Elzabeth Edwards Gives Boring Interview to Salon.com

Some excerpts from what she said said:

I think one of the things that make me so completely comfortable with this is that keeping that door open to women is actually more a policy of John’s than Hillary’s.

How do you see that?

On the issues that are important to women, she has not … well, healthcare, that’s enormously important to women, all the polls say, and what she says now is, we’re going to have a national conversation about healthcare. And then she describes some cost-saving things, which John also supports, but she acts like that’s going to make healthcare affordable to everyone. And she knows it won’t. She’s not really talking about poverty, when the face of poverty is a woman’s face, often a single mother. She gave that speech on abortion a few years ago [saying abortion should be “safe, legal and rare”].

This is sort of funny:

You’re here in San Francisco again for another gay rights event. Why do you support gay marriage? Why not civil unions?

I remember hearing [former GOP Sen. Rick] Santorum ranting about how homosexual marriage threatens heterosexual marriage. I could be wrong, but I think heterosexual marriage is threatened more by heterosexuals. I don’t know why gay marriage challenges my marriage in any way.

But your husband feels differently; he’s a civil unions guy.

Well, I think it’s a struggle for him, having grown up in a Southern Baptist church where it was pounded into him. I was raised a Methodist in military churches. Poverty was talked about; I don’t remember homosexuality ever being mentioned. And I don’t think that Christians who aren’t engaged in a political campaign ever talk about it. They talk about poverty and other issues talked about in the Bible. But in churches, in political season, there’s plenty of ginning up this issue.

I wasn’t aware the Southern Baptist church, of which I’m not a member, pounds the issue of gay marriage into people. The same old liberal spin about how Christians should only care about poverty and pretend the Bible mentions nothing else.

That’s about as I can stomach, it’s a boring interview about how amazing her husband is compared to the other candidates. His campaign is going nowhere, he’s a ridiculous joke, and I’m regretting wasting the bandwidth even posting this story.

If you are interested, the entire thing is here.