Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

You, Not John Edwards, Need to Sacrifice

John Edwards says that Americans should sacrifice their SUV's for the environment. So far, he has demonstrated no inclination to make any sacrifices himself.

Photo update: Here's a link to a higher resolution photo of the Chateau de Breck Girl with circles drawn around SUV's parked the estate.

Hat tip to: The Blogfather

The irony was not lost on his audience.

Edwards was asked during his appearance how he explained the contradiction of asking Americans to sacrifice while he's living in a 28,000-square-foot (2,600-square-meter) mansion.

He said he came from nothing, worked hard all his life, has always supported workers and fought big corporations as a lawyer.

"I have no apologies whatsoever for what I've done with my life," he said to loud cheers. "My entire life has been about the same cause, which is making sure wherever you come from, whatever your family is, whatever the color of your skin, you get a real chance to do something great in this country."

He deserves to live any way he wants. You haven't earned it yet.

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