Monday, March 26, 2007

Living Like You Mean It

Apparently CBS news reader Katie Couric is getting a lot of grief from right-wingers like Matt Drudge, Rush Limbaugh, and their idiot minions about her interview with Elizabeth and John Edwards. The interview was aired on 60 Minutes.

Ever notice how the family values cheerleaders, metaphorically speaking, always seem to have something ugly sticking out from their souls?

We didn't see the interview. We almost never watch commercial television and certainly not to learn the news. But that doesn't stop us from having an opinion because we can always read the transcript.

Our opinion about this has nothing to do with Katie Couric, or CBS, or (god forbid!) Drudge or anything so trivial. It's about Mrs. Edwards' thoughts and beliefs about life and death:
You know, you really have two choices here. I mean, either you push forward with the things that you were doing yesterday or you start dying. That seems to be your only two choices. If I had given up everything that my life was about – first of all, I'd let cancer win before it needed to. You know, maybe eventually it will win. But I'd let it win before I needed to.

And I'd just basically start dying. I don't want to do that. I want to live. And I want to do the work that I want next year to look like last year and... and the year after that and the year after that. And the only way to do that is to say I'm going to keep on with my life.
Just for the record: Elizabeth Edwards and her husband have more than our vote. They have our personal respect and admiration.

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