I happen to think John Edwards is perhaps the biggest phony in politics - so it came as no surprise that he was also a hypocrite when it came to Wal-Mart. Why people think attacking Wal-Mart is good politics is a mystery to me but hey - if they want to keep barking up the wrong tree - let them waste their breath.
Just for fun - here are two quotes that could "somewhat" be attributable to John Edwards:
"I think the vice president and his wife love their daughter. I think they love her very much. And you can't have anything but respect for the fact that they're willing to talk about the fact that they have a gay daughter, the fact that they embrace her. It's a wonderful thing. And there are millions of parents like that who love their children, who want their children to be happy. Too bad millions of these parents have to shop at places like Wal-Mart and Pay-Less to buy their children shoes. Its bad enough that some of these gay children have to bear the barbs of being made fun of because they are gay but to also be made fun of because they wear Wal-Mart sneakers is just too much." John Edwards in the Vice Presidential Debates (a quote that often gets truncated)
If we can do the work that we can do in this country -- the work we will do when John Kerry is president -- people like Christopher Reeve are going to walk. Get up out of that wheelchair and walk again. I just hope that Christopher Reeve never walks through the doors of a Wal-Mart." John Edwards October 2004 (another quote that often gets truncated)To paraphrase Conan O'Brien, "John Edwards keeps saying there are two Americas - thank God neither voted for him."