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If Wal-Mart Is Bad For America, Why Does John Edwards Shop There ?

by @ 8:18 pm on November 16, 2006. Filed under Business, Democrats, Economics, John Edwards, Wal-Mart

Former Democratic Veep candidate John Edwards has been at the forefront of the anti-Wal-Mart rhetoric coming out of the Democratic Party lately. However, the fact that Wal-Mart allegedly harms the American worker apparently doesn’t stop him from shopping there:

John-Boy, you make us proud down in the Tar Heel State.

I just got a hilarious Wal-Mart press release. Looks like the handsomest Senator has fallen victim to the siren song of low, low prices. Heaven forfend (emphasis mine)!

BENTONVILLE, Ark. ? Nov. 16, 2006 ? Just like the millions of Americans who turn to their neighborhood Wal-Mart for their holiday shopping needs, Wal-Mart announced today that former Sen. John Edwards is seeking to be one of the first to get a Sony PlayStation3, one of the most coveted holiday gift items this Christmas season.

Yesterday, a staff person for former Sen. Edwards contacted a Wal-Mart electronics manager in Raleigh, North Carolina to obtain a Sony PlayStation3 on behalf of the Senator’s family. Later that night, Sen. Edwards reportedly re-told a homespun story to participants of a United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) union-sponsored call about how his son had chided a fellow student for purchasing shoes at Wal-Mart.

Surely you can’t mean this John Edwards, who was “on the campaign trail again, this time against Wal-Mart?”

Nor this John Edwards, pictured at a Wakeup Wal-Mart Rally in Pittsburgh in August:

Apparently, hypocrisy starts when the Christmas shopping begins.

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