Email to Edwards

LizzieLou | news & politics | Saturday, August 11th, 2007

Dear Senator Edwards (‘s campaign staff):

forgive this really moronic request I am about to make, but I feel so strongly about this I know I can’t be the only one…. Please stop wearing that yellow Lance Armstrong bracelet. Four years ago, Kerry wore one. It was a fad then, and perhaps forgivable. However, to see a candidate wearing that now is a reminder of a failed campaign, of loss and grief.

So, please PLEASE, take the yellow bracelet off. You don’t want to pick-up where Kerry left off. Find your own way.

How ’bout a pink one?


  1. The reply to my sage advice? A plea for financial support of course.

    Poor John Edwards. He needs gas money… “We are using B20 biodiesel, a cleaner fuel, to run our bus—and clean money to fuel our campaign. My campaign runs on money from people like you—not from D.C. lobbyists or political action committees. Help keep our bus running on cleaner fuel and our campaign fueled with clean money—donate what you can to help us raise $100,000 by Sunday.”

    Comment by LizzieLou — August 14, 2007 @ 6:15 am

  2. well, i hope he doesn’t use that money to buy 100,000 livestrong bracelets.

    Comment by Linsey — August 16, 2007 @ 3:48 am

  3. omg, you made me pee my pants.

    i finally figured why their reply struck me funny. it sounds like a ransom note, i’m surprised you weren’t asked to deliver 200 gallons of used french fry oil in pint containers to an undisclosed location in the park.

    “i may not back gay marriage but at least my campaign is CLEAN.”

    Comment by me — August 28, 2007 @ 12:55 am

  4. Amy gave out those bracelets a few years ago as Christmas presents. I wore mine faithfully until the cheap rubber snapped (okay, I took it off for showers and sleeping). I took that as a sign that the fad had ended (for me).

    Comment by eelaine — September 4, 2007 @ 4:56 pm

  5. I liked the idea that the money raised from sales of them actually (supposedly) went to a charitable cause. Then I started seeing rubber bracelets in the nickel machines in front of the grocery stores. Surely not a charitable endeavor. Then the anti-bracelet bracelets came out; the ones sporting virtues such as Apathy and Sloth. These made me laugh for a while. But now I find them all so annoying. Really unreasonably so, such that it was hard for me to laugh at Stephen Colbert’s red WRISTSTRONG bracelets. And that’s a sad state of affairs. (Perhaps it hearkens back to my initial dislike of like-a-virgin-Madonna and her rubber bracelets. She perturbed me then.)

    Whatever. I’m not an Edwards fan.

    Just say YES! to the good and true – VOTE KUCINICH!!!

    Comment by LizzieLou — September 5, 2007 @ 1:14 am

  6. […] … thank you very much. I will take the credit for the rejection of the yellow rubber bracelet. I am a secret campaign consultant. I don’t think it was a fluke either because on this past weekend’s Real Time with Bill Maher the candidate continued to be sans yellow rubber bracelet. He made a decent showing there too and came off much better than he did at the LOGO forum. I’ll put him back in the plus column and sign-up to receive more campaign spam. (I swear, Hillary sends me so many emails I think she has a little crush on me. She’s even using Bill as her wingman.) […]

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