August 29, 2007

Reason #13,461 Why John Edwards' Candidacy Is Not Going Anywhere

It's called hypocrisy.

Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards told a labor group he would ask Americans to make a big sacrifice: their sport utility vehicles.

The former North Carolina senator told a forum by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, yesterday he thinks Americans are willing to sacrifice.

Edwards says Americans should be asked to drive more fuel efficient vehicles. He says he would ask them to give up SUVs.

Obviously this was a speech for an Aerospace union and not the UAW. Of course if it was the UAW, he'd probably call for scaling back NASA projects.

Typical Liberal rhetoric - change your behavior because we know what's best for you and everyone else. And this from a guy with a house that generates more power than Disney World.

What sacrifices are you making, Senator?

Posted by Gary at August 29, 2007 08:44 AM | TrackBack

Even the walkway between his house and gym is heated, air conditioned, and lit.

Edwards brings new shallowness to the term "empty suit."

Posted by: Hucbald at August 29, 2007 09:40 AM

And, you know, my problem with Edwards is not that he's rich. Notwithstanding that he earned is fortune as an opportunistic slip-and-fall trial lawyer, I'll credit him that he did earn it.

I'd have some respect for the guy if his message was "Yes, I'm rich. I worked hard to get what I have. And you can, too. I believe in the American Dream."

But instead he plays this silly "two Americas" routine which is really nothing more than a recylced and slightly more populist version of "I feel your pain." What bunk.

Posted by: Gary at August 29, 2007 10:05 AM