Listen to What I Say; Don’t Investigate What I Do
Who's the biggest phony of them all?
By Paul Greenberg
John Edwards, the presidential candidate, has been outed by the Wall Street Journal as the kind of investor in subprime real estate that he's been blasting on the campaign trial.
It turns out that the hedge fund Mr. Edwards has a long and profitable connection with — Fortress Investment Group — invests in the kind of "shameful lending practices" that Candidate Edwards denounced when he kicked off his presidential campaign in New Orleans' Ninth Ward last December.
This is an example of why people become cynical about elected officials.