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Tuesday, December 4, 2007

John Edwards Wanted to be Superman

posted by on December 4 at 11:15 AM

Posted by Ryan S. Jackson

In what’s already being all but conceded by Camp Hillary as one of the most mind-bendingly dumb campaign attacks of the presidential campaign so far, Hillary Clinton’s campaign went after Barack Obama yesterday for having written an essay in kindergarten stating he wanted to be president. You see, this exposed Obama as a hypocrite for his attacks on Hillary’s perceived life-long ambition of being the first woman president.

Or something.

And while Hillary’s campaign is now referring to the attack as “a joke,” this misstep has allowed John Edwards to make a folksy, rhetorical charge into the breech:

Edwards grinned as he recounted the Clinton campaign’s allegation.

“I want to confess to all of you right now,” he told his audience, “in third grade, I wanted to be two things: I wanted to be a cowboy, and I wanted to be Superman.”

In the name of humanity, stop before someone asks Joe Biden what he wanted to be when he grew up.

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I never wanted to be anything more than a cocksucker.

Posted by Mr. Poe | December 4, 2007 11:28 AM

@1: Congratulations. A life's ambition achieved.

Posted by Aislinn | December 4, 2007 11:32 AM

Joe Biden? "I wanted to be a cowboy, and I wanted to be Superman...."

Posted by NapoleonXIV | December 4, 2007 11:33 AM

Biden: porn star - just sayin'...

Posted by RHETT ORACLE | December 4, 2007 11:43 AM

Wasn't Joe Biden already a Senator in 3rd grade?

Posted by thehim | December 4, 2007 11:48 AM

I wanted to be Olivia Newton-John's charactor in Xanadu. I could never find a good place to roller skate in a skirt without getting beat up.

Posted by monkey | December 4, 2007 11:52 AM

Remember when everyone wanted to be an Astronaut and then President?

That was when those were good things.

Posted by Will in Seattle | December 4, 2007 12:33 PM

Joe Biden wanted to be Neil Kinnock.

Posted by Fnarf | December 4, 2007 12:39 PM

But Superman is Canadian. Does John Edwards want to be Canadian?

Posted by Sirkowski | December 4, 2007 1:17 PM

@9 - which Superman? The comix, the TV show, the movies (which of those)?

Posted by Will in Seattle | December 4, 2007 1:18 PM

I wanted to be a farmer, then a baseball player, then a lawyer, and then President.

That was all in the course of one afternoon when I was three years old.

Posted by Phelix | December 4, 2007 1:25 PM

Well, if you needed any further examples of Hillary's campaign being over and done... Attacks on grade schoolers should do it!

Posted by Hal | December 4, 2007 1:53 PM

It doesn't matter, it's just because he's so gosh-darn nice, eh?

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