Monday, April 18, 2005

John Edwards the UNC Sponsored Politician

Recall my previous posts questioning Edwards travel and speeches sponsored by UNC. Here's more remarks:

"The person who used to be U.S. Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., is now Professor John Edwards, UNC Chapel Hill. The guy who narrowly missed out on being the nation's vice president is now the first director of the UNC School of Law's Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity, an initiative created to fit his interests...
...When Ferrell Blount looks at John Edwards, he sees a man running for president.

"John Edwards is not subtle. If he has announced for president in '08, I haven't heard it," said Blount, chairman of the N.C. Republican Party. "But all of his actions indicated that he's running for president again."

Blount is bothered by Edwards' new post at UNC, which he views as nothing more than a vehicle for the former senator to operate his next campaign.

"The poverty center has been set up as a re-launching platform for an '08 bid at the taxpayers' expense," he said. "The state of North Carolina can't afford to be setting up political organizations for Johnny Edwards."
If you're interested in Southern politics a must read.

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