This is actually rather funny. I honestly do not think Elizabeth Edwards realizes how self-centered this interview makes her sound.
Edwards, the wife of Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, particularly recalls the time neighbor Monty Johnson brought out a gun while chasing workers investigating a right of way near his property. The Edwards family has yet to meet Johnson in person.
"I wouldn't be nice to him, anyway," Edwards said in an interview. "I don't want my kids anywhere near some guy who, when he doesn't like somebody, the first thing he does is pull a gun out. It scares the business out of me."
But Johnson defended the occasion he brandished a gun, saying those on his land didn't have the proper approval.
"I use the gun for protection, and I considered that an appropriate time," Johnson said. "Sometimes you have to take drastic measures."
Edwards views Johnson as a "rabid, rabid Republican" who refuses to clean up his "slummy" property just to spite her family, whose lavish 28,000-square-foot estate is nearby on 102 wooded acres.
Oh my. He's a Republican and he's driving down her property value out of spite. Wow. Or wah. It's just all about her, isn't it? It's also interesting to note that Johnson has lived on his property all his life. The Edwards mansion is a new – and very, very large – arrival in the neighborhood. And to top it off, she makes highly personal attacks on someone she has never met and has already dismissed as someone she wouldn't be nice to if she ever did.