Friday, November 17, 2006

Shopping with the enemy

You have to love the hypocrisy:,2933,230399,00.html

Former Senator John Edwards has made a campaign of blasting Wal-Mart for failing to provide health care for its workers... but he's feeling the heat after a staff member asked the retail giant for help in getting Edwards a new Playstation 3 video game system. Wal-Mart issued a release saying : "While the rest of America's working families are waiting patiently in line, Senator Edwards wants to cut to the front."

But Edwards calls the whole thing a misunderstanding — saying his wife mentioned that she wanted one of the games for their children — leading a volunteer to reach out to Wal-Mart without Edwards' knowledge.

Obama, Edwards vs. Wal-Mart

Two possible Democratic presidential candidates - Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois and former vice presidential candidate John Edwards - will team up Wednesday with Wal-Mart watchdog group to call on the world's largest retailer to "put families first" and become a better employer. said the two Democrats are expected to participate in a national conference call entitled "Call for Change" scheduled to take place at 7 p.m. ET.

Come on, a misunderstanding? They want to run for president. Edwards staffer got caught.

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