One of the "Most Viewed Photos" at the Washington Post today is this picture of John Edwards' house in North Carolina.
Good thing I kept the link to this DANEgerus post from July 2004 (otherwise I wouldn't have anything to go with the picture):
"I think Iraq is the most serious and imminent threat to our country."--John Edwards, "CNN Late Edition," Feb. 24, 2002
During the buildup and aftermath of the Iraq war, Edwards bought and sold stock in several defense contractors, including Lockheed Martin, United Technologies, General Electric, British Petroleum, and General Dynamics.
"While making himself fabulously rich by taking a one-third cut of his multimillion-dollar verdicts coaxed out of juries with junk science and maudlin performances, Edwards has the audacity to claim, "I was more than just their lawyer; I cared about them. Their cause was my cause."
"If he cared so deeply, how about keeping just 10 percent of the multimillion-dollar jury awards, rather than a third?" -- Ann Coulter
John Edwards's claim that we are "two Americas" echoes a speech given by James P. Cannon to the 1948 convention of the Socialist Workers Party, a Trotskyite outfit:... there are two Americas--and millions of the people already distinguish between them.
One is the America of the imperialists--of the little clique of capitalists, landlords, and militarists who are threatening and terrifying the world. This is the America the people of the world hate and fear.
There is the other America--the America of the workers and farmers and the "little people." They constitute the great majority of the people. They do the work of the country. They revere its old democratic traditions--its old record of friendship for the people of other lands, in their struggles against kings and despots--its generous asylum once freely granted to the oppressed.
This is the America which must and will solve the world crisis--by taking power out of the hands of the little clique of exploiters and parasites, and establishing a government of workers and farmers. The workers' and farmers' government will immediately proceed to change things fundamentally --
[Emphasis in the original.]
Of the photos at WaPo, I much preferred this one.
Drivers along U.S. 19 near Rivesville, W.Va. get a colorful ice display thanks to Rich DeMary, 43, who mixed food coloring into gallon jugs of water, then poured them over icicles hanging off the rocks, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007. DeMary, who lives in the small Marion County town, says he's been doing this for about eight years, just to brighten the day of passers-by. He created this display last week. (AP Photo/Dale Sparks)
People like DeMary make West Virginia a great place to live.
People like Edwards ... are not really "workers and farmers."