The first calls on his cell phone came from two lawyers asking to represent him in a slander case. Elizabeth Edwards, they told him, had called him a "rabid, rabid Republican." That wasn't all. The Democratic presidential candidate's wife also told The Associated Press she didn't want her children near Johnson because, she said, he once pulled a gun on workers investigating a right of way on his property.
Johnson, a 55-year-old retired landscaper with arthritic knees, said he's not interested in suing.
"I'd just like to know why she has such hard feelings to me," he said. "They say they're for poor people."
But apparently, you're nobody until Elizabeth Edwards dislikes you.
I really hope Edwards stays in the race for the long haul. You just can't make stuff like this up. It may soon get difficult to distinguish between real Edwards news and an article in The Onion.