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Sunday, November 19, 2006

Hooray for class warfare snobs!

Beautiful story. Senator John Edwards got caught trying to have Wal-Mart get him a PS3 for his son (presumably). This sort of elitism is expected from our "representatives," but it's just hilariuous when he was spending all his time with unions talking about how evil Wal-Mart is. He's also the schmuck who reuns around talking about "The Two Americas." You know, one for rich people and another for us and, uh, Senator Edwards. One of the best takes on the story was posted by Radley Balko at the Agitator. Here's an excerpt:

We re-embrace an old meme as mole-lipped Adonis John Edwards returns to the national stage, preparing for the '08 race with lots of class-warfare talking and handsome-being.

This time, though, he seems to have stepped in a big steaming-pile of class warfare, and gotten it all over his shoe. On the same day Edwards was bashing Wal-Mart on a conference call with a bunch of labor leaders, an "aide" was asking one local Wal-Mart if they wouldn't mind bumping the former senator to the front of the line to get a Playstation 3 for his son.

As Reason's Jeff Taylor explains, the first lesson in all of this is that the very fact that so many people are lining up for a $600 game console -- and that they're getting them from Wal-Mart -- cuts a hole in Edwards' sorry "Two Americas" theme. The second of course is Edwards' ass-naked hypocrisy, and the obvious lie that he "didn't know" the aid would try to purchase the console from loathed Wal-Mart.


Blogger Chamomiles Davis said...

Now, is less or more hypocritical than Hillary Clinton being on the board of Wal-Mart?

Say what you will about Republicans, at least they're proud of their scummy corporate connections.

2:51 PM  

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