Friday, December 29, 2006 at 11:26 AM
Nevertheless, Edwards went through the motions of assuring his fellow Americans that – in case they didn’t get enough of it in 2004 – he will be rehashing his trite “two Americas: one rich and one poor” shtick for their edification over the next two years.
And, in what had to have been the most egregious gaffe of his campaign launch, Edwards to traveled to New Orleans to use the rubble and poor victims of Hurricane Katrina as props for his choreographed announcement. Unfortunately, the look on the face of every kid in this photo-op betrays the “campaign of hope” Edwards is trying to convey with his contrived smile.
Indeed, even the most cynical political commentators could not ignore the hypocrisy of Edwards showing up for a day to decry the fact that – more than a year after Katrina – these longsuffering people are still struggling to rebuild their lives of quiet desperation. Because during this time, instead of traveling to lend a helping hand – like so many people who are genuinely concerned about the gap between the two Americas did – Edwards was busy watching contractors build his plantation mansion in North Carolina that is so, well, presidential, it would make both George Ws (ie. Washington and Bush) blush with envy.
So much for this latest great white hope for black America….
Run Obama run!