November 17, 2006

Ah the Hypocrisy

It's a subject we haven't visited on this blog since The Breck Girl™ and Ketchup Boy lost the election, but the hypocrisy of John Edwards is back in the news again.

Of course he says it's all just a mistake made by an underling.

Wal-Mart had noted in a news release Thursday that on the same day Edwards was criticizing the company in a conference call with union-backed activists, the volunteer staff member had asked a Raleigh, N.C., electronics department manager to obtain a PS3 for the ex-senator's family.

Earlier Thursday, Edwards had said in a statement e-mailed by spokeswoman Kim Rubey: "We instructed no one to contact Wal-Mart on our behalf."

From Wal-Mart headquarters in Bentonville, Ark., company spokesman David Tovar said the Edwards staff member left a voicemail at the Raleigh store and identified himself as an Edwards staff member.

When the manager returned the call, the staff member again identified himself as working for Edwards, and Wal-Mart said it confirmed it with Edwards' office. The retailer issued a written statement Thursday accusing Edwards of not wanting to wait his turn.

"While the rest of America's working families are waiting patiently in line, Sen. Edwards wants to cut to the front," the Wal-Mart statement said.
So much for putting America first, huh, John?

Posted by caltechgirl at November 17, 2006 11:34 AM | TrackBack

Poor misunderstood John. His wife just happened to "mention" it in front of staffers... How could they have done such a thing!

Isn't it amazing how there's always someone else to blame.

Posted by: Teresa at November 17, 2006 06:45 PM

America first, unless your kids really want a PS3!!

Posted by: Cop The Truth at November 17, 2006 09:56 PM

Heh. Can I just say again how happy I am he wasn't making that call from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave??

Posted by: Richmond at November 19, 2006 03:10 PM

Ditto what Richmond said!!!

Slimey silky pony!

Posted by: Marie at November 19, 2006 05:21 PM