Thursday, June 7, 2007

Big Bad Wolf

As if selling oil company stocks and wilting on national television wasn't enough to worry about, The Guv also apparently endorses Mexican wolves eating small children.

At least according to a contributor on the official John Edwards blog who posted an entry ("Bill Richardson Supports Wolves Stalking Children") on Monday criticizing Richardson's support for reintroducing endangered Mexican wolves into the wild.

"SisterFlash" asserts that the governor, "in an attempt to pander to the greens and environmental extreme, decided the risk to rural children was acceptable." This after three incidents in recent months involving wolves and children in New Mexico and beyond. None of the children were harmed, mind you, but that's not a chance that "SisterFlash" (nom de plume for Little Red Riding Hood?) wants to take. The blogger also suggests Richardson will support coyotes attacking kids in New Jersey, alligators killing children in Floria and mountain lions stalking young 'uns in Arizona.

Do you hear that, Ed? Bears. Now you're putting the whole station in jeopardy.

Psssshhh. Then again, it would certainly distinguish Richardson from the other Democratic candidates if he were to launch a "Save the Mexican Wolf: Feed it Defenseless Farm Kids" platform. But the governor probably has bigger predators to worry about these days.

When he isn't putting honey marinade on kindergarteners, The Guv is hitting the campaign trail hard this week. After the debate on Sunday, Richardson was in Chicago on Monday to speak at a forum for the Rev. Jesse Jackson's Rainbow/PUSH Coalition. Monday night was fundraising in Phoenix. Tuesday and Wednesday saw Richardson passing around a hat in San Antonio, Dallas and Houston. Last night he was giving a speech to the Henderson Democratic Club in Nevada.

This morning, the governor was in Las Vegas (NV) and right now is probably in a plane somewhere over Utah on his way to a fundraiser in Denver tonight. Tomorrow is Denver and Pueblo, then Alamogordo and Carlsbad. Saturday, he's taking the day off to sprinkle paprika on Mrs. Campbell's third-grade class, then he's back in California for a fundraiser in Los Angeles on Sunday. A visit through the woods to grandmother's house may have to wait until next week.


Jude Nagurney Camwell said...

It looks like Wonkette got punked, so you might want to reconsider spreading this because it's looking like an untrue story.

The blogger who posted this story about Bill Richardson and wolves had never posted at the John Edwards blog before that day and most of the many commenters on the particular post all signed up for accounts the same day that the author of the post did.

It sure looks like someone was messing with the people who write the Wonkette blog and they fell for it.

Oopsy....pretty embarrassing for them.

Not at all fair to other citizen journalists - not much different than yourself - who diary at the group blog.

Jude Nagurney Camwell said...

The link is here:

Look up the author's and commenter's names for yourself.