A brief update on that comment by Edwards. His campaign insists he never said that and in fact said the opposite, that Iran getting a nuclear weapon is one of the greatest short-term threats to world peace. But Peter Bart of Variety stands by his story. Anybody got a tape of Edwards’ remarks?
As for the Wonkette thing… I thought the concept of that site was lame back in 2004 (one trick pony: off-color jokes about Washington politicians) but at the very least, Ana Marie Cox was a wunderkind genius at promoting the site and had established her niche. Whoever is doing it these days, apparently they’ve decided the “humor” of the site will come from insisting that anyone who disagrees with them — i.e, someone who rolls their eyes at the argument that of all the countries, factions, forces and individuals in the world, Israel striking Iran is the greatest threat to world peace — must be insane and apocalyptic and secretly wish for all Israelis to die. Yeah, because, you know, that’s what this site has been about since Day One.
Please, Wonkette-izers, give us more name-calling and snarky dismissal of opposing viewpoints! That’s a completely original and valuable contribution to our national discourse, and particularly the blogosphere! I can’t find that kind of writing anywhere else on the web! Keep phoning it in!