Mary Katharine Ham has the facts on the John Edwards estate at Townhall. Her post includes the picture above, as well as the following:
1) At 28,000 square feet and 100 acres, if there are two Americas, I’m sure John can pony up and house at least one of them.
2) If a Wal-Mart had wanted to clear-cut that much land in Chapel Hill, the unwashed, protesting, green masses on Franklin Street would still be screaming about it.
3) L.L. Cool J = Limousine Liberal Cool John
Listen, I got no problem with the guy being rich and spending his money how he wishes, but it is supremely obnoxious that just about every liberal politican lives like the top 1 percent they’ve been denigrating for the past six years. That 1 percent is full of George Bush’s buddies, but Democrats know none of them, right? The rich are not evil. For the most part, they are people who have worked hard at something they’re good at, and the market has deemed them worthy of healthy payment.
Sadly, John Edwards spent his working career building this luxurious life for himself from fairly humble beginnings, and he will spend the rest of his political career trying to convince the rest of America that his story is an impossibility in “George Bush’s America.”
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