Tuesday, May 08, 2007

So now Edwards tells us he worked for Fortress?

And he expects us to buy the line about learning more about financial markets and their relationship to poverty?

From a HEDGE fund management group?

Does he really expect anyone besides his sycophant followers to believe that?


"It was primarily to learn, but making money was a good thing, too," the 2004 vice presidential nominee said in an interview with The Associated Press."

I'm sure the money was a good thing.....just like in the good old days as a trial lawyer, wasn't it?

"He said the job was a compliment to his position as the head of a poverty center at the University of North Carolina."


How do you figure that, Mr. Two Americas?


All in all, it's just a weak attempt at damage control.

Here's what WaPo said about this tawdry situation.


"Steve Jarding, a former top strategist for Edwards, said he would have advised the candidate to avoid the business and fundraising relationship with the hedge fund because it flies in the face of his political persona as a champion for the poor and an advocate for making the wealthy pay their share of taxes.

'It raises the question, "Is John Edwards the guy he says he is?"--- and that is not a debate John wants to have when he is trying to raise money and to move into that top tier of candidates,' Jarding said."


  1. It will be interesting to see how much $$$ he was paid for his expert advice on the economy.

    I'm guessing a couple of mil.

    Hard to pass up that kind of cash, even if you are a hypocrite.

  2. Some of us knew John Edwards was not what he says he is a very long time ago.

  3. "Some of us knew John Edwards was not what he says he is a very long time ago."

    And more Americans become wise to him almost every day.

    His campaign is toast.