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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Elizabeth Edwards on Larry King Live

Last night, Elizabeth Edwards was on Larry King's show, debating amongst things, the rhetoric of health care reform with former HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson. Here's the video, courtesy of CNN:

For now, here's a link to the transcript. Later I will post more parts of it and comment on what was exchanged between EE and TT.

And to many commenters on my post about EE standing by her man, she reiterated that "they" (and I took it to mean her and John) were getting the kids ready for school.

From the transcript:

EDWARDS: Things are going fine. We're getting the children ready for a new school year. Everything seems to be going pretty smoothly at my house.

KING: And the...

EDWARDS: But thank you for asking.

KING: And the continued questions about the paternity factor, is there any solution there -- DNA tests?

Do you know if anything is going to happen?

EDWARDS: I -- my expectation is at some point, something happens. And I hope for the -- for the sake of -- of this child that -- that it happens, you know, in a quiet way.

My point here is that while Elizabeth may or may not be by to read BW, she will follow her own advice. I stick by Elizabeth and she knows what is best for her family.

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  • Go get 'em Elizabeth! Great job.

    Thanks for advocating for all of us.

    NCDem Amy

    By Blogger Amy Goodale, at 12:51 PM  

  • One of the best moments is when Mrs. Edwards calls out Governor Thompson on his claim the Republicans allowed Medicare to negotiate prescription prices when in fact they specifically prohibited such negotiations. Her reaction when he makes the claim is priceless and she doesn't let it pass when he moves to other topics. (It was also refreshing to hear an intelligent debate on cable news instead of people yelling at one another.)

    I have a question I was wondering if anyone can answer. Do any of the proposals include computerizing medical records, billing and prescription dispensing? Replacing hand written orders could dramatically reduce life threatening errors, expedite the billing process since there would be no excuse for insurers about the code used and most importantly prevent possible deaths or serious injuries due to wrong drugs being administered. We can computerize everything else in our lives, why not these items?

    By Blogger indyvoter, at 3:04 PM  

  • IndyVoter,
    I'm sure once you get ObamaCare, you'll see computerized medical records along with every other leading edge innovation in health care. After all, why wouldn't we expect the Fed to do this. Look at how innovative and computerized other wonderful Fed programs are-- Social Security, Medicare, Cash for Clunkers, etc. Why don't tab over to the Soc. Security site and check out how your retirement investments are worth?!!!

    For you and Ms. Edwards to think that a public option will only serve the 45 Million w/o insurance plus the 10% who are unhappy with their current private insurance shows such a lack of real world experience that I almost hope ObamaCare passes so you can see the results.
    Keep voting Indy; it's geniuses like you that are going to bankrupt this once great country.

    By Blogger TedNugent, at 6:59 AM  

  • If you didn't catch The Daily Show last night, watch one of the replays or go online. Jon Stewart did an amazing job of exposing the unfounded claims the health care proposal ever included death panels.

    He did it without yelling once or demeaning her - which is almost unheard of on cable or blogs (as evidenced by the trolls showing up here.) Stewart is mastering the art of the Edward R. Murrow approach to let them hang themselves with their own words. Priceless!

    By Blogger indyvoter, at 9:33 AM  

  • Indy,

    So your answer to my questions about government efficiency is to watch a show on Comedy Central?!
    It's nice to know who's leading the "progressive" movement these days (Jon Stewart & Al Franken).
    I'll be sure to check out your funny video once you attempt to answer my serious questions.

    By Blogger TedNugent, at 1:23 PM  

  • TedNugent,
    I hate to burst your bubble but the world doesn't revolve around you. I wasn't answering your "questions" for two reasons: 1. You don't actually direct any substantive questions to me and 2. I have no interest in engaging in a conversation with a dining room table.

    I wasn't responding to you. My comments were for the people who read this blog with interest and to have an intelligent conversation. Please don't feel obligated to respond to me as I'm not interested in your rantings.

    I would like to thank you for the truth in your "signature" as NOISE describes your posts perfectly since they are sound without substance.
    Goodbye to you!

    By Blogger indyvoter, at 2:19 PM  

  • Elizabeth gives as good as she gets. I was talking to some hospital personnel today and they are totally for UHC.

    It would be very good if "we the people" could vote on it instead of Congress.

    I would like to see a plan that is well thought out, implemented, and one that most are satisfied with. You know the old saying "you can't please everyone."

    By Blogger IM4JRE, at 7:02 PM  

  • Thank you, Elizabeth, you hold your own with a smile and sparkle. Thanks for speaking out for us!

    Every other country obtains volume discounts for drugs, except the U.S. The Bush administration allowed the pharmaceutical industry to write the legislation for them. Republicans in Congress do not earn their keep and do not deserve their salary if they ask lobbyists to do their work.

    By Blogger aaaack, at 12:23 AM  

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