November 27, 2006

BUT HE SURE IS PURTY:

John Edwards' folly: A book signing gone wrong (Manchester Union-Leader, 11/27/06)

[Former Sen. John] Edwards would not be caught dead inside a Wal-Mart. Saying that the company pays its employees too little, Edwards has embarked on an anti-Wal-Mart crusade. He instructs his staff members and all Americans not to shop at Wal-Mart.

"Wal-Mart makes plenty of money. They need to pay their people well," Edwards said at a Pittsburgh anti-Wal-Mart rally in August.

So naturally Edwards is holding his book signing at Barnes & Noble instead of Wal-Mart. Which is too bad for his anti-low-wages campaign, because in Manchester Wal-Mart pays hourly employees more than Barnes & Noble does.

The Barnes & Noble where Edwards will hawk his book pays $7 an hour to start. The Wal-Mart that sits just yards away pays $7.50 an hour.

Oh, the humanity!


Boy, these folks have to get out of the big city. Up here you can get way more to start almost everywhere.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 27, 2006 9:08 PM
Comments

In his own way, Edwards is worse than Charlie Rangel. In the world of John Edwards, everyone who is poor is dumb (and he ought to know, having represented enough of the schlubs).

Besides, he should hold his book signings at Borders. Everyone knows they have more cachet than Barnes & Noble.

Posted by: jim hamlen at November 27, 2006 9:48 PM

Not to worry. When Teddy raises the minimum wage again, all those workers should demand to have their wages cut to show solidarity with their brother and sister wage slaves.

Posted by: erp at November 28, 2006 9:57 AM
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