I give John Edwards campaign a lot of credit for the attitude they took in responding to Steven Colbert’s claim that Edwards deserted South Carolina:
Fully compensating for his campaign’s odd war on a student newspaper, Edwards spokesman Eric Schultz puts out this statement:
Here is the statement from the Edwards Camp:
For those who missed Stephen Colbert’s misleading attack on John Edwards in the State newspaper this weekend, I wanted to make sure we had an opportunity to set the record straight. http://www.thestate.com/living/story/212372.html
RHETORIC VS REALITY: STEPHEN COLBERT – PLAYING LOOSE WITH THE FACTS
CLAIM: Edwards abandoned South Carolina when he was one year old.
FACT: Edwards was born in South Carolina, learned to walk in South Carolina, learned to talk to in South Carolina, and will kick Stephen Colbert’s New York City butt in South Carolina.
“Stephen Colbert claims to represent a new kind of politics, but today we see he’s participating in the slash and burn politics that has no place in American discourse. The truthiness is, as the candidate of Doritos, Colbert’s hands are stained by corporate corruption and nacho cheese. John Edwards has never taken a dime from salty food lobbyists and America deserves a President who isn’t in the pocket of the snack food special interests.”