Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

And While We're On Subject of John Edwards' Hypocrisy

In the two Americas, there is one where we stand in line ourselves to get good deals at Wal-Mart. Then, there's John Edwards' America, who sends flunkies to stand in line for him.

Wal-Mart claims that former North Carolina Senator John Edwards asked his local Wal-Mart store for help in getting a hot new Sony PlayStation Three.

The potential 2008 presidential candidate says a volunteer made the call by mistake, and feels terrible about it.

Edwards, a prominent critic of the company, had taken part in a conference call yesterday with union-led activists who are trying to pressure Wal-Mart for better labor standards.

Wal-Mart says the same day, an Edwards staff member asked a Raleigh, North Carolina, electronics department manager to obtain a P-S-Three for the ex-senator’s family. A company statement accuses Edwards of not wanting to wait his turn.

Edwards says it was a volunteer who made the call after hearing that the Edwards family had wanted a P-S-Three.

Edwards also says the volunteer now realizes that he shouldn’t have used the former senator’s name.

It was all a simple mistake. A "botched joke."

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