Thursday, June 21, 2007

Like Gore, Edward's Causes Benefit HIMSELF Most

NYT: Main Beneficiary Of Edwards' Non-Profit Is Edwards Himself

John Edwards ended 2004 with a problem: how to keep alive his public profile without the benefit of a presidential campaign that could finance his travels and pay for his political staff.

Mr. Edwards, who reported this year that he had assets of nearly $30 million, came up with a novel solution, creating a nonprofit organization with the stated mission of fighting poverty. The organization, the Center for Promise and Opportunity, raised $1.3 million in 2005, and — unlike a sister charity he created to raise scholarship money for poor students — the main beneficiary of the center’s fund-raising was Mr. Edwards himself, tax filings show.



Anonymous tom said...

what a doof!

12:12 AM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

What else can we expect from those who have no god but themselves?


3:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder WHO gave the $250,000 donation? Does anyone other than me think it was either Soros or some rich Arab?

If it was some rich libbie hedge fund guy then fine, at least he's an American who has a RIGHT to affect our elections.

Bill Clinton has been on the payroll of some ME oil sheiks for YEARS now, how much do you wanna bet that some of those millions end up in Hillary's coffers?

There are a myriad of asinine campaign finance laws that need to be eliminated, but one in particular needs to be ENFORCED! We have to somehow get a grip on the influence of foreign money on American politics. Hillary's war chest (no breast plates) will be fat with Arab cash. Mark my words.


4:13 AM  

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