Thursday, May 24, 2007
Edwards: Now Entering the Third America
Yesterday I posted about Edwards admonishing "two Americas" while charging a public University $55,000 for a speech about poverty...and last night I read something that made that even worse:
"...The question of the day: Just how much of the $500 million sunken treasure found in the Atlantic last weekend belongs to Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards?
I put a call in to Edwards' campaign yesterday morning to find out, but I haven't heard back yet.
The reality? The populist one-term senator will get an undisclosed piece of the action from the sunken 17th-century galleon.
The ship, laden with gold and silver, was found at the bottom of the Atlantic by a little-known exploration company, Florida-based Odyssey Marine Research.
Edwards' personal financial disclosures show he's an investor in the exclusive Drawbridge Global Macro Fund, which owns the 9.9% stake in OMR.
Ten percent of $500 million. After costs, of course." (source)
This might qualify as a third America, don't you think? I don't even think Soros, Gates or Winfrey can lay claim to sunken treasure. I wonder if he'll be donating all of that to "even the playing field"...
(H/T: Ghostie Alix)