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Monday, November 27, 2006

John Edwards Has Egg on His Face, Again

As heard on 770 KTTH AM, Seattle, "The Sytman and Boze Show"  former Senator John Edwards gaffed again.  Its beginning to sound like former Senator Edwards may not be as smart as he thinks he is.  I will let you be the judge. 

It seems that former Senator Edwards was at a Barnes & Noble promoting his new book.  He started hammering Wal-Marts for not paying employees decent wages.  The Barnes & Noble where Edwards was hawking his book currently pays its employees $7 per hour starting salary.  Wal-Mart pays its employees $7.50 starting salary ($.50 more per hour).  After former Senator Edwards was finished with his obviously poorly researched tirade, he was confronted on his discrepant and asinine comments.  C' est la vie!  What we have is  another classic "John Kerry Moment" in the life a trial lawyer turned politician.  After I heard Sytman and Boze talking about former Senator Edwards' latest gaff, I found the story at at Union Leader. Com. 

So, grab yourself a cup of coffee, sit back, and read the latest about the democratic hopeful, former Senator Edwards having a "John Kerry Moment."  Of course most of the mainstream press is not going to carry the story because they are too busy trying to blame the Bush White House for something.  

Asked back in January what he thought would be an appropriate minimum wage, Edwards told The New York Times, "My view is it should be $7.50 an hour, and I can make a great argument for it being a lot higher than that."

Seven-fifty an hour? Why, that's what Wal-Mart pays! And without a federal mandate, too.

Unfortunately, people who want to support a company that pays at least $7.50 an hour cannot go to Wal-Mart to buy Edwards' book and then take it over to Barnes & Noble for him to sign it. Wal-Mart doesn't carry it. Wonder why.

Of course, Barnes & Noble is no less virtuous than Wal-Mart because it pays 50 cents an hour less. And Wal-Mart is no less virtuous than other companies that pay more. Both businesses provide useful, productive employment at competitive market rates. That in itself is virtuous.

John Edwards should take the virtuous path and stop his anti-Wal-Mart demagoguery. Anyone can see that it is nothing more than a populist ploy to make him look like a champion of low-income people. But those very people he is trying to help end up saving hundreds of dollars a year by shopping at Wal-Mart. Its efficiencies provide them with low-cost items they might not be able to afford otherwise.  Source: Union Leader. Com - John Edwards' folly: A book signing gone wrong

Folks, I am not sure if former Senator Edwards is capable of being a presidential candidate.  You tell me if he should be.  former Senator Edwards has slipped into gaffing "John Kerry Moments" too often. 

Then again, this would provide Rush Limbaugh and political comedians some rich material for their radio shows.

I am not sure if or if not former Senator Edwards sent an volunteer staffer (working for free below the minimum wage) to get a Playstation3 at Wal-mart for his (Edwards') son.  I recall that former Senator Edwards indicted that his son dissed elementary school classmates for shopping at Wal-Mart.  ( Source: Edwards acknowledges staff asked Wal-Mart for Playstation 3)

Now, former Senator John Edwards rassed Wal-marts for paying starting employees MORE THAN, the book vendor, Barnes and Nobles.  Go figure. Does Senator John Edwards take the average Joe Citizen for an idiot?   I hope you liberals take this under advisement.  The liberals have Kerry and Edwards making them look foolish. 

For the conservative side of the house, ask your liberal buddies if they are gullible?



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