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)

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