Monday, May 07, 2007

John Edwards: I'm Like FDR and RFK on Poverty Issues

John Edwards: I'm Like FDR and RFK on Poverty Issues

Presidential candidate John Edwards said Monday it's silly to suggest that his wealth and expensive tastes have hurt his credibility as an advocate for the poor. "Would it have been better if I had done well and didn't care?" Edwards asked.

Edwards noted that some of the most acclaimed anti-poverty advocates came from privileged backgrounds, including Franklin Roosevelt and Bobby Kennedy. "You could see and feel the empathy they had," said Edwards, speaking from his home in North Carolina during an interview on Iowa Public Radio.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, maybe this means the Breck Girl will open up his new mansion and let all the poor folks live with him. J'Mac

2:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Donal! Hey, check your e-mail. J'Mac

3:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree, you have to be poor to care about poor people, right? And you have to be stupid to care about people with no education.

3:50 PM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

And it helps if you are a smarmy hypocrite if you want to be a politician, right anonymous?


4:30 PM  
Anonymous Les Ismore said...
You gotta see this!

5:16 PM  
Anonymous Les Ismore said...

cant get the link here for some reason... Any ideas on how to get long URLs to copy here?

5:36 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

LIM--You have to break them so they fit the space, then tell us to paste 'em back together and paste 'em into our URL addy window...

5:49 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

TMW--That's tellin' him! LOL!

ANON.--This smarmy sonuvabitch is a real hypocrite. Talking about helping the poor while FLAUNTING his own wealth. Tell him to shut up about soup line America; he hasn't got a CLUE. A $400 haircut isn't wealth--it's ostentatious gluttony.

5:54 PM  
Blogger Russet Shadows said...

Edwards obtained his money by being a trial lawyer in class-action lawsuits. Apparently he did very well for himself, and he did so by siphoning off money for the victims. So he's earned his money in a truly suspect manner, first. Then he pushes suspect policies such as ending poverty, which directly conflict with his claimed Christianity ("the poor you will always have with you" -- is this true, Edwards? Yes or no?). A man of suspect riches pushing suspect positions. Excuse me if I don't fall for it.

3:54 AM  

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