer and Rumsfeld contradicting the administration, and then moved to the first of her repeated softballs to Edwards. Ifill asked a biased question of Edwards, for him to help the American people understand what Kerry really means by his “global test” concept, implying that Bush-Cheney was misrepresenting him. Ifill brought up Halliburton (a company Clinton gave no-bid contracts to); In a question to Edwards, Iliff characterized the Bush Administration as absent on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; Iliff came to Cheney with Cleveland having the highest poverty rate (on his watch); Iliff asked Cheney if Edwards is part of the problem, while asking Edwards the soft-ball of, why is he qualified? Iliff asked Edwards, do you feel personally attacked (by Bush-Cheney). –Bob Enyart, talk show host, -KGOV.com

#8 
Written By Bob Enyart on October 5th, 2004 @ 8:14 pm

I am looking for answers on last nights vice presidential debate. Overall I thought it was tepid and boring, however, VP Cheney said something that made me leap up and say “what did he just say?”
Can someone please explain to me who the people are whom the VP said DO NOT HAVE TO PAY FEDERAL INCOME TAXES and WHY? I can’t recall the number he quoted off hand, but I think he said 50,000 people.
Can anyone out there help me out on this?

#9 
Written By Curious on October 6th, 2004 @ 5:13 am

Almost everything out of Darth Cheney’s mouth last night was a LIE. If this was a Democrat talking, there would be a secondary industry started just to catalogue all the lies.

But, since it was a lying Repugnicant, most of the media whores will ignore the lies altogether and talk about the “Breck Girl’s” hair flipping. Or something equally moronic…

#10 
Written By (: Tom :) on October 6th, 2004 @ 9:50 am

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