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Jai4WKC08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-23-07 05:00 PM
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5. Edwards isn't a hypocrite because he's rich
We may laugh at his silly little acts of ostentation, but really don't hold against him the right to spend the money that he's earned however he might choose.

No, Edwards' problem isn't that he's rich, but that he's a total fraud. He claimed to be working against poverty, but took a pretty good salary from his poverty center, and huge fees to lecture as part of the center's work. The center itself never really accomplished anything, and was never intended to -- it only hired three people (one of them Edwards). Fully one half of his travel with the poverty center, counted by days, were to Iowa and New Hampshire. He also traveled to several early primary states with large Native American populations and never ONCE spoke with the tribal leaders. And then there's the FACT that he didn't do one damn thing about poverty when he was in the Senate, even in the years when Democrats were in control.

It's like apologizing for his IWR vote. Purely a political calculation and nothing more.
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