Oh The Irony

I wonder which of the “two Americas” John Edwards hails from:

John Edwards has an example to teach University of California at Davis students how to avoid poverty — charge $55,000 for a speech. That’s how much the 2008 Democratic presidential candidate negotiated for his fee to speak to 1,787 people at the taxpayer-funded school in January 2006, according to financial disclosures.

This hardly distinguishes Edwards from other politicians, of course, whose concern with winning elections is far greater than any concern for average people. Still, the hypocrisy is obvious and illuminating.

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