Friday, August 03, 2007

The Breck Girl steps in it again

Proving once again that he is both a wretched hypocrite and dumb as a box of rocks:

August 3, 2007 -- WASHINGTON - John Edwards, who yesterday demanded Democratic candidates return any campaign donations from Rupert Murdoch and News Corp., himself earned at least $800,000 for a book published by one of the media mogul's companies.

The Edwards campaign said the multimillionaire trial lawyer would not return the hefty payout from Murdoch for the book titled "Home: The Blueprints of Our Lives."

The campaign didn't respond to a question from The Post about whether it was hypocritical for Edwards to take money from News Corp. while calling for other candidates not to.

In addition to a $500,000 advance from HarperCollins, which is owned by News Corp., Edwards also was cut a check for $300,000 for expenses.

Edwards claimed $333,334 in royalties from last year's release of the book, according to media accounts. The campaign said last night that those funds were part of the advance.

It boggles the mind to contemplate just how stupid and greedy this little man is. While trying to run a presidential campaign based on his empathy for the poor he cannot bring himself to stop grubbing for every last dime nor can he resist wallowing in the kind of luxury that would have made a Byzantine aristocrat blush.

As things stand now the Breck Girl is good for a belly-laugh. If he there were actually any chance that he could get elected president the laughter would turn to blood-freezing horror.