Wednesday, September 07, 2005
Former Vice Presidential candidate and former Senator John Edwards continues to see "Two Americas". In today's Raleigh News and Observer, Edwards is quoted as applying his 2004 campaign theme to the Hurricane Katrina aftermath, "We see the poor and working class of New Orleans who don't own a car and couldn't evacuate to hotels or families far from the target of Katrina... We see the suffering of families who lived from paycheck to paycheck and who followed the advice of officials and went to shelters at the Civic Center or the Superdome or stayed home to protect their possessions... We have been too slow to act in the face of the misery of our brothers and sisters. This is an ugly and horrifying wake-up call to America." So what does he plan to do about it? Start a lecture series on the subject at the UNC Law School, where he is the current Director of the Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity. I'll bet that really cheers-up the folks who lost everything in the storm, huh? You can hear them now, "Man, that John Edwards REALLY CARES! He's worried about ME! Now I don't have to go through this ALONE!"