June 22, 2007
A Nonprofit to Support Sen. Edwards
There may not be comic strips in the NY Times, but this story on Senator John Edwards has a laugh a minute.
John Edwards ended 2004 with a problem: how to keep alive his public profile without the benefit of a presidential campaign that could finance his travels and pay for his political staff.
The Center for Promise and Opportunity! Stop it! You're killin' me!
A nonprofit to finance the promise, opportunity and extreme styling needs of one of our nation's richest tort attorneys. Audaces fortuna juvat, baby!
Mr. Edwards mixed policy and politics in a way that allowed his supporters to donate to the causes he believed in — and to the organizations he had set up. He also set up two political action committees, something commonly done by politicians thinking of running for president.
Hat-tip: Insty, who points out "[T]here are two Americas: Those who manage to enrich themselves by exploiting legal technicalities, and those who do not."
Politics Posted by John Kranz at June 22, 2007 1:28 PM