Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Friday, May 11, 2007

Edwards Hits Bottom and Digs

John Edwards' faith in his own ability to BS people regarding his hypocrisy is getting him deeper in the doodoo

Earlier this spring, it was learned that the filthy rich John Edwards further encriched himself by working for a hedgefund manager, The Fortress Investment Group.

This would be a strange alliance for a man who promotes himself as an advocate of the poor. He made matters worse by claiming that he took the job to gain a greater understanding of the origins of poverty.

Now it has been learned that Fortress Investment is one of those subprime lenders that Edwards has been railing against on the campaign trail.

This time, he's pleading ignorance.

Ignorance seems to come very naturally to the Breck Girl.

1 comment:

Paul E. Zimmerman, M.A. said...

I was wondering the other day how it is that someone can run a poverty center at the same time that he needs to "learn" about the subject by working for a hedge fund. It's either the case that Edwards was running a center without knowing what he was doing, or that he's just a bad liar.

On the other hand, I guess it could be both at the same time...